RELEASE: In Rhode Island, Partisan Gerrymandering Negatively Affects Legislative Accountability and Fair Representation

Washington, D.C. — To account for changes in population, the principle of “one person, one vote” requires states to redraw their election districts every 10 years. In some states, legislators can manipulate district boundaries to benefit their own political party, engaging in extreme partisan gerrymandering. Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case in...

RELEASE: In Ohio, Partisan Gerrymandering Negatively Affects Legislative Accountability and Fair Representation

Washington, D.C. — To account for changes in population, the principle of “one person, one vote” requires states to redraw their election districts every 10 years. In some states, legislators can manipulate district boundaries to benefit their own political party, engaging in extreme partisan gerrymandering. Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case in...

RELEASE: In North Carolina, Partisan Gerrymandering Negatively Affects Legislative Accountability and Fair Representation

Washington, D.C. — To account for changes in population, the principle of “one person, one vote” requires states to redraw their election districts every 10 years. In some states, legislators can manipulate district boundaries to benefit their own political party, engaging in extreme partisan gerrymandering. Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case in...

RELEASE: In Michigan, Partisan Gerrymandering Negatively Affects Legislative Accountability and Fair Representation

Washington, D.C. — To account for changes in population, the principle of “one person, one vote” requires states to redraw their election districts every 10 years. In some states, legislators can manipulate district boundaries to benefit their own political party, engaging in extreme partisan gerrymandering. Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case in...

STATEMENT: CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden on Las Vegas Concert Shooting

Washington, D.C. – Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following response on the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada: Last night’s shooting attack in Las Vegas has now become the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history, taking the lives of more than 50 people and wounding...

MEDIA ADVISORY: In New York, ‘Smart on Crime’ Conference Will Highlight Innovative and Promising Criminal Justice Ideas

Click here to watch the livestream of the Smart on Crime Innovations Conference, which will convene community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, elected officials, businesses, foundations, the media, and researchers to showcase promising criminal justice interventions informed by evidence and data. New York, N.Y. — On October 10 and 11, 2017, in New York City, a group...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden: Senate Budget Resolution Busts the Deficit to Give Tax Cuts to the Wealthy, Slash Investments for the Working and Middle Class

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement today after the Senate Budget Committee released its draft Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution. This budget proposal blatantly says that deficits don't matter when it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. All this time, the congressional majority's fear-mongering about...

RELEASE: New CAP Column Demands a Feminist Lens in Economics

Washington, D.C. — A new column from the Center for American Progress highlights the urgency of applying a feminist lens to economic theory to evaluate and begin to undo the role that misogyny plays in American institutions and move toward a system that values the experiences and contributions of women. This morning, CAP hosted an event featuring...

RELEASE: Ending Iran Nuclear Agreement Would Be Strategic Malpractice, CAP Policy Brief Says

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s apparent intent to sabotage the Iran nuclear agreement represents strategic malpractice at its worst, according to a new policy brief from the Center for American Progress. Such a move would invite more global instability in a Middle East region already ravaged by civil war and terrorism and create a...

EVENT ADVISORY: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Former State Department Officials To Discuss How To Strengthen U.S. Options on Iran

Washington, D.C. — As North Korea advances its nuclear and missile programs, the United States is faced with a serious challenge in confronting this major national security threat on the Korean Peninsula. And yet, as tensions with North Korea mount, the Trump administration is talking about ripping up the international deal that has prevented Iran...

ADVISORY: Hillary Clinton To Join Thinking CAP Podcast Next Week

Washington D.C. — Hillary Clinton will join Thinking CAP—a new podcast from the Center for American Progress—next week to speak with hosts Michele Jawando and Igor Volsky about her new book, What Happened, as well as the Trump era and what she hopes to see coming out of the progressive movement. Thinking CAP is a...

RELEASE: U.S. Supreme Court Could Validate Discrimination, Curb Political Representation for Millions in New Term, CAP Column Says

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Supreme Court hears the first arguments of the term next week, a new column from the Center for American Progress says that conservatives are looking for big wins in a handful of blockbuster cases that could validate discrimination and curb political representation for millions of Americans. The column warns...

RELEASE: Hasan Minhaj of ‘The Daily Show’ Says He Writes Jokes To Be ‘Cutting but Not Cruel,’ in this week’s Thinking CAP Podcast

Washington, D.C. — Following the slew of NFL protests this weekend and choice tweets from President Donald Trump in response, Michele Jawando and Igor Volsky, co-hosts of the Thinking CAP podcast, sat down with Hasan Minhaj, senior correspondent on “The Daily Show” and well-known for his stand-up Netflix special,“Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” to have an honest conversation...

RELEASE: CAP Releases State-by-State Analysis on Teacher Diversity

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows a staggering shortage of teachers of color in relation to the number of students of color.  Although people of color constitute more than one-third of the U.S. labor force and student populations continue to diversify, less than 20 percent of teachers identify...