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A Better America: Equity for All

Center for American Progress Leadership Institute Capstone Podcast

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Our nation pursues the principle that the color of our skin and the zip code of our home will not determine the benefits or burdens that we bear in our society. Because Americans profess that all people are created equally, we see inequality based on race as inexcusable. However, the nation can’t solve the problem of poverty—or, indeed, live up to our country’s promise —unless we honestly examine and confront the complex and continuing parallel between poverty and race.

The Center for American Progress Leadership Institute, or CAP-LI, has launched a podcast series to provide a place for progressive professionals of color to analyze policy issues affecting vulnerable communities across America. The nine-month seminar series provides an incomparable look at policy issues that will impact future outcomes for all Americans, with an intentional focus on income inequality and the increasing number of communities living in poverty.

CAP-LI members firmly believe a better America is possible by taking a careful look at the policies and systems that continue to fuel the growing inequality in our communities. Integrating equitable policy solutions requires progressive leaders to acknowledge and include the perspectives, voices, and faces of people and communities impacted by current policy challenges.

To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:

Print: Liz Bartolomeo (poverty, health care)
202.481.8151 or

Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or

Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education)
202.478.6331 or

Print: Tanya Arditi (immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics, criminal justice, Legal Progress)
202.741.6258 or

Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues,, faith)
202.478.5328 or

Print: Elise Shulman (oceans)
202.796.9705 or

Print: Benton Strong (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
202.481.8142 or

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Jennifer Molina
202.796.9706 or

TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or

Radio: Chelsea Kiene
202.478.5328 or