RELEASE: In Era of Trump Resistance, New Podcast to Focus on Poverty and Inequality

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will launch Off-Kilter, a podcast about poverty and inequality in America—and everything they intersect with. Formerly TalkPoverty Radio, Off-Kilter will feature a diverse range of experts, activists, journalists, elected officials, and others to break down the issues of the day and will inform listeners on how...

EVENT ADVISORY: State Attorneys General Discuss Role of Progressive Reform At State Level, Using Legal System to Defend and Protect Americans

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, February 27, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a conversation with Attorneys General Lisa Madigan (D-IL), Karl Racine (D-DC), and Mark Herring (D-VA) to discuss how state attorneys general have positioned themselves as the first line of defense by using the legal system to defend policies that...

EVENT ADVISORY: CAPAF Hosts Conversation with CBC Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond, Panelists on State of the Black Family And Congressional Black Caucus Agenda for 115th Congress

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, February 28, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a conversation with Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, or CBC, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as he outlines the caucus agenda for the 115th Congress. The conversation will focus on the state of the black family and how policy...

RELEASE: CAP Action Launches ‘Trump Cabinet Watch’ to Hold Accountable Trump’s Cabinet Appointments

Outcry over Trump's unqualified Cabinet appointments demands a robust oversight effort to hold them accountable, CAP Action's Neera Tanden says. Washington, D.C. — Despite the massive public outcry against many of President Donald Trump's unqualified Cabinet appointments, the Republican-controlled Senate is moving full speed ahead to confirm his nominees. Today, the Center for American Progress...

ADVISORY: CAP Action to Host Sen. Ben Cardin for Speech on U.S.-Russian Relations

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress Action Fund will host Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on February 14 for a keynote speech on U.S. relations with Russia. The address will particularly focus on legislation that he and his colleagues have introduced to impose additional sanctions on Russia for their destabilizing activities in the United...

STATEMENT: Repeal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Will Leave Millions of Federal Contractors Vulnerable, Say CAP Action Experts

Washington, D.C. — Today, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block, through a resolution of disapproval, the implementation of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama. Its protections—little-noticed but hugely impactful—require federal contractors to comply with existing federal workplace laws before receiving new government contracts. Under...

RELEASE: More than 200 Military Veterans Sign Letter Denouncing President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Truman National Security Project veterans and refugee policy experts underscore immediate negative impacts on interpreters and refugee families. Washington, D.C. — Coming off the heels of President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order barring refugees and others from seven predominantly Muslim countries entry into the United States, more than 200 military veterans released a letter today denouncing the...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Military Veterans and Refugee Policy Experts to Denounce President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Truman National Security Project members and other veterans to release letter signed by 175+ veterans demanding that the president “honor our promise” Washington, D.C. – Coming off the heels of President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order barring refugees and others entry into the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the Center for American Progress...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Anti-Worker Agenda Spells Bad News for Declining Union Membership in the U.S., Says CAP Action’s David Madland

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data concerning union membership in the United States. The data show a loss of 240,000 union members in 2016. David Madland, Senior Advisor to the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released the following statement: Now more than ever, workers need...

ADVISORY: CAP Action and NSLA to Host Rep. Adam Schiff on Jan. 25 for Discussion on Russia’s Hacking in the 2016 Election

RSVP to attend this event Click here to watch the live stream Washington, D.C. — With the release of the intelligence community’s report, the disturbing facts around Russia’s use of hacking and information warfare to interfere with America’s election and democratic institutions continue to emerge. The Center for American Progress Action Fund and the National...