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...

STATEMENT: CAPAF’s Neera Tanden Calls on Postmaster General to Resign Over Actions that Undermine Mail Service

Washington, D.C. – Center for American Progress Action Fund CEO Neera Tanden today called for the resignation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy amid reports that he has taken steps to disrupt mail service ahead of the November election: President Donald Trump’s handpicked postmaster general—a partisan fundraiser with no postal experience—has been taking steps to slow...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. John Yarmuth, Neera Tanden, and Kentucky Faith Leader To Discuss White House and Senate Failure To Pass a COVID Recovery Package

Louisville, KY — On Friday, August 14, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) will join Center for American Progress Action Fund CEO Neera Tanden and Dr. F. Bruce Williams, senior pastor at Bates Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, to discuss how the White House and U.S. Senate's failure to vote on a coronavirus recovery package is leaving Kentucky...

STATEMENT: Joe Biden Makes Historic Pick in Tapping Sen. Kamala Harris for Vice President, Says CAP Action Fund CEO Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Today, Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate, making her the first Black woman and first Asian American person to ever be named to a presidential ticket. Neera Tanden, CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released the following statement: As she has...

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...