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

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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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Yet Another Chapter in the War on Women 

I didn’t imagine when I started working at Progress Michigan last year that I’d be sitting down every week to write my weekly blog and end up more often than not chronicling the attacks on women’s freedom and reproductive rights that should have ended with the women’s movement in 1960s.
I hope there will come a day when women have the freedom to make their own choices about what to do with their bodies without constant obstruction by right-wing, anti-choice extremists. But alas, that day is not today.

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Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform

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Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform
Rather than spewing vitriol, should be calling for comprehensive immigration reform 

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For Anti-Choice Conservatives, the Moment of Truth Has Arrived

My phone rang yesterday. I answered and on the other end was my Republican uncle. “I’ve got a pretty loaded political question for you,” he said without any of the usual talk about family. I prepared myself for a question about unions, or President Obama or maybe even a historical question about why progressives didn’t do enough to rally around Teddy Roosevelt’s 1912 Bull Moose Party. You know, the usual family conversations.

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Starting a Business in Michigan

LINC began a business incubator in 2011. Today they also have coworking space. (Grand Rapids, MI)

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Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water

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July 8, 2014
Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574sam@progressmichigan.org
Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water
Detroit’s emergency manager gives pay raises to politicians, non-union officials

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Onward for Progress

As a young woman, Michigan has recently been a disheartening place to call home.
A few months ago, we watched the conservative Michigan legislature deny women basic health care rights – forcing us to buy an abortion insurance rider, equating it to car insurance.
That so-called rider does not exist.

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ACLU, Insane Clown Posse Appeal Judge’s Decision to Dismiss Juggalos’ Case Against the FBI


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Along with Insane Clown Posse, we're appealing a federal judge’s order dismissing the Juggalos’ case against the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Back in January, we filed the lawsuit on behalf of Juggalos (fans of ICP) after the U.S. government arbitrarily classified the entire fan base as a “hybrid” criminal gang.

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Get registered!

I’ll keep this short: Today is the deadline to register to vote for the August primary.
Once upon a time, Mark Twain famously said, “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”
I vote Mark Twain is wrong (in this instance.) Sorry, Mark. In reality, voting is one of our most fundamental freedoms and if we want a say in how our state is run then voting is the best way to get it.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote? You can find out here.

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