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From all of us at ADA, we THANK YOU for your support! We hope you have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving. ADA's Spotlight on the Election series will resume after the Thanksgiving Holiday. ... See MoreSee Less
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House Democrats are 👏🏽getting👏🏿it👏🏼done👏🏾. Making game-changing investments in care, climate and immigration that will re-write the rules and help working people rise up. #BuildBackBetter ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, we turn our attention, once again, to the Senate race in Georgia because, quite simply, it is too important not to. The past several weeks have taught us several things: Voters are restive and want results and they want them NOW. We simply cannot afford to lose even one Senate seat. In fact, it is essential that we not only maintain but also expand our majority in the Senate. The struggle over the Infrastructure bill and, now, Build Back Better have made that abundantly clear.That said, Georgia’s Raphael Warnock, who won his special election campaign with a mere 51% of the vote in the runoff election, is a top target for the GOP. There is some good news coming out of Georgia, however. Stacey Abrams’ relentless organizing efforts are paying off. On November 2nd, in statewide municipal elections, Democrats gained a net total of at least 30 seats. In the process, they built a statewide network of volunteer activists ready for the next opportunity. And, Georgia will be the subject of national focus because of the Warnock and Taylor Greene elections.Running against Warnock is former football star Herschel Walker who bills himself as a “Conservative for Georgia.” He says he is a boy from small town Georgia but he hasn’t lived in the state for years and moved there from Texas simply to run for the Senate. In many ways, Walker is a nightmare for national Republicans. It is reported that he has repeatedly threatened his ex-wife, exaggerated claims of financial success and alarmed business associates by his erratic behavior. He has been endorsed by the former President and, like him, many believe he is not ready for prime time. History has proven that to be a dangerous assumption and a threat we cannot afford to take lightly.Warnock, on the other hand, is a Senator of whom we can be proud. He shares our political goals and, already, has lived a life in support of them. In the Senate and as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and community activist, his values have been on full display for years. He is a strong advocate for criminal justice reform who has focused on eliminating mass incarceration. Among his other priorities are a living wage for all, expanded health care, preserving the rights of women to make their own reproductive health care choices and ensuring LGBTQ rights. He serves on the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. This could be a very difficult race with Georgia Republicans having enacted legislation to undermine voter participation. But, we in ADA have a tremendous advantage here: We have a first rate, longtime organizer in the state and an active base of volunteers who have shown their determination in previous elections. It has paid off but we need to do even more to mobilize for 2022. Please help by volunteering with rebecca@adaction.org or by making a donation to support ADA’s work in this critical race.Follow the ADA Spotlight on the 2022 Midterm Elections page to stay updated on ADA's electoral activity. Thank you, once again, for your on-going support. Time and again, it has been the margin of victory. act.myngp.com/Forms/-5355904757338734592 ... See MoreSee Less
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Fresh off of election night victories in Virginia and feeling VERY cocky, House Republicans have added 13 Democrats to their target lists. Our job is to burst their balloon and, with your help, we are determined to do so.High on their list of new targets is Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District Member of Congress Madeleine Dean on whom we shine this week’s Spotlight. For many of us, our first real sighting of Dean was when she served as one of the House Impeachment managers. Her more than impressive performance there, coupled with her 95 percent ADA voting record, makes her an obvious target for the GOP who, despite her 2018 victory with 63.5% of the vote and 2020 victory with 59.5%, are operating under the theory that no one is safe. We agree and we are prepared to fight to defend true liberals from their attacks.Representative Dean taught ethics at LaSalle University, something about which those targeting her know very little. While at LaSalle, Dean also taught rhetoric, making her a persuasive public speaker. She is the former executive director of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association and later formed a three woman law firm outside of Philadelphia. Later, while serving as a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, she focused on social justice issues including equal rights, access to health care and criminal justice reform. In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, she co-founded a gun violence prevention caucus.In Congress, Dean serves on the Committees on Financial Services and Judiciary. She is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues. Dean is a staunch advocate for women’s’ rights. In 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf appointed Dean to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. She is a lifelong supporter of organized Labor, she is an ardent proponent of protecting the rights of workers to organize. She supports legislation to boost investment in renewable energy and to fight climate change. She introduced a bill to create a science advisory board within the Department of Justice to integrate scientific knowledge into crime prevention and co-authored a bill to ensure that the incarcerated receive educational opportunities to help them re-integrate into society. Clearly, she is an asset we cannot afford to lose and she deserves our full support.Follow the ADA Spotlight on the 2022 Midterm Elections page to stay updated on ADA's electoral activity. Thank you, once again, for your on-going support. Time and again, it has been the margin of victory. act.myngp.com/Forms/-8236519668995588096 ... See MoreSee Less
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Author Dr. Richard Parker discusses ADA Founder, economist JK Galbraith, and is joined by Dr. James K. Galbraith ... See MoreSee Less
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Special interests are out in full force opposing #BuildBackBetter to protect corporations' and billionaires' tax loopholes.Our leaders can't let the lobbyists win.We need Congress to invest in working people, not billionaire tax breaks. ... See MoreSee Less
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We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: If the past few weeks have shown us nothing else, they have displayed the essential nature of the 2022 mid-term elections and our need to retain the seats we have while expanding our majority. That’s why, this week, we are shining the Spotlight on Nevada’s critical Senate race. Catherine Cortez Masto was previously a civil attorney in Las Vegas, a federal criminal prosecutor and state attorney general. She is the first Latina in the U.S. Senate. She succeeded former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid when she won election in 2016 with a mere 47 percent of the vote. In the interim, she has earned an ADA voting record of 93 percent. Both make her a prime GOP target in 2022 and a seat we absolutely must defend as she takes on another former state attorney general Adam Laxalt whose surname is revered in Nevada. And, oh yes, he has been endorsed by the former President. Cortez Masto called the January 6th insurrection “un-American and unacceptable.” She is pro-choice and supports expanding Obamacare. She is in favor of increased funding for renewable energy technology, wants growth in green jobs, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and expanded reliance on solar energy. She supports LGBTQ rights including same sex marriage. And, her support for gun control has earned her the wrath of the National Rifle Association. Cortez Masto serves on the Senate Committees on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Energy and Natural Resources; Rules and Administration; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Indian Affairs; and the Special Committee on Aging. Hers is definitely a voice which needs to be heard. Her leadership is essential. Fill out the form to get involved in ADA's efforts in the 2022 midterm elections! act.myngp.com/Forms/-8957095609374867456 ... See MoreSee Less
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All the good in the Build Back Better agenda is because people fought for it -- on the heels of decades of organizing in support of these policies, voters elected Democrats to the White House, and majorities in the House and Senate on the need to deliver for the people -- the vision behind the Build Back Better Agenda. Let's get this over the finish line! ... See MoreSee Less
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Economic StimulusHow Would Galbraith React? As we stand on the brink of what may be the passage of the largest economic stimulus package in recent memory, we wonder what Ambassador, advisor to Presidents, noted economist and ADA founder John Kenneth Galbraith would think. How would he advise President Biden? Would he be delighted by the scope of the two bills or would he be appalled by what has been cut? Now we have the rare opportunity to hear from two who knew him best: his son and also noted economist James K. Galbraith and his biographer Richard Parker. We hope you will join us tomorrow at 8 p.m. via Zoom for what is certain to be an insightful, timely discussion both of Parker’s biography and Galbraith, in particular.If you choose to buy the book via Amazon, please do so by going to smile.amazon.com, register Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund as your charity of choice. Purchases result in a donation to support ADA’s liberal values.The event is free but you must register in order to get the Zoom login information so please register now. act.myngp.com/Forms/410391615555764224 ... See MoreSee Less
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ADA: What You Should Know

View ADA Awards Gala

ADA held a virtual 2021 Awards Gala on September 22nd. View via the links below. We honored: Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), progressive ally and champion Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Eleanor Clift, journalist and...

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March for Medicare for All #M4M4ALL

Join ADA Saturday, July 24th in a March for Medicare for All action near you or chip in donation to this effort taking places in 53 cities in 31 states and DC. Click HERE to learn more or help out. #M4M4ALL  

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Expel Rep. Boebert (R-CO)

In light of reports that Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) on January 6 directed domestic terrorists to the location of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and on January 12 forced her way past security and onto the floor of the House of Representatives while carrying a gun, Americans for Democratic Action calls upon the House Ethics Committee to immediately convene an inquiry into her actions with the possibility of expelling her from the House of Representatives.

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ADA Convention sets agenda

January 15-17, 2021 ADA activists from around the country gathered via Zoom to share ideas, hear from experts, and set ADA's agenda for progress.

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Congrats to President-elect Biden and VP-elect Harris!

PDF HERE November 7. 2020 President-elect Joseph Biden Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Biden Transition Congratulations, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) was proud to endorse your campaign and...

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The American Commentator

Through feature articles, essays, interviews, personal remembrances, and reviews, we seek to promote a stimulating dialogue about liberal ideas and ideals among ADA members and friends.

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ADA Awards Gala Video

Enjoy the video and please make a donation to ADA's work to #DitchMitch and #DumpTrump.  You can also Text ADA2020 to 202-796-2201.

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