ADA’s 63rd Convention will be in Chicago this year, June 15-17th.
ADA has hosted 63 conventions across the United States since its founding in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt, Hubert Humphrey, John Kenneth Galbraith and other leading progressives. We are thrilled to announce that this year's convention will be hosted by our Chicago chapter at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
ADA first convened to preserve and extend FDR's New Deal, but today it’s time for a New Deal 2.0. Since 2005, Workings Families Win (WFW), a project of ADA, has posted 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 landscape, but to shift the public debate and ideology so it once again reflects shared prosperity and public action for the common good.
This June, please join us and together we shall create a New Deal 2.0. Find out more and register today!
ADA's Tax Day Rally Update
Thanks to everyone who came out to make the "Go to Grover's for Tax Day!" rally a huge success. If you were unable to join us at our Tax Day rally, check out the highlights and personal stories here.
The Wall Street Journal highlighted this event, including a back-and-worth between ADA’s Policy and Program Director, William Rice and Grover Norquist:
“This oath of allegiance to a private citizen to never raise revenues — even in the face of war or other national calamity — makes budgeting impossible, damaging America’s credit, security and standing in the world,” said rally organizer Will Rice of Americans for Democratic Action, in a prepared statement.
Mr. Norquist took issue with that, saying in a statement of his own: “If Will Rice actually bothered to read the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, he would have noticed that it is a written commitment to the American people, not to any individual or group. The Pledge does not make budgeting impossible, it is designed to make tax increases impossible.”
Working Families Win Ground Update
Last week, Working Families Win teamed up with UNI Proud to organize Stop the bullies: Vigil for Kenneth J. Weishuhn, Jr. Kenneth is one of the latest teens to commit suicide as a result of anti-gay bullying.
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