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.
3 Ways Sequestration Is Taking a Toll on Struggling Americans
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.
Inequality and Growth at Home and Abroad
CAP Chair John Podesta delivers a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Hunger, Obesity, and Nutrition: Observations from the Field in Pittsburgh
Recent research in Pittsburgh demonstrates how communities with disparate access to healthy and affordable foods for all are setting up their residents for poor health outcomes.
Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Millennium Development Goals
John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress, delivers remarks on the Millenium Development Goals at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 5, 2013.
The House Republican Budget Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Are Bad for the Economy
The House Republican fiscal year 2014 budget’s cuts to nutrition aid would cost the economy upward of 340,000 jobs in the first year alone.
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty
Eradicating extreme poverty globally, as outlined in the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, is achievable only if inequality and discrimination against women and girls is eradicated first.
Low-Income Victims of Domestic Violence Facing a Political Super Storm
Deep domestic spending cuts under sequestration coupled with the stalled reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act will make a bad situation worse for poor victims of domestic violence and their families.
Helping Working Families Build Wealth at Tax Time
Issue Brief The federal government can and should support efforts to help Americans save their paychecks and refunds during tax season.
Infographic: Children and Families with Disabilities Smacked by Sequester
We can either maintain tax breaks for some of the wealthiest Americans for things like yachts, or preserve programs for individuals with disabilities and their families.
The Great Public-Service Talent Search
Report While a multifaceted approach is needed to address human resource issues in public service, the strategic expansion of national service has much to contribute to the development of “talent” in the helping fields.