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The Center for American Progress constantly strives to find meaningful solutions and pathways to promote progressive policy advancement at the state and local level. Our work focuses on locally driven solutions as well as the vast policy and communications expertise in the organization. We hope this research and data can help facilitate thoughtful debate among state and local leaders so that we can bring about progressive change in an ever-changing political landscape.
Campaign Manager, State-Federal Climate Initiative
Acting Senior Director, Early Childhood Policy
Vice President of Research, Advocacy and Outreach
Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment
Director, Infrastructure Policy
Senior Director, Employment Policy
Director, Public Health
Senior Director, Safety and Justice Campaign; Director, State and Local Government Affairs
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
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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
This grant provides funding for a project to modernize and update safety features on Michigan Avenue, one of the most important downtown transportation corridors in Detroit, Michigan.
Nov 16, 2023
This investment provides funding to expand broadband connectivity for several Native American Tribes in Arizona.
The Port of Green Bay in Wisconsin has received funding to expand onto the site of a former power plant; the transformation includes the removal of coal piles and other items left from the power plant, and ships will be able to both load and unload cargo at the new port.
This grant provided the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation with the necessary funds to repair the Fern Hollow Bridge after its unexpected collapse.
This grant provided funding for the improvement of services and efficiency of TSA screening in the Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania.
The Biden administration has the opportunity to champion conservation by strengthening protections in the Western Arctic to ensure the United States isn’t faced with another controversial Willow Project.
Nov 14, 2023
Sam Zeno, Jenny Rowland-Shea
Ohio’s Issue 1 ballot initiative to codify the legal status of abortion in the state constitution affects both abortion access and maternal mortality rates.
Nov 8, 2023
Sabrina Talukder, Tracy Weitz, Sara Estep, 3 More
Kierra B. Jones, Amina Khalique, Isabela Salas-Betsch
State policymakers are using innovation waivers through the Affordable Care Act to increase affordability and expand coverage access—and federal administrative action can support their efforts.
Oct 23, 2023
Chris Edge, a survivor-advocate from Washington, D.C., shares his story of triumph and why he credits a hospital-based violence intervention program with helping him become a leader in his community.
Oct 19, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Hai-Lam Phan, 4 More
Matthew Gossage, Ashley Joo, Ronnie Rivera, Ala Al Sadi
Two states have enacted distinctive paid leave programs to expand coverage for certain self-employed workers.
Oct 11, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
Instead of supporting the expansion of I-35, Austin should redirect funds toward expanding public transportation to provide residents with robust alternatives to driving.
Oct 10, 2023
This grant provides funding for a project to improve and modernize PhilaPort in Philadelphia, the largest refrigerated port in the nation.
Oct 6, 2023
This investment by Hemlock Semiconductor Operations will expand the company’s polysilicon manufacturing operations and likely create more than 170 jobs.
Indie Semiconductor is building an engineering design center at its existing facilities in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
This grant provides funding for a project to rebuild the 100-year-old Algoma South Breakwater Pier in Wisconsin.
The CFPB has stood up for everyday consumers and fought against unfair treatment across the United States, addressing consumer complaints nationwide.
Oct 3, 2023
Crystal Weise, Lilith Fellowes-Granda, David Correa
The CFPB has stood up for everyday consumers and fought against unfair treatment in Delaware.
Sep 28, 2023
The CFPB has stood up for everyday consumers and fought against unfair treatment in Florida.
The CFPB has stood up for everyday consumers and fought against unfair treatment in Illinois.
The CFPB has stood up for everyday consumers and fought against unfair treatment in Indiana.
The CFPB has stood up for everyday consumers and fought against unfair treatment in Alaska.
The CFPB has stood up for everyday consumers and fought against unfair treatment in Alabama.
The CFPB has stood up for everyday consumers and fought against unfair treatment in Kansas.
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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