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
The GOP’s myth of an ‘open border’
Debu Gandhi debunks the “open border” myth and discusses why Congress must act on a bipartisan basis to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Wisconsin
Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of MAGA Republican laws has prevented an even more severe rise in gun violence.
Building a Democratic Brand on Crime and Public Safety
This summary of research explores public attitudes related to crime, as well as guidance on how Democrats can better message on the issue.
Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Arizona
Since the Tucson mass shooting, Arizona Republicans have passed more than a dozen dangerous gun laws; now, Arizonans are paying with their lives.
Becky Pringle on Supporting Students and Educators This School Year
This week, Daniella sits down with Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association, to discuss the national teacher shortage, student performance, and ways to make schools safer and more equitable.
MAGA Extremism in Schools: Republican-Led States Are Banning Books, Not Guns
In 2022, Democratic-led states focused on passing laws to keep kids safe in schools, while Republican-led states focused on banning books.
Gun Lobby Donations Are Driving the GOP’s Increasingly Extreme Opposition to Gun Control
As the gun lobby increases its donations to GOP candidates, the Republican Party unifies against gun control, including against passing the assault weapons ban.
5 Things To Know About Debt Cancellation
Student debt cancellation would help people of all ages, reduce the racial wealth gap, and help borrowers weather turmoil in the student loan system.
Democratic Mayors Have Taken Decisive Actions To Stop Crime and Make Their Communities Safer
Democratic mayors across the country are using a wide range of strategies and approaches to respond to violent crime and address its root causes.
Republican Governors Criticize Bail Reform While Crime Rises in Their States
Despite “tough on crime” rhetoric, Republican-led states are not nearly as safe as New Jersey, a state that has ended cash bail.
Republican Leaders Across the Country Consistently Put Gun Rights Over the Safety of Law Enforcement Officials
Despite strong opposition from law enforcement agencies, Republicans have passed gun laws that endanger police officers.
Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen on Their New Film ‘Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down’
This week, Daniella speaks with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen about their new film "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down" and with CAP's Tobias Harris about the recent assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.