Underpaid and Unequal
The early childhood workforce as a whole is grossly underpaid. New CAP analyses suggest that female African American teachers who work full time earn even less than their white counterparts. Read more →
The Dividends of Coastal Conservation in the United States
America’s blue parks are a pillar of sustainable coastal economies and equitable access to the great outdoors.
Could the G-20 Become Coherent on Climate?
The G-20 has an opportunity to take up the mantle of climate leadership—starting with a focus on climate-compatible infrastructure.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Pennsylvania Families
Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Pennsylvania women gain economic security.
The Six C’s of an Effective Response to the Zika Virus
Addressing the reproductive health needs of Millennials is key to fighting the Zika virus in the United States.
Congress Must Do More to Address the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
While Congress has passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to help the rising number of Americans addicted to opioids, it must provide additional funding to fully address the problem.
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
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.
Energy and Environment
Parks for All
Report Diversity, access, and inclusion should be prioritized for the centennial of the National Park Service.
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.
Reading, Writing, and the Common Core State Standards
Report 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.
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.