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.
The Biden administration has pledged to provide Puerto Rico—home to more than 3 million U.S. citizens—with the resources and technical assistance it needs to recover and prosper in the wake of multiple natural disasters and ongoing economic and fiscal crises.
Community members in Indiana and New Mexico provide context on how Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students should be fully prepared for the future workforce.
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 Biden-Harris administration can learn from California’s science-based, whole-of-government approach to climate policy, which has reduced harmful emissions, prioritized environmental justice, and built partnerships across the state.
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...
Transgender students deserve full and equal access to the benefits of school sports participation.
While more must be done to shrink the footprint of the U.S. criminal justice system, the national dialogue around reform during summer 2020 has inspired transformative ideas and tangible policies that can be built on moving forward.
Washington, D.C. — Increasingly over the past several years, states have signed hundreds of abortion bans and restrictions into law, undermining abortion rights and exacerbating inequities in access to abortion care. Yet a new administration and Congress, who were elected to office campaigning in support of abortion rights, have the opportunity to reverse this trend. Today, the Women's...
Florida leaders must address environmental racism through the creation of a Florida Future Fund that will build just, equitable, and healthy communities.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden's plan to address the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan will now be considered in the U.S. Senate. Following the bill's passage in the House, Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for External Affairs at...