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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
Feb 20, 2024
Devon Ombres, Nicole Alvarez
Feb 15, 2024
Adam Conner, Megan Shahi
Feb 13, 2024
Jeevna Sheth, Chris Martinez, Devon Ombres
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In the NetChoice cases, the U.S. Supreme Court should slap down the 5th Circuit’s efforts to rewrite the First Amendment.
The Center for American Progress submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology recommending strategies to identify and mitigate harms from generative artificial intelligence.
The Supreme Court could strip power away from Congress and the president in several cases this term in ways that will make life worse for everyday Americans.
The case is part of conservative activists’ efforts to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from protecting Americans from major polluters.
A pending Supreme Court case could endanger regulations that have protected Americans from corporate predators and bad actors for decades.
Feb 12, 2024
Sydney Bryant, Devon Ombres
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the Hawaii Senate in support of S.B. 3243, a bill that would strengthen campaign-related spending disclosure requirements and limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Feb 9, 2024
A key part of meeting the AI moment requires generative AI developers and deployers to safeguard their systems and bolster risk mitigations for third-party usage.
Feb 1, 2024
Megan Shahi, Adam Conner, Nicole Alvarez, 1 More
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the Washington State House in support of H.B. 1885, a bill that would strengthen campaign-related spending disclosure requirements and limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Jan 29, 2024
In an op-ed for TPM, Tom Moore explains how Ron DeSantis’ campaign failures may have opened the door for an even bigger disaster in the form of an alarming loophole in federal campaign finance law.
Jan 25, 2024
Talking Points Memo
The U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to overrule 40 years of precedent, which may allow individual judges to implement their partisan policy preferences instead of abiding by agency expertise.
Jan 17, 2024
Jeevna Sheth, Devon Ombres
In Relentless v. Department of Commerce, the Supreme Court is hearing a case that could hinder the ability of agencies to protect Americans in areas ranging from food and drug safety to safe workplaces, preventing air pollution, and administering Medicare.
Jan 16, 2024
Devon Ombres, Audrey Smith, Tymoni Correa-Buntley, 3 More
Hai-Lam Phan, Toni Pandolfo, Matthew Gossage
Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, attended Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's Senate Artificial Intelligence Insight Forum on Workforce in November 2023; his statement at the event addressed the challenges and opportunities of AI, and he urged Congress to act.
Jan 10, 2024
Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases that could limit the federal government’s ability to serve the American people, giving unelected judges free rein to implement their own partisan policy agendas and disregard scientific analysis, the opinions of policy experts, and the will of Congress.
If the Supreme Court overturns the 40-year-old Chevron doctrine, it could throw into chaos government’s ability to protect and serve the American people in areas ranging from workplace safety to Medicare administration to consumer protections, and much more.
Devon Ombres, Jeevna Sheth, Sydney Bryant
Greta Bedekovics writes in "DC Journal" about the January 6 insurrection.
Jan 4, 2024
To safeguard American democracy, it is important to both protect elections in 2024 and address systemic issues to protect those in the future.
Jan 4, 2024
Rebecca Mears, Greta Bedekovics
In the combined Relentless cases, the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn the Chevron doctrine, which would reverse 40 years of precedent and cause chaos for regulatory agencies.
Jan 3, 2024
Devon Ombres, Sydney Bryant
CAP applauds the draft Office of Management and Budget AI guidance for adopting principles of the AI Bill of Rights and outlining critical safety-affecting and rights-affecting AI use cases and calls for additional clarity and transparency for federal government use of AI.
Dec 12, 2023
Sabrina Talukder writes in The Messenger about the upcoming ruling in Alliance v. FDA.
Dec 8, 2023
A Bipartisan Discussion About Current Threats and Potential Solutions, cosponsored by the McCain Institute
Dec 7, 2023
Partisan legislators in Wisconsin and North Carolina are aggressively erecting anti-democracy barriers to lock out a growing political majority and hinder America’s progress.
Meta piggybacks off of the Supreme Court SEC v. Jarkesy oral argument to assert the FTC is unconstitutional.
Dec 5, 2023
Devon Ombres, Jeevna Sheth
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.
Nov 30, 2023
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.
Nov 29, 2023
Megan Shahi writes in The Hill about Meta’s updated ad policy, which allows for election denial content in paid political ads.
Nov 27, 2023
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.
Nov 27, 2023
How Electoral System Reform Can Reduce Polarization, Increase Voters’ Choices, and Incentivize Bipartisan Policymaking
Nov 19, 2023
State Sen. Cathy Giessel, State Rep. Calvin Schrage, State Rep. Genevieve Mina, 1 More
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
the Toronto Star
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
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