Tag: Progress Michigan

Sunshine on the Horizon: Finally some Progress, Michigan

Sunshine on the Horizon: Finally some Progress, Michigan

There is a common convention that sunshine is the best disinfectant. While that does not apply to the COVID-19 pandemic (wearing a mask, washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, and getting vaccinated when you are eligible are the answers there, not sunshine), it does apply to another scourge that has plagued Michigan for decades; one that will hopefully be rectified […]

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Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Let’s face it, waiting for the election returns on Election Day after the polls close is going to be excruciating. Painful. Anxiety-ridden. Heart-stopping. So why not do it in a fun way by joining your progressive friends at a drive-in “theater”?! Our pals at Progress Michigan are doing just that. Starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd, you can […]

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The Liberal Redneck & the WellRED Comedy Tour come to northern Michigan to support Progress Michigan

The Liberal Redneck & the WellRED Comedy Tour come to northern Michigan to support Progress Michigan

Starting in 2016, Trae Crowder posted low-tech but absolutely hilarious videos under the name “Liberal Redneck”. The videos quickly became a viral sensation garnering millions of views on YouTube. Trae’s comedy turns a mirror on the stereotypical southern rednecks he grew up with and shows just how ridiculous so many of their political views are. From transgender people using public […]

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Register NOW for the Michigan Progressive Summit! – “The Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values, and Votes”

Register NOW for the Michigan Progressive Summit! – “The Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values, and Votes”

Regular readers of Eclectablog will know that I have been off the grid for the past few weeks while I recover from surgery. As a result, I will have to miss an exciting event that I haven’t missed in years: the annual Progress Michigan conference called the Michigan Progressive Summit. But that doesn’t mean YOU have to miss it and […]

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Michigan Attorney General Bill “Shady” Schuette using tax dollars to run his campaign – Hatch Act violation complaint filed

Michigan Attorney General Bill “Shady” Schuette using tax dollars to run his campaign – Hatch Act violation complaint filed

It’s great to see the watchdogs watching the dogs. Anyone who has been paying attention to the political career of Michigan Attorney General Bill “Shady” Schuette knows that he’s been running for governor for decades. Each rung on his political ladder has been one more step toward his ultimate goal, at least so far as Michigan politics goes. For the […]

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Koch-funded corporatist network reveals its long-term political strategy: Bust unions to defund Democrats

Koch-funded corporatist network reveals its long-term political strategy: Bust unions to defund Democrats

Long-term readers of this site probably know about the State Policy Network (SPN). This is the Koch brothers-funded network of state-based “think tanks” used to spread anti-worker, pro-corporate propaganda with the goal of changing policy and laws in states to favor businesses and to harm the positions of workers. Working with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Americans for Prosperity, […]

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AG Schuette’s staff busted editing online docs to cover-up potential illegal acts while on taxpayer time

AG Schuette’s staff busted editing online docs to cover-up potential illegal acts while on taxpayer time

Government officials working to cover up questionable behavior is as old as politics itself but it’s rare to catch them boldly doing it in real time. That, however, is exactly what Progress Michigan staff did during a recent investigation into what appears to be improper use of private emails to do government business and possibly doing political work while at […]

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Progress Michigan sues Michigan AG Bill Schuette for violation of FOIA law & use of personal email for state business

Progress Michigan sues Michigan AG Bill Schuette for violation of FOIA law & use of personal email for state business

In the course of reviewing emails obtained from Michigan Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette in response to a Freedom of Information Act request last year, staff at Progress Michigan, Michigan’s primary progressive watchdog group, found nearly two dozen emails originating from the private email accounts of Schuette and some of his top staff. Based on this proof that they were […]

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Episode 31 – Without progressive resistance we’re bringing a squirt gun to a gunfight wsg Lonnie Scott of Progress Now

Episode 31 – Without progressive resistance we’re bringing a squirt gun to a gunfight wsg Lonnie Scott of Progress Now

The show notes for Episode 31 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/05/episode-31-without-progressive-resistance-were-bringing-a-squirt-gun-to-a-gunfight-wsg-lonnie-scott-of-progress-now.html [email protected] tells @GStephanopoulos: "Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a pre-existing condition." pic.twitter.com/m7vXnDpuYR — This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 7, 2017 Maggie Fox at NBC News: What Are Pre-Existing Conditions and What Would the GOP Bill Do? Sam Berger and Emily Gee at the […]

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The Michigan Progressive Summit comes ROARING back!

The Michigan Progressive Summit comes ROARING back!

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. […]

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Episode 22 – Living in America under the new rules of Trump’s scandal playbook wsg Ronald Klain

Episode 22 – Living in America under the new rules of Trump’s scandal playbook wsg Ronald Klain

The show notes for Episode 22 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-22-living-in-america-under-the-new-rules-of-trumps-scandal-playbook-wsg-ronald-klain.html Chris Savage at Eclectablog: What Trump’s “good”, “strong”, and “protective” regulations mean for our nation’s fresh water supply is #SAD STAT OF THE WEEK: 12%. That’s the percentage of Americans who want to see Medicaid cut. Yet the GOP plan will cut Medicaid so that eliminate tens of millions including millions […]

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