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Our Projects

Fair Shot Campaign

American Women, Center for American Progress, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Service Employees International Union have joined together to start the Fair Shot Campaign: A plan for women and families to get ahead. From economic security to health and reproductive rights to expanding opportunities for leadership and career advancement, it’s time for women across the country to come together and have their voices heard. Because it’s time women and families had a fair shot at getting ahead, not just getting by.

Generation Progress

Generation Progress works to help young people make themselves heard through an online magazine and campus journalism projects, public events, multimedia projects, and grassroots issue campaigns—empowering new progressive leaders as they develop fresh ideas, communicate in new ways, and develop new progressive policies.

Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute’s goal is to increase the participation of progressive people of color among the thinkers, shapers, and planners of policy at every level of government, in nonprofit organizations, and in groups that influence public policy.

Legal Progress

Legal Progress seeks to make the judicial branch of government reflect better the values of liberty, equality, and opportunity enshrined in our Constitution. We focus on the urgent need to confirm progressive judges, expose the detrimental impact corporate courts have on people’s lives, and engage the public on the Constitution.

Progress 2050

Progress 2050 develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America. The United States will become a nation with no clear racial or ethnic majority by the year 2050. This expected transition provides the progressive movement with an exciting opportunity to help America live up to its ideals of equality and justice for all.

Progressive Studies Program

The Progressive Studies Program is a unique interdisciplinary project exploring the history, intellectual foundations, and public understanding of progressivism in America. It seeks to increase public awareness of progressive ideas and values, and to educate public officials and policymakers through lectures, seminars, articles, public events, book discussions, new media tools, and training seminars.

Reel Progress

Reel Progress is a progressive film series that hosts free screenings open to the public in Washington, D.C., and around the country. These screenings are followed by provocative panel discussions with leading policy experts, actors, and filmmakers, connecting the arts to campaigns for social change and progressive public policy.

Women’s Initiative

CAP’s Women’s Initiative is a comprehensive effort to marshal CAP’s broad expertise and promote public policies that enable women to participate fully in our economy and our society. Women have made enormous progress over the past 50 years, but our workplaces and national policies have not adapted to our changing society. We believe that women—and the challenges they face—must be at the center of our national policy debate in order to develop responsive solutions that improve the lives of women and their families.