RELEASE: Judith Warner Joins the Center for American Progress as Senior Fellow

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that New York Times bestselling author and writer Judith Warner will join the organization as a Senior Fellow. At the Center for American Progress, Warner will contribute to initiatives focused on addressing the challenges Americans face balancing work and family life. Warner is best known...

RELEASE: CAP Chair John Podesta Appointed by U.N. Secretary-General to High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda

Washington, D.C. — Today, Center for American Progress Chair and Counselor John Podesta was among the 26 civil society, private-sector, and government leaders named by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a high-level panel organized to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs. The panel...

RELEASE: This Week Millions of Women Gain Access to Preventive Services

Washington, D.C. — Today, two days before key provisions of Obamacare go into effect, providing millions of women guaranteed access to preventive services, the Center for American Progress released a package of resources illustrating how women will be impacted by this significant implementation deadline. “This is a tremendous milestone for women and their health. More...

ADVISORY: Gene Sperling, Sen. Michael Bennet, Austan Goolsbee, and Nick Hanauer Join Other Policymakers, Economists for a Conference on the Middle Class

RSVP to attend this event Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, August 1, the Center for American Progress will host a conference to highlight and explore emerging economic evidence that a strong middle class is critical for robust economic growth. Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy,...

ADVISORY: After Aurora: Dispelling the Myth of NRA Power

RSVP for this event. Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, as details continue to emerge about the tragic shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado, that killed 12 people and wounded another 58, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion to examine myths about the National Rifle Association’s political influence, making the case for why politicians should...

ADVISORY: U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Women’s Issues to Discuss Women’s Economic Success and Global Growth

Washington, D.C. –The U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer will participate in a special conversation at the Center for American Progress with CAP President Neera Tanden as part of our Women’s Leadership Series. Ambassador Verveer will reflect on her experience championing women’s issues around the world and what she sees as the challenges...

RELEASE: Dodd-Frank at 2 Years—5 Ways the Market Is Stronger

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Today, one day before the two-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act—the landmark suite of reforms designed to fix a broken financial system following the 2008 crisis—the Center for American Progress released a report detailing five concrete ways that our financial markets are stronger today, alongside five concrete things that...

RELEASE: The State of Women of Color in the United States

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, CAP's Progress 2050 and FIRE Initiative released an issue brief on “The State of Women of Color in the United States” at an event with Tina Tchen, chief of staff to the first lady and executive director of the White House Council on Women and girls; The Root’s Jenée Desmond-Harris; Eesha...

RELEASE: Report Finds Billions in Bad Education Investments

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Today a new report released by the Center for American Progress reveals that states across the nation spent nearly $15 billion a year in bad investments because of the so-called master's degree bump. Teachers with advanced degrees are generally compensated with additional salary or stipends, known as the master’s...

ADVISORY: Under Secretary of the Treasury Lael Brainard to Discuss U.S.-China Economic Relationship, Challenges, and Opportunities

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, July 18, the Center for American Progress will host a keynote address by Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs Lael Brainard to be followed by a discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by the U.S.-China economic relationship. President Barack Obama’s announcement to “rebalance to Asia” reflects an...