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Update: Texas, Where Are the Judges?

article icon Issue Brief Senators refusing to do their jobs to confirm lower-court nominees are leaving Texas to suffer from more empty seats on the bench than any other state.

The Human Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2

play_alt icon Video This video shows the devastating emotional and psychological impact that North Carolina's controversial law H.B. 2 can have on transgender people.

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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2016 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts The economy is showing consistent job growth with wages still lagging.

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A Medium- and Long-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation

book_alt2 icon Report Over the medium and long term, the United States and its partners must protect asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle and tackle the root causes of violence and structural poverty.

Unaccompanied children board bus.

A Short-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation

book_alt2 icon Report In the short term, the United States must protect Central American asylum seekers.

Wilshire Boulevard

The Danger of Measuring Roadway Congestion Wrong

article icon Issue Brief By measuring congestion as a reduction in vehicle speed, the U.S. Department of Transportation will penalize states and regions that invest in public transportation—especially traditional bus and bus rapid transit systems.


Discriminatory Legislation Seeks to Strip Workplace Protections for LGBT Workers

New amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would grant a broad exemption to discriminate for many federal contractors.

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Turkey at the Heart of the Storm

article icon Issue Brief While the European Union grapples with a refugee crisis and the United States leads the charge against the Islamic State, only Turkey is on the front lines of both crises.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks

At Long Last, A Wrong Righted for Disenfranchised Virginians

Virginia should be commended for restoring voting rights to 210,000 felons who have lawfully served their time.

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How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage Gap

Labor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

A driver for the ridesharing service Lyft uses Lyft's smartphone app.

Can New Transportation Technologies Improve Equity and Access to Opportunity?

article icon Issue Brief Rapid advances in technology, including mobile applications that facilitate ridesharing, are transforming surface transportation with the potential to expand transit ridership, social equity, and access to opportunity.

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Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s recent proposal to collect data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates is a step in the right direction, but it needs to be improved.

A new 35-foot-long electric hybrid bus

Leading by Example: State and Local Governments Are Adopting Electric Vehicles

State and local governments are demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of adopting electric transportation by incorporating electric vehicles into their public fleets.

paid leave worker

Fast Facts on Who Has Access to Paid Time Off and Flexibility

article icon Fact Sheet All workers need time away from work at some point, but access to paid days off is uneven. New Center for American Progress research shows who is most likely to have access to time off.

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Rhetoric vs. Reality

article icon Fact Sheet Women and men need policy solutions that promote economic security and respond to the caregiving needs of families.

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