The Coalition of Americans for Action and Principles (CAAP) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for sound, faith-aligned public policy. Founded in 1988 by Rev. William Owens, Sr., a civil rights leader and ordained minister. The original mission of CAAP was to unify African-American pastors behind faith-based issues such as support for the nuclear family and the sanctity of life.
Over time, CAAP’s influence and base of support grew beyond its original target of African-American pastors. By the late 1990s, senators, governors, congressmen, and policy think tanks were regularly turning to Rev. Owens and CAAP for advice and counsel.
In recent years, Rev. Owens has been a frequent guest at the White House, working on school choice, prison reform and immigration issues with Presidents Bush and Trump. He is a sought-after panelist on cable news outlets like CNN and Fox. He has also led numerous national conferences and events.
As CAAP’s scope and influence have grown, its base of support diversified. Supporters of the group now include people of all races and many Christian denominations.
In 2021, Rev. Owens stepped back from day-to-day operational leadership of CAAP, handing executive responsibilities to his wife educator and activist Dr. Deborah De Sousa Owens.
“We are full of optimism and excitement about the future of CAAP,” said Dr. Owens. “We know our nation is at a crossroads and we want to bring our priorities of rational, faith-based values to the forefront of America’s public policy conversations.”
Dr. Owens believes education is a crucial issue policymakers must grapple with right now. “CAAP will be focusing much of our energy on amplifying the voices of parents when it comes to policy debates around education,” she said.
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