Elections

Free and fair elections where every eligible person can exercise their fundamental right to vote is the cornerstone of American democracy. In order to ensure that every American is equally represented, it is vital to overcome efforts to subvert the will of the people—such as gerrymandering, voter suppression, and the undue influence of money in politics that undermines our democracy. The United States must also resist a rising threat: election deniers who promote conspiracy theories such as the "big lie" and who seek to undermine the basic fairness of U.S. elections.

CAP Action is committed to pushing back against the dangerous and regressive efforts that threaten U.S. democracy and keeping fidelity to foundational principles that will keep it strong: the sanctity of free and fair elections, the peaceful transfer of power, and a complete condemnation of any political violence or extremism. U.S. elections should be about giving everyone a say by ensuring that voters can cast a ballot freely, fairly, and safely, thereby making our multiracial democracy work for all of us and include all of us.

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Fact Sheet: The Truth About Violent Crime in Clark County Fact Sheet
President Trump delivers remarks at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters.

Fact Sheet: The Truth About Violent Crime in Clark County

Donald Trump has blamed Gov. Steve Sisolak for what he calls a “cesspool of crime” in Nevada, but it's his fellow Republican Joe Lombardo who oversaw a record spike in murders while serving as Clark County sheriff.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Wisconsin Fact Sheet
People join a rally in Janesville, Wisconsin, to show support for students who finished the last leg of a 50-mile journey calling attention to gun violence.

Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of MAGA Republican laws has prevented an even more severe rise in gun violence.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Arizona Fact Sheet
An AR-15-style rifle is displayed on signage for an Arizona gun store.

Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Arizona

Since the Tucson mass shooting, Arizona Republicans have passed more than a dozen dangerous gun laws; now, Arizonans are paying with their lives.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

What’s the Point? How Shifting Issue Priorities Could Influence the Midterms Article
Photo shows two people at voting booths

What’s the Point? How Shifting Issue Priorities Could Influence the Midterms

Democratic and Republican voters have different priorities heading into the 2022 midterm elections; whichever set of policies drives more political engagement and persuasion among voters will likely determine the outcome this November.

John Halpin

Earth Day Special: Christy Goldfuss on the Climate and Clean Energy Podcast

Earth Day Special: Christy Goldfuss on the Climate and Clean Energy

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president of Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress, discuss recent climate research, the state of climate legislation, and what Democrats can do to prepare for the midterm elections.

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