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
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.
Strategies To Build Worker Power in Maine
Maine policymakers can improve the state’s economy and democracy by enacting these 10 recommendations to build worker power.
What Do Puerto Ricans Really Think Ahead of the 2020 Elections?
As the nation heads into the final stretch of the 2020 presidential election, it is important to fully assess what is going on in the lives of Puerto Ricans and how these voters view the critical issues facing the country and the island today.
Secretaries of State Are Crucial for Protecting African American Voters
As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes ensuring voters’ and election workers’ safety even more imperative, fair and inclusive elections must be state officials’ top priority heading into November.
Working-Class Americans in All States Support Progressive Economic Policies
Across U.S. states and the District of Columbia, members of the working class support policies to raise wages, increase taxes on the wealthy, and boost spending on health care, education, and infrastructure.
25 Years After the 1994 Crime Bill, Voters Back Criminal Justice Reforms
New CAP Action polling shows that 25 years after the passage of the 1994 crime bill, voters want policymakers to focus more on efforts to enable comprehensive crime prevention and greater fairness in the criminal justice system.
How to Promote Sectoral Bargaining in the United States
Broader-based bargaining requires increasing union power, promoting contract extensions, and establishing wage boards.
Case Studies in Voter Suppression: Profiling Voter Suppressors
In order to bring attention to the nationwide problem of voter suppression, it is important to call attention to the politicians who are most notorious for restricting voter access.
The Working-Class Push for Progressive Economic Policies
Promoting progressive economic policies is key if policymakers want to build a broad coalition of working-class supporters.
The Art of the Pass-Through
Donald Trump’s tax plan doubles down on a tax trick that has helped big companies and the wealthy few avoid paying taxes.