RELEASE: Texas Woman With Compromised Immune System Advocates for Expanding Vote by Mail: ‘I Shouldn’t Have To Die To Make My Voice Heard’

Washington, D.C. — This week, the United States hit a new record in the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 3.3 million confirmed cases and more than 137,000 fatalities. This new record has once again renewed conversations over the importance and time-sensitive nature of expanding mail-in voting, as experts predict that the virus could negatively affect the...

RELEASE: Florida Republican Criticizes Gov. DeSantis, Sen. Scott’s Handling Of COVID-19 Crisis: ‘I Am a Proud Conservative…But Now Everything Is Like Falling Apart”

Washington, D.C. — In a new campaign by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Ernst Virgile of Fort Lauderdale, Florida—who lost his job at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in March because of the coronavirus—criticizes Sen. Rick Scott’s (R) handling of the pandemic as the number of confirmed cases in the state peaked to...

CAP Action Memo: New Hampshire Unemployment Rate Explodes From 2.6% in February to 14.5% in May. 571,300 Could Lose Health Coverage

Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, President Donald Trump will leave Washington, D.C., for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to headline an event at the Portsmouth International Airport. Meanwhile, the United States has reached more than 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 134,000 fatalities. Medical experts say that the president's recent event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June “more...

CAP Action Memo: South Dakota Unemployment Rate Explodes to Historic High. 22,000 Could Lose Health Coverage

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, President Donald Trump will join Gov. Kristi Noem (R) at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, for an early Fourth of July fireworks celebration and flyover. The event is expected to gather thousands of spectators—who, according to Gov. Noem, “won’t be socially distancing”—even as Trump's own top infectious...

RELEASE: Military Veteran Advocates To Expand Mail-In Voting Amid Attacks, Says No American Should ‘Risk Their Lives To Literally Vote’

Washington, D.C. — As the coronavirus crisis threatens in-person voting this fall, Chris Bonner, a military veteran from Somerset, New Jersey, advocates for expanding vote by mail in a new campaign by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Bonner voted by mail for most of the 26 years he served in the military and has...

RELEASE: As House Proposes Solutions to the Climate Crisis, CAP Action/LCV Polling Finds Huge Political Opportunity

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released a new memo from CAP Action founder John Podesta and LCV Chair Carol Browner summarizing polling results that underscore the political opportunity and imperative for Democrats to strongly support a bold climate agenda. The memo, which comes at the...

CAP Action Memo: Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Explodes From 3.5% in February to 12% in May. 224,000 Could Lose Health Coverage

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin and pretape a town hall event with Fox News host Sean Hannity that is slated to air in prime time. President Trump is likely to address a number of topics while in Wisconsin, including police reform and...

RELEASE: Republican Marine Veteran Speaks Out Against President Trump Politicizing Military, Says Trump Has ‘Authoritarian Streak to Him’

Washington, D.C. — This week, President Donald Trump faced renewed scrutiny for threatening protesters who gathered to hold demonstrations around the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park, saying those who attempted to deface it would be “met with serious force” and “long-term jail sentences.” This comes weeks after President Trump ordered federal authorities to violently...

STATEMENT: The So-Called Justice Act Is a Collection of Excuses To Avoid Reforming the Police, CAPAF’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C — Today, the Senate voted against advancing S. 3985, or the Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. This legislation, introduced by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), fails to set a new foundation on policing, but especially fails to include any meaningful accountability measures for either law enforcement officers or police departments....

CAP Action Memo: Trump Makes Arizona’s Problems Worse, As Coronavirus Worsens and Unemployment Is at 8.9%

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump will travel to Phoenix, following his unsuccessful weekend event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There, he will address a group of students and will likely highlight his economic message. President Trump’s visit comes as the country faces the worst recession in nearly 100 years, a worsening COVID-19 crisis, and historic unemployment—including...