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Progress Michigan Responds to Terri Lynn Land Campaign Ad

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News from Progress Michigan
April 23, 2014
Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org
Progress Michigan Responds to Terri Lynn Land Campaign Ad
Video highlights Land’s failure to stand up for women’s issues

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Really, Terri?

Terri Lynn Land recently released an ad arguing that simply because she is a woman, she knows more about women than men do. Yes, Terri Lynn Land is a woman, but that doesn’t mean she supports policies that benefit women.

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Gov. Snyder’s Web of Cronyism Runs Deep: News Report

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News from Progress Michigan
April 22, 2014
Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org
Gov. Snyder’s Web of Cronyism Runs Deep: News Report
Analysis from MIRS News shows Snyder may be engaging in pay-to-play politics 

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How Far We’ve Come

Today is Earth Day, the 44th anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement. Before the movement began, fossil fuel industries and governments could spew into the air, pump into the water, and dump onto the ground virtually any type of pollution with no consequence. The first Earth Day in 1970 led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts (thanks to the hard work of Michigan’s own Congressman John Dingell).

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The Bill of the People

Bill Schuette likes to claim he defends the will of the people in his role as attorney general. He used this phrase when explaining why he defended Michigan’s ban on marriage equality. The people voted, after all. Blatant bigotry aside, the argument that Schuette is blindly following the collective voice of the people just doesn’t hold up.

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Lecturers’ Employee Organization: Lead Organizer

Lead Organizer
The Lecturers’ Employees Organization (LEO), AFT Michigan Local 6244, AFL-CIO, a progressive volunteer-based union of non-tenure-track faculty at the University of Michigan (UM), is seeking to hire a Lead Organizer. LEO represents over 1500 non-tenure-track faculty on 3 campuses: Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint.  We are largely a volunteer organization with a strong organizing ethos.
Brief Description of Responsibilities

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This Week in Progress

This Week in Progress
It’s Friday! This week featured Tax Day, Gov. Rick Snyder filing for reelection and the Detroit Free Press’ Stephen Henderson winning a Pulitzer Prize (Congrats!).
Let’s get progressive!
This week in PM blogging:

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Progress Michigan Seeks Disclosure of Contracts Between State Government and Adams Outdoor Advertising

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News from Progress Michigan
 April 17, 2014
Contact: Hugh Madden, (734) 250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org
Progress Michigan Seeks Disclosure of Contracts Between State Government and Adams Outdoor Advertising

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Enroll America: Michigan Organizing Director

Summary
The Organizing Director will be responsible for the state field, data, and digital programs. Working with national staff as well as the State Director, the Organizing Director will write and implement the field plan, including hiring state organizing staff. The Organizing Director will oversee day-to-day management of the organizing staff, as well as long term strategic execution of the field program. In addition, the Organizing Director will be responsible for ensuring that the field operation fully integrates the data and digital programs.

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If You(th) Seek A Pleasant Peninsula – VOTE!

Over the last few years Michigan has been experiencing a “brain drain,” or a large number of young, college educated people moving out of state. According to one college grad, this phenomenon is rooted strongly in the fact that the state’s political system is out of control and our elected leaders are taking opposing positions on issues that are important to young adults.

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