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RELEASE: CAP’s Krehely on the Institute of Medicine’s LGBT Health Report

Washington, D.C. — Jeff Krehely, Director of the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement on today’s release of the Institute of Medicine’s "The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People" report: "The Institute of Medicine’s 'The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People' report...

RELEASE: Understanding Sharia Law, Debunking Conservative Claims

By Matthew Duss and Wajahat Ali To read the full report, click here. Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released the issue brief, “Understanding Sharia Law: Conservatives’ Skewed Ideas Need Debunking,” by Matthew Duss and Wajahat Ali. Though conservative pundits have presented Islamic religious law as a growing threat to the United...

RELEASE: What Health Care Reform Means for LGBT Americans

By Kellan Baker and Jeff Krehely To read the full report, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, the Center for American Progress and the National Coalition for LGBT Health mark LGBT Health Awareness Week with the release of "Changing the Game: What Health Care Reform Means for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans,” by Jeff...

RELEASE: The Perils of Privatizing the U.S. Mortgage Finance System

By David Min | March 29, 2011 Read the full report (pdf) Download the introduction and summary (pdf) The U.S. Congress and the Obama administration are now earnestly engaged in the complicated process of reforming our nation’s mortgage finance system. The decisions they make will have enormous impacts on the shape of the U.S. financial...

RELEASE: Funding Education Equitably: The ‘Comparability Provision’ and the Move to Fair and Transparent School Budgeting Systems

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress, or CAP, released a report that looks at the issues districts face when they attempt to design fair and transparent school funding systems. “Funding Education Equitably: The ‘Comparability Provision’ and the Move to Fair and Transparent School Budgeting Systems” by Saba Bireda focuses on what would...

RELEASE: How to Raise the Status of Teachers? Redesign the System

Washington, D.C. — Cynthia Brown, Vice President for Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, wrote the following op-ed published in today’s New York Times on improving teaching quality by addressing structural problems in our education system: Americans are frustrated with the poor academic performance of our students. Study after study details how our...

RELEASE: The Economic Impact of Legalization vs. Deportation in Arizona

Read the report. Listen to the press call. (mp3) Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center released the report “A Rising Tide or a Shrinking Pie: The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation in Arizona,” by UCLA professor Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda and CAP’s Marshall Fitz. The joint CAP and...

ADVISORY: Triangle: Remembering the Fire

March 25, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:30pm About This Event On March 25, 1911, a catastrophic fire broke out at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City. Trapped inside the upper floors of a 10-story building, 146 workers—mostly young immigrant women and teenage girls—were burned alive or forced to jump to their deaths to escape...

STATEMENT: Heather Boushey Applauds Wisconsin Court Ruling Favoring Paid Sick Days

Washington, D.C. — Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement today on a Wisconsin court ruling in support of paid sick days: Valuing families means making sure that families can be both breadwinners and caregivers. In November 2008, 69 percent of voters in Milwaukee approved a local ordinance...