STATEMENT: Andrew Wheeler Puts Polluters First, Public Health at Risk, CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Says

Washington, D.C. — After President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the permanent head of the agency, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Andrew Wheeler has continued in Scott Pruitt’s footsteps, advancing...

STATEMENT: New Guidelines on College Sexual Harassment Are Major Step Backward, CAP’s Shilpa Phadke Says

Washington, D.C. — After the Trump administration announced new guidelines for colleges and universities on how to handle sexual assault allegations, Shilpa Phadke, vice president of the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today's actions by the Trump administration send a clear message to survivors of sexual assault and...

RELEASE: CAP and More Than 25 Partners Launch National Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative to Automate Clearing of Criminal Records

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when right and left agree on very little, today, a diverse group of more than 25 groups from across the political spectrum came together to launch a new national bipartisan criminal justice campaign known as "clean slate." Following decades of overcriminalization in the United States, between 70 million and 100...

RELEASE: 5 Ways the New Congress Should Support Resilient Infrastructure Designed to Handle Severe Weather, Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — When the new Congress considers upgrading the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, lawmakers must do so in ways that help states and localities plan for the effects of more extreme weather and other climate change threats, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. “It’s past time for Congress to support equitable...

RELEASE: Private- And Public-Sector Leaders Host First-Of-Its-Kind Summit To Discuss Solutions To Extremism; Political Violence

New York — The Center for American Progress, the Anti-Defamation League, and a diverse group of partners will convene the fall summit for “Communities Overcoming Extremism: The After Charlottesville Project,” on November 28-30, 2018. This national capacity-building project is focused on empowering communities with tools to combat the dramatic rise in extremism, intolerance, and political...

RELEASE: New Report Details How 2 Rural Towns Managed Demographic Change and Now Benefit From It

Washington, D.C. — Lexington and Madison—rural Nebraska towns of 10,090 and 2,634 residents, respectively—had a combined foreign-born adult population of only 124 people in the 1990 U.S. census. A new Center for American Progress report shows that three decades later, nearly half of Lexington’s adult population and one-third of Madison’s adult population were born outside...

RELEASE: To Curb Inequities, Focus of School Finance Reform Must Turn to Quality

Washington, D.C. — For nearly half a century, education advocates have taken states to court and pushed for legislation to ensure that school funding is equitable and increases the academic outcomes of all students. A new CAP report released today analyzes key school finance case law and states' legislative efforts to elucidate why advocates and lawmakers should refocus school...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis: America Elected a New Anti-Corruption Congress

Washington, D.C.— Following an election in which voters told pollsters that “corruption in Washington” was their “most important” issue, a new Center for American Progress analysis finds that newly elected members of the House of Representatives are committed to fighting corruption and fixing the democratic process as top priorities. This is a commitment they demonstrated in the...

ADVISORY: Election Cybersecurity and Voting in an Era of Misinformation With California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, November 15, the Center for American Progress will host California Secretary of State Alex Padilla for an event on election cybersecurity and voting rights in an era of misinformation. California recently cemented its status as a leading laboratory for empowering voters and securing elections. Led by Secretary Padilla, the state undertook massive...