Celebrate 70 Years of ADA Action

ADA is celebrating 70 years of resisting, building and winning a liberal future. Join us this October in Washington, DC to celebrate and support our current work of organizing against Trump.

Our 2017 Honorees are:

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has long been a strong voice for equality and justice. We are delighted to honor him with the 2017 Frances Perkins Award for your progressive leadership.

ADA is proud to honor Immigrant Rights Advocates Fighting Trump’s Ban and have representatives of the Dulles Justice Coalition and the Legal Aid Justice Center join us at the event.

The Dulles Justice Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of attorneys, advocates & legal orgs fighting for democracy and justice at Dulles. Attorney Sirine Shebaya, an active member and catalyst on the Trump ban work there, helped recruit and dispatch legal help to families and travelers impacted by the Trump travel ban. Sirine will join us to accept this honor and share updates on the movement.

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a Virginia based organization that provides legal aid and assistance in seeking justice for underserved individuals and communities. Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, Legal Director for Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program, helped file one of the first legal challenges to the Trump Ban leading to temporary restraining orders effecting stopping the ban. Simon will also join us.

Chuck Jones, former president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, has spent his life working hard and fighting for good American jobs. But when Donald Trump used his brothers and sisters in Indiana as a dishonest backdrop to tout false job numbers, Chuck spoke out. At a time when the Resistance was just forming, Chuck’s calling out Trump’s lies emboldened truth, sparked the Resistance and Chuck continues to speak out today.

ADA is celebrating 70 years of resisting, building and winning a liberal future. Join us this October in Washington, DC to celebrate and support our current work of organizing against Trump. ADA is proud to honor Immigrant Rights Advocates Fighting Trump’s Ban and have representatives of the Dulles Justice Coalition and the Legal Aid Justice Center join us at the event.