Tackling climate change will require state and local action alongside federal policy change. State and local policymakers can ensure that good jobs are created in the new clean economy by focusing on five proven job-quality strategies.
This election, forward-looking businesses can provide an essential service to their communities—preserving the right to vote while also protecting their stakeholders from COVID-19.
Despite wins in the courts, abortion rights remain under attack and out of reach for many in the United States.
Cities have an important role in helping to ensure that during the coronavirus pandemic, Americans can make their voices heard in the upcoming election cycle.
States and localities recognize the need for affordable, quality infant and toddler child care and have taken steps to create solutions that better serve their communities.
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.
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.
In an effort to hold on to power, state legislators who won their elections due to gerrymandering are making it harder for Americans to vote.
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...
As state leaders try to expand programs that would provide child care, education, and other support for families with children, the politics of gerrymandering stand in their way.