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Weekly Round Up: October 13 – 16

This week CAP released a report with Maria Shriver on the changing role of women in society, highlighted increased support for LGBT rights among evangelicals, and testified on creating clean energy jobs to drive economic recovery.

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Economy

The Shriver Report

For the first time in our nation’s history, women are half of all U.S. workers and mothers are the primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of American families. A new study by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress documented this changing role of women in society.

And in this week’s public opinion snapshot, Ruy Teixeira found that polls show public support for specific spending measures to create jobs and help the economy.

 

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Domestic

Evangelicals Step Up for Marriage Equality

Marta Cook documented the growing grassroots support for LGBT rights among evangelicals.

In an “Ask the Expert” video, Michael Rugnetta discussed what personalized medicine is, how it works, and how it can help make people healthier.

Louis Soares offered five recommendations for helping community colleges innovate and meet working learners’ needs.

And Angela Kelley, Marshall Fitz, and Gebe Martinez argued that the new guidelines for immigration enforcement issued by Department of Homeland Security will not stop the system from failing without legislation from Congress.

 

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Energy and Environment

Creating Clean Energy Jobs to Drive Economic Recovery

CAP Action’s Bracken Hendricks testified before a Senate hearing on job growth, tax incentives, and small business.

A map provided information on the economics of clean energy in all 50 states, including the costs of inaction.

This week’s “Easy Being Green” toured several fall national and international competitions that reward energy efficiency in design and lifestyles.

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