Congressional Progressive Caucus Center

aka American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation   |   Washington, DC   |  https://www.progressivecaucuscenter.org/

Mission

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (the CPC Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that identifies and develops solutions to build a more just, equitable, and resilient nation. Our network approach brings together community leaders, organizers, advocates, and policy experts to build people-led cutting edge policy. Through our Policy and Research Council, we harness the intellectual firepower of some of the top minds in the policy and research community, working together to develop real-time solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems and inform the public debate.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Ms. Liz Watson

Main address

80 F St NW

Washington, DC 20001 USA

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Formerly known as

American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation

Progressive Congress.org

EIN

20-3714244

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that identifies and develops solutions to build a more just, equitable, and resilient nation. Our network approach brings together community leaders, organizers, advocates, and policy experts to build people-led cutting edge policy. We harness the intellectual firepower of some of the top minds in the policy and research community, working together to develop real-time solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems and inform the public debate. And we work to ensure that people have a voice on the issues that matter most. The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic hardship are just the latest crisis that demonstrate the reality that we all pay the price when we treat people and the planet like they don’t matter. This moment cries out for a new social contract that puts people and the planet first.

Our programs

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Legislative Fellowships

The CPC Center provides a Legislative Fellowship Program that provides an educational opportunity for people to learn about policymaking. The Fellowship is a year-long paid legislative policy fellowship for emerging leaders. We place fellows in offices on Capitol Hill to get the education of a lifetime learning the ropes in Congress.

Population(s) Served

The CPC Center plays a convening role with the policy and research community and movement groups.As we speak, our nation is confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread economic hardship, assaults on civil liberties, and the legacy of centuries of systematic racism. There is great potential for transformative change in the areas of health care, climate justice, racial justice, economic justice, worker power, and the humanitarian crisis at our border. But there is also a very real possibility that these ideas will stall without significant groundwork to bring them to the forefront. That is what makes the work of the Policy and Research Council so urgent. We have a narrow window of opportunity to make this a moment of just recovery and transformative change. The Center brings together key thought leaders to provide research and analysis on emerging policy issues. The Council is made up of multi-issue think tanks and allied groups with a narrower or single-issue focus, and it draws on the expertise of hundreds of academics, researchers and policy analysts that work for and with several dozen research and policy organizations.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

This moment calls for a new social contract that fundamentally re-envisions the role of government in society and provides greater access to economic power for working people and families.

We work to identify and develop solutions to build a more just, equitable, and resilient nation. We will focus on using this moment to expand the recognition that our astonishing lack of preparedness for a public health disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic can be avoided in the future by solving the crises of inequality and systemic racism that have left so many Americans are now facing the prospect of joblessness, hunger, and homelessness.

We educate the general public about policies such as the minimum wage, climate justice, democracy reform, and economic policy. We make a point of publicizing accessible and timely reports and explainers, social media and outreach.


The CPC Center staff consists of a team of fifteen full-time employees and participants in our educational Legislative Fellowship program. Through our convenings, research and analysis, online resources, educational fellowships, and network approach, we develop and inform the public about policies that put people first.

2020 was a year of devastating losses due to the COVID pandemic. At the same time, it was been a year of incredible activism to address systemic racism, as well as the public health and financial crises. Now, we have an opportunity to start a new chapter for our nation.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center worked around the clock on policy analysis, messaging, and convening important public education briefings.

We published and distributed 31 explainers and reports so far this year about policy responses to the multiple crises we face: systemic racism, public health and economic crises, and more. We are proud to regularly receive excellent feedback on the relevance, accessibility, and timeliness of our publications. We published timely op-eds on key issues, including the urgency of protecting voting rights, work-sharing unemployment insurance, and other mechanisms to protect workers and their families in the COVID-19 pandemic. And we launched a new publication and briefing series focusing on the opportunities for progressive reform in congressional rulemaking and procedures, while building up our foreign policy and national security programming.

When the pandemic made in-person briefings impossible, we launched a series of 15 online Dispatches from the Frontlines to report on the pandemic and economic crisis. These online briefings drew thousands of viewers and participants.

In November 2020, we convened MEETING THE MOMENT: BUILDING A MORE RESILIENT NATION, our annual summit, online.

Financials

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Congressional Progressive Caucus Center

Board of directors
as of 2/2/2021
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Board chair

Mr. Robert Borosage

Campaign for America's Future

Term: 2011 - 2020

Raúl Grijalva

U.S. Congress

Barbara Lee

U.S. Congress

Robert Borosage

Campaign for America's Future

John Cavanagh

Institute for Policy Studies

Conrad Martin

Fund for Constitutional Government

Thea Lee

Economic Policy Institute

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Nation

Rahna Epting

MoveOn

María Teresa Kumar

Voto Latino

Fatima Graves

National Women's Law Center

Liz Shuler

AFL-CIO

Shaunna Thomas

Ultraviolet

LaTosha Brown

Black Voters Matter Fund

Hadar Susskind

Americans for Peace Now

Deepak Bhargava

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

Veronica Escobar

Congress

Jamie Raskin

Congress

Jared Huffman

Congress

Pramila Jayapal

Congress

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

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