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In celebration of the Martin Luther King holiday, and in coordination with our upcoming "What Would Martin Do?" forum on Capitol Hill, the ADA Education Fund is sponsoring an essay contest posing the question: "What Would Martin Do?"

The applicants discussed how Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. might address key policy issues facing our country in the 21st century.  We received a number of outstanding responses, leaving our prestigious panel of judges with a difficult task.  They have narrowed the list down to five and now it's your turn to vote for your favorite!

Click Here to Read the Top Five and Don't Forget to Vote.

The top prize wins $500 in U.S. savings bonds and two runners-up will each receive $100 in U.S. savings bonds.

You are also invited to attend our annual "What Would Martin Do?" forum on Capitol Hill Friday, January 14th.  The event, which begins at 4:30pm in Room 2168 of the Rayburn House Office Building, will feature a panel of distinguished speakers addressing the same question as our essay writers.

Panelists include: 

The Hon. Harris Wofford, former U.S Senator from Pennsylvania who coordinated civil rights issues for the Kennedy Administration
The Hon. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Ms. Clayola Brown, President of the A. Philip Randolph Institute and International Vice President of the union Workers United
Mr. Hilary Shelton, Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy for the NAACP
Rev. Douglas Tanner, founder and Director of the Faith & Politics Institute

Please read the top essays, vote for your favorite and join us for the annual "What Would Martin Do?" forum.


Cheryl C. Kagan
Executive Director, ADA Education Fund

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