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Despite arguments from the gun lobby and its allies, guns used for self-defense are not common, beneficial for society, or efficient in deterring mass shootings or criminal victimization.
Feb 12, 2024
Allison Jordan, Chandler Hall, Devin Hughes
Industrial facilities are most often located in or near Black, brown, and low-income communities who face the brunt of harmful industrial pollution, climate change impacts, and other environmental and public health hazards—something Harold Mitchell experienced firsthand in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Fortunately, the Biden administration’s long-overdue environmental justice investments can ensure that all people—regardless of race, income, or ZIP code—have clean air and clean water and live in safe and healthy communities.
Feb 2, 2024
Devon Lespier, Margaret Cooney, Hannah Malus, 6 More
Cathleen Kelly, Hai-Lam Phan, Matthew Gossage, Jeremy Hill, Andrew Sonntag, Toni Pandolfo
Cities nationwide are using three principal models to effectively dispatch community responder teams.
Dec 13, 2023
Amos Irwin, Rachael Eisenberg
This report compares three principal models that cities are using to dispatch community responder teams, answers frequently asked questions, and shares lessons learned.
Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
Congress must maintain funding for a long-overlooked program that is helping to recruit and support more teachers of color.
Oct 19, 2023
The Biden administration’s historic investments support Latinos and have advanced racial equity for all Americans.
Oct 13, 2023
Gaby Blanco, Rafael Medina, Mariam Rashid
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report outlining the need for a whole-of-government, society-wide approach to addressing the complex challenges posed by the opioid overdose epidemic.
Sep 21, 2023
Trinh Q. Truong, Debu Gandhi, Jill Rosenthal, 5 More
Marquisha Johns, Mariam Rashid, Dan Restrepo, Akua Amaning, Cleo Bluthenthal
The opioid epidemic is a complex public health crisis that can be ameliorated by addressing root causes of drug use; expanding access to treatment and harm reduction strategies; and reducing the supply of illicit opioids entering the United States.
Sep 20, 2023
The Tech Hubs program within the CHIPS and Science Act is a major opportunity to provide equitable access to industry for underserved communities and economic growth for the country at large.
Sep 19, 2023
Ashleigh Maciolek, Justine Gluck, Sara Partridge, 1 More
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with Clarence B. Jones.
Sep 6, 2023
Please join the Center for American Progress to explore the importance of nondiscrimination in education, especially in America’s colleges and universities.
Aug 29, 2023
The Center for American Progress submitted comments in response to the FHFA’s request for input on the Enterprises’ single-family pricing framework.
Aug 23, 2023
Join the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership of Women & Families on Martha’s Vineyard for a moderated panel which explores new ways to promote economic opportunity in Black communities.
Aug 14, 2023
Patrick Gaspard, Shalanda Young, Frank Scott, Jr., 4 More
Kelly Burton, Angela Hanks, Jonathan Capehart, Jocelyn Frye
The United States continues to face an eviction crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and that disproportionately affects communities of color, particularly Black women.
Tune in below to watch a discussion on the connection between raising the minimum wage and Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.
Jul 24, 2023
Rose Khattar, Jocelyn Frye, Edwith Theogene
Policymakers can address the decline in routine childhood vaccination rates in the United States by improving access and boosting confidence in childhood vaccines, and by making vaccination the easiest and most sensible choice.
Jul 6, 2023
The preschool years present a critical developmental period sensitive to changes in public health and social policy, for which robust investments in programs that support families can improve intergenerational outcomes.
Jun 29, 2023
Allie Schneider, Hailey Gibbs
Forward-thinking state and local policymakers should continue to take action to improve the employment outcomes of 18- to 24-year-olds reentering their communities.
Jun 27, 2023
The historic home of the automotive industry, Michigan, stands to benefit from major infrastructure improvements and new plants for manufacturing electric vehicle batteries, especially if it incorporates public input and builds worker power to grow the middle class.
Jun 15, 2023
David Ballard, Lily Roberts, Marina Zhavoronkova, 4 More
Kevin DeGood, Emily Gee, Jessica Vela, Karla Walter
Rose Khattar and Edwith Theogene lay out glaring omissions in the way that the United States collects data on race and ethnicity and call for improvements to the processes.
Jun 11, 2023
Rose Khattar, Edwith Theogene
The Biden administration’s recent executive order makes clear its intent to swiftly advance racial equity and support underserved communities by directing federal agencies to deliver equitable outcomes and foster an inclusive and prosperous America for all.
May 24, 2023
As the Title 42 order comes to an end, America can humanely and effectively meet the challenge of rising numbers at the border.
May 10, 2023
Patrick Gaspard, Debu Gandhi, Dan Restrepo
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revises guidance for allowable levels of lead in baby food, further federal action is needed to protect all young children from environmental toxins in food products.
Apr 4, 2023
Jill Rosenthal, Hailey Gibbs, Allie Schneider
The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to the agency’s proposed draft guidance intended to reduce lead in foods marketed for infants and young children.
Mar 31, 2023
The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the agency’s proposed rule on soot pollution standards.
Mar 29, 2023
Jill Rosenthal, Auburn Bell, Sarah Millender
Ayuong, a former refugee from Sudan who now attends dental school in the United States, shares what it means to be a refugee.
Feb 28, 2023
Zefitret Abera Molla, Ala Al Sadi, Madalyn Reagan, 1 More
The stories and experiences of Black immigrants are part of the American story and should be celebrated during Black History Month.
Feb 23, 2023
Zefitret Abera Molla, Grace Oyenubi, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, 2 More
Ala Al Sadi, Toni Pandolfo
In the second installment in a three-part series on Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), the Center for American Progress and American Indian College Fund look at Leech Lake Tribal College’s law enforcement degree program and the college’s work on cultural revitalization and basic needs insecurity.
Dec 15, 2022
Marcella Bombardieri, Dina M. Horwedel
In the first installment in a series on Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), the Center for American Progress and American Indian College Fund explore the essential role TCUs play in their communities and why investing in them should be a priority for policymakers.
Nov 18, 2022
The economic recovery has supported workers of color, but inequities persist, and the Federal Reserve risks undoing the equitable economic gains achieved.
Nov 17, 2022
Hispanic and Latino communities are disproportionately at risk from rising rates of gun violence, but elected officials in these communities have so far failed to act.
Nov 1, 2022
Race-conscious remedies, such as voting rights protections and affirmative action in college admissions, are supported by the Constitution, are a part of American history, and are essential to equal opportunity.
Oct 28, 2022
Nicole Lee Ndumele, Ben Olinsky, Marcella Bombardieri
Rose Khattar and Lauren Hoffman discuss how, in addition to recent reforms such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the student loan relief plan, more measures are necessary to finally close the pay gap that continues to limit economic opportunity for many women.
Oct 11, 2022
Rose Khattar, Lauren Hoffman
Community violence intervention programs are a critical part of a comprehensive approach to reduce the impact of rising gun violence on youth and in U.S. communities.
Oct 11, 2022
Terrell Thomas, Rachael Eisenberg
Rose Khattar and Jessica Vela discuss how equitable implementation of the Biden administration's major economic accomplishments, such as the Inflation Reduction Act, can help better support Hispanic and Latino workers.
Oct 7, 2022
Rose Khattar, Jessica Vela
Discussing Air Force and Space Force personnel, the crisis in Ukraine, competition with China, human rights, and the role of the U.S. in the world
Sep 29, 2022
The Ocean Justice Forum—a collective of 18 environmental justice, Indigenous, community, and national nonprofits—is offering an ambitious vision for strengthening ocean climate policy, addressing injustices, and building more resilient communities.
Sep 29, 2022
Colette Pichon Battle, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš, 2 More
Miriam Goldstein, Jean Flemma
Marquisha Johns and Nicole Rapfogel explain why the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, was the result of long-standing disinvestment, environmental injustice, and health inequities—and they urge state lawmakers to direct funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act toward the communities that need them most.
Sep 22, 2022
Marquisha Johns, Nicole Rapfogel
Please join CAP's Reel Progress program and Brave New Films for a film screening of "Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote," followed by a discussion with a panel of esteemed experts.
Sep 15, 2022
Student debt cancellation is a bold step for the higher education system—and one that will benefit a wide cross-section of people and communities throughout the country.
Aug 24, 2022
Kiera Manser, Jared C. Bass, Jesse O’Connell
A discussion with the National Partnership for Women & Families on improving the economic status of Black women and families.
Aug 15, 2022
Student debt cancellation would help people of all ages, reduce the racial wealth gap, and help borrowers weather turmoil in the student loan system.
Ella Azoulay, Jared C. Bass, Marcella Bombardieri, 1 More
Bradley D. Custer
Hospital-based community violence intervention programs combat cycles of violent crime and retaliation by engaging patients in the recovery process immediately following injury.
Aug 4, 2022
Current disaster recovery efforts in the United States exacerbate racial disparities, as people of color experience greater harms from natural disasters, receive less support, lose wealth, and take longer to recover.
Jul 19, 2022
Although Hispanic and Latino workers have high employment rates in the United States, labor market experiences differ substantially within this community, with Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran Americans experiencing significant and intersecting gender and ethnic wage gaps.
Jul 18, 2022
Rose Khattar, Jessica Vela, Lorena Roque
Federal investments kept millions of Americans in their homes during the pandemic; in the long term, commitment to bold federal housing policy can eliminate housing insecurity for millions while uplifting historically disadvantaged communities.
Jul 7, 2022
The lack of investment in communities of color, coupled with weak gun laws, has resulted in devastatingly high rates of gun violence for Black and brown people.
Jun 30, 2022
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.
We work to strengthen public health systems and improve health care coverage, access, and affordability.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
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