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Val Demings
Women's Rights

Val Demings on Women’s Leadership

play_alt icon Video Val Demings, the first female police chief of Orlando, Florida, gave a rousing keynote address at the Center for American Progress Action Fund's first women's leadership event, "Blind Spots and Double Binds: The Leadership Issues for Women of Color."

By Judith Warner | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Busy Boston street
Economy

Cities at Work

book_alt2 icon Report Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.

By Joel Rogers and Satya Rhodes-Conway | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Minimum Wage
Labor and Work

Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment

Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Job Fair
Labor and Work

Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform

article icon Issue Brief Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Labor and Work

President Obama Should Use the State of the Union to Hold Accountable Federal Contractors that Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers

The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Monday, January 27, 2014

Unions
Labor and Work

Union Membership Remained Steady in 2013, But Conservative Attacks Threaten to Weaken Organized Labor

Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Friday, January 24, 2014

Election
Civil Liberties

Unequal Access

book_alt2 icon Report A county-by-county analysis of election administration in 2012 swing states reveals that, within each state, wide disparities in voting accessibility existed.

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Civil Liberties

Explore the Data: Unequal Access

cursor icon Interactive These interactive tables accompany the report “Unequal Access: A County-by-County Analysis of Election Administration in Swing States in the 2012 Election."

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lunch
Poverty

Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013

book_alt2 icon Report A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.

By Erik Stegman and Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Colorado
Labor and Work

The Decline of Colorado’s Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Colorado’s increasingly unequal economy is harming the state’s middle class and threatening to undermine the state’s long-term prospects for growth.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oil rig worker
Labor and Work

At Our Expense

book_alt2 icon Report A Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Labor and Work

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families

If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Monday, December 9, 2013