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Center for American Progress
""Center for American Progress logo.svg
Motto Progressive ideas for a strong, just, and free America.
Founded October 24, 2003; 13 years ago (2003-10-24)
Founder "John Podesta
Type "Public policy "think tank
Location
Coordinates 38°54′01″N 77°01′52″W / 38.900373°N 77.031047°W / 38.900373; -77.031047"Coordinates: 38°54′01″N 77°01′52″W / 38.900373°N 77.031047°W / 38.900373; -77.031047
President
"Neera Tanden
Chairman
"Tom Daschle
Revenue
$45,156,090 (2014)[1]
Expenses $42,425,026 (2014)
Website americanprogress.org

The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a liberal "public policy "research and "advocacy organization. According to CAP, the center is "dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action."[2] The Center presents a "liberal[3] viewpoint on economic and social issues. It has its headquarters in "Washington, D.C.

The president and chief executive officer of CAP is "Neera Tanden, who worked for the "Obama and "Clinton administrations and for "Hillary Clinton's campaigns.[4] The first president and CEO was "John Podesta, who has served as "White House Chief of Staff to "U.S. President Bill Clinton and as the chairman of the "2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.[5] Podesta remained with the organization as "chairman of the board until he joined the Obama "White House staff in December 2013. "Tom Daschle is the current chairman.[6]

The Center for American Progress runs a campus outreach group, "Generation Progress, and a sister advocacy organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF). Citing Podesta's influence in the formation of the "Obama Administration, a November 2008 article in "Time stated that "not since the "Heritage Foundation helped guide "Ronald Reagan's transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway".[7]

Contents

History and mission[edit]

The Center for American Progress was created in 2003 as a left-leaning alternative to think tanks such as the "Heritage Foundation and the "American Enterprise Institute.[8]

Since its inception, the center has assembled a group of high-profile senior fellows, including "Lawrence Korb, "Assistant Secretary of Defense under President "Ronald Reagan; "Gene Sperling, Director of the "National Economic Council under Presidents "Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; "Ruy Teixeira, "political scientist and author of The Emerging Democratic Majority; and, most recently, former "Senate Minority Leader "Tom Daschle and "Elizabeth Edwards, late wife of former presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator from North Carolina "John Edwards. "Sarah Rosen Wartell, a co-founder and executive vice-president of the center, has been named President of the "Urban Institute[9]

The center helped Congressman "John Murtha (D-"PA) develop "strategic redeployment",[10] a comprehensive plan for the "Iraq War that included a timetable and troop withdrawals.

Activities[edit]

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Gov. "Martin O'Malley speaking at CAP

ThinkProgress[edit]

ThinkProgress is a news website edited by "Judd Legum that "provide[s] a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies."[11] It is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Generation Progress[edit]

Generation Progress was launched in February 2005 and is CAP's youth outreach arm.[12] According to the organization, Generation Progress partners with over a million "millennials.[13]

Center for American Progress Action Fund[edit]

Formerly known simply as the American Progress Action Fund, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP Action) is a "sister advocacy organization"[14] and is organizationally and financially separate from CAP, although they share many staff and a physical address. "Politico wrote in April 2011 that it "openly runs political advocacy campaigns, and plays a central role in the "Democratic Party’s infrastructure, and the new reporting staff down the hall isn’t exactly walled off from that message machine, nor does it necessarily keep its distance from liberal groups organizing advocacy campaigns targeting conservatives".[15] Whereas CAP is a "501(c)(3) nonprofit, CAP Action is a "501(c)(4),[16] allowing it to devote more funds to "lobbying.[17] In 2003, "George Soros promised to financially support the organization by donating up to $3 million.[18] CAP Action is headed by Neera Tanden.[19]

Climate change denial in the United States Congress[edit]

CAP Action studies campaign contributions from "fossil fuel industries to the U. S. Congressional candidates and "climate change denial in Congress. CAP Action identified $500 million in lobby expenditures from January 2009 through June 2010 by the oil, coal and utility industries in opposition to legislation to address "climate change, as reported by "The New York Times.[20][21]

CAP Action annually compiles campaign contributions to U. S. Senator and Representative candidates from the coal, oil, and gas industries and analyzes the public statements of U. S. Senators and Representatives regarding "climate change.[22][23][24] The studies defined a "climate change denying legislator, in terms of their public statements, as any who:

  1. has questioned or denied the scientific consensus behind human-caused climate change;
  2. answered climate questions with the “"I'm not a scientist” dodge;
  3. claimed the climate is always changing (as a way to dodge the implications of human-caused warming);
  4. failed to acknowledge that climate change is a serious threat; or
  5. questioned the extent to which human beings contribute to global climate change.[25][26][27]

The studies are initially published by "ThinkProgress[28][29][30][25] and the results have been reported by "The New York Times,[31] "NBC News,[32] "Foreign Policy,[33] "The Guardian,[34] "HuffPost,[35][36] "Common Dreams,[27][37] academics,[38][39] and others.[26][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47] In 2011, "more than half of the Republicans in the House and three-quarters of Republican senators" said "that the threat of global warming, as a man-made and highly threatening phenomenon, is at best an exaggeration and at worst an utter “hoax”", as reported by "The New York Times.[31] In 2014, more than 55% of congressional Republicans were climate change deniers, as reported by "MSNBC.[32][41] In 2016, the "114th United States Congress included 182 climate deniers, 144 in the House and 38 in the Senate, all were Republicans;[23][30][33][43] 59% of Republican House members and 70% of Senate Republicans "deny the scientific consensus that climate change is happening and humans are the main cause";[27][30] and more than six in ten Americans are represented in Congress by someone who denies climate change.[35][37]

In 2015 the "Union of Concerned Scientists integrated CAP Action data on congressional climate change deniers in a report on "ExxonMobil financial support of climate disinformation, which found that more than 40% of the $1.6 million ExxonMobil spent in 2014 on 283 congressional races went to 102 climate science deniers.[48][49]

In 2016 "Oklahoma State University professor of "environmental sociology Riley Dunlap and his co-authors wrote in the peer-reviewed journal Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development that "enormous campaign contributions to the GOP from fossil fuels interests" were among "material reasons" for Republican opposition to measures to reduce "greenhouse gas emissions, citing CAP research.[39][50]

Science Progress[edit]

Science Progress was an internet publication about "progressive science and technology "policy. Science Progress was a project of the Center for American Progress. Its mission was "to improve the understanding of science among policymakers and other thought leaders and to develop exciting, progressive ideas about innovation in science and technology for the United States in the 21st Century."[51] It began publication on 4 October 2007,[52] the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of "Sputnik 1. Content on the web site included "news, in-depth "essays, and "text- and "audio-based "interviews. The Science Progress staff included Editor-In-Chief "Jonathan D. Moreno.[53]

Criticism[edit]

Lack of transparency for funding sources[edit]

Some "open government groups, such as the "Sunlight Foundation and the "Campaign Legal Center, criticize the Center's failure to disclose its contributors, particularly since it is so influential in appointments to the Obama administration.[54][55]

Wikileaks 2016 Hillary Clinton Campaign Controversy[edit]

The Center for American Progress attracted controversy for email chains "attacking two major faith groups--evangelicals and Catholics"[56] during the "Wikileaks hack of 2011 emails.[57] The email chains were between Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton campaign chair "John Podesta and John Halpin from the Center for American Progress.[58][59][60][61][62] Podesta did not respond in the email thread.[61]

In one of these emails, "Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. It's an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy. I imagine they think [Catholicism] is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals." Palmieri was reportedly referring to "Rupert Murdoch raising his children as Catholics.[58][60][61][62][63][64]

A "leaked email revealed that Judd Legum, the editor of ThinkProgress, a site that’s part of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, had taken credit for preventing further writings by "Roger Pielke Jr. on Climate Change dissent from appearing on the web site "FiveThirtyEight.[65][66]

Israel controversy[edit]

CAP was criticized by several Jewish organizations after some employees "publicly used language that could be construed as "anti-Israel or even "anti-Semitic".[67] Bloggers associated with CAP published several posts using phrases such as "apartheid" and "Israel-firsters", causing "NGO Monitor, the "American Jewish Committee, and the "Anti-Defamation League to label them anti-Israel and call on CAP to disassociate themselves from these statements.[68] Officials at CAP said the “inappropriate” language came only in personal tweets—not on CAP’s website or its ThinkProgress blog. The Tweets were deleted, and the authors apologized.[67]

Other writers, however, criticized CAP for what they saw as censorship of reasonable comments critical of Israeli settlements and other policies. Based on leaked emails, columnist "Glenn Greenwald, for example, wrote that CAP had deleted references to Israeli settlement policies in reports by their staffers.[69][70][71][72]

Greenwald and others also criticized CAP for hosting a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister "Benjamin Netanyahu, while Netanyahu was hostile to the Obama Administration.[73] Greenwald described CAP's positions as "servitude to "AIPAC and pandering to Netanyahu."[69] Eighteen organizations and over one hundred academics signed an open letter, circulated by "Jewish Voice for Peace and the "Arab American Institute, against the meeting. 26,300 people signed a petition opposing the meeting.[74]

Funding[edit]

The Center for American Progress is a 501(c)(3) organization under "U.S. Internal Revenue Code.[16] In 2014, CAP received $45 million from a variety of sources, including individuals, foundations, labor unions, and corporations.[75] From 2003 to 2007, CAP received about $15 million in grants from 58 foundations.[76] Major individual donors include "George Soros, "Peter Lewis, "Steve Bing, and "Herb and Marion Sandler. The Center receives undisclosed sums from corporate donors.[77] In December 2013, the organization released a list of its corporate donors, which include Walmart, CitiGroup, Wells Fargo, defense contractor Northrop Grumman, America's Health Insurance Plans, and Eli Lilly and Company.[78]

In 2015, CAP released a partial list of its donors, which included 28 anonymous donors accounting for at least $5 million in contributions. Named donors included the "Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Embassy of the "United Arab Emirates, which each gave between $500,000 and $999,999. CAP’s top donors include "Walmart and "Citigroup, each of which have given between $100,000 and $499,000.[79][80]

2015 Donors (excluding anonymous)[81] Level
"Ford Foundation $1,000,000+
The Hutchins Family Foundation $1,000,000+
"Sandler Foundation $1,000,000+
TomKat Charitable Trust $1,000,000+
"Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $500,000 to $999,999
"Joyce Foundation $500,000 to $999,999
"Not On Our Watch $500,000 to $999,999
Open Square Charitable Gift Fund $500,000 to $999,999
Embassy of "United Arab Emirates $500,000 to $999,999
"Walton Family Foundation $500,000 to $999,999
"The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $500,000 to $999,999

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Horowitz, Jason (November 3, 2011). "Think-tank post puts spotlight on veteran Democratic operative Neera Tanden". "The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
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  20. ^ Weiss, Daniel J.; Lefton, Rebecca; Lyon, Susan (September 27, 2010). "Dirty Money, Oil Companies and Special Interests Spend Millions to Oppose Climate Legislation". Center for American Progress Action Fund. Retrieved September 17, 2017. The oil, gas, and coal industries have spent over $2 billion lobbying Congress since 1999. These three industries combined spent a whopping $543 million on lobbying in 2009 and the first two quarters of 2010. 
  21. ^ Broder, John M. (October 20, 2010). "Climate Change Doubt Is Tea Party Article of Faith". "The New York Times. Retrieved September 17, 2017. The oil, coal and utility industries have collectively spent $500 million just since the beginning of 2009 to lobby against legislation to address climate change and to defeat candidates, like Mr. Hill, who support it, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund... 
  22. ^ "RELEASE: The Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus: 114th Congress Edition" (Press release). Center for American Progress Action Fund. January 8, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2017. The Center for American Progress Action Fund released its analysis on the anti-science climate denier caucus today, showing that more than 56 percent of Republicans in the 114th Congress deny or question the science behind human-caused climate change. Even though more than 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and that it is driven by human activity, 53 percent of House Republicans and 72 percent of Senate Republicans deny the occurrence of human-caused climate change. 
  23. ^ a b "RELEASE: New Analysis Finds Congressional Climate Deniers Received Millions More from the Dirty Energy Industry" (Press release). Center for American Progress Action Fund. September 13, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2017. ...the Center for American Progress Action Fund has released an updated analysis of dirty energy campaign contributions received by members of Congress who deny the science behind climate change. Currently the 182 climate deniers in Congress are all Republicans who, as of this month, have received more than $80 million from oil, gas, and coal companies. Out of these 182 Republican climate deniers, 15 hold seats on the House Science, Space, and Technology committee. In total, all 22 Republicans in the committee have received $4,160,666 in dirty energy contributions. 
  24. ^ "RELEASE: CAP Action Releases 2017 Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus" (Press release). Center for American Progress Action Fund. April 28, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017. ...the Center for American Progress Action Fund today released “The 2017 Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus,” a new analysis of the state of climate denial in Congress. The analysis finds that 180 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate deny the science behind climate change, and every single denier is a member of the Republican Party. Members of the Climate Denier Caucus have received more than $82 million in campaign contributions from the dirty energy industry, including oil, gas, and coal. 
  25. ^ a b Moser, Claire; Koronowski, Ryan (April 28, 2017). "The Climate Denier Caucus in Trump’s Washington". "ThinkProgress. Retrieved September 8, 2017. Of the 180 climate science deniers in the 115th Congress, 142 are in the House and 38 are in the Senate. That’s more than 59 percent of the Republican House caucus and 73 percent of Republicans in the Senate that deny the scientific consensus that climate change is happening, human activity is the main cause, and it is a serious threat. No Democrats publicly deny the science behind climate change. 
  26. ^ a b Jacobo, Alexandra (May 2, 2017). "Climate deniers in congress received over $80 million in dirty money". "NationofChange. Retrieved September 8, 2017. A new report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, has revealed that 180 climate-denying members of Congress have received more than $80 million from the fossil fuel industry. The 142 representatives and 38 senators that make up the list have received a total of $82,882,725 from the coal, oil and gas industries. 
  27. ^ a b c Fulton, Deirdre (March 8, 2016). "Are You Represented By a Climate Denier? The Chances Are Pretty Good.". "Common Dreams. CAPAF researchers "classified any lawmaker who has questioned or denied the scientific consensus behind human-caused climate change, individuals who answered climate questions with the 'I’m not a scientist' dodge, those who claimed the climate is always changing, and individuals who questioned the extent to which human beings contribute to global climate change, as deniers." Fully 59 percent of the Republican House caucus and 70 percent of Republicans in the Senate fit the bill, the group said. These elected officials, who represent more than 202 million Americans, have raked in more than $73 million from fossil fuel industries over the course of their careers. 
  28. ^ Atkin, Emily (March 27, 2014). "This One Simple Graphic Explains The Difference Between Climate Science And Climate Politics". Retrieved September 20, 2017. Approximately 56 percent, or at least 130 members, of the current Republican caucus in the House of Representatives deny the basic tenets of climate science. Sixty-six percent, or at least 30 members, of the Senate Republican caucus also deny the reality of climate change. 
  29. ^ Kroh, Kiley; Ellingboe, Kristen; Germain, Tiffany (January 8, 2015). "The Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus: 114th Congress Edition". "ThinkProgress. Retrieved September 8, 2017. Over 56 percent of Republicans in the 114th Congress deny or question the science behind human-caused climate change, according to an analysis by CAP Action. On the heels of what looks to be the warmest year in recorded history, with the global carbon dioxide levels that drive climate change reaching unprecedented levels, 53 percent - 131 members - of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives deny the occurrence of human-caused global warming and 70 percent - 38 members - on the Senate side sing the same tune. 
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  31. ^ a b "Warner, Judith (February 27, 2011). "Fact-Free Science". "The New York Times Magazine. pp. 11–12. Retrieved September 9, 2017. It would be easier to believe in this great moment of scientific reawakening, of course, if more than half of the Republicans in the House and three-quarters of Republican senators did not now say that the threat of global warming, as a man-made and highly threatening phenomenon, is at best an exaggeration and at worst an utter “hoax,” as James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, once put it. These grim numbers, compiled by the Center for American Progress, describe a troubling new reality: the rise of the Tea Party and its anti-intellectual, anti-establishment, anti-elite worldview has brought both a mainstreaming and a radicalization of antiscientific thought. 
  32. ^ a b "Matthews, Chris (May 12, 2014). "Hardball With Chris Matthews for May 12, 2014, MSNBC". "Hardball With Chris Matthews. "MSNBC. According to a survey by the Center for American Progress' Action Fund, more than 55 percent of congressional Republicans are climate change deniers. And it gets worse from there. They found that 77 percent of Republicans on the House Science Committee say they don't believe it in either. And that number balloons to an astounding 90 percent for all the party's leadership in Congress. 
  33. ^ a b O'Toole, Molly; Johnson, Keith (March 11, 2016). "Climate Change Is Undeniable. So Why Is the GOP Still Denying It?". "Foreign Policy. On Capitol Hill, the number of GOP climate skeptics in Congress has grown from 169 last year to at least 180 now, according to the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning think tank. 
  34. ^ "Goldenberg, Suzanne (July 15, 2015). "ExxonMobil gave millions to climate-denying lawmakers despite pledge". "The Guardian. Retrieved September 19, 2017. A majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate deny climate change or oppose action to fight climate change, according to the Center for American Progress. 
  35. ^ a b "Congressional Climate Deniers Represent 63 Percent Of Americans". "HuffPost. March 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2017. According to new research from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, more than six in ten Americans are represented by someone in Congress who denies the reality of climate change. 
  36. ^ Mealy, Maguire (March 11, 2015). "Climate Change Deniers in the United States Congress". "HuffPost. According to the Center for American Progress Action Fund, 70 percent of Republicans in the Senate and 53 percent of Republicans in the House deny the existence of human-caused global warming...A report released by the CAP Action fund found that, on average, climate change deniers within the Senate received $732,788 from fossil fuel interests in career contributions while other Senators only took $182,902. 
  37. ^ a b Fulton, Deirdre (September 6, 2016). "Despite Climate Commitments, US Companies Funding Climate Deniers". "Common Dreams. Retrieved September 8, 2017. Research from the Center for American Progress Action Fund earlier this year found that more than six in 10 Americans are represented by a climate denier in Congress—thanks in part, it seems, to the country's biggest corporations. 
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  40. ^ Chaisson, Clara (January 24, 2015). "The United States of Denial". "Natural Resources Defense Council. Retrieved September 20, 2017. An analysis by the Center for American Progress, a public policy think tank, found that 53 percent of Republicans in the House and 70 percent in the Senate deny humanity’s role in climate change. 
  41. ^ a b "EARTH TALK: Still in denial about climate change". "The Charleston Gazette. "Charleston, West Virginia. December 22, 2014. p. 10. ...a recent survey by the non-profit Center for American Progress found that some 58 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Congress still "refuse to accept climate change. Meanwhile, still others acknowledge the existence of global warming but cling to the scientifically debunked notion that the cause is natural forces, not greenhouse gas pollution by humans. 
  42. ^ Germain, Tiffany (February 3, 2015). "Here Are the 56 Percent of Congressional Republicans Who Deny Climate Change". "Moyers & Company. Retrieved September 8, 2017. Climate change is happening, humans are the cause, and a shocking number of congressional Republicans — over 56 percent — deny or question the science. CAP Action conducted a fresh analysis of public statements from current Representatives and Senators from the 114th Congress on climate change...All told, 170 elected representatives in the 114th Congress have taken over $63.8 million from the fossil fuel industry that’s driving the carbon emissions which cause climate change. They deny what over 97 percent of scientists say is happening — current human activity creates the greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat within the atmosphere and cause climate change. 
  43. ^ a b Herzog, Katie (March 8, 2016). "Surprise! A third of Congress members are climate change deniers". "Grist. Retrieved September 8, 2017. An annual tally of climate deniers in Congress just came out, and there’s good news and bad news. The good news: You’re smarter than 34 percent of Congress. The bad news: You’re smarter than 34 percent of Congress. The Center for American Progress Action Fund found that there are 182 climate deniers in the current Congress: 144 in the House and 38 in the Senate. 
  44. ^ Cousins, Farron (March 13, 2016). "Congress Is Infected With Climate Change Deniers, But Their Constituents Understand The Dangers". "DeSmogBlog. Retrieved September 8, 2017. The majority of members of the ruling GOP party in Washington, D.C. refuse to accept the science that climate change is happening and that human beings are to blame. According to a new report by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, 59% of the House Republican caucus and 70% of Senate Republicans refuse to accept the reality of climate change. This means there are a total of 182 climate change deniers in the House and Senate who collectively represent more than 200 million American citizens (based on their district/state size that they represent in Congress.) 
  45. ^ Banayan, Noa (March 29, 2016). "Surveys Show Major Gap Between Voters and Their Representatives on Global Warming". "Earthjustice. Retrieved September 19, 2017. This month, the Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund published “The 2016 Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus,” a study on climate denial in Congress. The study shows that 182 members of the current 114th Congress deny the science behind climate change. That’s 144 representatives and 38 senators, all in the Republican Party, paid by oil and gas interests to deny what 97 percent of scientists agree is true. 
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