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President Obama and President Xi

Charting a New Course for the U.S.-China Relationship

book_alt2 icon Report U.S. and Chinese experts exchange views and offer policy recommendations for the next phase of this crucial bilateral relationship.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Pennsylvania Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Pennsylvania women gain economic security.

Woman with baby and bug spray

The Six C’s of an Effective Response to the Zika Virus

Addressing the reproductive health needs of Millennials is key to fighting the Zika virus in the United States.

An assistant teacher reads to students.

Underpaid and Unequal

book_alt2 icon Report The early childhood workforce as a whole is grossly underpaid. New CAP analyses suggest that female African American teachers who work full time earn even less than their white counterparts.

OxyContin pills at a pharmacy

Congress Must Do More to Address the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

While Congress has passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to help the rising number of Americans addicted to opioids, it must provide additional funding to fully address the problem.

Speicherstadt in Hamburg

Could the G-20 Become Coherent on Climate?

article icon Issue Brief The G-20 has an opportunity to take up the mantle of climate leadership—starting with a focus on climate-compatible infrastructure.

Everglades National Park

The Dividends of Coastal Conservation in the United States

book_alt2 icon Report America’s blue parks are a pillar of sustainable coastal economies and equitable access to the great outdoors.

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African American Women in the U.S. Economy

article icon Fact Sheet African American women are increasingly vital to the health of the U.S. economy and the economic security of their families, yet they experience significant pay disparities and face unique barriers in the workplace that can undermine their ability to thrive.

black woman jobseeker

Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters

Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.

Andy Jimenez looks at the Morris Reservoir

Parks for All

book_alt2 icon Report Diversity, access, and inclusion should be prioritized for the centennial of the National Park Service.

Police advance toward protestors

Police Gone Wild

The U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore chronicles yet another police department that routinely abused its power and violated the civil rights of African Americans.

Infographic: The State of Abortion Restrictions After Whole Woman’s Health

Even with this landmark Supreme Court victory, many abortion restrictions remain in effect.

Student works on SMART board

Reading, Writing, and the Common Core State Standards

book_alt2 icon Report Under the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, students are learning to dissect, analyze, and comprehend the type of complex reading they will encounter in college and the workplace.

children in class

A Plan to Enhance the Child Tax Credit

article icon Fact Sheet By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in our nation’s next generation. Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.

parents with newborn

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

article icon Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.

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