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Inauguration Celebration

Join ADA on January 20th to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama.  Guest Speakers include Members of Congress and Professor James K. Galbraith who will also be signing copies of his book, Predator State:  How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.

The event will be held before the swearing in from 8:00-10:00 AM at the Hyatt Capitol Hill at 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW.  Breakfast will be served and parking is available but we highly recommend using Metro.  Register for ADA's Inauguration Celebration here.

ADA Education Fund Announces Jim Jontz Memorial Fund

Former ADA President, Representative Jim Jontz (D-IN), who passed away in April 2007, will be honored permanently through the formation of the Jim Jontz Memorial Fund.  With generous support from close friends, the Jontz Fund, which will operate through the ADA Education Fund, a 501 c(3) non-profit education organization, has been given $10,000 in start-up funding.  The funds will be used to honor Jim's memory and service to ADA and continue his philosophy for mobilizing the public, through education and training, in support of economic and social policies that benefit working families.  In addition, an annual lecture will be named for Jim and feature a presentation that honors his contributions.  To make a tax-deductible donation in honor of Jim's memory, click here.

Take Advantage of Tax Deductions with the ADA Ed Fund

As 2008 comes to an end, be sure to get a tax advantage by contibuting to the ADA Education Fund.  All contributions to ADA Ed Fund are fully tax deductible.  Click here to donate today.  Your contributions will be put to use immediately, funding important research to counter Right-wing rhetoric, supporting young liberal minds through the Galbraith Fellowship, publishing in-depth policy analysis and liberal alternatives for Congress, and much, much more.

Legislative Action

Save American Jobs

URGENT:  Contact your lawmakers in support of an emergency bridge loan to the U.S. auto industry.  A collapse in Detroit could lead to the loss of more than 3 million jobs nationwide and millions of retirees could lose their health care and pensions.  This would be a devastating blow to the already fragile economy and an injustice to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to one of the country's more vital industries.  Click here to send your lawmakers an email.

Articles of Interest

Read National Director Amy Isaacs op-ed on single-payer health care currently running in papers nationwide


Quote of the Week

Former ADA President, Barney Frank, urging President-elect Obama to get more involved in solving the current economic crisis said:  "At a time of great crisis with mortgage foreclosures and autos, he (Obama) says we only have one president at a time.  I'm afraid that overstates the number of presidents we have."

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