PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Ahead of First Presidential Debate, Sen. Patty Murray, Neera Tanden, Zeke Emanuel, and Topher Spiro To Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Safety, Efficacy, and Distribution and the Future of the ACA

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, September 24, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a press call with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Neera Tanden, Zeke Emanuel, and Topher Spiro. The speakers will discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety, efficacy, and distribution, particularly as Dr. Anthony Fauci raises concerns about the "mixed signals" coming from the federal government...

EVENT ADVISORY: Ensuring the Safety of Michigan’s Elections

Washington, D.C. — With the November election less than six weeks away, state and local leaders in Michigan are taking decisive action to ensure that every person can vote safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With high turnout expected and a record number of voters planning to cast their ballot by mail, it has never...

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

Pennsylvania unemployment when Trump took office: 5.2 percent Pennsylvania unemployment now: 10.3 percent Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, President Donald Trump will arrive in Pittsburgh to hold a rally in an airplane hanger at Pittsburgh International Airport. This appearance is just the latest in a string of examples of the president disregarding the COVID-19 pandemic, putting...

CAP Action Memo: Trump’s Chaotic Coronavirus Response Puts Ohio Health, Jobs, and Social Security at Risk

Ohio unemployment when Trump took office: 3.8 percent Ohio unemployment now: 7.7 percent Washington, D.C. — On Monday, President Donald Trump will travel to Swanton, Ohio—near Toledo—to hold a hangar rally at the Toledo Airport. This will be his fourth rally in five days, continuing a trend of disregarding coronavirus precautions with large unmasked crowds despite...

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...