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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.

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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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Live From SXSW: What Should We Expect From the Police? Podcast
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Live From SXSW: What Should We Expect From the Police?

This week, Ed hosted a panel of experts at the South by Southwest conference that explored what policing should look like in this day and age and how it intersects with criminal justice reform.

Ed Chung, Daniella Gibbs Léger, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

Candice Jones: ‘It’s Been a Month’ Podcast
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Candice Jones: ‘It’s Been a Month’

This week, Daniella and Ed chat with Candice Jones—president and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation—to reflect on this year's Black History Month and discuss criminal justice reform.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

Representation Matters: In Conversation With the Cast of Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ Podcast
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Representation Matters: In Conversation With the Cast of Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’

This week, Ed and Daniella sit down with Gloria Calderón Kellet, Justina Machado, and Isabella Gomez—the showrunner and stars of Netflix series 'One Day at a Time'—to discuss the importance of representation on their new show.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

Mayor Eric Garcetti: From the Ground Up Podcast
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Mayor Eric Garcetti: From the Ground Up

This week, Daniella and Ed spoke with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about how his city is moving the needle forward on issues such as infrastructure, immigration, and criminal justice.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

Sandy Still Speaks: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland Podcast
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Sandy Still Speaks: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

This week, Daniella moderates a panel with Cannon Lambert, the Bland family attorney, and David Heilbroner, co-director of the documentary, “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland,” during a live screening of the film at the Center for American Progress.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 1 More Kyle Epstein

Michael Steele Puts a ‘Check on Stupid’ Podcast
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Michael Steele Puts a ‘Check on Stupid’

This week, Daniella and Ed sit down with Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee chairman and lieutenant governor of Maryland, to discuss how the current chaos in the conservative movement has hindered his outreach efforts to voters of color.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 1 More Kyle Epstein

Jason Kander Goes Outside the Wire Podcast
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Jason Kander Goes Outside the Wire

Hosts Daniella and Ed chat with Jason Kander, founder of the voting rights advocacy group Let America Vote, about his new book and the Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Kyle Epstein

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