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Voter Trends in 2016

CAP’s comprehensive new analysis of 2016 turnout and voting patterns reveals important and surprising results about what happened in the election.


Distorted Districts, Distorted Laws

When legislators pick their voters through gerrymandering, they are less accountable and responsive to the public policy preferences of their constituents.


Toward a Marshall Plan for America

The economy is not producing access to a good, stable middle-class life for people who do not go to college. On prudential and ethical grounds, progressives must do more to create decent job opportunities and secure family situations for all working people facing difficult economic conditions not within their control.


States of Change

Simulations indicate that the most successful route for minimizing future representation gaps lies in equalizing registration and turnout rates across races.


Orbán’s Hungary

The recent transformation of Hungarian politics—particularly the metamorphosis of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán—offers a cautionary tale of what can happen when a right-wing national populist leader gets elected.

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The Populist Explosion

Join us for a discussion with author John B. Judis, one of America’s most respected political analysts, as he explains the importance of the populist movement that began in the United States in the 1890s and the politics of which have recurred on both sides of the Atlantic ever since.


A Blending American Youth

Decades of immigration have altered the racial and ethnic makeup of the United States, and it is today’s children who will be the vanguards of this new, diverse America.

STATEMENT: CAP’s Liz Kennedy on Voting Rights Victories in Texas and Wisconsin

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas’ photo ID law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by discriminating against African American and Latino voters. And the day before, a federal court in Wisconsin barred the state from requiring voters to comply with...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Liz Kennedy Applauds Introduction of Legislative Package by House Democrats

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Democrats announced their policies to address democracy issues as part of the "Stronger America" agenda. These reforms are designed to make government work for the American people by increasing accountability and responsiveness, overturning Citizens United, ending secret political spending, protecting and advancing voting rights, lowering barriers to voter participation, and ensuring...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Liz Kennedy Reacts to McDonnell v. United States Supreme Court Decision

Washington, D.C. — With today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the McDonnell v. United States case, the Court missed an opportunity to take a strong stance against government corruption by narrowing the definition of “official action” and overturning former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R-VA) conviction on 11 counts of political corruption and honest services fraud. Liz Kennedy, Director...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Reacts to Senate Democrats ‘We the People’ Legislative Package

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senate Democrats introduced a package of bills designed to reform government so it works for people via anti-corruption and accountability policies. Titled "We the People," this package tackles issues around lobbying, secret political spending, and overturning Citizens United. Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the...