News and Notes
Amy Isaacs Announces Retirement
After 20 extraordinary years of leadership, Amy Isaacs, National Director of ADA, has announced plans to retire in June. The announcement came on Saturday at a meeting of the National Board. During her tenure, ADA has raised more money than ever before, expanded membership benefits, achieved countless legislative successes, and continued our role as a leading force in the liberal community. Amy's years of dedication will be honored at the annual banquet in Washington, DC on June 5th. More details to come.
HR 157 - DC Voting Rights
Thanks to your efforts the Senate passed a bill that would grant D.C. voting rights in the House of Representatives. The House will vote this week. Washington residents are citizens that pay taxes, vote for the President and serve in the military; yet they have no representation in Congress. Please send your Member of Congress an email urging him or her to correct this longstanding injustice.
Single Payer Advocates Excluded from Summit
Tomorrow the White House will host a summit on health care reform. Guests will include lobbyists from the private-for-profit insurance industry and Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus who has already ruled single payer "off the table." Yet, no invitations were sent to single payer or Medicare for All advocates. Call the White House at 202-456-1414 and tell President Obama to include single payer, Medicare for All advocates in the summit.
Take Home a Piece of History
A limited number of ADA's Inauguration Day commemorative canvas bags are still available. Catch a glimpse here. Order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $12
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