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RELEASE: On Intersex Awareness Day, New CAP Analysis Finds People With Intersex Traits Experience Heightened Discrimination

Washington, D.C. — Today, October 26, marks Intersex Awareness Day. A new analysis from the Center for American Progress’ LGBTQ Research and Communications Project helps paint a picture of the underexamined yet sizable population of people with intersex traits. Based on CAP’s nationally representative 2020 survey data of LGBTQI+ adults, the authors find that intersex...

EVENT ADVISORY: Who Should Set Environmental, Social, and Governance Disclosure Standards?

Washington, D.C. — As evidence continues to mount that climate change poses significant financial and environmental threats to companies, and as calls for climate and racial justice sweep the globe, investors have stepped up their demand for better information about how the companies they invest in are addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. For years,...

RELEASE: Filibuster Must Be Reformed To Allow Passage of Voting Rights Legislation

Washington, D.C. — A new column from the Center for American Progress calls on the Senate to reform its filibuster rules so lawmakers can pass crucial voting rights legislation to protect democracy. Reforming the Senate’s arcane filibuster rules is imperative given the continued blockade of voting rights bills, the column says. The push has gained...

STATEMENT: National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality Underscores the Need To Pass Build Back Better, Secure Reproductive Freedom, and Protect Women’s Rights at Home and Abroad

Washington, D.C. — Today, the White House Gender Policy Council issued a national strategy on gender equity and equality, which lays out a governmentwide approach to center an inclusive understanding of gender in the administration’s work and advance gender equity and equality. Jocelyn Frye, a senior fellow with CAP’s Women’s Initiative, released the following statement: This...

STATEMENT: Effectively Implementing the FSOC’s Recommendations Is Essential To Protecting the Financial System From Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) issued a series of groundbreaking recommendations to address the substantial risks that climate change poses to the global financial system. Following the report release, Andres Vinelli, vice president for Economic Policy at the Center American Progress, released the following statement: As the White House recently affirmed,...

STATEMENT: Department of the Interior Begins Process To Withdraw the Boundary Waters Watershed From Mining Development

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Biden administration reinitiating the process for a 20-year mineral withdrawal on National Forest lands adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Center for American Progress Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy Christy Goldfuss released the following statement: This announcement is welcome news to the hundreds of...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading Experts to Speak on Energy Savings for Families in the Build Back Better Act

Washington, D.C. – Federal investments in clean electricity, electrification, and efficiency mean the average household will save $500 annually in reduced energy costs, according to a new report from Rhodium Group. The Build Back Better Act makes those historic investments in clean energy - creating jobs, lowering costs for working families, saving people money at...

STATEMENT: CAP’s William Roberts Condemns Senate Filibuster of Freedom to Vote Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, Republican lawmakers blocked the U.S. Senate from moving ahead toward debate of the Freedom to Vote Act, a compromise measure that would specifically counter state laws aimed at suppressing voter turnout and sabotaging valid election results. In response, William Roberts, managing director for Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Transitioning to a Nature-Centered Global Economy

Washington, D.C. — In its role as the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) host and global climate leader, the United Kingdom commissioned an independent review of the economics of biodiversity. Published earlier this year, the Dasgupta Review found that humanity has collectively mismanaged its “global portfolio” of nature and that demands far exceed the natural world's...

STATEMENT: White House Climate Road Map Recommendations Show President Biden Is Leading by Example on Climate Change and the Economy

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Biden administration released a governmentwide strategy to better understand, manage, and mitigate the risks that climate change poses to the American economy, its workers, and families. This road map of agency actions follows a May 2021 executive order directing agencies to measure, disclose, and mitigate climate-related risks to the financial system...

STATEMENT: CAP Applauds Legislation Before House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce To Strengthen the Supply Chain and Make U.S. Manufacturing More Competitive

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing introducing several bills (H.R. 5479, H.R. 5495, and H.R. 5505) that will help the United States identify and respond to manufacturing supply chain risk. These bills incorporate ideas advanced earlier this year in a report by the Center...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: A New Era of American Progress, Featuring New CAP President Patrick Gaspard

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, October 20, the Center for American Progress will host a virtual event to welcome our new president and CEO, Patrick Gaspard. With an introduction by CAP founder John Podesta, a conversation with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and closing remarks by CAP board member Secretary Julián Castro, the event will highlight...