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Entrepreneurs Finding a Home in Michigan

By Marcy Kates, Coordinator of the Microenterprice Network of Michigan
A few weeks ago, the CEDAM blog was titled “Starting a Business in Michigan.” It highlighted not only a few of the unique and exciting businesses that have been developed, but also some great resources to assist in the process.

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Progress Michigan: Graphic/Web Design Coordinator

PROGRESS MICHIGAN – GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGN COORDINATOR 
Position Summary:
Progress Michigan’s mission is 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 digital media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive issues.
This posting is for a Graphic/Web Design Coordinator that will work full-time in an effort to assist us in our core mission.

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Progress Michigan: Digital Media Coordinator

PROGRESS MICHIGAN – DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Position Summary:
Progress Michigan’s mission is 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 digital media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive issues.
This posting is for a Digital Media Coordinator that will work full-time in an effort to assist us in our core mission.

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The Right Tweets

Last week during Netroots Nation, I was quite active on Twitter. And so were the far-right tweeters around the country.
During my week of tweeting about Detroit, Detroit’s image/perception and the water shutoffs, I was met with some harsh — and at times almost inhumane — tweets that the right-wingers were spewing about the city and the people who call it home.

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Making Flying While Brown Safe Again

Rachel Goodman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program

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When Shoshana Hebshi boarded Frontier Flight 623 on September 11, 2011, she was heading home to Detroit Metro Airport from a visit to her sister in San Francisco. She couldn't have foreseen that being seated next to two other brown-skinned people would end up with her handcuffed, detained, and strip-searched by law enforcement.

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While you’re here

To all of our fellow progressives attending Netroots Nation: Welcome to Detroit and to the Great Lakes State!
I’ll make this quick so we can all get back to building a stronger progressive movement. We need your help while you’re here.
Our right-wing governor, Rick Snyder, privatized the prison food services in our state-run prisons. It has been a perfect example of why privatization is wrong for Michigan — and the rest of the country.

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We’re in Detroit. It’s going down.

Despite residing in a state that is completely controlled by conservative politicians who favor their corporate donors over middle class Michiganders, living in Michigan does have some perks.
This Thursday through Sunday, the ninth annual Netroots Nation conference comes to Detroit. Netroots Nation is the largest gathering of progressive activists in the country. And guess what, because you live in Michigan, you get a discount!

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This Week in Progress

For TWIP I want to make one thing clear: Kids are kids. And they deserve compassion.
This Week in PM Blogging:
Get registered!
If you’re planning on voting in the August primary and you’re not registered, you’re SOL. But fear not! You can still register to vote for the big kahuna — the November General Election.
Onward for Progress

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Autocam Doesn’t Want to Follow the Law, But Will Happily Take Tax Handouts

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News from Progress Michigan
July 11, 2014
Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org
Autocam Doesn’t Want to Follow the Law, But Will Happily Take Tax Handouts
Progress Michigan calls for lawmakers to take action to deny tax handouts to companies that fight basic health care coverage for female employees

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Progress Michigan: Digital Media Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY
Progress Michigan is a first-of-its-kind organization. Our mission is 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 issues.
We are looking for an intelligent and capable Digital Media Coordinator willing to assist us in our core mission.

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