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Tomorrow, Congressional Briefing on Voter Suppression Hosted by the ADA Education Fund

Please join us for a panel discussion on one of the most sacred and important rights of the American people: the right to vote.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 -- 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Senate Visitor Center, Room 201-00
Washington, D.C.

The ADA Education Fund will host an impressive group of experts to discuss the vital issue of Voter Suppression, including:
●    Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel of the Brennan Center for Justice
●    Robert Brandon, President of the Fair Elections Legal Network
●    Eddie Hailes, Managing Director of the Advancement Project
●    Marcia Johnson-Blanco, Acting Co-Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
●    Kirin Kennedy, National Field Director for United States Student Association

Additional information may be found on the Facebook Event Page and at www.ADAEdFund.org.

Hawkeye Vision 2012: Caucusing for Working Families

The ADA Education Fund and ADA’s Working Families Win are teaming up to host an event on Caucus Day in Des Moines, Iowa to contrast our progressive message with the extremist language coming from the GOP presidential candidates.

The event will feature U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN), Co-chair of Congressional Progressive Caucus; Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners & a leading political pollster; and Iowa State Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-IA), Chair of the Progressive States Network.  We’re also in the process of confirming additional speakers, including national labor leaders.

Will you be in Iowa?  Join us!  Or, if you are unable to attend but would like to support the work of the ADA Education Fund, consider becoming a Host ($50) or Friend ($25) of this event.  All contributions to the ADA Education Fund are tax-deductible.  More information is available here.

Noteworthy:

  • Read this Op-Ed in the Washington Post by ADA National Director Michael J. Wilson:  Occupy the 2012 elections.
  • An estimated $70 billion in state and local taxpayer dollars is given away each year in the form of subsidies for businesses as an incentive to create jobs. Are they really creating jobs? Where's the accountability?  Read Bob Lucore’s blog here.
  • A special thanks to everyone who submitted an essay to our “What Would Martin Do?” essay contest.  Submissions are being reviewed now, and the winners will be announced shortly after the new year.
  • This will be the last issue of News and Notes for 2011.  We wish everyone a very happy holiday season and thank you all for your support to ADA and the ADA Education Fund.  Please consider a year-end contribution to help us with our efforts in 2012.




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