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Congressional Briefing - Women Unemployment & the Great Recession

While the analysts frame these turbulent economic times as a "he-cession," the struggles of women and families are often left unheard.  On Friday, July 16th, at 2261 Rayburn HOB, the ADA Education Fund will be hosting a Congressional Briefing on Women, Unemployment and the Great Recession from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.  The briefing will highlight the results and policy suggestions from recent reports from both Women's Voices. Women Vote and the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  RSVP on our facebook event page.

The Marraige Equality Saga Continues

In the battle for marriage equality, last week was a busy week. Gov. Lingle of Hawaii vetoed a state bill that would have granted any couple in Hawaii the right to a civil union. On a more positive note, a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled that a critical section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  Check out Lilla's blog to learn more about these stories.

GWADA EVENT - Honoring Progressive Heroes

The Greater Washington ADA along with the ADA Ed Fund is holding a reception for local progressive heroes in DC on July 15th.  Senator Cardin and Representatives Norton, Edwards and Moran will be honored.  If you're in the area, join us!  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Mott House, 122 Maryland Avenue, NE.  RSVP on our facebook event page.

Noteworthy

  • The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Arizona for their discriminatory immigration law.  More here.
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2010 our award winning fundraising consultant will be offering a free training for ADA activists to help raise funds for ADA.  This will be a conference call style training starting at 8 p.m. EST.  For more information or to RSVP, contact shermin@adaction.org.
  • Former ADA Legislative Director and Civil Rights leader, William Taylor, passed away last week. Read more about his life, work and legacy here.

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