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...