RELEASE: CAP Action Report Finds That Government Contractors With a Track Record of Labor Violations Often Have Other Performance Issues

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds that government contractors with significant labor violations often have other serious performance issues that range from fraudulent billing to falsifying qualifications for employees to major cost overruns to producing defective, sometimes dangerous equipment. Conversely, policy reforms that increase companies’ compliance with worker...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: How Mayors Are Working To Protect the Right To Vote

Washington, D.C. — For centuries, democracy—and all that it entails—has been a cornerstone of what it means to be an American. Since the earliest days of this country, people have fought to ensure that this ideal is accessible to everyone in the United States, not just the privileged few. In recent years, however, the United...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Sen. Jon Tester on Protecting Voting Rights

Washington, D.C. — For centuries, democracy—and all that it entails—has been a cornerstone of what it means to be an American. Since the earliest days of this country, people have fought to ensure that this ideal is accessible to everyone in the United States, not just the privileged few. In recent years, however, we have...

RELEASE: New Data Show That Union Members Disproportionately Supported President Biden in 2020

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds that union members voted for President Joe Biden in 2020 in much greater proportions than did nonunion members, cementing Biden's path to victory and also offering a possible path forward for the Democratic Party  to gain support in future elections. The analysis finds...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Election Sabotage in the States and What Congress Can Do To Stop It

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress Action Fund is hosting a virtual event on the extreme, unprecedented, and undemocratic election sabotage laws enacted in several states. The panel includes state legislators and county election officials from Georgia, Michigan, and Texas, who will highlight the dangerous new state provisions that allow for partisan removal...

STATEMENT: CAP Action Joins Workers in Celebrating as Biden Signs Executive Order To Increase Job Security for Workers Employed by Federal Contractors

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring companies that win government contracts to keep qualified existing workers in their jobs. Workers across sectors are celebrating the move, and experts on the federally contracted workforce cite it as a critical next step toward a suite of reforms aimed at protecting workers employed...

RELEASE: Sec. Julián Castro on President Biden’s Papal Visit

Washington, D.C. — This week, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro joined the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s podcast, "The Tent," to discuss President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis and the important role that faith plays in politics and social justice. "This is a relatively rare occasion, only the second time that...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Attorneys General and the Importance of Federal Redistricting Reform for States

Washington, D.C. — As states begin to draw new congressional and state legislative districts this year, many legislatures are already beginning to aggressively gerrymander districts, ensuring that communities of color and other marginalized constituencies have less representation over the next decade. These efforts underscore the need for the Freedom to Vote Act, to end partisan...

EVENT: Countering White Supremacist Activities and Infiltration in Law Enforcement, Military, and Veteran Communities

Washington, D.C. — White supremacist violence is a long-standing scourge on American society, security, and democracy that has tragically escalated in recent years. In 2020 alone, there was an alarming spike in racially motivated hate crimes, particularly targeting Black and Asian American communities, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security concluded that white supremacist extremists present...