Please join the Center for American Progress, the American Constitution Society, and the Constitutional Accountability Center for a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court litigators and experts to discuss the impact that Justice Alito has had on the Court and the law during his first ten years on the bench.
The Center for American Progress will host an important and timely discussion to mark the release of its report on how the Obama administration and Congress can modernize the nation's nuclear arsenal within its existing budget constraints—without undermining its moral boundaries in the battle against nuclear proliferation and its conventional capabilities to confront our current national security challenges.
In conjunction with the report, CAP will release a web-based interactive that will allow each user to learn about the different nuclear capabilities of the United States and gives them the ability to build their own recommendation.
Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed.
Prescription drug prices are too high and rising fast. In 2014, retail prescription drug spending increased more than 12 percent, driving up the overall rate of health care-cost growth. With about half of all Americans—and 90 percent of seniors—taking a prescription drug in any given month, this growing crisis is not sustainable. Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and leading experts to discuss this crucial issue and to consider policy options to lower costs for consumers, improve transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, and ensure that drug prices reflect their benefits to patients.
As the Supreme Court term heads toward the halfway mark, a large number of high-stakes cases will produce long-lasting consequences for how “equal justice under law” is defined and achieved. Each case alone threatens big changes in the lives of everyday Americans. Together, they could result in a dramatic, conservative shift in the law and a significant expansion in the Court’s role—from increasing conservative political power; to further depriving women’s access to health care; to undermining workers’ rights and immigration rights; to eliminating diversity in higher education, this is a critical year for political, civil, and individual rights at the Supreme Court.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion on what is at stake at the Supreme Court this year and what we can expect in the coming months.
The severe and worsening inequality in the United States means that access to opportunity is often dependent on where a person lives. Yet due to a lack of available affordable housing and deeply rooted patterns of residential segregation, where people live depends in large part on their income, race, and ethnicity. Policies that promote residential mobility while also reinvesting in racially segregated and high-poverty neighborhoods are crucial for reducing inequality and promoting healthy communities.
Charter management organizations and traditional preparation programs alike are pursuing clinically based strategies to train and prepare prospective teachers for the classroom, often expanding the pool of teacher candidates in the process. This panel will explore innovations in clinical preparation from across the country. By highlighting these programs, we can arrive one step closer to ensuring that all teachers will have the tools necessary to lead their students to success. We hope you will join the Clayton Christensen Institute and the Center for American Progress for this discussion.
Nearly four decades of mass incarceration and overcriminalization have made the United States the world leader in incarceration and arrests, with some 70 million to 100 million Americans having some type of criminal record. Many have been convicted of only minor offenses, and many have arrests that never led to a conviction. Whether or not individuals have spent time behind bars, having a criminal record often carries a lifetime of consequences that last long after they have paid their debt to society. Having even a minor criminal record can be a life sentence to poverty by presenting obstacles to employment, housing, education and training, and more. These consequences have broad implications—not only for the many tens of millions of adults with criminal records but also for their children and families. Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation about the obstacles parents with criminal records face, as well as the resulting consequences for children and families.