STATEMENT: CAP Action Joins Workers in Celebrating as Biden Signs Executive Order To Increase Job Security for Workers Employed by Federal Contractors

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring companies that win government contracts to keep qualified existing workers in their jobs. Workers across sectors are celebrating the move, and experts on the federally contracted workforce cite it as a critical next step toward a suite of reforms aimed at protecting workers employed...

RELEASE: Sec. Julián Castro on President Biden’s Papal Visit

Washington, D.C. — This week, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro joined the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s podcast, "The Tent," to discuss President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis and the important role that faith plays in politics and social justice. "This is a relatively rare occasion, only the second time that...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Attorneys General and the Importance of Federal Redistricting Reform for States

Washington, D.C. — As states begin to draw new congressional and state legislative districts this year, many legislatures are already beginning to aggressively gerrymander districts, ensuring that communities of color and other marginalized constituencies have less representation over the next decade. These efforts underscore the need for the Freedom to Vote Act, to end partisan...

EVENT: Countering White Supremacist Activities and Infiltration in Law Enforcement, Military, and Veteran Communities

Washington, D.C. — White supremacist violence is a long-standing scourge on American society, security, and democracy that has tragically escalated in recent years. In 2020 alone, there was an alarming spike in racially motivated hate crimes, particularly targeting Black and Asian American communities, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security concluded that white supremacist extremists present...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Leading Pollsters for Democratic Frontline Members To Outline How Passing Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda Is Crucial for Electoral Success in 2022 and Beyond

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, September 24, at 11:30 a.m. ET, three leading Democratic pollsters—Jefrey Pollock of Global Strategy Group, Molly Murphy of ALG Research, and Margie Omero of GBAO—will join a press call hosted by the Center for American Progress Action Fund to outline how passing President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda is...

RELEASE: New CAP Action-Data for Progress Polling Finds Voters Overwhelmingly Support Prescription Drug Negotiation, More Inclined To Back Democrats Who Support the Policy

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Data for Progress released new survey data on voters' views on prescription drug reform. The nationally representative survey of 1,188 voters was fielded September 10–13, 2021, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. The release of the results...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: DCCC Chairman Maloney and Frontline House Democrats To Discuss Importance of Negotiating for Lower Drug Prices To Build Back Better

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a press call with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC); Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS); Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL); and Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) to discuss Democratic efforts to lower drug prices as Congress works...

STATEMENT: Youngkin’s Refusal To Repudiate GOP Lt. Gov. Candidate’s Endorsement of Texas-Style Abortion Ban Underscores His Radical Views on Reproductive Rights

Washington, D.C. — In a recent interview on Newsmax, Virginia Republican Lt. Gov. candidate Winsome Sears said that she would support passing a Texas-style abortion ban in the commonwealth. Under such a ban, people would be criminalized for getting an abortion after six weeks, before many even know that they are pregnant. Jamille Fields Allsbrook,...

STATEMENT: Podesta Commends Democratic Unity To Rebuild the Middle Class, Grow the Economy

Washington, D.C. — John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released the following statement on the House of Representatives' passage of the rules package to move forward on President Joe Biden’s jobs plans: It is a monumental task to address the fundamental challenges that have held back American families and economic growth, and...

STATEMENT: CAP Action Founder John Podesta Says Democrats Moving Forward on Sustained Economic Growth by Rebuilding the Middle Class

Washington, D.C. — John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and chair of CAP Action's board of directors, released the following statement today on Senate Democrats' budget reconciliation bill: With the impending passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and the introduction of the Build Back Better agenda through reconciliation, President Joe Biden and...