State of the Union 2016

The Center for American Progress believes in pragmatic solutions that create opportunity for all Americans. CAP has developed bold ideas that champion the common good and push for effective governance. In anticipation of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, here are some of the policies and related CAP work that could be highlighted in the speech.

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Fact Sheets: Economic Benefits of Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality Fact Sheet
Five-year-old kindergarden students Gael Alvarado, left, Perla Ortiz, center, and Yahir Perez do school work in a bilingual English-Spanish class at Hanby Elementary School in Mesquite, Texas, in 2011. (AP/LM Otero)

Fact Sheets: Economic Benefits of Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality

With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that the majority of the U.S. population will be people of color by 2043, it is increasingly important that policymakers enact progressive policies that would improve the economic prospects and increase income for people of color.

Progress 2050

All-In Nation: An America that Works for All Report
Jissela Centeno and her son Matthew Pineda of Arlington, Va., whose family is from Honduras, participates in a rally for immigration reform at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

All-In Nation: An America that Works for All

All-In Nation describes how strong communities of color are critical to America’s economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive.

Vanessa Cárdenas, Sarah Treuhaft