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ADA Panel & National Banquet:  Two Exciting Events this Friday!

The First Annual Jim Jontz Memorial Seminar will take place at 2:30 PM this Friday.  The panel, held in memory of former ADA President, Representative Jim Jontz (D-IN), will discuss jobs, health and economic security for working americans.  Panelists include The Commonweath Fund president Karen Davis,  Economic Policy Institute Founder Jeff Faux, Steel Workers president Leo Gerard, and activist Jim Gonzalez..  RSVP here! 

After the panel, join us for ADA's Annual Banquet at The Mandarin Oriental.  We will be saluting former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and bidding a fond farewell to Amy Isaacs, ADA's National Director who is retiring.  Special guests include Rep. Barney Frank (MA),  Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ), Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ), Rep. Bob Filner (CA), Rep. John Conyers (MI), and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC).  If you have not bought your ticket yet, do it today!  See the complete list and register now!

Can't Attend the Banquet?  Leave A Comment for the honorees on our guest book!

If you can't attend this year's exciting bash, you can still leave your warm wishes and congratulations on our online guest book.  Sign the guest book.

Recreating Your Reality: Hope for Idaho's Working Families

Working Families Win (WFW), a project of Americans for Democratic Action and the ADA Education Fund, is empowering working families around the country.  WFW field organizer, Terri Sterling, created the video below about some of the everyday struggles working families in Idaho are facing. 

Thank you, Terri, for your continued committment to working families!  If you would like to help us gather more stories, click here to give.

Commentary: Critics attempt to detract from Sotomayor's intelligence, pragmatism

ADA has a new op-ed featured in papers nationwide about the groundbreaking nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.  The article also stands up to the arguments some critics have made against Sotomayor.  Read it here.

ADA's Statement on the Murder of Dr. George Tiller

ADA is deeply saddened by the murder of reproductive health care provider Dr. George Tiller.  Dr. Tiller was shot while serving as an usher at his house of worship.  He was targeted because of his strong belief in a woman's right to choose.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. 

ADA believes that everyone has the right to choose when and whether to have a child.  For more information on ADA's stances on civil liberties, click here.

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