EVENT ADVISORY: Progressive Visions for Trade

Washington, D.C. — For the past three years, President Donald Trump has preyed on wage stagnation and job losses in working-class, industrial communities to disrupt the established approach to trade. But like much of the rest of the Trump administration's economic policy, its trade policy has not worked for working families. Going forward, the United States...

EVENT ADVISORY: How Community Colleges Can Center Equity During Health, Economic, and Racial Crises

Washington, D.C. — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent killings of Black people that have sparked protests nationwide highlight the numerous challenges faced by communities of color. The economic fallout from the pandemic will have grave consequences for public institutions of higher education, including community colleges that serve primarily Black, Latinx, and Native American students. Community colleges...

RELEASE: Lack of Infant and Toddler Child Care Drives America’s Child Care Deserts Crisis

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report examining the nation's woefully inadequate supply of child care options for infants and toddlers. The report suggests that analyzing child care supply for all children under 5 years old masks that America's licensed child care shortage is driven in large part by the lack of options...

RELEASE: New Fact Sheet on Women in Poverty Underscores the Need To Extend COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance

Washington, D.C. — Days after temporary COVID-19-related unemployment insurance expired, the Center for American Progress released a new fact sheet detailing critical information about American women in poverty. The resource presents data on women in poverty, explains why women experience higher rates of poverty, and presents policy solutions to ensure lasting economic security for women...

STATEMENT: Twitter’s Decision To Suspend Former KKK Leader Is an Important Step To Stop Spreading Hate, CAP’s Henry Fernandez Said

Washington, D.C. — Today, Twitter permanently suspended former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke from the platform after he continuously broke the tech giant’s rules against disseminating hateful content. This decision aligns with Twitter’s new hate speech policy, updated only a few days ago, to stop including links that spread hateful conduct and dangerous xenophobic...

RELEASE: A Blueprint for a new Administration To Revamp the Minority Business Development Agency

Washington, D.C. — A new issue brief published by the Center for American Progress’ National Advisory Council on Eliminating the Black-White Wealth Gap provides a blueprint for how a future presidential administration could revamp a long-neglected agency housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce: the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). This is the first in a series of briefs...

RELEASE: Correctional Facilities Must Effectively Manage the Pandemic To Protect Incarcerated Populations, CAP Column Highlights

Washington, D.C. — The safety and health of U.S. prison and jail populations must be prioritized to protect incarcerated individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies, a new column released today by the Center for American Progress highlights. It comes as far too many incarcerated people have been affected by the pandemic due to...

RELEASE: Families Need Home Visiting Programs Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief looking at the vital role home visiting programs play in helping parents foster healthy relationships and environments for their children. Support for home visiting programs was insufficient prior to COVID-19—serving just 3 percent of the 9 million high-priority families. However, the fallout...

RELEASE: Advocates Call on Congress To More Equitably Distribute Higher Education Stimulus

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress and other advocates representing students and taxpayers sent a letter to leaders in Congress calling on them to adopt in COVID-19 relief legislation a distribution formula for higher education stimulus that is more equitable than that used in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which...

RELEASE: Social Security Benefits for More Than 4 Million Americans Will Very Likely Drop Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds that more than 4 million individuals who become eligible for Social Security in 2022 will likely have much lower lifetime Social Security benefits than previously expected due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, average wages in...

STATEMENT: U.S. House-Passed Child Care Relief Must Be Included in the Upcoming COVID-19 Package

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed both the Child Care Is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act. These bills would provide critical financial relief for America's child care providers and families of young children, particularly essential workers. Katie Hamm, vice president of Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American...

STATEMENT: Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Germany Punishes Our Allies, Benefits Russia, CAP’s Kelly Magsamen Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced a significant withdrawal and repositioning of U.S. military presence in Europe. The number of troops permanently based in Germany will be reduced from approximately 36,000 to 24,000. In response, Kelly Magsamen, vice president for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress...

RELEASE: New CAP Issue Brief Highlights How To Reinvest in Communities When Reducing the Scope of Policing

Washington, D.C. — As the movement to shrink the scope of policing gains momentum, more and more cities are exploring how to shift toward community-driven safety strategies. The Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) offers lessons for jurisdictions on prioritizing meaningful investments in communities, according to a new issue brief released today by the Center for American...

RELEASE: All Americans Should Have Access to Online and Same-Day Voter Registration During the Coronavirus Pandemic, CAP Column Says

Washington, D.C. — Every American should have access to online and same-day voter registration, especially during the coronavirus public health crisis, according to a new column from the Center for American Progress. With COVID-19 still raging across much of the nation, many states are scrambling to update their voting procedures so that their citizens can have...