New CAP Action Tracker Shows Fossil Fuel Appointees Pulling the Strings on Trump’s Dirty Energy Agenda

Washington, D.C. — Today, as the White House begins its “Energy Week,” the Center for American Progress Action Fund launched Dirty Deputies, a project that tracks the fossil fuel affiliations of political appointees working on energy and environmental issues in the Trump administration. Of the more than 100 political staff in the tracker, nearly one-third have ties to the fossil fuel industry...

ADVISORY: Yarmuth, DeLauro, Lee, Jayapal: The Human Consequences of the Trump and Congressional GOP Budgets

Washington, D.C. — In his inaugural speech, President Donald Trump promised to lift up the “forgotten men and women” who have been left behind—the same platform that propelled him to victory in 2016. But his proposed budget released in May reveals that his priorities lie with corporations and the 1 percent—at the expense of nearly everyone else. Trump...

EVENT ADVISORY: One Year After Pulse Nightclub Shooting, Experts Discuss Intersecting Political and Advocacy Landscape Around Violence Against LGBT Communities

            Washington, D.C. — Almost one year after the hate-motivated, devastating shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence and the Center for American Progress Action Fund will be hosting a discussion of the current political and advocacy landscape. A diverse group of panelists will discuss the intersections of LGBTQ and gun...

CAP Action’s Moscow Project Releases Video Explainer Detailing Investigation That Got Comey Fired

In light of the firing of FBI Director James Comey because of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Moscow Project released a video today highlighting the vast web of President Donald Trump’s connections to the Kremlin. The video provides an overview of Trump’s relevant financial ties, explains...

RELEASE: CAP Action War Room Launches IsTrumpAtBedminster.org, Tracking Trump Vacation Costs

Washington, D.C. — As the Mar-a-Lago social season winds down and President Donald Trump heads to his summer retreat in Bedminster, New Jersey, the Center for American Progress Action Fund today launched IsTrumpAtBedminster.org, a comprehensive site to track the astronomical cost taxpayers pay for Trump's resort vacations. The site builds off of the viral hit IsTrumpAtMarALago.org....

RELEASE: CAP Action Releases State of the Resistance Memo Following Convening of Resistance Groups in Los Angeles

Los Angeles — This past week, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, in partnership with Daily Action, Rise, Together We Will USA, Pantsuit Nation, Action Alliance, Town Hall Project, Indivisible, Harness, and Debug Politics, hosted the first “State of the Resistance” strategy session in Los Angeles. The event brought together 50 resistance leaders from across the...

EVENT ADVISORY: Culture Meets Immigration Policy in Discussion on Robert Schenkkan’s New Play, “Building the Wall”

Washington, D.C. — The Forum Theatre and the Center for American Progress Action Fund will be hosting a panel discussion following a presentation of “Building the Wall.” The National New Play Network's Rolling World Premiere of “Building the Wall” is the newest play by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan—whose other works include...

RELEASE: State and Local Leaders Can Raise Labor Standards and Wages—and a New CAP Action Report Shows Them How

Washington, D.C. — Progressive labor policies are under withering attack by the Trump administration, by Congress, and by a number of state and local elected officials. A new report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund outlines ways that state and local governments can take action to raise labor standards across entire industries, sectors, or...