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As Tax Day approaches, families across the country are once again paying their fair share, but under our current tax system, billionaires, whose wealth is skyrocketing, are not Find out more on the ADA Legislative Round Up page: adaction.org/issue-activism/legislative-round-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
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The commemorative Patsy Mink quarters are in! Have you received yours yet? Last month, the United States Mint issued, as part of its 2024 American Women series, a quarter honoring ADA’s own Patsy Takemoto Mink! ADA is honoring our fierce and fearless leader Patsy Mink by giving a Mink commemorative quarter to ADA donors who give $100 or more to ADA! We still have a few quarters left, make your donation here: secure.ngpvan.com/Z3tid7jlhUe_k-vNQTXtYw2 ... See MoreSee Less
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The resounding cheer you heard reverberating through the atmosphere last month was the sound of our cheer when Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I) announced that she would not seek re-election. Unlike in West Virginia with the similarly inclined Senator Joe Manchin (D), her announcement gives us a real opportunity to secure a Senate seat we can be proud of. Prior to Sinema’s announcement, we were faced with a potential three-way race with an uncertain outcome. Now, we are down to two principal candidates and the contrasts couldn’t be sharper. Take a closer look t the race here: secure.ngpvan.com/mx5bnJgfx0ShYQD4c2WDug2. Donate to ADA here: secure.ngpvan.com/6dCWhYiwEk-BaYsMvfMVTg2Representative Ruben Gallego (D) has a lifetime ADA voting record of 91 percent. The former Marine, who served combat duty in Iraq, has represented Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District since 2015. His desire to help his fellow combat veterans is what propelled him into politics. He was an Arizona state representative who worked diligently to recall notorious Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. In the House, he serves on the Armed Services and Natural Resources Committees and is a member of the Hispanic Caucus, the Medicare for All Caucus, the LGBT Equality Caucus, and the Progressive Caucus. He has worked to lower health care costs and to achieve affordable housing, and much more! Read more here: secure.ngpvan.com/mx5bnJgfx0ShYQD4c2WDug2The Republican running against Gallego is the notorious Trump loving, election denying Kari Lake. The former television news anchor also ran for Governor in 2022 and lost when the citizens of Arizona took a closer look. Nonetheless, it was a close race, and she does have a strong following in the state. Like Trump, she continues to claim she won the gubernatorial election and has filed multiple frivolous lawsuits that have gone nowhere. She has displayed a political identity crisis: a registered Republican until 2006, she switched to Independent and then in 2008, she changed her registration to Democrat. She reverted to the GOP in 2012. She has called former Arizona Senator John McCain (R) a loser and has bragged about “driving a stake through the heart of the McCain machine” before telling his supporters to “get the hell out.” She bragged that she had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and was an anti-masker questioning the science behind the pandemic. She is anti-choice, saying that abortion is “the ultimate sin.” She wants to continue building Trump’s border wall. She thinks that electronic voting should be ruled unconstitutional, and much more! Read more here: secure.ngpvan.com/mx5bnJgfx0ShYQD4c2WDug2 ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow extreme anti-abortion activists are scheduled to present oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration et al. This case centers around the anti-abortion movement’s effort to end FDA’s approval of mifepristone. This isn't the first time lawmakers and courts have stood in the way of our right to access abortion care. We must demonstrate our outrage as we prepare for the decisions, likely to come in June. Take a look below for resources and action opportunities as we continue the fight for access to abortion. Join us!www.weareplannedparenthood.org/a/rally-supreme-court-protect-abortion-access?Join ADAers as we gather with women from across the country to demand that SCOTUS protect abortion access. Tomorrow, March 26th at The Supreme Court of the United States at 9am ET. Attacks on mifepristone are strictly politically motivated, instigated and funded by extreme anti-abortion actors to further their agenda to ban abortion, birth control, and other sexual and reproductive health care nationwide. Join us in fighting back! Click here to sign up: www.weareplannedparenthood.org/a/rally-supreme-court-protect-abortion-access?Learn more on the ADA Legislative Round Up page here: adaction.org/issue-activism/legislative-round-up/? ... See MoreSee Less
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Amidst continued voter suppression efforts in Republican-led states, today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a full committee hearing on the John Lewis Votings Rights Advancement Act, S.4. The committee will discuss the growing threats to voting rights and the need for federal voting safeguards. Despite Senate Democrats' attempts to defend our democracy against Republican attacks on our fundamental right to vote, we know that this legislation is doomed for failure in the U.S. Congress and Senate. In lieu of the Republican-led gridlock in Congress, a small number of states have stepped forward and passed state-level voting rights legislation. Take a look at some of the state initiatives to pass state-level Voting Rights Act(s) here: adaction.org/issue-activism/legislative-round-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard? This month, the United States Mint will issue, for general circulation and as part of its 2024 American Women series, a quarter honoring ADA’s own Patsy Takemoto Mink! Last week ADA kicked off Women's History Month by honoring our fierce and fearless leader Patsy Mink by giving a Mink commemorative quarter to the first 100 people who donate $100 or more to ADA! We still have a few quarters left, click here to make your donation to ADA to receive your Patsy Mink commemorative quarter! secure.ngpvan.com/Z3tid7jlhUe_k-vNQTXtYw2 ... See MoreSee Less
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OK, we’ll admit it: we went into mourning when former Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced his retirement. But, if he had to go, we couldn’t be more delighted that his successor is first term Congresswoman Val Hoyle (D). And, while we’re delighted, MAGA Republicans are equally dismayed and have set their sights on her and other Oregon Members of Congress. In 2022, Representative Hoyle won her election with a mere 50.5 percent of the vote. That tells you all you need to know and what we’re up against. Click here to read more about the race for Oregon's 4th Congressional District! secure.ngpvan.com/USsc8DB_OUOH_iT2PAUQzw2 Click here to donate to ADA! adaction.org/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less
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This month, the United States Mint will issue, for general circulation and as part of its 2024 American Women series, a quarter honoring ADA’s own Patsy Takemoto Mink. Mink worked tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, and economic justice. As we kick off Women's History Month, ADA looks to honor our fierce and fearless leader Patsy Mink by giving a Mink commemorative quarter to the first 100 people who donate $100 or more to ADA! Click here to make your donation secure.ngpvan.com/Z3tid7jlhUe_k-vNQTXtYw2 ... See MoreSee Less
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Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) has been, and will continue to be, a forthright liberal voice of this nation. As such, we are committed to keeping you informed of legislative developments on ADA's priority issues in 2024. The ADA legislative round up summarizes legislative activity at all levels of government, as well as activity in the courts, on ADA's priority issues. We kick off our series this month with an update on an issue critical in this presidential election year ~ defending our democracy. Follow ADA's Legislative Round Up Page Here: adaction.org/issue-activism/legislative-round-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you seen our latest Spotlight on the Election: Florida Senate? Will this be the year we take back Florida? Read more here: secure.ngpvan.com/iX5OaiNrCk2Da1cSTKLMYQ2 ... See MoreSee Less
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ADA: What You Should Know

Showing Up by Kurt Meyer

“Words matter.” It’s a simple message, one I’ve cited before, short enough to be printed on a lapel button. I know this, thinking back a dozen years, to when I worked for the National Council of Churches (NCC), a national Christian organization. There WERE indeed...

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Become an ADA Defender of Democracy Today!

In 2023 voters in key states stood up and fought back against threats to our democracy.  In 2024 the threats to our democracy are even greater!  WE CAN STOP TRUMP AND HIS POSSE IN 2024!  With your support, WE WILL defend OUR democracy and turn back the Trump threat in...

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Congratulations to UAW members!

ADA congratulated our brothers and sisters at the United Auto Workers (UAW). For more than 75 years ADA and UAW have marched side-by-side in the fight for worker's rights. From ADA founder Walter Reuther, UAW President, to current UAW President Shawn Fain, ADA's 2023...

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ADA Denounces Violence in Middle East

ADA unequivocally condemns the violent and barbaric Hamas terror attack on innocent Israeli citizens.   ADA urges the sparing of civilian lives in this conflict and continues to support peace and a two-state solution. Americans for Democratic Action Urges Ceasefire,...

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ADA Votes 2024

With an eye on 2024, we are resuming our election spotlights. We hope you find them informative and use the information to increase your activism in the critical months ahead. Find out more HERE. 

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Moving Forward: Sen. Feinstein should resign

Senator Diane Feinstein Should Resign By a unanimous of vote of the Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) Executive Committee, we urge Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to resign her position in the U.S. Senate. ADA expresses deep gratitude to Senator Feinstein for her...

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ADA Action to Raise the Minimum Wage

Americans for Democratic Action organized a week of action in support of Raising the Minimum Wage in late March. ADA activists around the country joined in by calling their elected officials, writing letters to the editor, and speaking out on the issue. Take a look at...

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ADA Vote 2022: 65% Success rate!

ADA is thanks you for your support and activism in the 2022 Election cycle. With your help, ADA won an astonishing 65% of the races we engaged in helping win control of state legislatures, governors races, a U.S. Senate majority, and turning the predicted "red wave"...

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