RELEASE: Newly Elected Governors Should Form a Clean Energy Cabinet to Set and Achieve Ambitious Goals, CAP Report Says

Washington, D.C. — Appointing a talented and collaborative team of clean energy officials in state government is a critical first step for the nation’s newly elected governors as they set ambitious policy goals in their states, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. Continuing state leadership on climate and clean energy...

STATEMENT: Congress Must Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable, CAP’s Kelly Magsamen Says

Washington, D.C. — As Congress considers measures responding to Saudi Arabia’s role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and its conduct in the Yemen civil war, Kelly Magsamen, vice president for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: In the days and weeks ahead, the U.S. Congress...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Found ‘Severe’ Voter Suppression To Be ‘Widespread’ in 2018

Washington, D.C. — Following midterm elections with record-high turnout, but in which nearly 120 million eligible Americans did not participate, a new CAP report finds that voter suppression was once again widespread. The report also found that some of the most severe instances of voter suppression occurred in states with particularly competitive gubernatorial or Senate...

EVENT ADVISORY: Screening of the HBO Documentary ‘Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland’ and Panel Discussion

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress’ Smart on Crime Initiative and Reel Progress program will screen the upcoming HBO Documentary, "Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland." In 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old black woman from Chicago was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three days...

RELEASE: The Center for American Progress Supports the Senate Version of the FIRST STEP Act, But More Must Be Done to Fix the Criminal Justice System

Washington, D.C. — Earlier today, Ed Chung, the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center for American Progress, announced CAP’s support for the Senate version of the FIRST STEP Act in a column entitled “The Dilemma of Endorsing the FIRST STEP Act During the Trump Administration.” This comes after the Center for American Progress...

RELEASE: 5 Ideas for States to Improve Private School Voucher Programs

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief outlining five key policy ideas for states to limit their private school voucher programs. Currently, these programs exist in some form in 29 states—coincidentally, the same number of states that have yet to return their per-pupil funding for public education to pre-recession levels. With hundreds...

RELEASE: The United States Is Losing Out on Hardworking Refugees Who Are Investing in Their Futures and the Country, Says New CAP Issue Brief

Washington, D.C. — Once refugees are resettled in the United States, they learn the new language, adjust to the culture, and strive to establish a new life here. But in the process, they also enrich and bring cultural and economic vibrancy to their local communities, according to a new CAP issue brief. By cutting the number...

STATEMENT: Andrew Wheeler Puts Polluters First, Public Health at Risk, CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Says

Washington, D.C. — After President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the permanent head of the agency, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Andrew Wheeler has continued in Scott Pruitt’s footsteps, advancing...

STATEMENT: New Guidelines on College Sexual Harassment Are Major Step Backward, CAP’s Shilpa Phadke Says

Washington, D.C. — After the Trump administration announced new guidelines for colleges and universities on how to handle sexual assault allegations, Shilpa Phadke, vice president of the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today's actions by the Trump administration send a clear message to survivors of sexual assault and...

RELEASE: CAP and More Than 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate Clearing of Criminal Records

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when right and left agree on very little, today, a diverse group of more than 25 groups from across the political spectrum came together to launch a new national bipartisan criminal justice campaign known as "clean slate." Following decades of overcriminalization in the United States, between 70 million and 100...

RELEASE: 5 Ways the New Congress Should Support Resilient Infrastructure Designed to Handle Severe Weather, Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — When the new Congress considers upgrading the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, lawmakers must do so in ways that help states and localities plan for the effects of more extreme weather and other climate change threats, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. “It’s past time for Congress to support equitable...

RELEASE: Private- And Public-Sector Leaders Host First-Of-Its-Kind Summit To Discuss Solutions To Extremism; Political Violence

New York — The Center for American Progress, the Anti-Defamation League, and a diverse group of partners will convene the fall summit for “Communities Overcoming Extremism: The After Charlottesville Project,” on November 28-30, 2018. This national capacity-building project is focused on empowering communities with tools to combat the dramatic rise in extremism, intolerance, and political...