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
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.
Politics, Parenthood, and Pivoting with Emily Tisch Sussman
This week, Daniella and Emily Tisch Sussman discuss being a mother during this moment in U.S. history, future Supreme Court cases, and the recent shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.
Busting the ‘Defund the Police’ Myth
Despite Republican claims, police in the largest Democrat-run cities have not been defunded.
In Dobbs, By Overturning Roe and Denying the Right to an Abortion, the Supreme Court Has Attacked Freedom
The right to abortion has been denied—but the fight for basic freedom and dignity continues.
Congratulations, Justice Jackson
Fatima Goss Graves on a Violent, Post-Roe America
This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Fatima Goss Graves discuss abortion rights and how white supremacy fuels gun violence.
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.