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Stacey Abrams Joins CAP Board of Directors 

Stacey Abrams Joins CAP Board of Directors 

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is joining the Center for American Progress’ (CAP) Board of Directors, making her the only Black member. In Wednesday’s announcement, CAP CEO Neera Tanden said Abrams had “energized and galvanized progressives” with her gubernatorial run and praised her work on issues ranging from education to economic growth to voting rights. “CAP has been at the forefront of progressive policy development and activism for years. Together, we will find and support bold solutions on health care access, voting rights, the economy, and other critical issues our nation faces,” said Abrams. More here.

North Carolina GOP Overrides Veto to Enact Voter ID Law

North Carolina GOP Overrides Veto to Enact Voter ID Law

Lawmakers Intro Bill Aiming for More Transparency of Puerto Rico Bankruptcy

Lawmakers Intro Bill Aiming for More Transparency of Puerto Rico Bankruptcy