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An unprecedented, terrifying number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced or already passed this year in state legislatures across the country. These bills are direct, discriminatory attacks that especially target the transgender community. Currently, there are no federal laws that explicitly protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination. This allows the states to enact heinous legislation to outright discriminate. This can, and must, change! Sign the petition to Congress:Guarantee freedoms to all RIGHT NOW ~ Pass The Equality Act: actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-petition-prioritize-and-pass-the-equality-act?source=direct_link... ... See MoreSee Less
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This year’s Texas Senate race is widely touted as the most likely for a Democratic pick up in a year when we desperately need one. And, incumbent Republican Cancun Senator Ted Cruz is running scared. While we are hopeful, we are not complacent. We had our hopes shattered in the past and we know we can’t take anything for granted. Remember Cruz beat Beto O’Rourke with a mere 50.9 percent of the vote. secure.ngpvan.com/Qo3zbJPy-0KbyG-FWeEqPA2Senator Cruz, widely known as the Senator no one likes, has earned his reputation. He is a far-right Senator who has taken on Donald Trump, been attacked by him and now serves as one of his primary boot lickers. In short, he’s a right-wing mess with an ADA voting record of 2%. He was a prime mover in the 2013 federal government shutdown when he employed the filibuster to try to convince then-President Obama and his Congressional colleagues to defund the Affordable Care Act. He used his 21 hours of speechifying to read Green Eggs and Ham to a less than enthralled nation. He opposed certifying President Biden’s victory while touting false claims of election fraud and much, much more! Read more here! secure.ngpvan.com/Qo3zbJPy-0KbyG-FWeEqPA2Contrast that with his Democratic opponent, former Tennessee Titans linebacker and current Representative Colin Allred’s 85% percent ADA voting record. His announcement video was one of the best we’ve seen and we hope you will agree. His 2017 election victory over then-incumbent Pete Sessions (R) was wildly unanticipated and a more than welcome change. We sincerely hope he can achieve a similar upset this time around. Unlike Cruz, he voted twice in favor of the articles of impeachment against the former President. He is pro-choice and in favor of common-sense gun control laws. He believes in investing in clean energy to protect our planet and to create good paying jobs. Also, unlike Cruz, he has voted to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act and lower prescription drug costs., and much more! Read more here! secure.ngpvan.com/Qo3zbJPy-0KbyG-FWeEqPA2Donate here: secure.ngpvan.com/6dCWhYiwEk-BaYsMvfMVTg2?nvep=&hmac=&emci=039993cb-dafd-ee11-aaf0-7c1e52017038&e... ... See MoreSee Less
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Last month, in a landslide victory for UAW, and labor everywhere, 73% of the employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted to join the UAW. The UAW victory was an historic feat, however while unions have championed workers’ rights worldwide, their influence has waned in the United States thanks to corporate-friendly laws. The share of U.S. workers who belong to a union has fallen since 1983, today, only 10 percent of U.S. workers are in a union. WE MUST PASS THE PRO ACT TODAY! actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-to-protect-our-right-to-organize-and-pass-the-pro-act?sou... ... See MoreSee Less
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Giant corporations are squeezing American families for fatter profits. Recently, corporations have used inflation as a shield for price gouging, and scoring record profits, all while paying their executives with income made on the backs of working people. To combat this latest act of corporate greed, ADA is joining with allies in demanding Congress pass Senator Warren's Price Gouging Prevention Act of 2024. Click here to sign the ADA petition to stop corporate greed: actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-petition-no-more-corporate-greed-no-more-price-gouging-3/?source... ... See MoreSee Less
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This event is filling up fast! We hope you can join the conversation Tuesday night! “Minority Rule: A Conversation with Ari Berman,” Tuesday, April 30, from 7:00-8:00 PM ET. REGISTER HERE: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8Tk3KViZSoKlU7ZuFF37EA?nvep=&hmac=&emci=80059150-4103-ef11-96... ... See MoreSee Less
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the UAW workers at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, from the entire ADA family, on a win that inspires us all!On Friday, UAW made history by becoming one of the very few unionized auto plants in the southern states. In a landslide victory, 73 percent of the workers voted to join the union. The win came after long battle with management and fierce opposition from southern Governors. Next up, Mercedes workers in Alabama prepare for their own union election in May. Read more labor news on the ADA Legislative Round Up page here: adaction.org/issue-activism/legislative-round-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the UAW workers at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, from the entire ADA family, for a win that inspires us all! Late Friday evening, UAW made history by becoming one of the very few unionized auto plants in the southern states. In a landslide victory, 73 percent of the workers voted to join the union. The win came after long battle with management and fierce opposition from southern Governors. Next up. Mercedes workers in Alabama prepare for their own union election in May. Follow the ADA Legislative Round Up page for more labor news: adaction.org/issue-activism/legislative-round-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us July 10th to celebrate ADA's 2024 Honorees and support ADA's work. adaction.org/2024-ada-awards/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Today was a truly special day. It was the ceremony to officially launch the quarter featuring our dear friend, former ADA president Patsy T. Mink. We couldn’t be more delighted or more proud. ADA still has a few of the quarters left in our stash. One could be yours with a $100 contribution to ADA. Make your donation here: secure.ngpvan.com/Z3tid7jlhUe_k-vNQTXtYw2 ... See MoreSee Less
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This Tax Day, millions of working families are paying their fair share in taxes. But billionaires and giant corporations will get away with paying little or nothing.It's time for our tax code to reward work, not just wealth. ... See MoreSee Less
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You probably paid a higher tax rate this Tax Day than the wealthiest billionaires and the most profitable corporations.That's not right. It's time the wealthy and corporations paid their fair share in taxes. ... 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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