RELEASE: Virginia Mother Advocates for Expanding Vote by Mail Amid Post Office Sabotage, Says ‘Voting, for My Family, Is Life and Death’

Watch the video here.  Washington, D.C. — This week, the United States hit a new record in the coronavirus pandemic, approaching 5 million confirmed cases and more than 159,000 fatalities. This comes as Democratic leaders call for U.S. Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, to reverse new policies that would delay mail services. These policies are seen by...

RELEASE: Secretaries of State Play a Crucial Role in Protecting African Americans’ Voting Rights, Says New Report by CAP Action Fund and the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State

Washington, D.C. — Today, on the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, a new report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State (DASS) examines the important role secretaries of state play in protecting voting rights for African Americans. As the top election administrators in most...

CAP Action Memo: Trump to Tout Manufacturing in Ohio as Unemployment Surges to 10.9% Since February

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump will travel to Clyde, Ohio, to tour the Whirlpool Corporation’s washing machine facility and deliver remarks on revitalizing the U.S. manufacturing industry. He will also hold a high-dollar fundraiser in Cleveland, with tickets ranging from $5,600 to $100,000. This comes as the United States nears 5 million coronavirus...

RELEASE: Military Mother Reacts to Russian Bounties as Trump Denies U.S. Intelligence, Says Families of Deceased Left To Fear if US “Looked the Other Way”

Watch the video here.  Washington, D.C. — Last week, President Donald Trump came under fire after revealing in an interview with Axios that he did not confront Russian President Vladimir Putin in a recent phone call, after learning that U.S. intelligence concluded that Russian military officials secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops...

RELEASE: Arizona Leaders Denounced Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on DACA and Urged Congress To Protect Dreamers and Pass H.R. 6

Washington, D.C. — In response to a recently issued memo by the Trump administration—which blocks more than 300,000 Dreamers from filing new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications and slashes protections for existing DACA recipients—Arizona leaders called on Congress today to pass H.R. 6, or the American Dream and Promise Act, during a press call...

STATEMENT: Trump Tries To Disrupt Election as Economy Tanks, CAPAF’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. – Today, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, issued the following response to President Donald Trump’s tweets about delaying the presidential election: President Trump is doing everything possible to disrupt and delegitimize the November election as he faces news that the U.S. economy saw the largest quarterly...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Arizona Leaders Denounce Trump’s Latest Plan To Dismantle DACA, Call on Congress To Protect DACA Recipients and Pass H.R. 6

Washington, D.C. — Instead of taking the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling—which struck down the Trump administration’s first illegal attempt to try to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—as an opportunity to stop attacking DACA beneficiaries, the administration lashed out at Dreamers once again. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a...

CAP Action Memo: Trump to Hold Fundraiser With Oil and Gas Executives as Texas Loses Close to 1 Million Jobs; Trump Also Threatens Health Coverage for 11.8 Million Texans With Preexisting Conditions

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump will travel to Midland, Texas, to address energy infrastructure and oil regulations at Double Eagle Energy as the United States passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths and as Texas hospitals are overrun by the surge of COVID-19 patients. President Trump’s trip will also hold a high-dollar fundraiser in Odessa, where donors...

CAP Action Memo: North Carolina Unemployment Rate Skyrockets From 3.2% in February to 12.8% in May. 4.2 Million Could Lose Health Coverage.

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump traveled to Morrisville, North Carolina, to tour the facilities of the FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies' Innovation Center, which is involved in developing components of a potential COVID-19 vaccine for the biotech company, Novavax. Novavax was granted $1.6 billion under President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed for mass production of a...

RELEASE: Iraq Veteran Speaks Out Against President Trump’s Use of the Military To Quash Peaceful Protests, Says ‘This Is What a Dictatorship Looks Like’

Washington, D.C. — This week, President Donald Trump came under scrutiny from civil liberties advocacy groups after reports that anti-racism protesters in cities such as Portland, Oregon, were possibly being illegally detained by unidentified federal authorities. President Trump—who has sought to instigate conflict as part of his so-called law-and-order policy platform in the wake of...