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States of Change

SOC 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.

by Ruy Teixeira, William H. Frey, Rob Griffin | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015

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

by Claire Markham and Lauren Kokum | Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Political Consequences of the Great Recession

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

by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin | Thursday, November 6, 2014

Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality

youth voter 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.

by Hannah Hussey and Sarah Audelo | Monday, September 8, 2014

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.

| Thursday, October 24, 2013

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.

by Sandra Shaker | Friday, March 8, 2013

Martin Unchained: Radical Reformer, Nonviolent Militant

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

by Carl Chancellor | Monday, January 21, 2013

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.

by the Center for American Progress and the Center for Strategic and International Studies | Friday, January 18, 2013

Comparing Conservative and Progressive Investment in America’s Youth

Colorado voters 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.

by Anne Johnson and Tobin Van Ostern | Thursday, December 6, 2012

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.

by Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Obama Coalition in the 2012 Election and Beyond

Waving American flags 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.

by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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.

by Catherine Woodiwiss | Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Return of the Obama Coalition

Arizona Democrats of all ages celebrate as President Barack Obama is declared the winner of the presidential race at a Democratic Party gatheringA rising electorate, recovering economy, and rejection of conservative ideology drove the president’s historic re-election in 2012.

by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin | Thursday, November 8, 2012

Millennial Voters Refuse to Be Left Out of This Election

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

by Anne Johnson | Monday, November 5, 2012

Statement on the Passing of Oswaldo Payá

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

by John Podesta | Monday, July 23, 2012