Progress Michigan

Progress Michigan aims to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Progressive Leaders Call on DNC for Bold Leadership on Abortion
A coalition of progressive leaders from across the country called on the Democratic National Committee to boldly support abortion rights in a letter issued today to DNC members. The letter was signed by executive directors from 18 affiliates of ProgressNow, a network of independent state-based...
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Progress Michigan Calls For Congressman John Conyers To Resign
Progress Michigan is calling for the resignation of Congressman John Conyers in light of the overwhelming evidence of sexual harassment and assault. The following statement can be attributed to the entire Progress Michigan staff: “John Conyers must resign because of his alleged behavior towards...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Message in a Bottle: Flint Sending Out More Than an SOS
It’s been 1,145 days since the Flint Water Crisis was forced onto the community by a Snyder administration-appointed emergency manager. Today, dozens of residents delivered 1,145 — one for each day since the crisis began — “You Owe Me” messages in empty water bottles to Governor Rick Snyder and...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Flint Water Crisis: Three Years Too Long
Today marks the three-year anniversary of the switch to the Flint River as a water source, which was part of bottom-line focused emergency management that contributed to the Flint Water Crisis. For three years, little has been done for the residents of Flint, who continue to struggle without access...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Schuette's Charges Against Ex-Emergency Managers Doesn't Change Law
Despite the fact that Attorney General Bill Schuette has charged two former emergency managers for their role in the Flint Water Crisis, the Republican-backed emergency manager law has yet to be changed to ensure more accountability. “The emergency manager law is fundamentally flawed because it...
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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Congressional Leaders Fail to Deliver Immediate Funds to Flint Residents
Flint Rising released the following statement in response to the United States House of Representatives voting Wednesday evening to include funds for the on-going Flint Water Crisis in the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA). Congressional leaders will wait until after the November 8 th election...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Criminal Charges Welcome, Won’t Bring Clean Water to Flint
It’s been announced that Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed criminal charges against several state and city employees over their role in the Flint Water Crisis. The news is a welcome step toward justice, but the people of Flint continue to lack access to clean, safe, and affordable water. “It...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Criminal Charges Filed Against State, City Employees Over Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will announce criminal charges related to the Flint Water Crisis today that refute Gov. Rick Snyder’s claim that the federal government was to blame for the man-made disaster. According to MLive , three employees will be charged, including two Michigan...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Governor Snyder Bypasses Accountability; Forces Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for his Personal Defense
Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to pay his own legal bills and will submit thousands of signatures to the State Administrative Board demanding that taxpayers do not have to foot the bill for Snyder’s legal defense. Governor Snyder’s office is using an exemption, not...
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Friday, February 26, 2016
Snyder Had to Know about Flint Water Crisis, Must Resign
Social justice organizations in Detroit are calling for the immediate removal of Governor Rick Snyder from office in light of emails that reveal that his inner circle, including top lawyers, knew Flint’s water supply was contaminated. One report has the Governor’s Former Chief of Staff Dennis...
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