Building an Economy for All

Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans, not just those at the top, benefit from growth.

A child holds hands with her father and mother, January 12, 2020. (Getty/The Washington Post/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

What We're Doing

Investing in a stronger and more equitable economy

We must continue to invest in research, technology, and innovation in a manner that ensures participation and benefits communities that are too often left behind. Only through such an approach can the United States remain at the cutting edge in an increasingly competitive global market.

Strengthening worker power and economic mobility

We need to increase wages, reduce poverty among working families, increase worker power, and create pathways to economic mobility for all.

Raising the floor for basic living standards

Working toward a stronger and more equitable economy for everyone involves rebuilding, expanding, and strengthening America’s social safety net to make it more comprehensive in eligibility and services as well as more flexible in how it can be accessed and used.

Creating a new social compact with business

A new social compact with business includes a regulatory vision that better aligns investors, companies, and the public interest on critical matters such as climate, workers’ rights, and equality.

By the numbers

60M

The families of more than 60 million children have received CTC monthly payments since July 2021.

CAP, “Making the CTC and EITC Expansions Permanent Would Reduce Poverty and Grow the Economy” (2021).

$100

In 32 states, a typical family would save more than $100 per week on child care under the Build Back Better Act.

CAP, “The Build Back Better Act Would Greatly Lower Families’ Child Care Costs” (2021).

$22.5B

In a year, workers and their families lose $22.5 billion in wages due to lack of access to paid family and medical leave.

CAP, “A Real Recovery for Women Cannot Happen Without the Build Back Better Agenda” (2021).

$3.6T

The Build Back Better Act would raise $3.6 trillion in revenue to support investments in an inclusive, high-growth economy.

CAP, “Addressing Tax System Failings That Favor Billionaires and Corporations” (2021).

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Texas Fact Sheet
A woman and child visit Houston's Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park on August 3, 2021.

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Texas

In order to advance economic security for women and families in Texas, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Pennsylvania Fact Sheet
A mother sits with her daughter in their residence in Northeast Philadelphia on July 8, 2018.

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Pennsylvania

In order to advance economic security for women and families in Pennsylvania, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in New Hampshire Fact Sheet
A mother watches her daughter have her temperature taken as the two shop for furniture in Nashua, New Hampshire, on June 2, 2020. (Getty/The Boston Globe/Craig F. Walker)

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in New Hampshire

In order to advance economic security for women and families in New Hampshire, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Georgia Fact Sheet
A mother and her daughter sit in Briscoe Park in Snellville, Georgia, June 2021.

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Georgia

In order to advance economic security for women and families in Georgia, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Florida Fact Sheet
A mother embraces her daughter inside their home in Miami Gardens, Florida, on August 11, 2020. (Getty/AFP/Chandan Khanna)

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Florida

In order to advance economic security for women and families in Florida, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Arizona Fact Sheet
A woman steps onto a bus in Downtown Phoenix on March 26, 2020.

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Arizona

In order to advance economic security for women and families in Arizona, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in West Virginia Fact Sheet
A mother spends time with her two daughters at the family's shop in Capon Springs, West Virginia, October 2019. (Getty/The Washington Post/Deb Lindsey)

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in West Virginia

In order to advance economic security for women and families in West Virginia, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fact Sheet: Recommendations for Advancing Gender Equality at Home and Abroad by Leveraging Women, Peace, and Security Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Recommendations for Advancing Gender Equality at Home and Abroad by Leveraging Women, Peace, and Security

The Gender Policy Council should include the following recommendations in its governmentwide strategy to ensure it can fully leverage and expand the U.S. government’s existing women, peace, and security mandate and architecture.

Carolyn Kenney

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