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.”
January 6 Hearing Day 6: Who Is Cassidy Hutchinson?
January 6 Hearing Day 5: Here’s What Happened
January 6 Hearing Day 4: Here’s What Happened
Tell Congress: It’s Past Time to #SaveChildCare
Congress must pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that includes at least $50 billion to save the child care industry for families and providers.
4 Ways Religious Communities Can Ensure a Safe and Fair Election
This video from faith leaders explains four concrete, nonpartisan ways that religious communities can support the 2020 election.
Reproductive Rights at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court's decisions this term on reproductive health are a reminder of the need for proactive policies that protect reproductive rights.
Environmental Review Is Under Attack: Here Is What’s at Stake
Moms Clean Air Force advocate Eleanor Bell shares how the National Environmental Policy Act, currently under attack by the Trump administration, protects communities like hers.
The MORE Act: A Fair and Just Approach to Marijuana Policy
The war on drugs has adversely affected people of color for decades; if enacted, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act has an opportunity to correct these harms.
The Power of Women of Color in the Global Climate Movement
To celebrate Earth Day, this video recognizes the leadership and contributions of young women of color—such as Vanessa Nakate, founder of the Rise Up Movement—in the climate movement.
Community-Based Doulas and Midwives on Addressing the U.S. Maternal Health Crisis
Midwives and doulas discuss their important role in addressing the U.S. maternal health crisis.
‘It Would Bring so Much Relief to so Many People:’ How Washington’s Clean Slate Legislation Could Give People a Second Chance
Carolina earned her second chance; Washington should let her have it.
End Gerrymandering To Help Prevent Gun Violence
Putting an end to gerrymandering could lead to tougher gun legislation at the state level—and, as a result, safer communities.
‘If You Are Telling Someone They Can Come Home One Day, They Deserve a Second Chance.’
With the passage of Michigan’s Clean Slate bill, people like Jarret could finally have a second chance.