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Election 2016

See what CAP Action's experts have to say about the 2016 elections.

| Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at a rally.

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

article icon Issue Brief Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposal for paid family leave fails to meet the needs of modern working families.

by Anna Chu, Kristen Ellingboe, Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Obama executive order
Labor and Work

Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

article icon Issue Brief The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.

by Karla Walter | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GOP Debate

The Trump Effect: How the GOP Candidates’ Views on Immigration Mirror ‘The Donald’

article icon Fact Sheet An analysis of the top-polling GOP candidates’ positions on immigration shows that their views aren’t that different from Donald Trump’s beliefs.

by Ryan Erickson and Angela Maria Kelley | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A man stocks shelves in a store.

How Overtime Rules Would Benefit the Latino Community

article icon Fact Sheet Overtime rule reform would benefit 2.1 million Latino workers.

by Anna Chu and Kristen Ellingboe | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Walker and Reagan portrait

Right of Reagan

book_alt2 icon Report While the current GOP presidential candidates pledge allegiance to Ronald Reagan, the 40th president’s record shows much more pragmatism and willingness to compromise than today’s Republican Party.

by Charles Posner, Molly Cain, Anna Chu | Monday, September 14, 2015

John Kasich

Ohio’s Struggling Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.

by David Madland and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

election day
Civil Liberties

The Health of State Democracies

book_alt2 icon Report A state-by-state analysis and scorecard of the varied experiences of democracy in states and a series of policy recommendations illustrate how states can better serve their citizens.

by Lauren Harmon, Charles Posner, Michele L. Jawando, Matt Dhaiti | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

father and daughter

The Middle Class at Risk

book_alt2 icon Report Republicans have finally changed their rhetoric to acknowledge that stagnant wages and rising costs are squeezing middle-class families, but they are still offering the same old tired ideas that will not fix the problem.

by Arkadi Gerney, Anna Chu, Brendan Duke | Monday, July 27, 2015

Labor and Work

Right-to-Work Takes Us in the Wrong Direction

State and local governments are moving to enact right-to-work laws that harm all workers, regardless of union status, and do not result in the job growth promised by proponents. Policymakers can help working families by pursuing policies to uphold workers’ ability to join together in unions.

by Karla Walter and Jackie Odum | Thursday, May 14, 2015


Infographic: Unions Are Essential for a Strong Middle Class

A strong middle class needs unions in order to combat increasing inequality.

by the American Worker Project | Monday, May 11, 2015

Seattle minimum-wage rally
Labor and Work

Fight to Raise the Wage Goes Local

article icon Issue Brief As city minimum-wage laws are beginning to pick up steam, evidence suggests that raising the minimum wage does not harm local jobs.

by Anna Chu, Jackie Odum, Brendan Duke | Thursday, April 30, 2015