AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on U.S. Appeals Court Decision on Alabama Immigration Law

Washington, D.C. — CAP immigration policy and legal experts are available to provide analysis and commentary on today’s decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to temporarily block part of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, H.B. 56. Below is a statement from Angela M. Kelley, Vice President of Immigration Policy and Advocacy, on today’s decision:...

STATEMENT: The Protect Life Act Would Actually Threaten Women’s Lives

Washington, D.C.—The House of Representatives today will consider H.R. 358, “The Protect Life Act,” sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA). Abortion coverage was heavily debated during health reform. The Stupak Amendment would have effectively banned coverage of abortion from health plans sold in insurance exchange markets. But that approach was rejected. Instead, the Affordable Care...

RELEASE: Center for American Progress Announces Inaugural Class of Leadership Institute Fellows

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today the selection of its first class of Leadership Institute Fellows. Twelve fellows, selected from a competitive pool of 120 applicants, will participate in a series of CAP-directed seminars, events, policy case studies, and field trips to network with Washington’s public policy world. This new program...

RELEASE: House Majority Appropriations Bill Attacks the Other 99 Percent

Washington D.C.—Today, the Center for American Progress issued a series of resources finding that the House Appropriation Bill represents yet another sweeping attack on health, education, and workplace support for middle-class Americans, while preserving protections for the privileged top 1 percent. Quietly released by conservatives in Congress last week, the assault on the other 99...

RELEASE: CAP Outlines the Legitimate Complaints of the Other 99 Percent

Today, as Occupy Wall Street protests continue to sweep across the nation, the Center for American Progress released a column examining the valid grievances of the 99 percent and the ways in which this growing movement is giving voice to their concerns. The column outlines five chief concerns of the Occupy Wall Street protesters: Rising...

STATEMENT: September’s Tepid Job Growth Highlights Urgency of Job Creation Policies

Washington, D.C.—Today, Adam Hersh, Economist at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of September’s unemployment figures: Let’s hope today’s still weak jobs numbers finally prod Washington to take action. Adjusting the jobs numbers for the 45,000 striking Verizon workers returning to work last month, September marked another month of...

RELEASE: CAP to Join Sen. Tom Udall, Latism, and Univision to discuss Jobs and Opportunities for Latino Communities in ‘Twitter Conversation’

Washington, D.C.—In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for American Progress will join Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), and Latism, the largest organization of Hispanic professionals engaged in social media, in a Twitter conversation to discuss jobs and opportunities in Hispanic communities on Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Univision will now also participate in...

PRESS CALL: The Negative Economic Impacts of Georgia’s Anti-immigrant Law

Listen to the press call here. (mp3) Washington, D.C. – In April, Georgia passed H.B. 87, a harsh anti-immigrant law modeled after Arizona’s S.B. 1070. In the months since the law's passage, its negative effects on Georgia’s agricultural industry, which is heavily reliant on migrant workers to pick crops and gin cotton, were felt acutely....

PRESS CALL: The Cost of Hunger in America

Listen to the press call here. (mp3) Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 12:30 p.m. ET Washington, D.C.—The Center for American Progress and Brandeis University tomorrow will release a groundbreaking report detailing the social and economic costs of hunger in America. The report, “Hunger in America, Suffering We All Pay For,” finds that in addition to federal...