RELEASE: Memorial Day Driving by the Numbers

Washington, D.C. — As AAA estimates that nearly 35 million Americans are preparing to travel 50 miles or more this weekend, with nearly 90 percent of travelers filling up their tanks with expensive gasoline or diesel fuel to drive to their destination, the Center for American Progress released an analysis of Memorial Day driving by the numbers....

EVENT ADVISORY: The Case for Diverse Voices in Public Policy

On May 22 the Center for American Progress and its Leadership Institute will host Sen. William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) and Laura Murphy, Washington legislative office director of the American Civil Liberties Union, in a discussion about the need for diverse voices in leading efforts to legitimize and create sustainable public policy related to communities of color.

RELEASE: CAP State-by-State Analysis Finds Economic Gains When Undocumented Immigrants Are Granted Citizenship

Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by the Center for American Progress found that comprehensive immigration reform, such as the proposed legislation recently filed by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of 8,” will lead to significant economic gains for numerous states, including states with the highest undocumented immigrant populations. The report, “National and State-by-State...

RELEASE: States Enacting Foreign Law Bans Driven by Anti-Muslim Sentiment Will Face Legal and Practical Problems

Washington, D.C. — The Brennan Center for Justice and the Center for American Progress today released a report highlighting the unintended consequences of foreign law bans. Fueled by a growing tide of anti-Muslim sentiment, these bans have gained momentum in recent months, morphing from restrictions on Islamic religious laws and customs—known as Sharia law—into broader...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Carol Browner on Environmental and Public Works Committee Vote for Gina McCarthy Nomination

Washington, D.C. — Today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted to send Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator nominee, to the full Senate for confirmation. Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: I commend the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for approving...

ADVISORY: Gail Collins and Anna Quindlen on The Feminine Mystique at 50

Washington, D.C. — On May 23 the Center for American Progress will host Gail Collins and Anna Quindlen—authors of the new introduction and afterword to the 50th anniversary edition of The Feminine Mystique—to discuss author Betty Friedan's legacy, as well as the unfinished business of the women's movement. Fifty years ago when Betty Friedan published...

RELEASE: New Reports Outline Lessons for U.S. Schools from Other Countries

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a series of reports exploring how high-performing nations organize, manage, and fund their schools and identifying what lessons the United States can learn from around the world about how to better govern and improve our schools. Key findings from the reports were presented and discussed...

RELEASE: Press Freedom Key to Ensuring Lasting Democracy in Turkey

Washington, D.C. — The issues of press freedom and freedom of expression—each essential to the preservation of democratic principles—have faced resistance in Turkey as the country continues to shape a “Turkish model” of democratic development. A comprehensive analysis released today by the Center for American Progress details the current state of press freedom in Turkey and...