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9 LGBTQ Faith Leaders to Watch in 2019 Article
The Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart delivers a prayer at a vigil in support of the Equality Act in Washington, D.C., May 2019. (Mackenzie Harris/Faith in Public Life)

9 LGBTQ Faith Leaders to Watch in 2019

These nine LGBTQ faith leaders work to resist injustice and articulate a moral vision for the United States.

Emily London, Maggie Siddiqi, Luke Wallis

States of Change Report

States of Change

As the demographics of the United States have changed since 1980, so have the coalitions that make up both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Rob Griffin, William H. Frey, Ruy Teixeira

2019 CAP Ideas: Cities of Change With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Video
 (Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) speaks at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference.)

2019 CAP Ideas: Cities of Change With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference about cities’ power in implementing progressive change and in setting the example of how governments can serve their people.

Two Lieutenant Governors on the Rise Podcast
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Two Lieutenant Governors on the Rise

This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Lt. Govs. Juliana Stratton (D-IL) and Kate Marshall (D-NV) about their day-to-day responsibilities and the challenge of balancing the needs of rural and urban constituents in their states.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

Conservative Court Packing Article
The Supreme Court. (Getty)

Conservative Court Packing

Court packing isn’t a theoretical idea—it’s happening right now.

Sam Berger

Increasing Voter Participation in America Report
People vote at a Los Angeles lifeguard station in Venice Beach on November 8, 2016. (Getty/David McNew)

Increasing Voter Participation in America

Structural barriers and cynicism about government keep millions of eligible Americans from participating in elections; here’s how to fix that.

Danielle Root, Liz Kennedy

New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy on Resisting Trump Podcast
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New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy on Resisting Trump

Michele and Igor speak with New Jersey Gov. Murphy about the progress his state has made, as well as with CAP Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy Ben Olinsky about some of CAP's big policy ideas.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 2 More Rachel Rosen, Ben Olinsky

America’s Electoral Future Report

America’s Electoral Future

The demographics of the United States are projected to become much more diverse in the coming decades and will have significant effects on the presidential election in 2020 and beyond.

Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, William H. Frey

Systematic Inequality Report

Systematic Inequality

The already large racial wealth gap between white and black American households grew even wider after the Great Recession. Targeted policies are necessary to reverse this deepening divide.

Angela Hanks, Danyelle Solomon, Christian E. Weller

Election Security in All 50 States Report

Election Security in All 50 States

A better understanding of how each state can improve election security preparedness can help build urgency for appropriate solutions and arm stakeholders with information to demand increased security measures.

Danielle Root, Liz Kennedy, Michael Sozan, 1 More Jerry Parshall

God, Roy Moore, and Faith in the Resistance Podcast

God, Roy Moore, and Faith in the Resistance

This week, Michele and Igor chat with two guests and discuss the intersection of religion and politics, specifically Christian nationalism and the pairing of progressivism and faith.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 2 More Jack Jenkins, Rachel Rosen

Voter Trends in 2016 Report

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.

Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin

Distorted Districts, Distorted Laws Report

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.

Billy Corriher, Liz Kennedy

Suppression: A Common Thread in American Democracy Article
A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Lee Circle Friday, May 2017. (AP/Scott Threlkeld)

Suppression: A Common Thread in American Democracy

Mayor Landrieu speaks honestly about the consequences of ignoring race in our nation’s history as he removes Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

Danyelle Solomon

Toward a Marshall Plan for America Report

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.

Neera Tanden, Carmel Martin, Marc Jarsulic, 6 More Brendan Duke, Ben Olinsky, Melissa Boteach, John Halpin, Ruy Teixeira, Rob Griffin

States of Change Report

States of Change

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

Rob Griffin, William H. Frey, Ruy Teixeira

Orbán’s Hungary Report

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.

William Danvers

A Blending American Youth Interactive

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.

Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, William H. Frey

Powering Progress: 2016 Progressive Party Video

Powering Progress: 2016 Progressive Party

This week, American Progress hosted its annual Progressive Party, featuring Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who discussed the enduring and unifying values of the progressive movement and the need for new policies that lift up all Americans.

Moving Forward Together Report

Moving Forward Together

Wherever people are practicing inclusive politics, inclusive economics, and inclusive social policies, good things are happening.

Bill Clinton

The Promise of Progress Report

The Promise of Progress

An agenda for shared prosperity, diversity, and innovation can help progressives deliver on the promise of progress.

Justin Trudeau

Global Challenges, Progressive Solutions Report

Global Challenges, Progressive Solutions

The global progressive movement has been behind almost every social advance of the past decade. In the 21st century, it is needed more than ever.

Andrew Little

The Lonely Life of a Progressive Report

The Lonely Life of a Progressive

The challenges facing today's progressives are larger than ever, but it is still a great time to be a social democrat.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Third Way, Again Report

Third Way, Again

The Third Way agenda of the late 1990s showed that economic growth and social justice could be mutually reinforcing.

Tony Blair

Values and Facts Are on Our Side! Report

Values and Facts Are on Our Side!

Facts and values are on the side of progressives. A modern social democratic agenda is now the only one able to deliver an inclusive society.

Jonas Gahr Støre

Toward a New Progressive Politics Report

Toward a New Progressive Politics

The rise of populism and growing cynicism toward political elites are making it harder than ever to develop a progressive agenda.

Matteo Renzi

Progressive Governance in Perspective Report

Progressive Governance in Perspective

The global financial crisis necessitates a rethink of the progressive agenda just as the fall of the Berlin Wall did a decade earlier.

Ricardo Lagos

Decent Jobs and New Patriotism Report

Decent Jobs and New Patriotism

It is time for progressives to raise their ambitions and build an inclusive economy that delivers for all our citizens.

Lodewijk Asscher

Progressive Futures Report

Progressive Futures

While our values are eternal, progressives need to continually review our approach to governing to meet the challenges of the future.

Bill Shorten

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