Senior Vice President, Rights and Justice
The racial wealth gap between white households and Black and brown households continues to grow wider. CAP is pursuing targeted policies that are necessary to reverse this deepening divide. A recent issue brief highlights the pandemic’s impact on the Black-white wealth gap.
CAP is fighting for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)-eligible individuals, and essential workers. Citizenship for undocumented immigrants is a crucial step toward a fair, humane, and workable immigration system.
In October 2020, CAP partnered with the Law Enforcement Action Partnership on a report detailing the need to reduce reliance on law enforcement for all calls for service and instead create civilian community responder programs to respond to many categories of calls.
Responding to the judicial overreach of a radical Supreme Court majority will require long-term structural reforms to the courts and immediate action to mitigate the harms caused by their wrongly decided decisions.
The lack of investment in communities of color, coupled with weak gun laws, has resulted in devastatingly high rates of gun violence for Black and brown people.
Gun violence against police officers is a major problem in the United States, but elected officials are still adopting counterproductive measures opposed by law enforcement agencies.
The right to abortion has been denied—but the fight for basic freedom and dignity continues.
There is no evidence linking bail reform to the rising rates of violent crime in the United States.
This Pride Month, policymakers and the environmental movement must consider how environmental injustice affects the LGBTQI+ community.
It is critical for Congress to pass legislation that advances racial equity and justice for Black Americans.
Gun trafficking across state lines is fueling violent crime in the United States.
Gun trafficking fuels crime and undermines state and local efforts to mitigate violence; the Biden administration has taken important steps that must be complemented by congressional and state-level policies.
Over the past decade, DACA has delivered lasting protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants pursuing the American dream.