RELEASE: Clean Energy Manufacturing Fights Climate Change, Increases U.S. Competitiveness, and Creates Jobs

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of President Barack Obama’s speech on Tuesday laying out his action plan to address the harmful effects of climate change, the Center for American Progress released a report today showing how clean energy manufacturing hubs can flight climate change, increase U.S. competitiveness, and create jobs. Throughout our country’s history,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Melanie Hart on U.S. Indictment in AMSC-Sinovel IPR Battle

Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Justice indicted Chinese wind manufacturer Sinovel for trade secret theft. Extensive FBI investigations have revealed that the Chinese company stole proprietary intellectual property from its American partner AMSC (formerly American Superconductor Corporation) and then sold the stolen technology to U.S. customers in the state of Massachusetts. Melanie...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Angela Kelley on Senate Passage of S. 744

Washington, D.C. — Following today's landmark Senate passage of S. 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today’s historic 68-32 Senate vote on immigration reform fast-forwards the prospects for robust legislation reaching the president’s desk....

RELEASE: CAP Experts Analyze Historic Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released several products reacting to the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act case, United States v. Windsor, and California’s Proposition 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry. Today’s rulings affirm that all loving and committed couples who marry deserve equal respect and treatment under the...

ADVISORY: Twitter Town Hall on DOMA and Immigration Reform with Sandra Fluke, LGBT & Immigration Activists and Experts

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, June 27, attorney and social justice advocate Sandra Fluke will join immigration activists and experts for a Twitter Town Hall to discuss the Supreme Court's DOMA decision and the impact the decision will have on binational couples and the ongoing immigration reform debate in Congress. WHO: Moderator: Sharita Gruberg, Policy...

ADVISORY: New Speakers, Including Govs. Sandoval, O’Malley, and Granholm, Added to “National Clean Energy Summit 6.0″

Las Vegas, NV — “National Clean Energy Summit 6.0: Energizing Tomorrow” is pleased to announce additional speakers and panelists at the annual summit at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on August 13, 2013. Govs. Brian Sandoval (R-NV), Martin O’Malley (D-MD), and former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) will participate in a special panel,...

STATEMENT: John Podesta on the Supreme Court’s Proposition 8 Ruling

Washington, D.C. — Today John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress and Co-Chair of the American Foundation for Equal Rights advisory board, issued the following statement reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on California's Proposition 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry: Almost exactly 46 years to the day after the Supreme Court’s historic...

STATEMENT: Winnie Stachelberg on the Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

Washington, D.C. — Today Center for American Progress Executive Vice President for External Affairs Winnie Stachelberg issued the following statement reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, United States v. Windsor: Today the Supreme Court delivered two rulings for the history books. The Court ruled that discrimination against legally...

RELEASE: Protecting Voting Rights in the Wake of Shelby County v. Holder

Washington, D.C. — Today the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, a vital piece of legislation that is widely hailed as the nation’s most effective civil rights law. The Center for American Progress released two analyses that unpack the implications of the Court’s decision. In the wake of the...