MICHIGAN, 2020: This year, two political action funds operated by
Progress Michigan are using the same cutting-edge
technology that helped progressives win big in 2018 to effect
change at all levels of the ballot.
Millions of Michiganians, a federal SuperPAC, has used its seven-figure budget to aid the
candidacy of former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Gary
Peters. At the state level, the Progress Michigan Political
Action Fund has spent nearly two million dollars boosting
progressive legislative candidates in key districts across the
state and working to ensure progressives Elizabeth Welch
and Bridget Mary McCormack win their races for the
Michigan Supreme Court.
“We’re proud of the work we’ve done this cycle and confident that
next week we will be celebrating victories at all levels of the
Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “In
2018, our cutting-edge Independent Expenditure digital ad
program helped propel Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, SOS Jocelyn
Benson, and AG Dana Nessel to their statewide wins,
helped Justice Cavanagh beat an incumbent Michigan Supreme Court
justice and impacted key legislative races across the state.
The program was so successful in Michigan in 2018 that this year
the model was exported to several swing states and places
progressives may win for the first time. Many have talked about
the impact of out-of-state national players, but the folks
changing the game on digital and giving the advantage back to
Democrats can be found right here in Michigan. We’re looking
forward to another successful election night in Michigan and
around the country.”
Progress Michigan Executive Director, Lonnie Scott, will
be available on Election Day to provide commentary and insight
on races around the state.
To learn more about the PACs and see some of the video ads
they’ve run this cycle, check out millionsofmichiganians.com and progressmipoliticalaction.com.