Birth of the Center for American Progress
The Center for American Progress (CAP) was founded by John Podesta during the Iraq War and Bush administration. In its early years, it took significant steps in opposing the Iraq War and supporting marriage equality, later playing a crucial role in the passing of the Affordable Care Act and Inflation Reduction Act. Looking forward, CAP aims to strengthen democracy and enact policies addressing economic inclusivity, climate change, environmental justice, racial equity, and health.
Center for American Progress: A Two-Decades Journey of Advocacy and Impact
Founded during the early stages of the Iraq War and Bush administration, the Center for American Progress (CAP) was John Podesta’s brainchild. Its unique blend of technology, communication, and policy work quickly won over initial supporters. In its early years, CAP made significant strides in condemning the Iraq War and endorsing marriage equality.
Later, CAP was instrumental in passing landmark legislations such as the Affordable Care Act and Inflation Reduction Act. As it looks towards the next 20 years, CAP is committed to fortifying our democracy. Its focus areas include implementing inclusive economic policies, battling climate change and environmental injustice, fostering racial equality, and bolstering health justice.
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