What We're Doing
Closing the racial wealth gap and building an equitable economy
Centuries of government policies have systematically deprived communities of color of economic opportunity, leading to a persistent, growing racial wealth gap. CAP develops and advances policies to combat the root causes of the racial wealth gap and promote a more equitable, vibrant economy for all.
Supporting the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform
Long-standing racial and environmental injustices disproportionately expose communities of color to climate pollution. CAP develops and advocates for climate policies that ensure communities of color benefit from the transition to clean energy.
Eliminating racial disparities and strengthening health systems
Structural racism causes inequities in health systems and disparities in health outcomes. It also negatively affects numerous social determinants of health. CAP develops and furthers policies to reduce racial disparities in health and foster more accessible, affordable, and equitable health systems.
Promoting a representative, responsive, and inclusive democracy
Online disinformation and hate; white supremacist violence and rhetoric; and voter subversion and suppression undermine democracy and entrench systemic inequities. CAP develops policies to foster an effective, accountable, and representative democracy to meet the needs and improve the lives of all Americans.
By the numbers
The absolute dollar wealth gap between Black households and white households
CAP, “Eliminating the Black-White Gap Is a Generational Challenge” (2021).
People of color’s exposure to fine particulate matter emitted by almost every fossil fuel source
Science Advances, “PM2.5 polluters disproportionately and systemically affect people of color in the United States” (2021).
Hispanic or Latinos more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 than their white peers
CDC, “Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity.”
Hate crimes in 2020 where a victim was targeted because of their race, ethnicity, or ancestry
FBI, “Hate Crime Statistics.”
The good news about the economy that you’re not hearing enough about
Supreme Court must see through Mississippi’s fictitious claims
Fines and Fees Are a Barrier to Criminal Record-Clearing
Fact Sheet: Protecting and Advancing Health Care for Transgender Adult Communities
New data and analysis reveal important health disparities and barriers to care for transgender adults and what can be done to address these issues.
Fact Sheet: Targeted Grants for Educational Excellence Program
This fact sheet outlines the details of a proposed grant program that would increase recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators in schools with the highest teacher turnover.
Fact Sheet: Recommendations for Advancing Gender Equality at Home and Abroad by Leveraging Women, Peace, and Security
The Gender Policy Council should include the following recommendations in its governmentwide strategy to ensure it can fully leverage and expand the U.S. government’s existing women, peace, and security mandate and architecture.
Summary of Proposals and Policy Actions To Reduce the Black-White Wealth Gap
The Biden administration has started to implement policies to make it easier for Black households to build wealth at the same rate as white households; additional steps are both possible and necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions About Firearm Safe Storage
Safe storage practices can help to keep children safe, deter gun theft, and avoid preventable gun-related deaths and injuries.
The Facts on Pattern-or-Practice Investigations
The U.S. Department of Justice seems poised to restore pattern-or-practice investigations to promote constitutional and effective policing.
Fact Sheet: A National Policy Blueprint To End White Supremacist Violence
This fact sheet outlines a comprehensive strategy for tackling the urgent and complex threat of white supremacist violence.
The Facts on Marijuana Equity and Decriminalization
It is time to end the federal criminalization of marijuana and right the wrongs caused by the war on drugs—especially for communities of color.
Introducing Community Responders: How To Dispatch the Right Response to Every 911 Call
Civilian first responders are good for the public—and for the police.
New Hampshire Needs the American Rescue Plan
The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic recession are still wreaking havoc on New Hampshire communities. President Biden and Congress must act boldly to ensure that working-class New Hampshirites are able to weather the storm.