The Health of State Democracies
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. Read more →
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Virginia Families
The right policies can go a long way toward helping Virginia women gain economic security.
The Middle Class at Risk
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.
Race and Ethnicity
Vision Is the Secret Sauce for the Democratic Nomination
In a process that sets up a false dichotomy between economic and racial justice, the candidates for the 2016 Democratic nomination must present an inclusive vision that rallies political will for constructive change.
Infographic: Scott Walker’s Economy
Gov. Walker’s economy would mean less income for the middle class, but tax cuts for the rich.
Gov. Chris Christie’s Most Outrageous Flip-Flops
Fact Sheet One of Gov. Christie’s only constants has been his inability to stick with one position.
Jeb Bush: Divider, Not Uniter
Fact Sheet Despite how he spins it, Gov. Bush’s policies would divide and hurt Americans.
Labor and Work
Raising New York’s Fast-Food Wages Would Be Good for Workers, Taxpayers, and the Economy
Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, testifies before the New York State Fast Food Wage Board.
Senate King v. Burwell ‘Fix’ Includes Same Failed Proposals to Repeal Health Reform
Fact Sheet The Johnson bill is not a compromise but rather purposefully designed to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by repealing important provisions of the law.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Michigan Women and Families
Fact Sheet The right policies could go a long way to help Michigan women gain economic security.
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.
Infographic: Unions Are Essential for a Strong Middle Class
A strong middle class needs unions in order to combat increasing inequality.
Labor and Work
Fight to Raise the Wage Goes Local
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.
Best Practices for Upholding Standards for Contracted Custodial and Security Workers
Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at American Progress, testified before the Cambridge City Council Economic Development and University Relations Committee.