ADA Director Takes on Bush Labor Secretary
In a special Labor Day op-ed, Michael J. Wilson argues against Bush-era Labor Secretary Elaine Chao's assertion that working people are worse off under President Obama. See Chao's piece here and Wilson's response in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
ADA Releases Real Unemployment Rate; Calls for Action
ADA's report on the real unemployment rate is spurring action on Capitol Hill. Former ADA President, Representative Jim McDermott, introduced legislation to extend unemployment benefits for 13 weeks. This legislation is a lifeline for struggling Americans. Email your lawmakers now and tell them to support H.R. 3404.
ADA Hosts Teach-in to End Torture
ADA's Northeast Illinois (Chicago) chapter will host a Teach-in to End Torture and Human Rights Abuses on Sunday, September 13th at 4:30 pm (CDT). Get more details here and find out how to get active in your neighborhood here.
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The Latest on Health Care
With Congress back in session and the President speaking to a joint session Wednesday, the focus in Washington and in your neighborhoods will be health care reform. We have a lot of work to do. Your lawmakers must know real reform must include a robust public option. Let them know right now and every day going forward because without a doubt, they are hearing from our opponents. Just look at an actual email we got after ADA Director, Michael J. Wilson, appeared on C-Span to advocate for the public option:
"You can stick your ***** rationale up your ****. Why should I pay for your healthcare? You act like a bunch of *****."
We can't even show you the whole thing! But this is the kind of garbage the right-wing is sending.
It's up to us - with your help - to make sure Congress knows Americans want reform. Email them now.