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Join former Governor and Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean, U.S. House of Representative Courts Subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson (D-GA), Karen Finney and other activists on Thursday, May 13th @ 4pm/et for a conversation about why we need to add seats and how you can get involved. You can RSVP here us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6416206592721/WN_ImivBFzTSYqaFVcdaHzhug ...
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We the people need: 💚Green Jobs🌉Roads & bridges👶🏾Accessible childcare💼Union jobs 💻Universal broadband👵Long term care jobs We need Congress to #BuildBackBetter ...
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American families got relief, but now we need recovery. This time around we're investing infrastructure that includes our communities, our people & our future -- not just asphalt. Biden's on board and now it's up to Congress: Let's #BuildBackBetter ...
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For this week’s spotlight, we, once again, turn our attention to Michigan, this time to the 5th Congressional District represented by Dan Kildee (D). We do so both because redistricting has huge implications for the state and because the National Republican Congressional Committee has recently added him to its target list. Kildee, first elected in 2012, was re-elected in 2020 with 54.26 percent of the vote, his smallest margin ever. If we are to maintain and increase the liberal majority in the House of Representatives, this is a seat we definitely must defend.Kildee, who succeeded his uncle Dale Kildee, has earned a lifetime ADA voting record of 89.2 percent. He has been open about seeking therapy for the trauma he endured during the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol and his ensuing PTSD. In addition, he annually fasts with his staff during Ramadan to show support for his Muslim staff members and solidarity with Muslims in Michigan. We view both as strengths, but in today’s poisonous environment and during a heated campaign season, they could make him the target of Right-Wing naysayers.Kildee is an advocate for early childhood education as well as a high-quality public education for everyone K-12 and beyond without the burdens resulting from crushing student loan debt. His environmental activism encompasses both his home state and national interests. Clean air and water and sustainable energy are high priorities for him. He advocates for quality, affordable health care for all and for lowering the costs of prescription medication. He is a strong supporter of the Paycheck Fairness Act and is working to increase the federal minimum wage. And, those are but a few examples of the kinds of issues whose values we share. Because his leadership on these and so much more is sorely needed in the current environment, we will keep an spotlight on Michigan’s 5th CD as redistricting battles take shape.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/6102097119621939200 ...
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On May 8, 2021, a “John Lewis National Day of Action” will ignite public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act and address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights - and one of the last vestiges of slavery - the filibuster!We will take the streets with more than 100 “Votercades” in more than 100 cities, mobilizing to pass the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, DC Statehood and address the filibuster. Together, we can build a better democracy!On this day, street activism will join virtual activism, introducing a new concept to engage young voters and “next generation voters” through the use of a “Virtual Voter Activist Village.” www.votingrightsalliance.org/upcoming-events-1/2021/5/8/national-john-lewis-voting-rights-advance... ...
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Last week’s Census announcement underscored what we have been saying all along: We need to stay focused and determined to not only maintain but also expand a liberal majority in the House of Representatives. That task may now be even more difficult as California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio will all lose one seat. As maps are redrawn and the situation becomes clearer, we will bring you periodic updates.One of the seats which will almost certainly become more difficult is that of Michigan’s 9th District which is represented by Congressman Andy Levin. Levin, who was first elected in 2018, is the nephew of former Senator Carl Levin and the son of former Representative Sandy Levin whose seat he now occupies. Both his uncle and his father are charter members of Americans for Democratic Action. Congressman Levin follows in their footsteps as a stanch ADA friend and a recipient of our Reuther-Chavez award.He is a fervent supporter of workers in America and steadfast in his work to allow those who want a union to organize without interference from employers. In 2007, Governor Granholm appointed him deputy director in the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Growth. He oversaw the "No Worker Left Behind" program, which provided job training to unemployed workers. In 2009, Granholm named him chief workforce officer. He believes that a strong middle class is dependent on a good education and job training and has introduced legislation to ensure that happens. He is also working to reduce the burden imposed by out-of-control student loans. An original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, Levin works diligently to reverse the damage wrought by climate change while ensuring economic growth at the same time. He believes that universal, affordable, quality health care is a basic human right and is working to achieve that goal. He sees gun violence as a public health crisis and is a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He is committed to working for civil and human rights at home and abroad. And, that is just the tip of the iceberg. With an ADA voting record of 100%, he is clearly a Member whose re-election will be a top priority!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/5525354892341805056 ...
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Only 8 Black women have ever served as federal appellate judges. With President Biden's first slate of judges, we have the opportunity to put Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Candace Jacskon-Akiwumi, and Tiffany Cunningham on the federal bench. Call your senators now. #CourtsMatter ...
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has a demonstrated commitment to equal justice under law. She is exactly who we need on the federal bench. Call and tell your senators: #ConfirmJudgeJackson. #CourtsMatter ...
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Federal judges rule on issues that affect all aspects of our lives – civil rights, our right to vote, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ equality, clean air & water, and MORE. Tell senators: #CourtsMatter. We need judges who'll protect the rights of all, not just the wealthy & powerful. ...
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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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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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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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