I don't know the specifics of this group, but it looks like they have the right idea. The entire theory behind Progress Michigan is to spring Michiganders to action by providing, "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 ideas."
I'm sure the group will turn out to be a fascist facilitator of over zelous propaganda, but for now I'm going to take their word for it.
Anyway, I received this in my email box earlier today.
Modern public transit could be on its way to the Great Lakes state, but we need your help. You can help steer a groundbreaking transportation funding proposal through the legislature. Tell the state legislature to implement the Michigan Transportation Funding Task Force's recommendations now!
Click here to urge your representative and senator to take action for public transit today!
According to Cambridge Systematics, Michigan could create over 6,000 jobs by investing in public transit. What's more, implementation of a public transit system - like the ones being considered in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and along the Woodward Corridor - would help bring Michigan into the 21st century, creating vibrant cities that attract young professionals. Building modern systems of public transit in Michigan, such as light and commuter rail, will help connect people to their jobs, their schools, and to communities.
Let's bring Michigan into the 21st century by investing in new, innovative forms of public transit, as well as creating thousands of jobs for our great state! Before the legislative session ends, tell your representative and senator to support new transit funding and take up this critical issue in December.
Go to http://fundmitransit.com and tell your state rep and senator to support public transit for Michigan!
Executive Director, Progress Michigan
The point is, take up Progress Michigan on their offer and contact your state representatives and senators and let them know that you support public transit. One day I'd like to ride back and forth down Woodward without having to drive or wait an hour for a SMART bus. Get on that.
Oh and while your contacting Michigan political figures, tell them what complete dumbasses you think Richard Shelby and Bob Corker are and that the two of them and their states shall reap what they sow if you have anything to do with it. (Take a large breath) Also ask them where your credit line is that you were promised after you ponied up a trillion dollars for a bunch of scumbags, and how exactly congress just happened to get religion within the last month which just so nicely coincided with the Midwest asking for a loan. Then tell them that you'd like to take 50 billion of that trillion, or even just 16 billion of it and give 15 billion of it to the companies that created the very economic wealth that this country so proudly rests on and then tell them to take the extra 1 billion and shove it up the rest of those dimwits in the senate's....ah well nevermind you get the picture.
Or just tell them about the public transit.
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