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The Loss of a Liberal Champion

ADA is saddened by the death of former presidential nominee and liberal champion George McGovern. McGovern served as ADA President from 1976 to 1978.

As chair of the McGovern-Fraser party reform commission of the Democratic National Committee, George McGovern and his successor as chair, another former ADA president, Don Fraser, made the Democratic Party much more inclusive. There is a reason that Democratic Conventions look so different from the Republican ones, and George McGovern deserves full credit for his part in making the Democratic Party more democratic. The commission was staffed by long-time ADA national board member Carol Casey. Under the leadership of these three, ADA played a critical role of which we are very proud as we are proud to have called George McGovern president.

"George McGovern stood for peace, decency, and compassion for the most vulnerable among us. And he did so regardless of which way the political winds were blowing. From his opposition to immoral foreign wars to his lead role in creating nutrition and anti-hunger programs, he was one of the great humanitarians of the 20th and 21st centuries. America has lost a great statesman and a true gentleman."
-- Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), ADA President

ADA will continue to fight for the many goals he dedicated his life to, and will remember McGovern as a champion of peace and the poor.

Celebrating Barney Frank

ADA’s NYC Reception to Honor Rep. Barney Frank is just around the corner.   We will be celebrating the former ADA President and his legendary career on Thursday, November 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the New York City home of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, and Mary).  

Space is filling up fast, so purchase your tickets to this exciting event today!

More Ground Forces!

With the election right around the corner, ADA is on the ground and adding new organizers across the country, thanks to your contributions.  We’re proud to announce that Ezra Temko is joining the ADA organizing team to fight for tax justice in Delaware.   In Nevada, Syrus Beck is back and organizing phone banks and other Get-Out-the-Vote efforts.  ADA is also adding another community organizer in New Hampshire.  Make an extra donation today to support ADA's work helping to educate and mobilize voters in nearly 30 key communities over the next two weeks!

Nuns on a Bus

On November 1st, ADA’s Working Families Win campaign is bringing the Nuns on the Bus tour to Waterloo, Iowa!  Together, they will be working to promote faith and the values of social justice in the midst of the 2012 election. 


  • Tonight will be our last opportunity to see the candidates in a debate. In the previous debates neither the President nor his opponent has mentioned global warming. The moderators have failed to ask about it. Wouldn't you like to hear their stances on this important issue?
  • Are you a recent graduate still searching for your first professional job?  Check out "Jobs After Graduation:  Where are They?" by ADA intern Ornella Kaze. 

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