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.
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.
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.
The coronavirus will cause devastation when it hits rural America; policymakers must prepare now to prevent this calamity.
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.
These fact sheets explore how states are experiencing climate change differently—and how the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks are affecting each state.
The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in North Carolina
North Carolina is under increasing threat from climate change, with 13 different $1 billion extreme weather events occurring from 2017 through 2019.
RELEASE: Steps Congress Must Take To Support State and Local Governments Through the Coronavirus Crisis
Washington, D.C. — A new column from the Center for American Progress outlines the steps that Congress should take to support state and local governments through the coronavirus crisis. State, municipal, territorial, and tribal governments are facing unprecedented challenges as they are being forced to both cover additional public health costs and absorb a precipitous decline in...
Comprehensive coverage is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Trump administration is preventing uninsured people from signing up in a time of crisis.
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...
A coherent, evidence-based plan is needed to reopen the economy without sparking a second wave of infections.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies, officials must be vigilant in educating and persuading the public to adhere to stay-at-home orders, only using the criminal justice process as a last resort.