STATEMENT: The Trump Administration Is Once Again Playing Politics With Puerto Ricans’ Lives, Says CAPAF’s Erin Cohan

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump administration announced the release of long-overdue funding to rebuild Puerto Rico’s energy grid and other priorities three years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. In response, Erin Cohan, chief of staff and vice president at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, issued the following statement: The funding being announced...

CAP Action Memo: Trump’s Chaotic Pandemic Response Puts North Carolina Health, Jobs, and Social Security at Risk

North Carolina unemployment when Trump took office: 4.9 percent North Carolina unemployment now: 8.5 percent Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, President Donald Trump will arrive in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to hold a rally in an airplane hangar at Fayetteville Regional Airport. This appearance is just the latest in a string of examples of the president's disregard...

UPDATED EVENT ADVISORY – NEW DATE: States and Cities Must Lead on Voting: Governors and Mayors Talk Elections During COVID-19

Washington, D.C. — Governors, mayors, and other elected officials are facing unprecedented challenges as they work to administer safe elections during a global pandemic this November. U.S. elections are already complicated operations, made more difficult this year by the need to ensure that voting is safe during the ongoing public health crisis. That is why...

STATEMENT: Federal Court Puts Hundreds of Thousands of Family Separations on the Horizon

Washington, D.C. — Today, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit gave the Trump administration a green light to proceed with the termination of humanitarian protections for about 300,000 people who have long lived and worked lawfully in the United States. Sidestepping grave concerns about the basis upon which the...

STATEMENT: Woodward Book Revelations on COVID-19 Highlight Trump’s Dereliction of Duty, Says CAP Action CEO Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released the following statement today after excerpts from journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book revealed shocking revelations about President Donald Trump's knowledge of the damage that COVID-19 would inflict on the U.S. public health and economic system. According to tape-recorded conversations, Trump admitted the virus was "deadly" and...

CAP Action Memo: Trump Chaos Leaves 413,000 Fewer Michigan Workers Employed Since He Took Office, Puts Public Health, Health Coverage, and Social Security at Risk

Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, President Donald Trump will arrive in Freeland, Michigan, to hold a rally at Avflight airport hangar in Saginaw County. Trump will continue to insist that the COVID-19 pandemic is not a major concern, while his failure to control the virus has led the United States to more than 6.3 million confirmed cases and...

CAP Action Memo: Trump’s Continued Botched Pandemic Response Endangers North Carolina Jobs, Health Care, and Social Security

Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, President Donald Trump will arrive in North Carolina to hold another campaign rally amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this time at the Smith Reynolds Regional Airport. Last week, Trump hosted another in-person gathering, flouting social distancing guidelines in Wilmington, North Carolina to commemorate World War II veterans and designate the city a...

CAP Action Memo: Trump Makes Arizona’s Problems Worse as Coronavirus Deaths Spike and Unemployment Surpasses 10 Percent

Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, President Donald Trump will travel to a Yuma, Arizona, airport hangar where he is expected to deliver remarks on immigration and border security instead of focusing on the dire economic and public health crises facing the state.  Arizona is reeling from the president’s failed response to the coronavirus, with some of...