Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Florida could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.
Premature reopening of indoor dining and bars in other U.S. regions has been followed by spread of the virus.
Less than one-fourth of infants and toddlers across a sample including 19 states and Washington, D.C., could be served by the existing licensed child care supply. The coronavirus crisis is likely to make that worse.
All Americans should have access to online and same-day voter registration.
By failing to allocate more emergency funding for elections, Congress puts entire state populations at risk of further COVID-19 outbreaks.
States and localities are facing severe budget shortfalls. In order to keep essential services—such as health care, education, transportation, and first responders—running uninterrupted, it is imperative that the federal government provide much-needed funding to states and localities.
Some local government are sending absentee ballot applications to all registered voters, ensuring that more Americans can safely vote during the pandemic.
Washington, D.C. — After the U.S. House of Representatives today approved a measure granting statehood to Washington, D.C., Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: For too long, residents of Washington, D.C., have been deprived of the representation in Congress they deserve. The city has more residents than...
Faith communities must safely reopen houses of worship based on evidence—not politics.
Washington, D.C. — Our country, and particularly cities and urban areas, are facing unprecedented challenges in every aspect of life, and these challenges have disproportionately affected communities of color. Since March, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 110,000 lives and has caused millions to lose their jobs. Black, Latinx, and Native American communities continue to...
Vote by Mail Is One of Many Ways To Ensure the Disability Community Is Included in the Next Election
In-person voting must be coupled with the expansion of vote by mail to ensure that disabled voters can participate in this historic election.
To address the fact that economic shocks caused by climate change will reduce state and local tax collections and increase infrastructure costs—creating additional risks for municipal bond investors—state and local issuers should adopt new climate risk disclosure standards to ensure accurate risk assessment and bond pricing.
No state currently meets evidence-based thresholds for both incidence and testing.
Students, parents, schools, and districts need more explicit guidance on how to deal with high school to postsecondary pathway requirements during and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The United States lacks federal climate action, so state and local governments are leading the way and creating polices for a just and inclusive clean energy economy.