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Occupy with Us

Is Occupy occupying your town?  This 90 second clip explains why this movement is so important and why ADA and local ADA chapters are joining the movement.  Check out this great article quoting Peter Schott, an ADA board member and Occupy Delaware activist. 

So-called Protect Women Act

A Congress that would vote against the American Jobs Act, but for limiting women’s access to health services has misguided priorities.  The so-called Protect Women Act, which passed last Thursday in the House, would limit a woman’s ability to purchase private insurance that would cover certain reproductive health options and would allow for hospitals to deny abortions to pregnant women with life-threatening conditions.  Watch ADA President Rep. Lynn Woolsey’s remarks on the bill.

Trade Bills Pass

Last week, Congress passed three trade bills that have been described as the biggest trade deal since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) more than a decade ago.  ADA, the labor movement, and our fair-trade allies opposed the agreements.  They are the wrong prescription at the wrong time for the American economy.  Included was the Colombia Free Trade Act, despite the fact that 51 Colombian trade unionists have been murdered in the last year.  Read more here.

Marylanders -- Your Delegates Need to Hear From You!

Maryland calls itself “the Free State”, and ADA is joining others in a state wide call in day in support of marriage equality.  If you’re a Maryland resident, join us in calling your State Delegates to tell them that you support the right of all loving couples to demonstrate their commitment through civil marriage.

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