Leveraging U.S. Power in the Middle East
The next U.S. administration should advance a long-term affirmative agenda that deepens engagement with long-standing partners, builds a new framework for regional cooperation, and utilizes America’s unique leverage and assets to advance U.S. interests and values. Read more →
New Study of DACA Beneficiaries Shows Positive Economic and Educational Outcomes
Four years in, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative continues to have a major impact on individuals and families, as well as on the economy.
Aging Dams and Clogged Rivers
Like much of America’s infrastructure, many of the country’s estimated two million dams are obsolete, costly, aging, and unsafe.
Democracy and Government
Redistricting and Representation in the 2016 Elections and Beyond
Redistricting and election maps shape representation even before a single vote is cast.
Paid Leave Is Good for Small Business
Issue Brief A national paid family and medical leave program would level the playing field for small businesses and ensure that all workers have access to strong work-family policy.
Rhetoric vs. Reality: Child Care
Issue Brief Child care policies are finally getting the attention they deserve. It is critical to debunk misconceptions around child care as lawmakers consider a national policy solution.
Democracy and Government
Federal Judge: Wisconsin Shows ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of Failing to Provide Access to the Ballot
Wisconsin pledges to do better to provide newly required IDs as voting rights and voter access hang in the balance. Will the state do better this time?
Religion and Values
Addressing Challenges to Progressive Religious Liberty in North Carolina
Issue Brief North Carolina must strike a proper balance between true religious freedom and the other cherished rights and freedoms that keep the nation’s democracy strong.
Housing the Extended Family
Report The housing needs of an increasing number of extended families are not being fully met by the current housing market.
What to Expect from the FDIC’s Unbanked Survey
New data on financial behavior and attitudes will update the state of financial inclusion.
Race and Ethnicity
Voter Suppression Is Real: Americans Must Remain Vigilant
Policymakers and advocates must remain vigilant against efforts to suppress voters of color from exercising their constitutional right.
Supporting Two-Spirit/Native American LGBT People
A growing number of tribal leaders and organizations affirm two-spirit tribal citizens through policy and action.
Two-Spirit/Native American LGBT People
Interactive This interactive map of the United States highlights Native American tribes' historical terms for two-spirit people, which refers to the historical and current indigenous people whose individual spirits are a blend of female and male spirits.
Energy and Environment
3 Strategies for Building Equitable and Resilient Communities
Issue Brief The new administration can take several steps to help vulnerable communities reduce climate change risks and expand economic opportunities in the face of extreme weather.