4 Candidates Who Just Won Their Party’s Nomination for Competitive November Elections and Want to Sell or Seize Public Lands
This third installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series profiles four nonincumbent candidates for office who recently won their party’s nomination for competitive elections in the American West and who believe that federal lands should be seized by states or sold off to the highest bidder.
6 Surprising Facts About the Minimum Wage
Video The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than five years. Here are six facts explaining why Congress needs to raise it to $10.10 an hour.
The Truth About Medicaid: How Paul Ryan Misconstrues the Evidence
Issue Brief Rep. Paul Ryan’s report on the War on Poverty is full of misleading, inaccurate claims that detract from the many benefits of Medicaid coverage.
The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.
Val Demings on Women’s Leadership
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."
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage
Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
6 Policies to Combat Inequality
Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.
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.
Cities at Work
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.
Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform
Issue Brief Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.
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.
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.
Report A county-by-county analysis of election administration in 2012 swing states reveals that, within each state, wide disparities in voting accessibility existed.
Explore the Data: Unequal Access
Interactive These interactive tables accompany the report “Unequal Access: A County-by-County Analysis of Election Administration in Swing States in the 2012 Election."
Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013
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.