Take Action: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act
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.
We need to increase wages, reduce poverty among working families, increase worker power, and create pathways to economic mobility for all.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
The nursing profession is critical to the health of the country and the economic security of millions of workers. This video shows how the nation can support its nurses.
Community members highlight the importance of community involvement in school spending decisions and ways for schools to increase this engagement.
Educators, students, and family members discuss the important investments they would make to improve the educational experience if they had additional education funding.
Sectoral bargaining allows workers to negotiate wages and job standards across an industry, improving working conditions and boosting productivity.
Students, educators, and family members describe how the underfunding of K-12 public schools has negatively impacted their experiences and opportunities.
Nurse and scientist Roxana Chicas urges the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to protect public health and the climate by cleaning up pollution from cars.
Congress must make the temporary expansion of the child tax credit permanent.
The United States needs a comprehensive solution to make child care affordable for families.
State Sen. Chloe Maxmin and state Rep. Scott Cuddy discuss Maine's clean energy progress, just transition, lessons learned for federal policymakers, and more.
Sean O’Leary of the Ohio River Valley Institute, Nancy Hirsh of the NW Energy Coalition and member of the Centralia Coal Transition Board, and Emmett Pepper of Energy Efficient West Virginia discuss how the retirement of a coal plant successfully led to local economic development and how the Centralia model can apply to other communities.