STATEMENT: CAP President Neera Tanden on the State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight, Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement:

Tonight, President Obama put forward a bold plan to promote shared prosperity for all Americans. While conservatives scramble to repackage stale top-down policies, the president affirmed that we must instead strengthen the middle class in order to energize our economy. Above all, the president presented a profoundly hopeful vision for the future—a future in which all children can attend preschool and are safe from the threat of gun violence, a future in which we have fixed our broken immigration and voting rights systems, and a future in which America leads the world in developing new energy technology and stopping catastrophic climate change.

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