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 →
Walker and Rubio’s Health Care Plans Kick Millions off Their Health Insurance
The health insurance plans of these GOP primary candidates put the health of millions of Americans at risk and undermines the ACA's advances.
How Overtime Rules Would Benefit the Latino Community
Overtime rule reform would benefit 2.1 million Latino workers.
Labor and Work
Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
Issue Brief The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.
The Buckeye Squeeze
Report The records and campaign plans of 2016 Republican presidential candidates put the wealthy few ahead of working families.
Ohio’s Struggling Middle Class
Issue Brief Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.
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.
The Middle Class at Risk
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.
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.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Virginia Families
Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Virginia women gain economic security.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Infographic: Unions Are Essential for a Strong Middle Class
A strong middle class needs unions in order to combat increasing inequality.