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Local Governments Can Lead on Vote by Mail

Some local government are sending absentee ballot applications to all registered voters, ensuring that more Americans can safely vote during the pandemic.


STATEMENT: Statehood for Washington, D.C. Is Long Overdue, CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

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...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: National Unrest Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation With Leading Mayors

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...


States Are Laying a Road Map for Climate Leadership

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.



Digital Contact Tracing To Contain the Coronavirus

Digital contact tracing, if built in a voluntary, privacy-protective way using Apple and Google’s new Bluetooth-based standards, may allow the public to play a role in containing the coronavirus alongside increased testing and manual contact tracing from public health authorities.


RELEASE: CAP Report Details the Need for an Expansive Fourth Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington, D.C. — An in-depth report from the Center for American Progress lays out a series of recommendations for what Congress should include in its fourth coronavirus relief package. In the first three packages, Congress provided a down payment on the emergency response to the dual public health and economic crises. But with each passing...