Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters
Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life. Read more →
Reading, Writing, and the Common Core State Standards
Under the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, students are learning to dissect, analyze, and comprehend the type of complex reading they will encounter in college and the workplace.
Parks for All
Diversity, access, and inclusion should be prioritized for the centennial of the National Park Service.
African American Women in the U.S. Economy
Fact Sheet African American women are increasingly vital to the health of the U.S. economy and the economic security of their families, yet they experience significant pay disparities and face unique barriers in the workplace that can undermine their ability to thrive.
Race and Ethnicity
Police Gone Wild
The U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore chronicles yet another police department that routinely abused its power and violated the civil rights of African Americans.
Infographic: The State of Abortion Restrictions After Whole Woman’s Health
Even with this landmark Supreme Court victory, many abortion restrictions remain in effect.
A Plan to Enhance the Child Tax Credit
Fact Sheet By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in our nation’s next generation. Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.
Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave
Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.
Religion and Values
Faith Voices on Reproductive Justice: Religion and Equality
Video We asked faith leaders from around the country to discuss the role of faith in the reproductive justice movement.
Religion and Values
How Government Inaction Thwarts Equal Access to Reproductive Health Care
Anti-choice politicians who prioritize their personal beliefs over women’s health prevent access to reproductive health services for all women but particularly for low-income women and women of color.
Energy and Environment
Bridging the Risk Modeling Gap
Issue Brief The United States can—and should—galvanize global progress on expanding climate-related risk insurance by launching a new partnership to expand and improve catastrophe modeling in developing countries.
Kentucky’s Medicaid Ultimatum Threatens Beneficiaries’ Health
Kentucky Gov. Bevin’s threat to repeal Medicaid expansion if a proposed waiver is not approved is reckless and irresponsible, especially since the waiver would reduce Medicaid enrollment, limit benefits, and raise costs for beneficiaries.
Ending the Pass-Through Tax Loophole for Big Business
Report Closing the pass-through tax loophole used by big businesses will increase federal revenue to meet critical needs and at the same time address income inequality.
Assessing Claims About Public-Private Partnerships
Issue Brief Public-private partnerships do not address the most fundamental challenge facing state and local governments: a lack of sufficient tax and user fee revenue needed to expand infrastructure investment.
The Medicaid Program and LGBT Communities: Overview and Policy Recommendations
Issue Brief As Medicaid celebrates its 51st birthday, recent and future changes to the program can help ensure that its benefits reach everyone who needs them, including LGBT people and their families.