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.
Opportunity for Some
Fact Sheet Gov. Jeb Bush has presented himself as a moderate candidate who wants to restore Americans’ right to rise up the economic ladder. But his affirmative action ban lowered access to college in Florida and decreased economic opportunity.
Guns and Crime
Jeb Bush’s License to Kill
Issue Brief Gov. Bush’s leadership in enacting the nation’s first expansive “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has hurt public safety and placed a disproportionate burden on communities of color—not just in Florida but also nationwide.
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.