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...

RELEASE: 4 Ways Austerity Demands Have Reached New Extremes

Washington, D.C. — In an effort to avoid a government shutdown, Senate Democrats have accepted spending levels equivalent to previous House Republican budgets, yet House Republican leaders are now insisting on new, deeper spending cuts in exchange for preventing a government shutdown, according to a new issue brief released today by the Center for American...

RELEASE: License to Kill: Report Shows How Weak Concealed Carry Laws Can Combine with Stand Your Ground Laws to Produce Deadly Results

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released a report illustrating how Stand Your Ground laws paired with weak state gun-carry permitting laws allow dangerous individuals to carry concealed, loaded weapons in public with little law enforcement oversight or discretion. The release of the report was planned to coincide with...

RELEASE: Resources and Experts Available on Proposed Cuts to Nutrition Assistance and Upcoming Census Poverty Data

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the upcoming House vote on legislation to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the Center for American Progress today released “Stop Slashing SNAP” and “30 Years of Tackling Hunger on a Bipartisan Basis Is in Danger of Failing This Fall.” Together, the resources illustrate how nutrition assistance...

ADVISORY: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Valerie Jarrett Headline Launch of Major New Women’s Initiative

The Center for American Progress, American Women, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Services Employee International Union Launch Fair Shot: A Plan for Women and Families to Get Ahead Washington, D.C. – On September 18, the Center for American Progress, working with American Women, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Service Employees International Union, will launch a...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Center for American Progress, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, American Women, and Service Employees International Union Preview the Launch of a Major New Women’s Initiative

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, September 13, the Center for American Progress, American Women, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the Service Employees International Union will host a press call previewing the launch of a major women's initiative and policy agenda called "Fair Shot: A plan for women and families to get ahead." The new initiative  is...

RELEASE: New Campaign Will Connect LGBT Communities on New Health Insurance Options

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress, the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, and the Federal Agencies Project announce the launch of Out2Enroll, a campaign to inform lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, communities about new coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, and to encourage LGBT individuals to enroll in coverage....

RELEASE: CAP Announces 2013-14 Class of Leadership Institute Fellows

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today the selection of its third class of Leadership Institute Fellows. Fifteen fellows, selected from a competitive pool of applicants, will participate in a series of CAP-directed seminars, activities, and networking sessions with a broad array of leaders and experts in the progressive public policy movement....