Did you know that ADA was one of the first organizations to support equal rights for lesbian and gay Americans? That's right. And today we are just as committed to realizing full equality for every American.
That's why we have officially endorsed the National Equality March. That's why we are lobbying on Capitol Hill for the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, hate crimes legislation, the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and an end to Don't Ask, Don't Tell. That's why we are actively engaged with the DC City Council's effort to bring marriage equality to the nation's capital. That's why we've created a special webpage to help our members stay active in the fight for equality.
This important work today honors ADA's historical tradition of fighting for social justice for all. To keep the pressure on, we need your help.
Please consider giving just $5 or $10 right now. Click here to give.
When ADA founder, Walter Reuther, put the power and prestige of the United Auto Workers alongside the civil rights movement in the 1960s, it helped to integrate the leadership and grassroots of both movements, making both of them stronger.
Today, we are following in the footsteps of our founders and putting ADA joins alongside those seeking equal rights for LGBT Americans. The battle against discrimination has never been easy, and social change has always been hard but history is on our side.
Are you with us? Donate here.
Michael J. Wilson
PS. Near DC this Sunday? March with your fellow ADA members in the National Equality March. Click here to march.