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Center for American Progress

LGBT PTSD, The ADA And Disability Rights -- Why It Matters

Karen Ocamb | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

There has been less attention -- especially in the LGBT community -- to protected non-visible disabilities such as epilepsy, depression, alcoholism, anxiety disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome.

Center For American Progress President Looks Back On Hillary Clinton’s Career

The Huffington Post | Ishika Gupta | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The Declining Influence of the NRA May Translate Into Policies Which Save Lives

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Perhaps politicians have reason to stop cowering in fear at the mere mention of the NRA. According to the NRA's tax forms, the organization lost money in 2014. Revenue was down $37 million from the previous year.

Sarah McBride Talks LGBT Federal Workplace Backlash and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked to Sarah McBride, Campaigns & Communications Manager for LGBT Progress at the Center For American Progress in Washington D.C.

Human Activity Is Wiping Out The West's Natural Land, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green

Human activity is responsible for the disappearance of a football field's worth of natural land in the American West every two and a half minutes, a r...

Even In Work Benefits, Black And Latino Workers Lose Out To White Peers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business

When it comes to paid leave, the situation in America is dire for everyone -- but it’s worse for people of color. A new report from the Center for A...

The Policy That Could All But Eliminate Achievement Gaps Between Rich And Poor Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

The odds are stacked against low-income, black and Hispanic children before they even start school. Low-income children enter kindergarten 13 months b...

Harry Reid: The GOP's ‘Big Lie’ Gave Rise To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have only themselves to blame for Donald Trump's rise, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) argued Thursday, declaring...

After Protesting at a Trump Rally, I'm Being Targeted By Islamophobes

Rose Hamid | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Rose Hamid

As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, I garnered a lot of media attention. The coverage and response was overwhelmingly supportive and encouraging. However, there was some vile chatter that attempted to paint me as a possible terrorist.

High Turnover Costs Way More Than You Think

Julie Kantor | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

Why does losing an employee cost so much, and in what other ways do high turnover rates impact a company? From there we look to what can be done to keep strong employees engaged and happy at the company. Not just surviving but thriving at work.

Will SCOTUS Ruling in Favor of Immigration Reform Be Another DREAM Deferred? (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coDDZHZfcfc By, Nadia Watson Last week, the Supreme Court finally agreed to hear the case on whether or not Preside...

Staff Of The Center For American Progress Unionizes

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The staff of the Center for American Progress has officially joined the labor movement. Workers at the influential liberal think tank un...

Quality Early Learning Must Be Affordable

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Quality care requires trained, qualified providers operating in safe, well-equipped facilities. It means not only numeracy and literacy, but a nutritious diet and nurturing staff members. And it means rich exposure to words and language, especially for children being raised in poverty.

Advice for My Students: DON'T "Teach For America"

Daniel Katz | Posted 12.23.2015 | Education
Daniel Katz

While I respect that my students might be excited to join an organization that says it is dedicated to getting young and talented people into classrooms with our most needy students, there is literally nothing positive that Teach For America offers my students that they cannot do for themselves.

Hillary's Proposal For Paid Family Leave Will Likely Look Like This

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has said she wants to make sure every working American can take time off, with pay, in order to care for a newborn or sick relative --...

Clinton and CAP Are Out of Touch With Growing Criticism of Israel Among Grassroots Democrats

Naomi Dann | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Naomi Dann

Clinton and other American politicians continue to urge a return to Oslo's failed paradigm and to pander to a dwindling segment of Americans who are die-hard supporters of Israel's right wing.

What We Must Do To Preserve Our National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

If we do not intercede now, in its next 100 years the National Park Service will be presiding over a shell of what we inherited.

Why The NAACP And Urban League Join President Obama And Congress For Equity In National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The first call is to inform every American of our heritage and our birthright, so that we know we have a responsibility to push back against the avaricious assault.

Zen and the Art of Petitioning

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

There are over one billion people with disabilities around the globe. It is unacceptable that we are not recognized. Without the pressure of more voices, they will not understand that the disability community not only exists, but that it is a significant global force that will not be ignored.

Netanyahu Successfully Lobbies To Address Progressive Think Tank During DC Swing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacrificed much of his popularity with the Democratic Party by crusading against the Ira...

GOP: No Bootstraps For You, Baby!

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In a GOP field filthy with candidates who kiss up to corporate bosses and systematically suppress workers' wages, Walker is a stand out. But the whole motley GOP crew is determined to do whatever it takes to deny workers and their children economic mobility.

Child Care Costs Too Much -- And Too Little

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

The tabloids are calling it the “Kiddie Fight Club.” Two weeks ago, prosecutors in New Jersey announced they were bringing charges of cruelty and...

Politicians Ignore Disability, And It's A Big Problem

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Sarah Blahovec

The political sphere ignores people with disabilities, and it's getting really old. It's time for a change, and for that change to happen, we need people with disabilities to speak up and show the world that we listen, we take action, and most importantly, we vote.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Obama's Immigration Deferred Action Spurs Huge Boost To Dreamers' Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented young people called Dreamers have seen their average wages jump 45 percent since President Barack Obama granted them tempor...

The Foundational Tension That Drives Economic Divisions

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The inherent tension, buried deep in the foundational structure of our capitalist democracy, is the perpetual tension between one-person-one-vote democracy, and one-dollar-one-vote capitalism.