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ADA National Banquet - Congressman Barney Frank to Speak

After 20 extraordinary years of leadership, Amy Isaacs, National Director of ADA, has announced plans to retire in June.  Amy's years of dedication will be honored at ADA's Annual Banquet in Washington, DC on June 5th.  Other distinguished guests include Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton.  Reception begins at 6:45 pm, dinner at 7:30 pm.  Register Here!

President Obama's Budget Sets a Liberal Agenda

President Obama's proposed federal budget is everything liberals could hope for.  It returns fairness to our tax code, takes control of the deficit, and makes significant down payments on quality, affordable health care, world-class education and a clean energy future.  It is quite literally the most progressive federal budget ever.  So it's not surprising the reactionary Right is positively apoplectic...and more dangerous than ever.  That's why ADA National Director Amy Isaacs took them on in the press and why we need you to send this email to your lawmakers telling them to pass the President's budget.

Washington Post Ignores Labor in Article About Labor

A Washington Post article which ran on Sunday featured the opinion of 3 corporate CEO's seeking to deflate the impact of the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would make it easier for working people to join unions, yet did not include the opinion of a single worker or union representative.  Click here to leave your thoughts in the comments section at the Post or use ADA's activist tools to send a letter to the editor in support of EFCA to your local papers.

Letter to the Editor Contest

ADA members are a persuasive crowd.  Now, using ADA's online activist system, you can reach a national audience!  Each month we will feature a letter to the editor written by an ADA member that other members can submit to their local papers using ADA's system.  The topic must be of national importance, current and should follow all the guidelines mentioned on ADA's 'letter the the editor' webpage.  In addition to having your letter featured on our website, winners will receive a commemorative ADA Inauguration Day canvas bag.  Submit your entries to letters@adaction.org.

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