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Pennsylvania Gun Owner: Why Universal Background Checks Will Make Us Safer

play_alt icon Video Larry Glick, former executive director of the National Tactical Officers Association, explains why universal background checks will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Allison Zelman | Friday, September 20, 2013

Workplace Discrimination Series: Mia Macy

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

By Preston Mitchum and Lauren Santa Cruz | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Teachers Talk Policy

play_alt icon Video This video features teachers from across the United States who are members of new teacher-voice organizations and fellowships—groups whose missions involve getting more teachers’ voices heard in education-policy discussions.

By Kaitlin Pennington and Lauren Santa Cruz | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Video Series: Unions Make the Middle Class

play_alt icon 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.

By Andrew Satter, Lauren Santa Cruz, and Karla Walter | Tuesday, May 21, 2013

3 Ways Sequestration Is Taking a Toll on Struggling Americans

play_alt icon Video Congress recently sprang into action to save air travelers from flight delays brought on by sequestration. But for the millions of Americans who can’t afford to get on a plane, they have yet to repeal devastating cuts to important programs for struggling families, seniors, and children—leaving us all to wonder where our nation’s most vulnerable fit into Congress’s priorities.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Erik Stegman | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Video: LGBT and Undocumented

play_alt icon Video There are more than a quarter million immigrants in the United States today that are both LGBT and undocumented. These are some of their stories.

By Andrew Satter, Lauren Santa Cruz, Ann Garcia, and Crosby Burns | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming One Military Couple

play_alt icon Video Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex military spouses are not eligible for nearly 100 spousal benefits freely available to other military spouses. This inequality harms our military families and weakens our entire force.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Katie Miller | Thursday, February 21, 2013

Video Series: Small Business Voices

play_alt icon Video The Center for American Progress and the Small Business Majority talk with small business owners about business and economic growth.

By Andrew Satter and Lauren Santa Cruz | Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Video: Hanging in the Balance: A Head Start for Low-Income Kids

What’s at stake if Congress fails to act to avert automatic cuts to human-needs programs such as Head Start.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Katie Wright | Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Video: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

Arctic coastline play_alt icon Video As offshore oil drilling edges ever closer to becoming a reality in the Arctic Ocean, the Center for American Progress examines the region's lack of readiness in the event of a spill.

By Kiley Kroh, Lauren Santa Cruz, Michael Conathan, and Andrew Satter | Sunday, August 19, 2012