A Woman’s Agenda for the 21st Century
We need policies to support women as they work and care for their families. Read more →
Proposals to Bring Student-Loan Interest Rates Under Control
In this column, we analyze and compare some of the major proposals currently on the table in Congress regarding student-loan interest rates.
National and State-by-State Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform
Granting undocumented immigrants legal status and a road map to citizenship would have economic benefits for individual states and the nation as a whole.
Reining in Bank Payday Lending
By applying new standards to deposit advances that ensure banks only make loans that can reasonably be repaid, the FDIC and OCC will be able to prevent the spread of high-cost, short-term loan products that can lead financially distressed consumers into a cycle of debt.
The United States Seeks to Revive the Arab Peace Initiative in Effort to Jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian Talks
Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Middle East in an attempt to revive a 2002 Saudi peace plan that is seen as an important component of efforts to advance stability and U.S. interests in the region.
Remembering the ‘Feminine Mystique’
Fifty years after Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book, The Feminine Mystique, was published, American society remains in her debt.
Gay and Transgender
The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Families: Everything You Need to Know
Issue Brief This guide provides a basic overview of the Affordable Care Act, a review of how the act helps you and your family, and an explanation of how you and your family can access affordable health insurance.
Interview with Miriam Yeung
Miriam Yeung, the executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, discusses the intersections and implications of Roe v. Wade on her work on social justice and human rights.
Energy and Environment
Memorial Day Driving by the Numbers
Big Oil will be making huge profits off Americans’ travel expenditures on fuel while producing less oil and opposing health safeguards.
A Dual Disenfranchisement: 2013 Update
Issue Brief As recently released data show, the rate of women of color showing up at the polls on Election Day increased from 2008 to 2012.
Religion and Values
People of Faith Should Oppose Official Prayer at Public-School Graduation Ceremonies
In a pluralistic democracy, government should not be in the business of promoting religion.
Labor and Work
Just Jobs Index 2013
Report The Just Jobs Index assesses the nature and extent of fair jobs at a country level and creates a vivid picture of work opportunities, income and employment security, and equality of treatment and working conditions.
Race and Ethnicity
We Need to Increase Diversity in Policymaking
Diversifying the policymaking arena is imperative to developing and enacting policies that effectively respond to today’s America.
Labor and Work
Video Series: Unions Make the Middle Class
Video The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.
3 Things You Need to Know About Sequestration and Cuts to Federal Public-Safety Programs
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes are being left in the dust as sequestration continues to take effect and Congress proposes more cuts to vital services.