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...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Tanden, Podesta, and Browner Respond to President Obama’s Plan to Address Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — Today Neera Tanden, John Podesta, and Carol Browner responded to President Barack Obama’s speech outlining his plan to address climate change through executive actions. The president’s plan offers new economic opportunities and puts the United States on course to meet the goal of 17 percent reductions of climate change emissions by 2020....

STATEMENT: CAP’s Angela Kelley on the Senate’s Move Toward Finishing Debate on Immigration Reform and Passing a Road Map to Citizenship

Washington, D.C. — Today the Senate took an important step toward passing immigration reform by voting for cloture on Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)’s border security amendment 1183, which includes an agreement negotiated by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) that addresses concerns raised by Republicans. Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy...

RELEASE: CAP Experts Preview President Obama’s Climate Change Speech

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s speech this Tuesday on climate change, the Center for American Progress released an analysis of what actions his administration has taken to reduce carbon pollution responsible for climate change and what steps they can take now. President Obama knows that climate change is the defining challenge...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Perriello on the Supreme Court’s Decisions to Put Corporate Interests Ahead of Consumers and Employers

Washington, D.C. — Today, with a 5-4 decision on Vance v. Ball State University, the Supreme Court's conservative majority made it significantly easier for bosses to racially or sexually harass their employees without being held accountable.  In a second case, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the same five conservative justices gave employers...