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Interactive: 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.


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.

3 Lessons the 2012 Election Taught Us About the Progressive Coalition

play_alt icon Video Ruy Teixeira explains why the 2008 presidential outcome was not a fluke and how the progressive coalition has made an impact in 2012.

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The Obama Coalition in the 2012 Election and Beyond

book_alt2 icon Report With President Obama's re-election, a progressive multiracial, multiethnic, and cross-class coalition has clearly emerged, albeit in an early and tenuous stage.

Articulating the Future for Progressivism

Authors Bill Ivey and Joe Romm discuss the power of words in politics at a recent Progressivism on Tap event.

Arizona Democrats of all ages celebrate as President Barack Obama is declared the winner of the presidential race at a Democratic Party gathering

The Return of the Obama Coalition

A rising electorate, recovering economy, and rejection of conservative ideology drove the president’s historic re-election in 2012.

Aubrey Marks, left, helps a University of Central Florida student to register to vote in Orlando, Florida.

Millennial Voters Refuse to Be Left Out of This Election

On the eve of Election Day 2012, our nation’s youngest voters could once again play a key role in the outcome because of their progressive ideals.

Statement on the Passing of Oswaldo Payá

John Podesta on the passing of the Cuban human rights activist.

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