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Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the nation’s fastest-growing racial group. But despite their soaring numbers, they still face barriers to reaching the voting booth.

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Top 6 Facts on the Latino Vote

Latinos are a growing segment of the electorate and tremendous potential exists for them to gain much more political power in 2016 and beyond.

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People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential

article icon Fact Sheet As demographics shift and the share of people of color in the U.S. population continues to increase, it is important to take notice of the contributions that people of color make to the United States and their potential contributions to the nation in the future.

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In Trendsetting California, Grassroots Organizing Brings Progressive Change

Community organizers in California have secured important victories against austerity. Could this trend foretell a national movement?


Progressive Groups Must Reflect the Ideals They Champion

Progressive organizations need diverse leaders and staffs from the communities that they support if they are to accomplish their ambitious goals. A more just management structure can help us get there.

The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980–2060

cursor icon Interactive This interactive shows the growing diversity of every state in the nation from 1980 to 2060.


States of Change

book_alt2 icon Report The demographics of the United States are projected to become much more diverse in the coming decades and will have significant effects on the nation's voting electorate in all 50 states.

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15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015

Religious leaders and faith-based activists are poised to make significant progress on a range of social justice issues this year.


The Political Consequences of the Great Recession

Deep voter pessimism and a lack of an economic agenda from Democrats, not just structural obstacles, drove GOP gains in 2014.

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Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality

article icon Issue Brief Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices.

Making Progress: 10 Years of Ideas, Action, and Change

play_alt icon Video Today, as the Center for American Progress celebrates its 10th anniversary, we look at the impact CAP has had on the country.

The Top 13 Women of Color to Watch in 2013

These 13 women of color are leaving their mark on everything from politics to entertainment to health.

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Martin Unchained: Radical Reformer, Nonviolent Militant

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we should remember the true Dr. King and free him from a reconstructed history that never was.

Democracy, Democratic Governance, and Transparent Institutions in the American Interest

article icon Issue Brief The Center for American Progress and the Center for Strategic and International Studies have collaborated to promote progressive and democratic governance around the world.

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Comparing Conservative and Progressive Investment in America’s Youth

book_alt2 icon Report Conservative groups’ funding advantage has helped the right communicate with young Americans and develop leaders despite the fundamental issue-area differences between conservative movement fundamentals and the Millennial generation.

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