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We work to ensure a more representative democracy that delivers results for all Americans through our government, courts, and in new digital town squares.
Despite recent historic gains, professional diversity on the federal appellate courts is severely lacking, with significant implications for the legal expertise underlying judges’ decisions. Our analysis identifies policy proposals to improve the pipeline for judicial diversity.
With states introducing hundreds of bills to disenfranchise voters, new federal election standards are vitally needed. Our research makes the case for these standards and shows how the Freedom to Vote Act would counter state laws seeking to suppress voter turnout and sabotage valid election results.
In the wake of widespread disinformation about the 2020 general election, social media companies must modify their products and policies to mitigate threats to democratic legitimacy and public safety. We identify concrete steps that could help address health and election-related disinformation.
Vice President, Technology Policy
Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Senior Vice President, Rights and Justice
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Nov 27, 2023
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In an op-ed for DC Journal, Devon Ombres explains why the U.S. Supreme Court’s new ethics code fails to provide accountability for justices engaged in unethical conduct.
CAP submitted comments on the OPM’s proposed rule entitled “Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles” to protect federal civil service employees and prevent the government workforce from becoming subject to a patronage system that rewards loyalty over expertise.
Megan Shahi writes in The Hill about Meta’s updated ad policy, which allows for election denial content in paid political ads.
SEC v. Jarkesy is quietly one among a trio of important Supreme Court cases this term that could deal major blows to executive and congressional power.
The Supreme Court’s recently released code of conduct does nothing to address the appearance of corruption at the court.
Nov 15, 2023
Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
The justice system is beginning to bring a measure of accountability for the events surrounding the unconstitutional conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election—a welcome development for the rule of law.
Oct 17, 2023
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation highlighting the progress of worker-centered trade policy.
Oct 10, 2023
Katherine Tai, Patrick Gaspard, Katherine Tai
The Tech Hubs program within the CHIPS and Science Act is a major opportunity to provide equitable access to industry for underserved communities and economic growth for the country at large.
Sep 19, 2023
Ashleigh Maciolek, Justine Gluck, Sara Partridge, 1 More
Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion with experts on best practices for reducing administrative burden and increasing access to the services and programs individuals and their families need.
Sep 14, 2023
Sam Berger, Carolyn Barnes, Michelle Evermore, 2 More
Cindy Long, Lily Roberts
A series of high-profile global elections in 2024 will require social media platforms and generative AI developers to meet the moment amid an evolving and uncertain technology landscape.
This transformative federal legislation would bolster democracy by expanding the right to vote, combating corruption, and reducing dangerous political extremism.
Aug 16, 2023
Michael Sozan, Greta Bedekovics
The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy emphasizing that the U.S. government must strike a balance between the innumerable opportunities of artificial intelligence to enhance the lives of the American people and the significant risks it poses to their livelihoods.
Aug 10, 2023
Megan Shahi, Adam Conner
The Center for American Progress submitted a comment to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission opposing KalshiEX LLC's proposed congressional control event contracts, arguing that Kalshi's proposal amounts to allowing gambling on U.S. elections and is squarely against the public interest.
Jul 24, 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a maximalist interpretation of the independent state legislature theory while leaving the door open for future litigation.
Gordon Laxer and Michael Sozan write about how discussion on foreign-influenced corporations' political spending in the United States can inform Canada's policies on the matter.
Jul 5, 2023
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Gordon Laxer, Michael Sozan
Greta Bedekovics and Ashleigh Maciolek argue that Michigan has become a national model for strengthening democracy.
Jun 27, 2023
Greta Bedekovics, Ashleigh Maciolek
CAP submitted comments on three areas the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should focus on as it examines the business practices of cloud computing providers and their work involving artificial intelligence.
Jun 27, 2023
This people-powered policy helps protect U.S. democracy and rests on strong legal foundation.
Maggie Jo Buchanan argues that a year after the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the American people have stepped up to protect abortion rights.
Jun 22, 2023
Maggie Jo Buchanan
CAP submitted comments on how the National Telecommunications and Information Administration should develop a national framework for AI accountability to address the unmitigated risks of artificial intelligence and ensure that all AI technology is developed and deployed in safe and trustworthy ways.
Jun 21, 2023
Adam Conner, Megan Shahi, Ashleigh Maciolek, 1 More
Despite an increasingly partisan national landscape, Michigan has implemented key voting and representation reforms and set a trailblazing example for transformative change, largely due to citizen-initiated constitutional amendments.
Jun 15, 2023
Recent ethics scandals demonstrate how urgently action is needed to ensure the Supreme Court acts as, and is seen as, a coequal branch of government.
Jun 14, 2023
The Supreme Court’s right-wing majority could deal a major setback to affirmative action, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, and fair elections as it wraps up the latest term.
May 31, 2023
As the White House convenes American artificial intelligence (AI) companies, the AI industry and the president must act now to address the challenges and opportunities of AI.
May 4, 2023
To meet this AI moment, the president must act swiftly with executive action.
Apr 25, 2023
Media reports that Justice Clarence Thomas accepted lavish yacht trips and private jet rides without publicly disclosing them underscore the urgent need for Supreme Court justices to be bound by a binding code of ethics just like other federal judges and members of Congress.
Apr 21, 2023
Ben Olinsky, Maggie Jo Buchanan, William Roberts
Without full accountability for the events surrounding the unconstitutional plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election, U.S. democracy remains under substantial threat.
Apr 20, 2023
Michael Sozan, William Roberts
In this moment of intrigue, anxiety, and scrutiny over generative AI, there is an unprecedented opportunity for political engagement from policymakers and the public at large.
Apr 11, 2023
Dr. Alondra Nelson
We cannot expect technology companies to protect democracies if they do not integrate democratic values such as transparency, pluralism, protections against harm, and accountability into the fabric of their operations and governance.
Mar 29, 2023
Patrick Gaspard, Laetitia Avia
Conservative experts are sending sharp warnings that the meritless independent state legislature theory could undermine democracy and should be rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts.
Mar 15, 2023
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the Washington State House in support of S.B. 5284, a bill that would strengthen campaign-related spending disclosure requirements and limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Mar 14, 2023
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the Hawaii Senate in support of S.B. 1179, a bill that would limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Feb 22, 2023
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the California State Assembly in support of A.B. 83, a bill that would limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Feb 10, 2023
Join leading experts for a thought-provoking discussion on how to navigate the digital world on this year's Safer Internet Day.
Feb 7, 2023
Laetitia Avia, Ala Al Sadi, Toni Pandolfo, 2 More
Hai-Lam Phan, Andrew Sonntag
Join CAP for a conversation about raising awareness of emerging online issues and how we can work together to reduce online harm.
Feb 6, 2023
The economy; democracy and the courts; and community safety and gun violence are expected to be at center stage as President Biden prepares to address the nation during his second State of the Union address.
Feb 3, 2023
Kiera Manser, Rose Khattar, Ben Olinsky, 1 More
To fix the dysfunction in American politics, reformers should consider fundamental changes to the electoral rules.
Jan 31, 2023
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Committee on Elections Finance and Policy in support of H.F. 117, a bill to stop political spending by foreign-influenced U.S. corporations.
Jan 30, 2023
Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is financially precarious, and his need for cash could result in bankruptcy—a sale that could reinforce existing Big Tech companies or open up access to sensitive data.
Jan 25, 2023
After an attempt to overturn the 2020 election, democracy demands that Trump and his MAGA allies be held accountable.
Jan 6, 2023
Michael Sozan, Hai-Lam Phan, Ala Al Sadi, 2 More
Andrew Sonntag, Toni Pandolfo
The Center for American Progress presents a compilation of short videos counting down to the new year with recent progressive wins.
Dec 31, 2022
Tymoni Correa-Buntley, Ala Al Sadi, Toni Pandolfo, 2 More
Hai-Lam Phan, Andrew Sonntag
The January 6 committee identified four criminal referrals against Donald Trump and his MAGA allies.
Dec 20, 2022
Michael Sozan, Hai-Lam Phan, Ala Al Sadi, 2 More
Toni Pandolfo, Meghan Miller
Litigants’ oral arguments, along with questions from Supreme Court justices, revealed that the independent state legislature theory is meritless and should be rejected.
Dec 7, 2022
This video explainer details the facts behind the Moore v. Harper case, its underlying arguments, and the harmful consequences for democracy if the Supreme Court's conservative majority overlooks history and precedent.
Dec 6, 2022
Michael Sozan, Ala Al Sadi, Hai-Lam Phan, 1 More
Passage of the Preventing a Patronage System Act is critical to allow civil servants to do their jobs and to ensure the federal government’s stability, reliability, and authority in domestic functions and international relations.
Dec 2, 2022
If the Supreme Court’s extreme conservative majority adopts the discredited independent state legislature theory, it could pose a huge setback for free and fair elections.
Dec 1, 2022
Michael Sozan, Genna Cifelli
The Federal Trade Commission should undertake rulemaking to address the harms created by the monetization of consumer data collected through commercial surveillance online as well as lax data security practices.
Nov 22, 2022
Adam Conner, Marc Jarsulic
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