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...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on House and Senate Bills to Expand Access to Early Education

Washington, D.C. – Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden issued the following statement today reacting to the Senate HELP Committee and House Committee on Education and the Workforce introducing legislation to dramatically expand access to preschool: Expanding access to early education is an important building block for spurring America’s long-term economic growth, meeting the...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on Expanding Access to Early Education

Washington, D.C. — With the Senate HELP Committee and House Committee on Education and the Workforce expected to introduce legislation this week to dramatically expand access to preschool, the following experts from the Center for American Progress are available for comment: Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy Katie Hamm, Director of Early Childhood Policy Today,...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Adam Hersh on October Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Today, Center for American Progress Economist Adam Hersh issued the following reaction to the announcement of October's employment figures: Today’s data show the surprising resilience of U.S. labor markets even as extreme conservatives in Congress risked economic calamity by hijacking the political debate. The U.S. economy added 204,000 net new jobs in...

RELEASE: $37 Million in Revenue Lost Each Day Without Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. – Today, as Americans wait for the House of Representatives to take up immigration reform, new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows the substantial impact that the passage of reform would make. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, would reduce our...

STATEMENT: CAP Experts on the Senate’s Historic ENDA Vote

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, which provides basic protections from employment discrimination to the nation’s 8 million LGBT workers. The Center for American Progress released the following statements: Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress: When an LGBT American loses a job because of...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Adam Hersh on Today’s GDP Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Adam Hersh had the following reaction to the announcement of the third-quarter GDP numbers released this morning by the Bureau of Economic Analysis: U.S. economic growth in the third quarter plowed forward at 2.8 percent, though the surge was driven almost entirely by an accumulation of inventories, which added 0.8...

ADVISORY: How Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle Class

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, November 12, the Center for American Progress and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, will host an event to discuss why boosting the basic skill level of American adults is incredibly important for our ability to grow and maintain a strong middle class. In an economy that...