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Afterthoughts on the Midterm Elections

Although we didn't win them all, the ADA PAC and Working Families Win (a project of ADA) were able to contribute to some significant victories.  ADA PAC-endorsed candidates’ including Rep. Raul Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, was victorious in Arizona, as well as Representatives Bruce Braley and Dave Loebsack in Iowa.  In California, Sen. Barbara Boxer won re-election, and Sen. Patty Murray was also re-elected ahead in an even closer race.  ADA's Working Families Win (WFW) project had grassroots organizers across 11 states educating voters on health care, jobs, and local community issues.  These efforts were possible because of ADA supporters all over the country.  We look forward to your continued support as we rebuild and retool for the 112th Congress and the 2012 elections.

ADA Ed Fund Event at Harvard University

The ADA Education Fund will be hosting a daylong election post-mortem and strategy session at Harvard on November 20th.  It will analyze the results of the 2010 midterm elections and help to chart the path forward for progressive organizations and liberal activists for the next two years.

Confirmed guests include ADA’s current National President, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA); former ADA President, Harvard University’s Richard Parker; ADA Vice President, the renowned economist James Galbraith; noted political pollster Vic Fingerhut, award winning blogger/author Mike Lux and respected campaign strategist Jim Gonzalez.  This event will be live streamed!  More details to follow!


  • ADA National Director Michael J. Wilson was discussing the 2010 elections on a post election roundtable on Same Sex Sunday.  Listen here!
  • ADA will host an hour on the Union Edge Radio Show today, Monday, November 8, from 2:00 – 3:00 E.D.T.  You can listen online at The Union Edge or on the radio in Philadelphia at WFYL 1180 AM or in Pittsburgh at WPYT 660 AM.

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