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South Carolina Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet The state of South Carolina has both some of the weakest gun laws and some of the highest levels of gun violence in the country.

The Importance of a Strong Federal Student Aid Office

Ben Miller, Senior Director for Postsecondary Education, testified before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Moving America’s Families Forward: Lessons Learned from Other Countries

Melissa Boteach, Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015.

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Providing Identification to Unauthorized Immigrants

book_alt2 icon Report Expanding access to and acceptance of identification cards and driver’s licenses for unauthorized immigrants would bring broad societal benefits.

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An Opportunity for Canada and Australia at the Paris Climate Summit

By increasing their financial pledges to the Green Climate Fund, Canada and Australia could help re-establish their standings in the geopolitics of climate change.

Infographic: The Equality Act Explained

LGBT people still lack basic nondiscrimination protections throughout daily life. The Equality Act would modernize the nation’s nondiscrimination laws to include everyone.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Getting Beyond Rhetoric on Corporate Tax Reform

Corporate tax reform will never happen until lawmakers move beyond rhetoric and agree on these fundamental points.

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The Terror Gap

article icon Fact Sheet With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.

Bre'Ana Henderson, 17, left, speaks in a classroom in Los Angeles.

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.

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After the Paris Attacks

article icon Issue Brief To turn the tide against ISIS, America needs to step up its military and diplomatic campaign and reject voices calling for the country to turn against refugees and Muslims.

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Standing Up Against Islamophobia

Islamophobia is morally wrong and harmful to America’s security.

Three generations of women

Administering Paid Family and Medical Leave

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers have a number of options for how to administer an efficient and affordable national paid leave program that uses the best-proven elements of existing programs in the states and abroad.

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DAPA Matters

book_alt2 icon Report DAPA-affected voters—citizen family members of those eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents—will comprise sizable and potentially decisive portions of key and emerging battleground state electorates across the country in 2016 and beyond.

2016 and 2020 DAPA-Affected Voters and 2012 Margins of Victory, by State

cursor icon Interactive In 2016 and 2020, U.S. citizen family members of those who are eligible for DAPA will make up significant and growing portions of voters in key states across the country.

The High Economic Cost of Delaying DAPA and Expanded DACA

cursor icon Interactive Each day without expanded DACA and DAPA, the United States loses out on millions of dollars in gross domestic product growth.

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