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Historic Week for Equal Rights

In a historic move, President Obama announced his support for same-sex couples’ right to marry, while North Carolina voters outlawed civil unions (even for heterosexual couples!).  ADA commends President Obama for courageously standing up for the rights of all Americans.  We are disappointed that North Carolina voters rejected the rights of thousands of its residents.  The last time North Carolina amended its constitution was in 1875 in order to ban interracial marriage, a ban not stricken from the books until 1971. Perhaps with a larger turnout, and increased education, the result would have been different.

Want to make a difference?  Contribute today to help us continue our work fighting for equal treatment of all Americans.

ADA Convention -- Last Chance for Discounted Rate

Tomorrow is the last chance to take advantage of ADA's discounted rate for the Marriott Chicago hotel.  ADA’s 63rd Convention is a great opportunity to meet fellow progressives, hear great speakers, partake in thought-provoking panels, and participate in policy commissions in this critical election year.  Please join us in Making Policy, Taking Action at the University of Illinois-Chicago June 15-17th.

You will work with fellow liberals to create economic, environmental, foreign, political, and social policy resolutions that will guide ADA’s action throughout the next two years.  Expert panel discussions will focus on The High Cost of Imprisonment, Suppression of the Vote in 2012, Implementation of Healthcare Reform, Occupy/NATO Demonstrations, and Feminism in the 21st Century.  Learn more here

RSVP now and take advantage of discounted hotel rates:

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites -- Chicago Downtown  (Special rate expires June 30th.)
  506 West Harrison St.
  Chicago, IL 60607
  (312) 957-9100
  ADA Convention Discount - $139 per night

The Marriott Chicago at Medical District UIC   (Special rate expires May 15th.)
  1007 W Harrison St.
  Chicago, IL 60607
  (312) 491-1234
  ADA Convention Discount -- $189

Be sure to ask for the ADA or Americans for Democratic Action rate when making your reservation.  For participants arriving on Thursday, there will be a pre-registration networking reception at the Exchequer Pub in the Chicago Loop starting at 7 pm.

Join us, and together we will create a New Deal 2.0.  Learn more and register today!

Invest in American -- Buy American!

This Mother's Day, we encouraged you to make it an All-American Mother's Day.  We can all help to rebuild America's middle class by simply checking the tag or asking our local merchants where their products were produced.  By purchasing American-made products, we are investing in American industries and jobs.  So next time you make a purchase, won't you think about buying American and supporting the middle class? 


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