The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years. Read more →
Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform
Five recent polls illustrate Americans’ broad support for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.
There is a silver lining to exclusion: Women, long outsiders, have had no choice but to think, act, and lead in out-of-the-box ways. That is why they are now poised to change our institutions for the better.
Race and Ethnicity
In Pursuit of Equitable Change
When it comes to gentrification, doing the right thing requires finding common ground that thoughtfully considers the needs and concerns of new neighbors and long-time residents.
How Citizenship Helps the Economy
Issue Brief A new CAP infographic details how immigration reform would contribute to the economy.
Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness
Issue Brief The United States must develop the international relations and domestic foundations to make trade work for the United States and global middle classes.
Making Progress on Trade and Competitiveness
How trade can work for the middle class.
Afghans Find Their Way
Issue Brief The international community will play an important but secondary role in Afghanistan’s future as Afghans work to create a more sustainable state through strengthening their political consensus, building their economy, and increasing security.
Arizona, Immigration, and LGBT Rights: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Given Arizona’s passage of the anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 in 2010 and the subsequent, significant backlash it faced, Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent veto of S.B. 1062 may indicate that the state is moving in a positive direction on LGBT and immigrant rights.
Bad Policy Choices, Not Bad Weather, Restraining Job Growth
Reauthorizing emergency unemployment benefits can stabilize families and jobs.
Labor and Work
Improving the Earned Income Tax Credit to Better Serve Childless Adults
Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.
Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap
Issue Brief Women make up a majority of the U.S. population, but they lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions.
Why We Need a Political Leadership Pipeline for Women of Color
As women of color grow in number, we need more of them in elected office.
Energy and Environment
The Top 5 Challenges Facing the New NOAA Administrator
As former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan takes over NOAA, she faces challenges worthy of a rocket scientist.
Infographic: How Many Women are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?
This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.