Washington, D.C. — Since Wisconsin’s concealed carry weapons (CCW) law went into effect in 2011—which, for the first time, granted individuals in the state the ability to carry concealed, loaded firearms in their communities—the state has seen a dramatic rise in gun-related violence, gun homicides, and gun theft, according to a new analysis released today...
Washington, D.C. — Today, Mara Rudman, executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement following the release of a report by the New York attorney general's office into the conduct of Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY): The sexual harassment allegations that have been leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo are...
The American Rescue Plan gives states additional flexibility to expand health coverage.
State and local progress can inform federal action to support high-quality, union jobs building the clean economy.
Even in high schools with similar levels of access to advanced coursework, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students are less likely to be enrolled in advanced courses—and even when they are enrolled, they experience less success in these courses than their peers.
This interactive uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate how many students, overall and disaggregated, enroll in AP courses, take AP tests, and pass AP tests.
State, local, and tribal leadership is laying a road map for federal action on climate, good jobs, and justice.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an interim final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, based on a 2015 rule first issued by the Obama administration. Following the posting of the rule, Lily Roberts, managing director for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:...
Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.
Half of U.S. states are missing out on an opportunity to maintain connections between employers and workers during economic downturns.
State benchmark plans vary in their coverage of necessary maternal health services.
These fact sheets highlight how the Equality Act will result in expanded nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, women, communities of color, and foreign-born individuals in states across the country.
See CAP Action’s weekly roundup of local stories and social media highlights from elected officials across the United States on how the American Rescue Plan is benefiting their communities.
The United States’ maternal health crisis demands federal and state action to improve coverage, the delivery of care, and pregnancy outcomes. The cost of inaction will almost certainly be dire.
Washington, D.C. — Last year, New Mexico established the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD), making it the fourth state in the country to create a state agency dedicated to the education and care of young children. Last week, the New Mexico Legislature approved a proposed amendment to the state's constitution that would create a...