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We have updated information about ADA's upcoming convention and award's banquet.  View our updated schedule of events & speakers. 

If you want to take direct action and help shape a leading national grassroots organization, then the ADA Convention is the place for you!  The convention is the best way for ADA members and activists to share their input as we collectively come together to discuss the organization's direction.  Please join us and help us make this convention a success.

The convention registration includes meals (breakfast and lunch) and also the formal banquet on Friday night.  Vegetarian options are available upon request.

Early Bird Registration:  $280... Ends May 27, 2010
General Registration:  $300

A Reception and Banquet to Remember...

The Friday night awards banquet will take place at the Beacon Hotel.  Join us for a reception and dinner party as we honor two distinguished progressive leaders.  Our honorees at the banquet will be William Burrus, the President of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), who will receive the Reuther-Chavez Award and Elizabeth M. Smith, the recently retired Political Director of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) who will receive the Winn Newman Award.

Again, the cost of the banquet is included in the conference registration price, however additional tickets can be purchased for $75 per ticket or $750 for a table.

Congress Passes Financial Reform

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 60-40 vote, including four Republicans.  While the House and Senate reconcile the two bills, it is our hope that the final product will address the key issues of derivatives, too big to fail, executive pay, government oversight, and credit rating agencies.  We have a real opportunity to make FDR-sized changes to protect consumers and our economy - not marginal reforms which could still leave us at risk.

The Extenders

Call your Member of Congress toll free  877-442-6801 and urge their vote for H.R. 4213 to create and save jobs. The bill would extend unemployment insurance and COBRA, provide funding to cash-strapped states and finance infrastructure and summer jobs. Your call might make the difference - call today! 

Noteworthy

  • Don't Ask Don't Tell (DOMA) may have a vote this week.  The Senate Armed Services Committee is set to vote Thursday on adding a repeal to the defense authorization bill to terminate the discriminating policy in the Senate Arms Services Committee.
  • This Wednesday, May 26th is the National Speak Up for Education & Kids Call-In Day.  We are asking everyone who cares about the future of public education in America to call their members of Congress and ask them to add the education jobs fund to the emergency funding bill. The number to call is 866-608-6355.
  • Washington Attorney David Ginsburg passed away at 89.  In addition to being a founder of ADA, he was an adviser to President Roosevelt, Vice President Humphrey, and Executive Director of the historic Kerner Commission which examined U.S. race relations in the 1960s.

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