Opportunity for Some
Fact Sheet Gov. Jeb Bush has presented himself as a moderate candidate who wants to restore Americans’ right to rise up the economic ladder. But his affirmative action ban lowered access to college in Florida and decreased economic opportunity.
Jeb Bush’s License to Kill
Issue Brief Gov. Bush’s leadership in enacting the nation’s first expansive “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has hurt public safety and placed a disproportionate burden on communities of color—not just in Florida but also nationwide.
The Middle Class at Risk
Report Republicans have finally changed their rhetoric to acknowledge that stagnant wages and rising costs are squeezing middle-class families, but they are still offering the same old tired ideas that will not fix the problem.
The Health of State Democracies
Report A state-by-state analysis and scorecard of the varied experiences of democracy in states and a series of policy recommendations illustrate how states can better serve their citizens.
Gov. Chris Christie’s Most Outrageous Flip-Flops
Fact Sheet One of Gov. Christie’s only constants has been his inability to stick with one position.
Jeb Bush: Divider, Not Uniter
Fact Sheet Despite how he spins it, Gov. Bush’s policies would divide and hurt Americans.
Raising New York’s Fast-Food Wages Would Be Good for Workers, Taxpayers, and the Economy
Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, testifies before the New York State Fast Food Wage Board.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Virginia Families
Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Virginia women gain economic security.
Senate King v. Burwell ‘Fix’ Includes Same Failed Proposals to Repeal Health Reform
Fact Sheet The Johnson bill is not a compromise but rather purposefully designed to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by repealing important provisions of the law.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Michigan Women and Families
Fact Sheet The right policies could go a long way to help Michigan women gain economic security.
Fight to Raise the Wage Goes Local
Issue Brief As city minimum-wage laws are beginning to pick up steam, evidence suggests that raising the minimum wage does not harm local jobs.
Best Practices for Upholding Standards for Contracted Custodial and Security Workers
Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at American Progress, testified before the Cambridge City Council Economic Development and University Relations Committee.
The ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary’
Fact Sheet 2016 Republican hopefuls speak before the GOP’s premier mega-donor, pushing ideas that are bad for Nevadans and working families everywhere.
It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Los Angeles
Fact Sheet Increasing the minimum wage in Los Angeles is an important step in providing hardworking Americans with a better opportunity to get ahead, while giving the economy a much-needed boost.
The Academy Awards of Voter Suppression
Issue Brief There are unfortunately many worthy candidates vying for recognition when it comes to denying access to the ballot box, but this year’s awards go to the individuals and groups that stand out from all the rest.