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C-SPAN Covers the ADA Ed Fund’s Tax Equity Panel

Last week, the ADA Education Fund hosted a standing-room-only panel of all-star progressive tax experts, who engaged in a lively conversation on tax equity in the United States.  The event was captured live on C-SPAN -- watch it here.  

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Join Us at Grover’s on Tax Day!

ADA continues to push for fair taxes this week, this time by taking to the streets.  Join us on Tax Day, Tuesday, April 17th, as we rally outside the office of anti-government zealot Grover Norquist.  

Learn more and RSVP today at
www.stopthepledge.org.

Among the growing number of sponsors of the rally are AFSCME, American Federation of Government Employees, Campaign for America’s Future, Campus Progress/Center for American Progress, Coalition on Human Needs, Coffee Party USA, DC Jobs With Justice, Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO, National Nurses United, National People’s Action, Responsible Wealth, The Agenda Project, United for A Fair Economy, USAction, US Uncut, Wealth for the Common Good, and Working Families Win.

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Buffett Rule Vote Today

One of the top issues discussed by President Obama, Washington pundits and at ADA’s tax panel, is the looming vote on the Buffet Rule.  Today, the Senate will vote on the so-called Buffett Rule, that proposes introducing a higher minimum tax rate for taxpayers in the highest income bracket (making over $1 million per year), to ensure that they do not pay a lower percentage of income in taxes than the other 99% of Americans.

This proposal could be a huge first step in the tax reform our nation needs.  Please call your Senator today (Capitol Switchboard: 1-877-762-8762) and tell them to vote YES on the Buffett Rule.

Save the Date: ADA’s 63rd Convention to be Hosted in Chicago

ADA has hosted 63 conventions across the United States since its inception in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt, Hubert Humphrey, John Kenneth Galbraith and other leading progressives.  At present, we are thrilled to announce that this year's convention will be hosted by our Chicago chapter and take place June 15-17 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  

It’s time for a New Deal 2.0. Since 2005, Workings Families Win (WFW), a project of ADA, has had organizers in key areas to help drive policy and elect representatives. In this important election year of 2012, ADA and WFW are meeting not only to change the political and policy landscapes but to shift the public debate and ideology back to one that reflects shared prosperity and public action toward the common good.

This June, please join us and help us create a New Deal 2.0, together.  Find out more information and register today!

ADA in the News

ADA Executive Director, Don Kusler, talks about the Buffett Rule and fair taxes on the Union Edge Talk Radio.  Plus, check out this OP-ED written by Kusler on raising the minimum wage running in papers nationwide.  Also, read ADA Policy and Program Director, William Rice’s article, “Should Bush tax cuts stay? Congress has chance to right wrong”  or hear him interviewed on The Coffee Party's "Louden Clear with Jeanene Louden" radio show.  

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Noteworthy:

  • The Rebuild America Act deserves the support of activists, liberals, progressives and all of those who seek to empower the 99%.  Why?  Read Bob Lucore's latest blog here.
  • This week, Working Families Win Iowa hosts a community teach-in covering the realities of the budget situation at the University of Northern Iowa and many possible alternatives.
  • On Sunday (Earth Day), WFW Iowa will have their largest volunteer event ever, as they team up with AmeriCorps to recruit new volunteers from across the community.

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