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The Health of State Democracies

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Lauren Harmon, Charles Posner, Michele L. Jawando, Matt Dhaiti | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Chris Christie

Gov. Chris Christie’s Most Outrageous Flip-Flops

article icon Fact Sheet One of Gov. Christie’s only constants has been his inability to stick with one position.

by Tiffany Germain and Anna Chu | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush: Divider, Not Uniter

article icon Fact Sheet Despite how he spins it, Gov. Bush’s policies would divide and hurt Americans.

by Charles Posner and Anna Chu | Thursday, June 25, 2015

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.

by Karla Walter | Friday, June 19, 2015

Holly Sloan interacts with her baby Amelia at their home in Warrenton, Virginia.

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Virginia Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Virginia women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Friday, June 19, 2015

Sen. Ron Johnson

Senate King v. Burwell ‘Fix’ Includes Same Failed Proposals to Repeal Health Reform

article icon 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.

by Thomas Huelskoetter and Justin Morgan | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wal-Mart employee gets son ready

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Michigan Women and Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies could go a long way to help Michigan women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson and Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Seattle minimum-wage rally

Fight to Raise the Wage Goes Local

article icon 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.

by Anna Chu, Jackie Odum, Brendan Duke | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Karla Walter

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.

by Karla Walter | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sheldon Adelson

The ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary’

article icon Fact Sheet 2016 Republican hopefuls speak before the GOP’s premier mega-donor, pushing ideas that are bad for Nevadans and working families everywhere.

by Ryan Erickson, Lauren Harmon, Tiffany Germain | Thursday, April 23, 2015

living wage L.A. rally

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Los Angeles

article icon 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.

red carpet

The Academy Awards of Voter Suppression

article icon 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.

by Lauren Harmon and Sarah Baron | Friday, February 20, 2015

2008 Election organizer

State of the States Report 2014

book_alt2 icon Report To make substantive change and dramatically reduce poverty and inequality in the United States, we must harness the momentum on the state and local level.

by Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dancing

Building Local Momentum for National Change

book_alt2 icon Report Progress on passing policies to cut poverty at the national level remains frustratingly stagnant, but an anti-poverty agenda is building momentum at the local level.

by Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Erik Stegman, Sarah Baron, Rebecca Vallas | Monday, November 17, 2014

I voted stickers

Backfire: Republican Rhetoric in 2014 Will Be an Albatross for 2016

article icon Issue Brief While Republicans’ far-right positions may help drive the conservative base in 2014, many of their actions and messages risk alienating the rising American electorate of 2016—Latinos, Millennials, African Americans, and women.

by Neera Tanden, Gov. Ted Strickland, Arkadi Gerney, and Tiffany Germain | Monday, November 3, 2014

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