ADVISORY: Eric Alterman to Discuss New Book on the Fight for American Liberalism

Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, April 26th, the Center for American Progress will host best-selling author, journalist, and historian Eric Alterman for a conversation on his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. In the first full-scale treatment of postwar liberalism, The Cause offers an epic saga driven...

RELEASE: CAP Experts on Environmental Standards, Green Jobs, and American Treasures to Protect this Earth Day

Washington, D.C. — Today policy experts from the Center for American Progress released a series of columns and analyses outlining a number of important priorities to keep in mind this Earth Day, which include the importance of environmental standards, ways that green jobs help communities of color and the top five American treasures to prioritize...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Goldfuss on Designation of Fort Ord as National Monument

Washington, D.C. — Today as President Barack Obama prepares to sign a proclamation designating Fort Ord as a national monument, Christy Goldfuss, Director of the Public Lands Project at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: While Congress sits on dozens of conservation bills, President Obama listens to the calls of veterans and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Krehely on President Obama’s Endorsement of the Safe Schools Improvement Act and Student Non-Discrimination Act

Washington, D.C. — The White House announced today that President Barack Obama endorsed the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Jeff Krehely, Vice President for LGBT Research and Communications at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: Too many gay and transgender youth experience bullying and harassment in the halls...

RELEASE: Women Are Still Earning Less than Men Across the Board

Washington D.C. — Today is Equal Pay Day, and the Center for American Progress released a package of products highlighting the importance of closing the gender wage gap. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into 2012 the average woman must work to earn what the average man earned in 2011. While the wage gap has...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Weiss on Unveiling of White House Plan to Crack Down on Oil Market Manipulation, Protect Consumers

Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama, joined by Attorney General Eric Holder, will today release a plan to deter Wall Street speculators from unlawfully taking advantage of oil price volatility. Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: President Obama’s proposal will make...