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Rights & Justice works to combat systemic inequality through policies ensuring that everyone can exercise their rights and has an equal opportunity to thrive.

A protester holds up placards during a demonstration, June 2020. (Getty/Maranie R Staab/AFP)

What We're Doing

Closing the racial wealth gap

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.

Creating a pathway to citizenship

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.

Reducing overreliance on police

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.

Advancing LGBTQ equality

In January, CAP published a report providing recommendations for how the Biden-Harris administration could advance LGBTQ equality. The report has since informed dozens of actions from the White House, including a day 1 executive order implementing protections for LGBTQ workers.

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Path to Citizenship: It Benefits All of Us In the News

Path to Citizenship: It Benefits All of Us

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka and Claudia Flores explain how putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship can boost the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Claudia Flores

Conservatives opposing the Equality Act don’t speak for most people of faith, and they know it In the News

Conservatives opposing the Equality Act don’t speak for most people of faith, and they know it

Author Guthrie Grave-Fitzsimmons examines the opposition to the Equality Act by members of the religious right and argues that they do not speak for the broader religious community, which overwhelmingly supports LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Biden Has Set the Tone on Immigration, But Will He Deliver for Me and My Family? In the News

Biden Has Set the Tone on Immigration, But Will He Deliver for Me and My Family?

In this personal article, Claudia Flores looks at how federal immigration policy affects families like her own and how the Biden administration needs to deliver on promises made during the campaign.

Claudia Flores

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