This past Saturday, over 700 progressives, both veteran organizers and newcomers to progressive activism, gathered at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan for the Michigan Progressive Summit (although except for two brief mentions by Michigan Radio, you’d never know it.) Organized by Progress Michigan, it was a day of inspiring speeches, well-organized breakout sessions, and networking for the progressive community. […]Read more ›
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Up until three years, the progressive watchdog group Progress Michigan, held an annual conference called “The Michigan Summit”. However, due a lack of participation and a lack of funding, they were discontinued. This year, thanks to the new progressive energy sparked by the ascension of Donald Trump to the Oval Office, the Michigan Summit is back. “Donald Trump has created […]Read more ›
Making connections for change The 2013 is underway and the energy in the Brody Hall Auditorium is high and fun. I’ve already had conversations with former Progress Michigan Executive Director David Holtz, outgoing ED Zack Pohl, radio host Tony Trupiano, Katie Oppenheim, Julia Smith-Heck, Elizabeth Pellerito and Elizabeth from the Michigan Nurses Association and others. Word has it that Democratic […]Read more ›
Be there or be conservative
The premier progressive event of the year in Michigan is Progress Michigan‘s Michigan Summit. This impressive conference offers a chance to network, learn and become inspired in your work as a progressive organizer and activist in our state.
This year’s Michigan Summit takes place this Saturday, June 8, 2013 beginning at 8 a.m. at Brody Hall in East Lansing, MI.
The keynote speakers this year are UAW President Bob King and Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Leslie Moody.
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Energizing. Engaging. Winning. I’m at the Michigan Summit in East Lansing today, soaking up a healthy dose of progressive energy, to connect with other progressives and to listen to some amazing activists share their wisdom about our path ahead together. The organizational showcase is packed full of progressive organizations: The day opens with a plenary session with introductions by Amanda […]Read more ›
Energizing. Engaging. Winning. Every year, Progress Michigan and a Who’s Who coalition of progressive organizations from around the state host an event called “The Michigan Summit”. (You can have a look at my liveblog of the 2011 Michigan Summit HERE.) This year, the event takes place THIS SATURDAY, May 12, 2012, starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Kellogg Center in […]Read more ›
Energizing. Engaging. Winning. Every year, Progress Michigan and a Who’s Who coalition of progressive organizations from around the state host an event called “The Michigan Summit”. (You can have a look at my liveblog of the 2011 Michigan Summit HERE.) This year, the event takes place on May 12, 2012, starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Kellogg Center in East […]Read more ›
Today I am attending the Michigan Summit in East Lansing, Michigan. Several hundred progressive leaders from around the state, convened to talk about our State’s future. You can watch the live stream HERE. The main focus of the Summit is on cities. In fact, the title this year is “Cities as Leaders”. I won’t have a lot of photos but […]Read more ›