What We're Doing
Closing the racial wealth gap and building an equitable economy
Centuries of government policies have systematically deprived communities of color of economic opportunity, leading to a persistent, growing racial wealth gap. CAP Action develops and advances policies to combat the root causes of the racial wealth gap and promote a more equitable, vibrant economy for all.
Supporting the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform
Long-standing racial and environmental injustices disproportionately expose communities of color to climate pollution. CAP Action develops and advocates for climate policies that ensure communities of color benefit from the transition to clean energy.
Eliminating racial disparities and strengthening health systems
Structural racism causes inequities in health systems and disparities in health outcomes. It also negatively affects numerous social determinants of health. CAP Action develops and furthers policies to reduce racial disparities in health and foster more accessible, affordable, and equitable health systems.
Promoting a representative, responsive, and inclusive democracy
Online disinformation and hate; white supremacist violence and rhetoric; and voter subversion and suppression undermine democracy and entrench systemic inequities. CAP Action develops policies to foster an effective, accountable, and representative democracy to meet the needs and improve the lives of all Americans.
By the numbers
The absolute dollar wealth gap between Black households and white households
CAP, “Eliminating the Black-White Gap Is a Generational Challenge” (2021).
People of color’s exposure to fine particulate matter emitted by almost every fossil fuel source
Science Advances, “PM2.5 polluters disproportionately and systemically affect people of color in the United States” (2021).
Hispanic or Latinos more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 than their white peers
CDC, “Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity.”
Hate crimes in 2020 where a victim was targeted because of their race, ethnicity, or ancestry
FBI, “Hate Crime Statistics.”
A message from Stacey Abrams
5 things to know about the Supreme Court’s Texas abortion ban decision
House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn on Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, and More
Grant Ginder on His New Novel, ‘Let’s Not Do That Again’
This week on "The Tent," Daniella sits down with Grant Grinder to discuss his latest book, "Let's Not Do That Again."
Biden: “White Supremacy Is a Poison”
A List of MAGA Republicans Who Took the ‘Great Replacement’ Theory Mainstream
A once-fringe conspiracy theory, made more prominent by leaders on the right, continues to violently divide the United States.
MAGA Republicans Will Take Your Rights If We Let Them
New Opportunities for the Biden-Harris Administration To Create Good Jobs for LGBTQI+ Workers
For decades, the U.S. economy has left LGBTQI+ individuals and their families behind, but the Biden-Harris administration can use its existing authority to uplift LGBTQI+ workers.
History has Been Confirmed
Michelle Holder on Equity and the Economic Recovery
This week, Daniella sits down with Washington Center for Equitable Growth President and CEO Michelle Holder to discuss the economy, Ukraine, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings.
Directors Stanley Nelson and Traci Curry on Their New Documentary, ‘Attica’
This week, Daniella speaks with directors Stanley Nelson and Traci Curry about their new documentary "Attica" and the reality of the American prison system.
Dr. Christina Greer on SCOTUS and the Fight for Racial Equity and Justice
Dr. Christina Greer joins "The Tent" to discuss President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nomination and the path forward for racial equity and justice.
A Path Forward on Build Back Better
Reviving Build Back Better requires Democrats to focus on the elements that will lower costs for American families and that can secure the necessary votes in Congress.