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Progress Michigan Statement on Road Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 18, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Road Proposal MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the announcement by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders of a road-funding proposal.  “This package of bills is Republicans attempting to repair the damage they have caused […]

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Progress Michigan Statement on Jeb Bush’s Announcement he will “Actively Explore” Running for President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 17, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616.916.0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Jeb Bush’s Announcement he will ‘Actively Explore’ Running for President LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement in response to Jeb Bush’s announcement that he will “actively explore” running for President of the United States. […]

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Bills to Restrict Women’s Health Care Rights Pass Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 11, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bills to Restrict Women’s Health Care Rights Pass Senate Right to Life-backed bills do nothing to protect women LANSING – Today, the Michigan Senate passed a package of Right to Life-backed bills, Senate Bills 1156 and 1157, that make it harder for a […]

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HB5977: Corporate Greed Over Local Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  December 9, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org HB5977: Corporate Greed Over Local Control LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan Competitiveness Committee passing out HB5977: “This bill is the ultimate slap in the face to local communities and hardworking families,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of […]

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GOP Roads Plan is Highway Robbery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 4, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Roads Plan is Highway Robbery LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement on the GOP-controlled House voting to gut funding to neighborhood schools and local governments in a misguided attempt to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges: “Republicans claimed on the […]

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House Passage of RFRA All About Politics, Not Good Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 4, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House Passage of RFRA All About Politics, Not Good Policy LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan House passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: “The idea that we need to ‘restore’ religious freedom — rights that are already […]

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RFRA Shows Cotter’s True Colors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 4, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot: 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org RFRA Shows Cotter’s True Colors In first act after being elected House Speaker Cotter ushers through bill to enshrine discrimination in Michigan law  MICHIGAN — Below is a statement by Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott following the passage of the RFRA bill […]

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Progress Michigan Applauds President Obama’s Immigration Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  November 20, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Applauds President Obama’s Immigration Action Executive action announcement small step toward comprehensive immigration reform MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s announcement regarding executive action on immigration. “While the President’s actions won’t completely fix our […]

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Progress Michigan Responds to Jase Bolger’s Attempt to Codify Religious Discrimination Into Michigan Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 12, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Responds to Jase Bolger’s Attempt to Codify Religious Discrimination Into Michigan Law LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement on the news that an amendment to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act has been introduced that doesn’t protect transgender people, […]

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Progress Michigan Statement on Sixth Circuit Court Marriage Equality Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  November 6, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Sixth Circuit Court Marriage Equality Ruling MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan issued the following statement in response to a federal appellate court ruling that upheld Michigan’s marriage equality ban. “Discriminatory laws barring loving couples from the freedom to marry […]