Structural racism makes public health crises such as COVID-19 more dangerous by increasing exposure, exacerbating preexisting conditions, and preventing vulnerable people from obtaining the care they need.
RELEASE: Leader McConnell’s Coronavirus “Phase 3” Bill Fails to Meet the Moment, According to In-Depth CAP Analysis
Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress outlines the shortcomings in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) proposed coronavirus stimulus bill. The analysis looks at how the McConnell’s proposals would impact families and workers, the economy, the health care system, people with disabilities, and education and child care. The analysis finds that Leader McConnell’s proposal...
In response to COVID-19, actions should be taken to protect elections and Americans’ right to vote.
RELEASE: States and Localities Must Take More Aggressive Action, Including Bans and Closures, To Slow Coronavirus Transmission
Washington, D.C. — After weeks of delays in scaling up COVID-19 testing, the Center for American Progress has released a new column analyzing the epidemiology of slowing transmission of the coronavirus, assessing the current status of bans and closures implemented by states and local governments, and calling on governors and mayors to implement widespread bans...
State and Local Governments Must Take Much More Aggressive Action Immediately To Slow Spread of the Coronavirus
To help flatten the curve of COVID-19, states and local governments must take the threat seriously by implementing extensive closures and bans immediately.
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the president declared the coronavirus a national emergency, invoking the Stafford Act. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This emergency legislation would enhance the health and financial security of America's families by making coronavirus testing free, providing emergency paid leave, expanding unemployment insurance, increasing...
States and Local Governments Can Help Protect Workers and Small Businesses From the Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus
There are basic policy steps that state and local policymakers can take immediately to help local economies and working families weather the coronavirus outbreak.
Gun theft is rampant in states across the country, leaving all of our communities vulnerable to violent gun crime.
This interactive allows users to see the harms that would result if the Affordable Care Act were repealed, with data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
States have a variety of policy options to reduce their prescription drug spending without jeopardizing the health of patients.
City and state policymakers across ideological divides can help raise standards for workers and boost sustainable economic growth by supporting employee ownership and broad-based profit-sharing.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released new analyses of racial disparities in infant health outcomes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While the United States ranks 55th internationally on infant mortality, it spends 20 times more per capita than countries such as Serbia, which has a comparable rate. While the national rate is in...
This interactive allows users to see states' progress toward implementing policies to improve maternal and infant mortality and eliminate racial disparities in health across three domains: healthy families, economic and work supports, and infant health outcomes.
This interactive allows users to view the most recent available data on infant health outcomes across states and compare demographic groups to see how outcomes differ by race and ethnicity.
By developing policies for workers’ boards—governmental bodies that bring together representatives of workers, employers, and the public—state and local policymakers can raise minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards across entire occupations, sectors, and industries.