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Today is the first anniversary of #BloodySunday since the passing of Congressman John Lewis. 56 years ago today, 25-year-old John Lewis led 600+ civil rights marchers and suffered a severe injury fighting for the right to vote. We must honor his legacy by continuing his work to create a democracy that works for us all. ...
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From Arizona to Georgia, voters turned out in record numbers to choose our lawmakers. Now, lawmakers are trying to choose who votes. As we reflect on the 56th anniversary of #BloodySunday, we must reject all efforts to make it harder to vote. ...
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56 years ago, John Lewis & 600 other advocates who marched for voting rights were brutally attacked by police in Selma, AL. Dozens were hospitalized or injured. As we remember #BloodySunday, we must honor their legacy by creating a democracy that works for us all. #RestoreTheVRA ...
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Call your Republican Senators now - tell them you are ashamed of their greed! (202) 224-3121 ...
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Every Republican Senator just opposed the #AmericanRescuePlan. They opposed:❌Aid to our states and cities❌Unemployment benefits for jobless workers❌Stimulus checks for people struggling with pandemic expenses ...
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The Senate just voted to pass @POTUS’s #AmericanRescuePlan, which will:💊Make health insurance more affordable🤱🏾Provide direct payments to families 👩‍🏫Save jobs & critical services like education & health careSenators who voted YES supported vital aid to get us on the path to recovery. ...
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People have been making the same tired arguments for years about why we can’t raise wages and they have never proven true. Congress, states, and cities have raised the minimum wage scores of times over the years. The verdict is in: raising wages helps workers, their families and the economy. Call 877-960-1986 today to demand that the Senate #RaisetheWage. ...
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11.4 million people–that's more than NYC + Chicago—will lose their pandemic unemployment insurance starting March 14 unless the Senate acts. Tell your senators to #ExtendUI to Oct. 3 in the #AmericanRescuePlan to provide #ReliefNow by calling 202-224-3121! ...
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We are one step closer to fixing the acute public-health emergency and a staggering blow to the economy that the COVID pandemic has caused. THANK YOU to the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which advances President Biden's ambitious agenda to lift our families and communities out of this pandemic. It’s critical that the Senate act with urgency to pass this bill and deliver aid to families and communities desperately in need. Follow this link to sign the ADA petition - pass the American Rescue Plan in the Senate! Then volunteer to help us bolster calls to the U.S. Senate! act.myngp.com/Forms/-8022317211718778880 ...
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You can be excused if you think we’ve been here before. We have, but the first few weeks of the Biden Administration have taught us that we cannot afford to be complacent. We need to do everything in our power to not only protect the razor thin Democratic majority in the Senate but also to expand it. Raphael Warnock is up for re-election in 2022! We were proud to support him in 2020 and in the 2021 run-off. We are more than delighted to do so again.After first flirting with a challenge, former Senator David Perdue (R) decided not to run but, like a bad penny, former Senator Kelly Loeffler (R) may be turning up again. Loeffler, you will recall is a self-funded, far-right billionaire whose sole agenda seemed to be being a Trump parrot. Loeffler was appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Johnny Isakson (R). She welcomed the endorsement of a QAnon spokesperson and is adamantly against gun control. She opposed the Affordable Care Act and supported fast tracking a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has been accused of making shady stock market trade deals and has been pictured with a former KKK leader. Not surprisingly, her 2020 and 2021 campaigns rang with racial undertones and innuendo. She joined Trump in opposing the certification of the 2020 Presidential election. Ironically, Trump’s feud with Kemp, who certified the Biden election victory, may work against her, but we can’t count on reactionary Republicans doing us any favors. Raphael Warnock (D) is a Senator we can be proud of. He shares our political goals and already has lived a life in support of them as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and as a community activist. While at Ebenezer, he made the church a citadel for LGBTQ issues. He is a strong advocate for criminal justice reform, including a focus on eliminating mass incarceration. A living wage for all hard-working people and expanded health care are at the top of his agenda.This could be a difficult race with Georgia Republicans already trying to enact legislation to undermine voter participation. But, we in ADA have a tremendous advantage here: We have a first rate, long time organizer in the state and an active base of volunteers who showed their determination during the 2021 run-off elections. It paid off but we will need to do even more to mobilize for 2022. Follow the ADA Spotlight on the 2022 Midterm Elections page to stay updated on ADA's electoral activity. act.myngp.com/Forms/-3338573599253463040 ...
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ADA: What You Should Know

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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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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ADA Fireside Chats

ADA is doing weekly Fireside Chats on different topics. Join us at 8pm eastern. CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE or on ADA's Facebook Page HERE. View last week's ADA Fireside Chat HERE.

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ADA Time Machine

Check out this interesting exchange between Daniel Patrick Moynihan and John Kenneth Galbraith about ADA Membership. https://adaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ADAGalbraithMoynihan1970.pdf

Check back from time to time to see other ADA History.

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