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ADA Continues to Highlight Real Unemployment Rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week the officially measured unemployment showing that 14.7 million people are unemployed at a rate of 9.5%, yet ADA calculates the "Real Rate" to be 16.5%.  Read how ADA gets the real rate here.

Give Health Care Reform a Boost

Congress is back and health care reform is at the top of the agenda.  President Obama has set October 15 as the deadline for approval of health care reform and Democratic leaders in Congress are rushing to clear bills from their respective chambers by the end of July.  ADA remains a fervent supporter of a single-payer national health care program and we will not support a health care reform package now that does not include the strong public plan option that President Obama and other progressive Congressional leaders are calling for in the current debate.  Urge your lawmakers to pass reforms that include a strong public option.

Check out the latest on health care policy at ADA's blog.

Support President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Send this letter to the editor of your local paper supporting the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomajor to the Supreme Court.  The Senate begins hearings July 13th.

Clean Energy Victory

Read the op-ed by ADA National Director Amy Isaacs that helped pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

Give Barney Frank (D-MA) a Pat on the Back

Click the photo to hear Representative Frank rail against defecit hawks who support irresponsible and unnecessary military spending.

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