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Just Two More Days It’s just two more days until the first of Americans for Democratic Action’s book discussions is underway and we sincerely hope you will join us for what promises to be a dynamic event. On Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m. we will host a discussion by noted Latino organizer Chuck Rocha. Chuck will discuss his book Tio Bernie, written in his down-home style and full of interesting anecdotes and incomparable advice on how to organize the expanding Latino/a voter bloc in our country. This is essential reading and essential advice as we enter the 2022 mid-term election period and work to maintain and expand our liberal base in the House and Senate. Please do join us at 7 p.m. on July 29 via Zoom to participate. Go to act.myngp.com/Forms/8192048821698560000 to register and for more information. We look forward to seeing you there. ...
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Congress & dozens of state legislatures are defying the will of a massive worker of color led movement & communities nationwide by refusing to #RaiseTheWage. Congress passing a $15 minimum wage is a civil rights issue. #RaisesImpactRead more via @nelpnews: bit.ly/raisesimpact ...
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The worker-of-color-led @FightFor15 movement has won $150 billion in raises for 26 million workers since it launched in 2012, with $76 billion going to workers of color, and $70 billion to women, according to a new report from the @nationalemploymentlawproject. #RaisesImpact Read more: bit.ly/raisesimpact ...
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This week marks 12 years since the federal minimum wage last went up for workers—to the current level of a mere $7.25 an hour. It’s time for Congress to listen to the demands of workers and communities nationwide and raise the wage. #RaisesImpact Read more from @nationalemploymentlawproject: bit.ly/raisesimpact ...
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The state that gave us former ADA president Congressman John Lewis, and Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff has also given us Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and an attempt at massive voter suppression. For those reasons alone, we need to keep an eye on Georgia and we shine this week’s Spotlight on the 6th Congressional District’s Lucy McBath who represents the district once held by Newt Gingrich. Following the murder of her 17 year old son after an argument about loud music playing in his friend’s car, former flight attendant McBath channeled her grief into political activism. She became the national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. In 2018, she took on the Republican incumbent Karen Handel and eked out a victory with 50.51 percent of the vote. In 2020, against the same opponent, she increased her margin to 54.6 percent even while amassing an ADA voting record of 80 percent. On the surface, that sounds good but 2022 brings us a mid-term in a state which always seems to keep us holding our breath. Republican Eric Walsh, a former Coca Cola executive and retired Army Colonel already has announced he will challenge her in 2022. This will be another difficult race which deserves our attention. In Congress, she continues to seek bipartisan solutions to common sense measures to end gun violence. And, she managed – against all odds – to get $25 million federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control to use for gun violence prevention research. She is an ardent supporter of the Affordable Care Act and is working to expand it to guarantee that the costs of health care and prescription drugs are truly affordable while ensuring that everyone with pre-existing conditions is truly covered. She supported the Paycheck Protection Program and is working to bolster small businesses in her communities. She is an outspoken critic of anti-immigration rhetoric and the horrors of the previous Administration’s family separation policy. She serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the Education and Labor Committee and is the vice chair of both the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues. Click here to to get involved in ADA's efforts in the 2022 midterm elections! act.myngp.com/Forms/-2112187125725134848 ...
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The first stone shot by a David isn’t always the one that brings the Goliath down but it definitely is the one that starts the march to victory. This year, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union took on Jeff Bezos and Amazon to organize warehouse workers. While their efforts in that particular battle did not ultimately succeed, they did capture the attention of the nation and shine a light on Amazon’s deplorable working conditions and anti-union bias. For that reason, and so many more, we are delighted to present our Reuther-Chavez award to RWDSU president Stuart Appelbaum at this year’s ADA gala. Stuart was first elected RWDSU president in 1998. He is also an Executive Vice President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and is president of the Jewish Labor Committee. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and a board member of the Latino Victory Fund. Also a member of the Democratic National Committee and the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, Appelbaum is a consistent voice for our liberal ideals on a number of fronts. These accomplishments alone would compel us to honor him. His union’s valiant effort to organize Amazon workers is the icing on the cake. We sincerely hope you will join us in honoring him at our annual gala on September 22. Please sign up now to reserve your place, make a contribution or become a patron or sponsor for a dynamic night of entertainment, rousing speeches and inspiring honorees. act.myngp.com/Forms/-6364429598893015040 ...
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ADA: What You Should Know

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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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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