Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is a Serious Threat to American Security
ISIS is following a clear and determined strategy to provoke an anti-Muslim backlash and ignite a clash of civilizations. Read more →
Latinos Are Shaping the Future of the United States
The development of Latinos as the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population will change the electoral landscape, but the extent of their impact depends on actions related to immigration and trade across the Americas.
A Handful of Elected State Judges Continue to Deny Marriage Equality
Judges and magistrates in some southern states are still defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.
Economic Snapshot: November 2015
Issue Brief Public policies that support middle-class families can strengthen the economic recovery.
Budget Fights Threaten the Most Vulnerable Millennial Families
Congress must pass an appropriations package by December 11 or risk a government shutdown. A deal that works for Millennials must provide access for students, opportunity for workers, and support for families.
Religion and Values
Climate Talks Must Heed the Call of Pope Francis and the Multifaith Movement
At the Paris climate talks, global leaders must heed the urgent call of multifaith activists, led by Pope Francis, for immediate action to protect all people and the planet.
Foreign Policy and Security
The Realist Case for Climate Change Cooperation
World leaders should use the Paris climate talks this week to form an alliance against the threat of climate change.
Race and Ethnicity
When a ‘Race Problem’ Becomes a Social Challenge
Recent high-profile incidents of racism on U.S. college campuses highlight long-term realities for students of color and help reframe the purpose of higher education in the face of demographic shifts.
Guns and Crime
South Carolina Gun Violence
Fact Sheet The state of South Carolina has both some of the weakest gun laws and some of the highest levels of gun violence in the country.
The Importance of a Strong Federal Student Aid Office
Ben Miller, Senior Director for Postsecondary Education, testified before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Moving America’s Families Forward: Lessons Learned from Other Countries
Melissa Boteach, Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015.
Providing Identification to Unauthorized Immigrants
Report Expanding access to and acceptance of identification cards and driver’s licenses for unauthorized immigrants would bring broad societal benefits.
Energy and Environment
An Opportunity for Canada and Australia at the Paris Climate Summit
By increasing their financial pledges to the Green Climate Fund, Canada and Australia could help re-establish their standings in the geopolitics of climate change.
Infographic: The Equality Act Explained
LGBT people still lack basic nondiscrimination protections throughout daily life. The Equality Act would modernize the nation’s nondiscrimination laws to include everyone.
Getting Beyond Rhetoric on Corporate Tax Reform
Corporate tax reform will never happen until lawmakers move beyond rhetoric and agree on these fundamental points.