Fifth Term’s the Charm: Progress Michigan Statement on Senate Passage of FOIA Reform
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 27, 2024 Contact: Denzel McCampbell,  denzel@progressmichigan.org    Fifth Term’s the Charm: Progress Michigan Statement on Senate Passage of FOIA ReformDemocratic Senate Majority Delivers on Reforming State’s FOIA Laws LANSING, Mich. –– On Thursday, the Michigan State Senate voted nearly unanimously to reform Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws to include the executive offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, along with the Michigan Legislature. Progress Michigan released the following statement ..read more
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Progress Michigan Statement on Recent Gun Violence Prevention Developments
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Program Michigan June 24, 2024 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org  Progress Michigan Statement on Recent Gun Violence Prevention Developments Governor Whitmer establishesGun Violence Prevention Taskforce amid mixed SCOTUS rulings on gun safety MICHIGAN — On Friday, the United States Supreme Court issued an 8-1 decision to uphold a ban on domestic abusers owning guns and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced that they are establishing a gun violence prevention taskforce. Progress Michigan Executive Director Sam Inglot released the following ..read more
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New Poll: Michiganders Unfazed by Anti-LGBTQ+ Fearmongering
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan June 21, 2024 Contact: Denzel McCampbell, (313) 400-0298, denzel@progressmichigan.org New Poll: Michiganders Unfazed by Anti-LGBTQ+ Fearmongering Lake Effect shows support for LGBTQ+ Equality, Financial Transparency MICHIGAN – On Thursday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly poll that tracks public opinion about a variety of issues and political figures. This month, we dug into Michiganders’ opinions about LGBTQ+ equality and financial transparency, as well as their knowledge of the U.S. and Michigan Supreme C ..read more
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Groups Speak Out Ahead of Trump Visit to Detroit, Far-Right Conference
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Multiple Organizations June 14, 2024 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Groups Speak Out Ahead of Trump Visit to Detroit, Far-Right Conference DETROIT – Several groups spoke out on Friday ahead of Trump’s advertised appearance at a Turning Point USA (TPUSA) event at Huntington Place in Detroit. Turning Point USA was started in 2012 by Charlie Kirk as a conservative “youth” organization focused on organizing college campuses. Over the years, the organization has become increasingly radicalized by aligning itself with Christian and white nationalist move ..read more
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Radio Ad, Mobile Billboard Highlight Trump’s Record As He Visits Detroit
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan and Detroit Action June 14, 2024 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Radio Ad, Mobile Billboard Highlight Trump’s Record As He Visits Detroit Former president has never been on Detroiters’ side DETROIT – On Friday, Progress Michigan and Detroit Action announced the purchase of radio spots and a mobile billboard highlighting Donald Trump’s disastrous record as the former president comes to town for a Turning Point USA event. These purchases feature messages about Trump’s record as president on abortion, his efforts to have Detroiters’ v ..read more
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GUILTY: Verdict In Hush Money Trial Goes Against Donald Trump
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 30, 2024 Contact: Denzel McCampbell, (313) 400-0298, denzel@progressmichigan.org GUILTY: Verdict In Hush Money Trial Goes Against Donald Trump Jury sends powerful message about transparency and accountability MICHIGAN – On Thursday, a jury of everyday Americans found former President Trump guilty of covering up hush money payments in an effort to obscure the truth about his affair with an adult film star from voters on the eve of the 2020 election. The following response can be attributed to Sam Inglot, executive director of Progr ..read more
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Progress Michigan Opposes DTE Energy Rate Hike Amid Persistent Power Outages
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 29, 2024 Contact: Denzel McCampbell, denzel@progressmichigan.org  Progress Michigan Opposes DTE Energy Rate Hike Amid Persistent Power Outages Lansing, Michigan – On Wednesday, Progress Michigan voiced its firm opposition to the recent proposal by DTE Energy for their nearly half-billion dollar rate increase highlighted in Bridge Michigan. This comes at a time when Michigan already ranks among the top three states for both the frequency and duration of power outages, despite residents paying some of the highest rates in the nation. “Mi ..read more
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Oakland Forward: Organizing Manager
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2M ago
Oakland Forward is made up of grassroots, community-centered activists, organizers, and changemakers who are passionate about making real change and improvement for Black and Brown communities that exist all over the county, and beyond! The impact of Oakland Forward is felt throughout the county, as we work to Engage, Equip and Empower residents from all walks of life. Our programs and services have helped countless individuals and families access the resources and support they need to thrive, and our advocacy efforts have helped shape public policy in ways that benefit marginalized communitie ..read more
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Revealed: Line 5 Tunnel Would Be Built By Trump Border Wall Contractor 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from Progress Michigan. Friday, May 10, 2024  Contact: Denzel McCampbell, 313-400-0298, denzel@progressmichigan.org  Revealed: Line 5 Tunnel Would Be Built By Trump Border Wall Contractor  MICHIGAN – Recently multiple news sources reported that Canadian fossil fuel giant Enbridge selected two contractors to construct the Line 5 oil tunnel. One of the contractors named is Barnard Construction, whose subsidiary received a federal contract under President Donald Trump for $1 billi ..read more
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Biden Administration Investment Brings Nearly 6 Million Dollars to Monroe County
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 2, 2024 Contact: Denzel McCampbell, (313) 400-0298, denzel@progressmichigan.org Biden Administration Investment Brings Nearly 6 Million Dollars to Monroe County MONROE, Mich. – Investments from the Biden Administration will bring $5,968,807 to Monroe County according to data gathered by Progress Michigan, a statewide progressive advocacy organization. The funding will be used for several environmental improvement projects and comes from the American Rescue Plan, improving the quality of life for Michiganders who live, work, and play in the ..read more
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