ADVISORY: Rep. Gwen Moore, LGBT Advocates to Discuss America’s Homeless LGBT Youth

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, September 26, the Center for American Progress will host a panel of advocates, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the issues faced by LGBT homeless youth, as well as policy and practical approaches to ending LGBT youth homelessness. The panel will be preceded by introductory remarks from U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). No...

RELEASE: Report Finds Successes and Challenges in the First Year of DACA

A new report released today by the Center for American Progress offers a nationwide analysis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, finding that a year after its implementation, close to 600,000 people have applied, and more than 430,000 people have received the status—a monumental feat. Nevertheless, the program is not reaching all states and all immigrant groups equally, with Mexican immigrants overrepresented in applications and acceptances, and other groups, particularly Asian immigrants, underrepresented.

RELEASE: The Battles that Remain for LGBT Equality in the Military

Washington, D.C. — Today, on the two-year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the discriminatory policy that prevented LGBT service members from serving openly, the Center for American Progress released a report offering recommendations for the military to achieve full equality for its LGBT service members. Even though sexual orientation is no longer...

STATEMENT: Carol Browner on the Proposed Standard to Limit Carbon Pollution from Future Power Plants

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Barack Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy proposed new public health standards to limit carbon pollution from future power plants. Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former EPA administrator, issued the following statement: Limiting carbon pollution from future power plants will lead to cleaner electricity...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Melissa Boteach on the House Vote to Leave 3.8 Million Vulnerable Americans Without Nutrition Assistance

Washington, D.C. — Today, all but 15 House Republicans voted to drop 3.8 million people, including 170,000 veterans, from the nutrition assistance program with their vote for a Farm Bill that cuts $40 billion from SNAP. Melissa Boteach, Director of the Center for American Progress’s Poverty to Prosperity Program, issued the following statement: With the...

RELEASE: CAP, American Women, PPAF, and SEIU Launch Major New Women’s Initiative

Leading Organizations Introduce the Fair Shot Campaign, a Coordinated, Comprehensive Effort to Fight for Women and Families Washington, D.C. —  At an event featuring House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, the Center for American Progress, working with American Women, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the Service Employees International...

ADVISORY: Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor, to Join Exclusive Screening of ‘Inequality for All’

Washington, D.C. — On Sunday, September 22, the Center for American Progress's Reel Progress film series and the Half in Ten Campaign are hosting an exclusive screening of "Inequality for All." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Robert Reich, former secretary of labor; Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress; Wade Henderson, president of...