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Vice President of Research, Advocacy and Outreach
Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy
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Partisan legislators in Wisconsin and North Carolina are aggressively erecting anti-democracy barriers to lock out a growing political majority and hinder America’s progress.
Dec 7, 2023
A series of high-profile global elections in 2024 will require social media platforms and generative AI developers to meet the moment amid an evolving and uncertain technology landscape.
Sep 14, 2023
Gordon Laxer and Michael Sozan write about how discussion on foreign-influenced corporations' political spending in the United States can inform Canada's policies on the matter.
Jul 5, 2023
the Toronto Star
Gordon Laxer, Michael Sozan
In the absence of federal protections, state legislatures have become arbiters of abortion access, with some states banning or severely restricting abortion and others improving and protecting it.
Jun 15, 2023
Becca Damante, Kierra B. Jones
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the Washington State House in support of S.B. 5284, a bill that would strengthen campaign-related spending disclosure requirements and limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Mar 14, 2023
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the Hawaii Senate in support of S.B. 1179, a bill that would limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Feb 22, 2023
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the California State Assembly in support of A.B. 83, a bill that would limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Feb 10, 2023
Candidates who questioned or denied the outcome of the 2020 presidential election lost key races in the midterms as voters across the country elected pro-democracy candidates.
Nov 22, 2022
Greta Bedekovics, Ashleigh Maciolek
This CAP memo outlines how to address challenges affecting the 2022 elections.
Oct 25, 2022
William Roberts, Greta Bedekovics, Adam Conner, 3 More
Erin Simpson, Michael Sozan, Alex Tausanovitch
In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will decide Moore v. Harper, a case involving the extreme “independent state legislature” theory that endangers free and fair elections.
Sep 26, 2022
The threat to U.S. elections is real—here is how policymakers can address it.
Jan 4, 2022
Online services have become an essential and ubiquitous part of American life. This report proposes a new regulatory framework to address existing harms, promote equitable growth, and protect the public interest online.
Nov 16, 2021
Erin Simpson, Adam Conner
A new study of U.S. public opinion shows a common path forward for the country based on national economic development and a more cooperative politics.
May 26, 2021
John Halpin, Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, 2 More
Karl Agne, Nisha Jain
Results from a national survey of registered voters shed light on how Americans view the importance of the social safety net and other economic policies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 10, 2021
John Halpin, Karl Agne, Nisha Jain
Women—particularly women of color—continue to make noteworthy gains at all levels of government, but bold policies and structural changes are still needed to reach gender parity in U.S. politics.
Jan 15, 2021
Robin Bleiweis, Shilpa Phadke
Every day that President Trump remains in office, he remains an active threat to our democracy.
Jan 12, 2021
President Donald Trump is an active danger to our democracy every day he remains in office, and the Cabinet and Vice President Mike Pence should immediately invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him.
Jan 11, 2021
While the pandemic has illustrated the need for progressive policies more than ever, significant challenges still confront those who advocate for and hope to implement them.
Dec 21, 2020
Matt Browne, Alexandra Schmitt
Nov 6, 2020
The generational makeup of the United States will change dramatically in the future and that is projected to have potentially profound effects of future elections.
Oct 19, 2020
Rob Griffin, William H. Frey, Ruy Teixeira
The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing challenges for many parents in finding and affording high quality child care. Subsequently, voters strongly support increased governmental steps to help parents care for their kids and continue to work.
Sep 25, 2020
States must take immediate steps to prepare for conducting elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 27, 2020
Although expanding vote by mail is critical, in-person options must be preserved to prevent disenfranchisement.
Apr 20, 2020
Danielle Root, Danyelle Solomon, Rebecca Cokley, 3 More
Tori O’Neal, Jamal R. Watkins, Dominik Whitehead
Elected officials must make it easier and safer to register and vote amid the pandemic.
Apr 8, 2020
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
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