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Celebrating 65 Years of Liberal Advocacy & Progressive Heroes

The 65th Annual ADA Awards Banquet is this Wednesday, September 12, 6-9 PM, at the National Education Association headquarters, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

We are proud to be honoring:

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis -- Frances Perkins Award for Public Service
Secretary Solis has served as the Secretary of Labor since February 24, 2009.  Prior to confirmation, she represented the 32nd Congressional District in California for 8 years.

Wade Henderson
-- Winn Newman Lifetime Achievement Award
Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, has dedicated his life and career to the struggle for equal rights for all.

Wisconsin Workers -- Reuther-Chavez Award for Workers' Rights
Our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin have stood strong in the face of the Republican assault against public employees.  We will continue to stand with you.

And the Honorable Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) with a very special “Roast and Toast”.  With Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) serving as emcee, other Members of Congress roasting their colleague, and Bill Maher and Shirley MacLaine joining in on the fun too, you won’t want to miss it! 

Space is limited, so reserve your seat for this special celebration today!

Democratic Convention -- A Stark Contrast to Tampa

With the Democratic Convention’s adopting a party platform that emphasizes middle-class opportunity, it drew stark contrasts with the newly laid out Republican platform.  As New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker said, the choice is between a party "favoring the fortunate few" or the Democratic goal of equal opportunity for all Americans. Watch highlights from President's Obama speech here.

A People’s Convention

ADA proudly sponsored and participated in PDA’s “Progressive Central: A People’s Convention” during the DNC.  Heavy hitting progressive leaders such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Alan Grayson, Rep. Jim McGovern, Jim Hightower, John Nichols and others were all on hand to spur the progressive movement forward.  Key ADA issues such as ending perpetual war, expanding voting rights, reforming campaign finance laws and reviving the labor movement were all highlighted.

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