What We're Doing
Closing the racial wealth gap and building an equitable economy
Centuries of government policies have systematically deprived communities of color of economic opportunity, leading to a persistent, growing racial wealth gap. CAP develops and advances policies to combat the root causes of the racial wealth gap and promote a more equitable, vibrant economy for all.
Supporting the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform
Long-standing racial and environmental injustices disproportionately expose communities of color to climate pollution. CAP develops and advocates for climate policies that ensure communities of color benefit from the transition to clean energy.
Eliminating racial disparities and strengthening health systems
Structural racism causes inequities in health systems and disparities in health outcomes. It also negatively affects numerous social determinants of health. CAP develops and furthers policies to reduce racial disparities in health and foster more accessible, affordable, and equitable health systems.
Promoting a representative, responsive, and inclusive democracy
Online disinformation and hate; white supremacist violence and rhetoric; and voter subversion and suppression undermine democracy and entrench systemic inequities. CAP develops policies to foster an effective, accountable, and representative democracy to meet the needs and improve the lives of all Americans.
By the numbers
The absolute dollar wealth gap between Black households and white households
CAP, “Eliminating the Black-White Gap Is a Generational Challenge” (2021).
People of color’s exposure to fine particulate matter emitted by almost every fossil fuel source
Science Advances, “PM2.5 polluters disproportionately and systemically affect people of color in the United States” (2021).
Hispanic or Latinos more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 than their white peers
CDC, “Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity.”
Hate crimes in 2020 where a victim was targeted because of their race, ethnicity, or ancestry
FBI, “Hate Crime Statistics.”
How Congress can illuminate LGBTQI+ experiences — and craft equitable solutions
How the US Department of Education Can Fix Damaging Accreditation Regulations
Weak Gun Laws Are Hurting Police Officers
In Dobbs, By Overturning Roe and Denying the Right to an Abortion, the Supreme Court Has Attacked Freedom
The right to abortion has been denied—but the fight for basic freedom and dignity continues.
Don’t Blame Bail Reform for Gun Violence
There is no evidence linking bail reform to the rising rates of violent crime in the United States.
Juneteenth Reflects the Many Ways Justice Is Systemically Delayed for Black Americans
It is critical for Congress to pass legislation that advances racial equity and justice for Black Americans.
Exceptions to Abortion Bans Further Restrict Access to Care
Everyone deserves access to abortion, but care is being restricted on all fronts.
The Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety Is a Foundation to Build Upon
Two years after the murder of George Floyd, the Biden administration released a police reform executive order containing policies that states and cities should build upon.
Prescription Drug Reform Is a Women’s Economic Security Issue
Lowering the cost of prescription drugs would ensure that women and their families are able to access needed health care while also bolstering their economic security.
In the Aftermath of the White Supremacist Buffalo Terror Attack, These Policies Could Help Prevent Future Hate-Fueled Crimes
It is vital that policymakers take immediate action to address the scourge of guns and hate.
The Role of Civilian Offices of Violence Prevention in Helping Communities Stem Gun Violence
How civilian offices of violence prevention can curb gun violence by supporting community-driven solutions.
The Title 42 Expulsion Policy Does Nothing To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Issued as a public health measure, there is no statistical evidence that border expulsions under Title 42 result in a lower COVID-19 case rate in the United States.
What You Need to Know About Roe v. Wade and Abortion in America One Week After Alito’s Draft Opinion
While abortion remains legal for the time being, the threat to American’s constitutional rights has never been clearer.