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Summer is almost over, but ADA is turning up the heat this August.  Check out this list  and join us at one of these upcoming ADA events: 


Middletown Peach Festival - ADA Delaware and our Americans for Tax Fairness coalition partners together are asking our Congressional delegation to demand that Congress end corporate tax dodging and invest in the US!  As organizations around the country participate in similar actions the week of August 17, Delaware ADA will join our allies to march at the peach festival.  Learn more about this exciting event and join us!

How is the Sequester Affecting You?  -  On Wednesday, August 21st at 7pm ADA Delaware will meet at the Appoquinimink Library in Middletown, Delaware to learn about how the sequester has affected the MOT area and discuss federal corporate tax reform.  For more details, contact Ezra Temko at ezra@adaction.org.

March on Washington - Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by participating in this Realize the Dream March & Rally on Saturday, August 24 in Washington, DC.  You can travel for free - the Delaware chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists has two buses heading to DC - one leaving from Wilmington and one leaving from Newark.  They will leave at 5am.  Contact us if you are interested in a seat on either bus.

Delaware ADA's First Chapter Meeting - Delaware ADA will host its first chapter meeting Wednesday, August 28. Come and learn more about our group; get to know fellow progressives, and brainstorm issues we'll be focusing on in the near future.  The meeting will be from 7pm-8:05pm at the Newark library.  Afterwards everyone interested is welcome to retire to Home Grown for drinks and discussions.  Save the date - we will be meeting on the Fourth Wednesday of every month!  Contact us for more information. 


Fair Courts Coalition Forum - Recent cases demonstrate that no matter the issue—health care, immigration, marriage equality, employment discrimination, privacy, or ethics—the judiciary will continue to play an increasingly important role in all our lives.  That's why we encourage you to join us for the Iowa Fair Courts Forum, where we will facilitate a discussion on the importance of the courts.

The date: Tuesday August 20th. The place: the Thoreau Center (3500 Kingman Blvd).  There is no charge to attend the event, but an RSVP is required. Lunch will be provided. RSVP today.

Pre Pride Transgender Panel - On Thursday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm, please join ADA Iowa’s 1st Annual Trans Panel to be held at 220E 4th St, Waterloo, Iowa 50703. The panel, featuring Dr. Katherine Imborek of The University of Iowa's LGBT Health Clinic and LGBT advocate Liz Bendalin, will be a community conversation on transgender issues. Free appetizers will be served at 6:30, with the panel beginning at 7:00pm.  RSVP here.

Cedar Valley Pride Fest - Join ADA Iowa on Saturday, August 24th from Noon to Midnight at West Fourth Street to celebrate the diversity of our community. It’s not just for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of the Cedar Valley. It’s for everyone — come discover what it means to be LGBT in the Cedar Valley and stand for diversity, inclusion and acceptance.

This day-long, inclusive event is geared for the whole family. Help be a role model and show that acceptance and inclusion is a choice.  For tickets and more details visit:  http://www.cedarvalleypride.com


Immigration Reform Street Fair  - Join artists, musicians, faith leaders, and workers on Friday, August 16th for an immigration reform street fair.  Northern Indiana ADA and the community coalition for immigration reform are holding a street fair for immigration reform from 2-6pm at the Morris Civic Auditorium in South Bend.  Free street food will be provided until 4pm.

Budget Forum on Protecting Social Security and Medicare
- On Thursday, August 22nd Northern Indiana ADA will host a budget forum on the importance of preserving Social Security and Medicare.  Instead of cutting these important, successful programs, we need to eliminate tax loopholes and fight for corporations to pay their fair share. The Forum will be held at the Greencroft Senior Center located at 1721 Greencroft Blvd, Goshen, IN 46526.

In other news:

  • A new study by University of Massachusetts-Amherst Economist Gerald Friedman estimates that under a single-payer system the U.S. could save $592 billion per year starting in 2014 (more than 15% of the total federal budget).  Read the full story.

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