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Democracy and Government: Archives

Progressive Governance in Perspective

article icon Issue Brief The global financial crisis necessitates a rethink of the progressive agenda just as the fall of the Berlin Wall did a decade earlier.

by Ricardo Lagos | Friday, March 11, 2016

Decent Jobs and New Patriotism

article icon Issue Brief It is time for progressives to raise their ambitions and build an inclusive economy that delivers for all our citizens.

by Lodewijk Asscher | Friday, March 11, 2016

Progressive Futures

article icon Issue Brief While our values are eternal, progressives need to continually review our approach to governing to meet the challenges of the future.

by Bill Shorten | Friday, March 11, 2016

Demographic Change Isn’t Political Destiny

Woman votes in polling stationElection outcomes will be determined by what presidential hopefuls say and do about public issues—not simply by the race or age of voters.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, March 3, 2016

Election Oracle

cursor icon Interactive Demographics are not destiny, but they will have a significant effect on America’s political landscape.

by Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, William H. Frey | Thursday, February 25, 2016

America’s Electoral Future

Crowd of people 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 presidential elections in 2016 and beyond. This report estimates those effects under a variety of different scenarios.

by William H. Frey, Ruy Teixeira, Rob Griffin | Thursday, February 25, 2016

What About White Voters?

I votedAn examination of the demographic trends that are shaping our changing electorate.

by Steve Phillips | Friday, February 5, 2016

Saving the Best for Last

President ObamaPresident Obama’s final State of the Union address challenged voters to do the hard work of fulfilling the American promise.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Path to 270 in 2016

Voting booth book_alt2 icon Report This report examines the upcoming 2016 election through a comprehensive analysis and projection of demographic and electoral trends nationally and in 12 battleground states.

by Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin, Rob Griffin | Thursday, December 17, 2015

Justin Trudeau Explains How Progressive Ideals Help the Middle Class

play_alt icon Video Two years ago, Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau joined the Center for American Progress to talk about the challenges facing the middle class and how to ensure opportunity for all.

| Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Voting with Values That Work for All

Pope FrancisConservatives who profess faith, family, and values should follow Pope Francis’ lead and support principles that actually reflect the nation’s shared values.

by Lauren Kokum | Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters

I voted stickersAsian 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.

by Sanam Malik | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top 6 Facts on the Latino Vote

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

by Lizet Ocampo | Thursday, September 17, 2015

People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential

Students of color 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.

by Progress 2050 | Friday, August 28, 2015

In Trendsetting California, Grassroots Organizing Brings Progressive Change

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

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, June 11, 2015