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The March on Washington: Looking Back on 50 Years

March on WashingtonThe march helped advance the cause of economic justice, and although conservative efforts to defeat this progress have had some success, there is cause for optimism and a need for action.

by Joy Moses and Zach Murray | Thursday, August 22, 2013

Predatory Payday Lending

Payroll Advance article icon Issue Brief Predatory payday lending disproportionately affects the safety and economic security of low-income communities and domestic violence survivors.

by Alyssa Peterson | Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Disaster in the Making

Disaster resilience book_alt2 icon Report Superstorm Sandy is just the latest in a long line of natural disasters that have tested the resilience of low-income communities and exposed the underlying socioeconomic problems these communities face year round.

by Tracey Ross | Monday, August 19, 2013

The Role of the U.S. Government in Promoting Private-Sector Development Solutions

USAID article icon Issue Brief A series of seismic changes are fundamentally altering how we should think about the relationship between public and private flows targeted at promoting development.

by John Podesta and John Norris | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Time with Dad: Helping Families with Visitation Arrangements

Father and sonChild Support Enforcement could play a greater role in visitation, a key to fostering and maintaining the connection between fathers and their children.

by Joy Moses | Friday, June 14, 2013

Urging Family Policies to Focus on Fathers of Color

Father and sonWith Father’s Day right around the corner, policymakers should focus on implementing ideas that can help fathers of color and low-income fathers improve their and their families’ lives.

by Zach Murray | Friday, June 14, 2013

Denying Key Social Services to Immigrants on the Road to Citizenship Hurts Our Entire Nation

Immigration rallyCurbing access to supports such as supplemental nutrition assistance and the earned income and child tax credits not only undermines economic security for millions of undocumented immigrants, but also denies potential economic gains to millions of Americans.

by Sarah Baron and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, June 14, 2013

Addressing Urban Poverty in America Must Remain a Priority

Though a new study shows that suburban poverty is on the rise, it is important to remember that urban poverty still persists across the nation.

by Tracey Ross | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

John Podesta on the U.N. Post-2015 Development Agenda

play_alt icon Video In this video, Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta, who served on the U.N. High-Level Panel, discusses the panel's recommendations to eradicate poverty and transform world economies through sustainable development.

by John Podesta | Thursday, May 30, 2013

Twitter Town Hall on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

CAP Chair John Podesta held a Twitter town hall to take questions on the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on April 8, 2013.

by John Podesta | Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Facts on Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for Workers with Disabilities

article icon Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income provide critical lifelines for the roughly 12 million people with disabilities in the United States.

by Shawn Fremstad and Rebecca Vallas | Thursday, May 30, 2013

3 Things You Need to Know About Sequestration and Cuts to Federal Public-Safety Programs

Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes are being left in the dust as sequestration continues to take effect and Congress proposes more cuts to vital services.

by Erik Stegman | Tuesday, May 21, 2013

3 Ways Sequestration Is Taking a Toll on Struggling Americans

play_alt icon Video Congress recently sprang into action to save air travelers from flight delays brought on by sequestration. But for the millions of Americans who can’t afford to get on a plane, they have yet to repeal devastating cuts to important programs for struggling families, seniors, and children—leaving us all to wonder where our nation’s most vulnerable fit into Congress’s priorities.

by Lauren Santa Cruz and Erik Stegman | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Inequality and Growth at Home and Abroad

CAP Chair John Podesta delivers a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center.

by John Podesta | Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hunger, Obesity, and Nutrition: Observations from the Field in Pittsburgh

Tom VilsackRecent research in Pittsburgh demonstrates how communities with disparate access to healthy and affordable foods for all are setting up their residents for poor health outcomes.

by Zach Murray | Monday, April 8, 2013