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Women and Working Families Demand a Fair Shot in 2016

Working families could not have more at stake in the 2016 election, and putting their needs at the forefront of the debate in races at every level is critical. You are invited to join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a conversation about the policies that women and working families need in order...

Past Events

Skilling America’s Workforce

A highly skilled workforce is essential to a well-functioning economy. Skilled workers raise productivity, grow the American economy, and help maintain our global competitiveness. Skills training can also be a driver of economic mobility, helping workers increase their own wages and productivity. Both the public and private sectors can play a key role in helping raise the skills of America’s workforce, by developing and expanding access to high-quality training programs, such as apprenticeships, that lead to high-wage jobs.

Hilton Penn's Landing, 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Grand Ballroom A, Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the American Middle Class

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a presentation by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Sen. Warren will detail the roots of the economic challenges facing America’s working families, such as rising fixed expenses and increasing debt loads. The senator will describe how public policy shifts made during the last several decades have created an economy that benefits wealthy individuals and large corporations but leaves working families struggling to build opportunities. She will then outline several steps that policymakers can take to help level the playing field and to rebuild a robust middle class.

Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., , 20005

Puerto Rico in Crisis

Please join the Center for American Progress for an exclusive discussion between Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla, Antonio Weiss, Counselor to the U.S. Treasury Secretary and point person for the Administration’s response to the crisis, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, and Simon Johnson, a leading economist and expert on Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis. The panel will discuss pros and cons of the PROMESA bill and how things will play out if Congress does not act before July 1.

Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., , 20005

United States v. Texas: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Echo in November?

This month, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a decision in United States v. Texas, a case brought by Texas'and other states’ attorney generals that has stopped the implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or expanded DACA—the executive actions announced by President Barack Obama in November 2014. The ongoing litigation has enjoined the actions and effectively put a hold on the millions of American families who are in limbo and at risk of separation. The case, which is being closely watched by immigrant Latino and Asian communities, will be decided against the backdrop of a highly charged presidential election, where immigration has emerged as a salient issue.

Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. , 20005

A Progressive Agenda to Cut Poverty and Expand Opportunity

Economic inequality has reached historic heights in recent decades as an off-kilter economy has concentrated the gains from economic growth in the hands of those at the top of the income ladder. Today, a staggering one in three Americans—more than 105 million people—live in poverty or are teetering on the economic brink with incomes of less than twice the poverty line.

Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., , 20005

Climate Justice: The Intersection of Climate Change and Social Justice

Please join us for discussions about the effects of climate change through the lens of social and environmental justice. These conversations will be led by industry experts, government officials, and respected academics and will address key solutions to climate change.

Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. , 20001

Our Democracy at Risk: How We Can Reclaim It

Citizens United unleashed powerful special-interest groups that can spend unlimited amounts of money. Join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a panel discussion with policymakers and experts as they examine how an executive order could be a valuable first step in increasing transparency and accountability, as well as other solutions to fight the improper influence of money and increase political participation by returning the government to the American people.

Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., , 20005

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Millennials, the Economy, and the Future of Work

Millennial workers entering the labor market today face far more challenges than their parents and grandparents did. Companies, focused on short-term gains rather than long-term investments, are far less likely to invest in their workers by providing good wages and opportunities to advance. And too often, workers do not have sufficient bargaining power to improve their work conditions.

Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., , 20005

Prescription Drug Pricing: Reforms to Pay for Value

Prescription drug prices are too high and rising fast. In 2014, retail prescription drug spending increased more than 12 percent, driving up the overall rate of health care-cost growth. With about half of all Americans—and 90 percent of seniors—taking a prescription drug in any given month, this growing crisis is not sustainable. For months now, public opinion polls have shown that consumers, regardless of their political affiliations, are demanding reforms that lower drug prices. Although medications help millions of patients every year, not all drugs offer the same value. Too often, patients and insurers pay exorbitant prices for their medications, even for products that are no more effective than the cheaper options. In September, the Center for American Progress Action Fund released a set of integrated reforms that challenged lawmakers and public officials to make halting the rising cost of prescription drugs and paying for medications' value a priority for the year ahead.

Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005