RELEASE: ‘The Help’ in Our Society Today

Read the full column Washington, D.C.—Today’s release of the movie “The Help” offers a moment to draw the connections between the everyday experiences of domestic workers in the South in the 1960s and current immigrant domestic workers, many of who are of Latino, African, and Caribbean descent, writes CAP’s Joy Moses. Below is an excerpt...

ADVISORY: The Moral Complexity of a Diverse Latino Community

While Latinos are often seen as a monolithic community that is Catholic and socially conservative, the reality is far more nuanced and complex. Unlike conventional wisdom, Latino Catholics tend to actually be more progressive than Latino evangelicals on key social issues such as LGBT equality and reproductive rights and justice. And while the majority of...

RELEASE: The Deficit –Busting Pay Freeze We Need: Ending the Bush Bonus Tax Cuts Requires Little Sacrifice, Does No Harm

By Michael Ettlinger | August 9, 2011 Washington, D.C.—The recent debt deal struck last week resulted in congressional Republicans stating that tax increases cannot be part of deficit reduction. Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, explains why these Republicans are drawing such hard lines in his piece entitled,...

RELEASE: What Changes in Mexico Mean for U.S. Immigration Policy

Read the full column here. By Philip E. Wolgin, Ann Garcia Washington, D.C.—Demographic and economic shifts within Mexico coupled with the Great Recession and enhanced border security in the United States has resulted in a dramatic decline in Mexican migration to the US, write CAP’s Philip E. Wolgin and Ann Garcia. Net unauthorized migration from...

RELEASE: U.S.-Mexico Border Is Safer Than Ever

Read the full report here. Washington, D.C. – Despite the conservative “border security first” rhetoric—the primary obstacle to comprehensive immigration reform – a recent USA Today article shows that border communities are safer on average than U.S. cities and a New York Times report suggests that net illegal immigration from Mexico may now be at...

RELEASE: Newly Passed Budget Control Act Cuts the Federal Budget Deficit

By Michael Linden | August 2, 2011 Washington, D.C.—There is a lot to dislike about the debt deal passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama yesterday. Criticize it for being completely skewed toward radical right-wing priorities. Point out that it forces draconian cuts to some very important public investments, services, and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Arons Applauds Historic HHS Contraception Decision

Washington, D.C. — Today, Jessica Arons, Director of the Women's Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress, applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, for recognizing that contraception is preventive, basic health care for women. HHS’s historic decision will require full coverage of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods with...

RELEASE: CAP Analysis on the Debt Deal: Today’s Deal is Just the Beginning

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | August 1, 2011 Washington, D.C.—Today the Center for American Progress released an analysis showing that the debt deal struck this weekend does nothing to help with the biggest problem facing our nation: anemic job growth and a faltering economy. In fact, by putting a noose on public investments...

The African American Vote in 2012 and Beyond

 As 2012 approaches, much attention has been focused on the key parts of the coalition that swept President Barack Obama into office. Within that coalition, African Americans were seen as a reliable voting block on the left. But is that still true? With persistently high unemployment and continuing economic woes within the black community, is...

ADVISORY: Webinar on What Healthcare Reform Means for Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses

Small Business Majority: Erin Musgrave, (831) 477-0453, emusgrave@smallbusinessmajority.org US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Lisa Martin, 210-227-1999 ext. 129, lmartin@creativecivilizations.com Washington, D.C.—The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Center for American Progress and Small Business Majority will host a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 11am EDT on healthcare reform’s impact on Hispanic-owned small...