STATEMENT: U.S. Supreme Court Has a Responsibility to Both DACA Recipients and the Rule of Law

Washington, D.C — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments to decide on the lawfulness of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. In the months ahead, more than 650,000 DACA recipients—who are parents to more than 250,000 U.S.-citizen children—as well as their friends, co-workers, employers, and...

RELEASE: More Than 60 Percent of Oil and Gas Leases Offered in Water-Stressed Areas, CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — More than 60 percent of oil and gas leases offered by the Trump administration in the American West are in water-stressed areas, posing a potential threat to the water security of farmers and local communities, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. The findings come from a review...

RELEASE: City Leaders Call on Supreme Court To Keep DACA Protections

Washington, D.C. — Today, city representatives from New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dodge City, Kansas, joined Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress; Cities for Action; and Atlanta-based DACA recipient Yehimi Cambrón to underscore what is at stake for cities and communities as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to review the lawfulness of the...

PRESS ADVISORY: HHS Proposal Puts Millions of Americans at Risk of Discrimination When Accessing Federally Funded Services

Washington, D.C. — The new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would put millions of Americans at risk by lifting the agency's enforcement of comprehensive regulations designed to ensure that grantees do not use their federal dollars to advance discrimination and by replacing these regulations with weaker ones that effectively...

STATEMENT: Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden on the Tragic Passing of Denzel Cummings

Washington, D.C. — Today, Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden released the following statement on the passing of former American Progress staffer Denzel Cummings: A few days ago, the progressive movement lost one of its brightest stars with the sudden and unexpected passing of Denzel Cummings at the far-too-young age of 26. This news...

EVENT ADVISORY: DACA Interfaith and Civil Rights Prayer Breakfast

Washington, D.C. — Ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in cases challenging the Trump administration’s attempts to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Center for American Progress is organizing a DACA Interfaith and Civil Rights Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, November 12, at 8:30 a.m. This event will bring together...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: City Leaders Discuss What’s at Stake as DACA Heads to the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the legality of the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, the Center for American Progress and Cities for Action are hosting a press call on Thursday, November 7,  to underscore what is at stake for cities and communities nationwide. DACA has...

RELEASE: New Interactive Will Catalog 365 Ways Trump’s Racism Harms People of Color

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress’ Race and Ethnicity Policy team released a new interactive that will illustrate 365 ways that the Trump administration is actively harming people of color. Each week for the next year, CAP will publish seven instances of the Trump administration's policies and practices that are directly harming people of...

RELEASE: Nearly 68 Million Women and Girls at Risk of Losing Protections for Preexisting Conditions

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families released a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data to estimate the number of nonelderly women and girls in America who have preexisting conditions. The piece is an update to a column that the groups published last year. The new analysis finds that nearly...

STATEMENT: HHS Rule Change Gives Grantees a License To Discriminate

Washington, D.C. — Today, Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that gives all grantees of the department a license to discriminate: “President Donald Trump and his Department of Health and Human Services have once again...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the October 2019 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the October 2019 Employment Situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: After a busy week of data confirming that the economic slowdown has settled in broadly, today’s jobs report demonstrates how weak wage growth is in this economy. Manufacturing continues...

RELEASE: New Report Proposes Solutions for Ending the Epidemic of Gender-Based Violence in America

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report that looks at the pervasiveness of gender-based violence (GBV) in America. Gender-based misconduct occurs in many different settings and contexts and encompasses a wide variety of behaviors, including negative behaviors directed at an individual based on their sex or gender identity, as well as...