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Progress Missouri Launched to Amplify Progressive Agenda

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2011
Contact: Sean Soendker Nicholson, 573-427-7326

Progress Missouri Launched to Amplify Progressive Agenda in Missouri
Missouri partner in a nation-wide network of progressive communication hubs that promote economic and social justice

Jefferson City, Mo. -- The newly-launched group Progress Missouri is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting on-the-ground strategies. Year round, Progress Missouri will work to engage citizens from across the state around issues of immediate state or local concern.

Like other state partners of that national organization ProgressNow (http://ProgressNow.org), Progress Missouri will focus on a broad progressive agenda, working with allies to protect the middle class, fight economic and social injustice, secure a clean energy future and serve as a counter-weight to small-minded, extremist politicians.

“Our goal is to provide a strong, credible voice for solutions to critical challenges facing Missouri's working families and communities,” said Sean Soendker Nicholson, Executive Director of Progress Missouri. “We'll also be there to hold politicians accountable when they side with greedy CEOs and their campaign checks over the needs of hard working Missourians."

A key component of Progress Missouri’s work will be providing communications support for the entire progressive community in an effort to point out the pitfalls of extreme conservative public policy. Local advocacy groups often have little staff and fewer resources to ensure progressive perspectives are heard in the media and around their community. With Progress Missouri's help, their message will reach more Missourians.

During its initial launch, Progress Missouri is featuring action items for those in the progressive community. The first calls on Missouri's representatives in Washington to stand up against radical cuts to Medicare that put health care for seniors at risk. The second demands that leaders in the Missouri General Assembly put aside their attacks on workers and focus on real job creation and economic development legislation.

For further questions or inquiries, please contact Sean Soendker Nicholson at 573-427-7326 or sean [ at ] progressmissouri.org.

Missourians can also connect with Progress Missouri at http://Facebook.com/ProgressMissouri and @ProgressMO.

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