EVENT ADVISORY: Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

Washington, D.C. — As Congress debates legislation to reform our broken immigration system, it is imperative that safeguards for vulnerable groups like LGBT immigrants are considered. Please join us as experts, stakeholders, and members of the LGBT community discuss the dangers that LGBT immigrants face in our current immigrant detention system, what has been done...

RELEASE: Preparing for a Strategic Shift on U.S. Policy Toward Egypt

Washington, D.C. – Today, as activists once again gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the Center for American Progress released a report exploring how the United States should prepare for a strategic shift on policy toward Egypt. Thus far, the United States has adopted a cautious and often unclear policy in reaction to the past year’s tumultuous...

ADVISORY: From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: The Pursuit of Equitable Credit

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, November 21, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion on unethical discrimination in the U.S. housing market. Widespread discriminatory and unethical lending was a major contributor to the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the subsequent loss of more than 4 million homes due to foreclosure. In this...

RELEASE: CAP Analysis on U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw from Experts on the Ground

Washington, D.C. – Today, as the U.N. climate talks continue in Warsaw, Poland, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis on the status of the negotiations. The analysis finds that progress on important issues under discussion this week is being compromised by controversial issues including climate finance and addressing loss and damage from severe weather...

RELEASE: CAP Calls on State Governments to Reform Outdated, Ineffective, and Bureaucratic Forms of Education Funding

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Too many state governments and school districts are employing outdated and ineffective forms of school funding, according to two new reports released today by the Center for American Progress. The reports detail how outdated approaches for funding and managing schools can hinder school-improvement efforts. While categorical grants—funding streams for schools...

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Premiere D.C. Screening of ‘The Square’

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, November 20, the Center for American Progress’s Reel Progress Film Series and the Truman National Security Project will host the premiere Washington, D.C., screening of "The Square," a film centered around the Egyptian Revolution and the personal stories of young people who struggled through multiple forces to claim their rights and create a society of...

RELEASE: New Research Finds Voters Don’t Believe Either Party Is Doing Enough to Protect National Parks, Public Lands

Washington, D.C. — New public opinion research conducted by Hart Research Associates found that, in the wake of the recent government shutdown, voters feel that neither Congress, the administration, nor either political party is doing enough to protect national parks and public lands. The survey found widespread frustration with the government shutdown and strong opposition—across...

RELEASE: New Infographic: Who Does the House GOP Stand With?

Washington, D.C. — It’s been almost five months since the Senate passed its immigration reform bill, S. 744. Each day that the House of Representatives refuses to take up reform costs the country $37 million, with more than $5 billion in potential revenue lost so far. And just yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that House Republicans would...

RELEASE: CAP Recommends Changes to Vaccine-Exemption Policies in Order to Stem Dangerous Disease Outbreaks

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — With recent outbreaks of whooping cough, pertussis, and measles being reported across the nation, the Center for American Progress today released a report recommending changes to state and federal childhood vaccine-exemption policies in order to better protect communities from potentially dangerous yet highly preventable diseases. The report, “The Effect...

RELEASE: LGBT Workers of Color Are Among the Most Disadvantaged in the American Workforce

Washington, D.C. — According to a new report released today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, workers of color are among the most disadvantaged workers in America. Due to discrimination coupled with a lack of workplace protections, unequal job benefits and taxation, and unsafe, under-resourced U.S. schools, LGBT people of color face extraordinarily high...