Truth and Reconciliation
In order to address centuries of collective harm to African Americans, the United States must acknowledge the impacts of slavery and make an intentional choice to rebuild itself in an equitable manner.
Temporary Fiscal Deficits To Avoid Permanent Economic and Social Damage From the Coronavirus
Only the federal government has the resources to make the necessary investments in people, communities, businesses, and public services to avoid unnecessary harm to the economy over the longer term.
Thresholds States Must Meet To Control Coronavirus Spread and Safely Reopen
No state currently meets evidence-based thresholds for both incidence and testing.
The Need for Direct Assistance to Local Governments in Response to the Coronavirus
Without substantial, immediate, direct aid to local governments, first responders, teachers, and millions of other vital local government employees will be put out of work—and this will also make the recession deeper and more long lasting.
Policing During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Police have a responsibility to change their practices amid the pandemic to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among the public and law enforcement officers.
The Need for Federal Investment in K-12 Public Schools Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Despite the importance of every child having access to a high-quality education, chronic disinvestment in education across the country has left schools without adequate funding for updated instructional materials, sufficient student supports, and competitive salaries for educators. Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss the need for greater and more targeted federal investment in K-12 education.
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Supreme Court Ruling Could Clear a Path for Trump Administration To Strip Protections From Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients
If the Supreme Court announces that the Trump administration’s termination of DACA was lawful, it will be jeopardizing the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of recipients as well as their families and communities.
Environmental Review Is Under Attack: Here Is What’s at Stake
Moms Clean Air Force advocate Eleanor Bell shares how the National Environmental Policy Act, currently under attack by the Trump administration, protects communities like hers.
Renewable Energy Tax Credits: The Case for Refundability
Congress should put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work by extending the renewable energy tax credits and making them refundable for hard-hit companies that can’t take advantage of them during the coronavirus-fueled economic downturn.
Attorney General William Barr Is Willing to Destroy the Rule of Law for the Trump Administration
The degradation of the Department of Justice is accelerating amidst the coronavirus pandemic, with dangerous implications for what the administration may be willing to do in the months to come.
Flying Cars Will Undermine Democracy and the Environment
Flying cars will turbocharge sprawl and weaken the social cohesion that comes from shared experiences and geographic proximity that is essential to building consensus in a democracy.
Improving Literacy in the United States: Recommendations for Increasing Reading Success
A modern approach to improving literacy rates in the United States includes applying an explicit equity lens and increasing investment to elevate student outcomes.
In the Wake of the Coronavirus, We Must Design and Build the Schools We Need—Not Simply Reopen Schools As They Were
The global standing of U.S. public education has been in decline for years; the coronavirus pandemic offers an opportunity to design and build a system that supports all students.