Clearing Tax Loopholes
ADA has fought over a decade now for Congress to close the tax loopholes. Under athe leadership of ADA counsel Jack Blum, ADA general counsel, our argument can be seen and heard from the New York Times to the Senate Finance Committee. Finally, we have an administration that is listening to us! President Obama announced yesterday series of measures to shut down offshore tax havens and end other provisions that have helped thousands escape paying taxes. ADA continues to push for stronger regulations, better laws and the closing of loopholes. It's time for the tax dodgers to pay up!
Call your Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to support President Obama's efforts to close tax loopholes!
First 100 Days
President Obama has reached 100 days in office, an arbitrary timeframe we know, but as good a time as any to reflect on the progress of this historic Administration. Click here to find out what we think are his 10 greatest achievements, 2 biggest mistakes and the next 5 things that need to get done. Give President Obama your own score here.
A Week of Victories
Thanks to the help of our members, we had multiple legislative victories last week! First, the House passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act-- which expands the law to cover crimes committed based on a victim's sexual orientation, gender identity or physical or mental disability. Then,in an overwhelming vote, the House put the consumer first and passed the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009. Last, but certainly not least, the Senate followed the House and passed President Obama's budget!
Thanks again to all the ADA members who helped lobbying from home and the Hill!
See a highlight of former ADA President, Rep. Barney Frank during the House Hate Crime Hearings:
ADA National Annual Banquet
Time is running out! Register today to attend the ADA Banquet honoring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and celebrating with Amy Isaacs on her retirement as ADA National Director. Special guests include Rep. Barney Frank (MA), Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ), Rep. Bob Filner (CA), Rep. John Conyers (MI), and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC). See the complete list here and register!
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