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ADA's Statement on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

The news of the death of Osama Bin Laden provoked many reactions among Americans: celebration, somber reflection, anticipation of impending retaliation — all of them appropriate and predictable. But history reminds us that the death of Adolph Hitler — another mass murderer — did not in itself bring an end to World War II or the philosophy which led to the deaths of millions. This latest death — while certainly justified — won’t end the terrorism which has gripped the world over the last decade, end the wars in which our nation is currently involved, or bring back or repair the victims of the crimes Bin Laden committed. What is needed is a comprehensive foreign policy and a renewed commitment to international institutions, combined with modern intelligence operations and the appropriate use of military force. 

In the meantime, let us recommit ourselves to striving for peace and justice, goals that can be celebrated by us all.

Stand Up for Public Heroes Who Stand Up for You Everyday

ADA's campaign to "Stand Up for Public Heroes" is focused on protecting what is in the public interest -- public workers and public services.  Our communities rely on public services such as education, health services, public safety and sanitation.  We must, therefore, stand up for our teachers, nurses, police officers, firefighters, and sanitation workers across the country.

Find out more and take action!  Use our online lobbying tools to stand up for public heroes in your community today!

Top 10 Reasons to Reject Ryan

There are many things to cringe over in Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal.  ADA has researched the fine print and we'll be releasing a new terrifying fact over the next 2 weeks. 

#10.  SNAP OUT OF IT: CUTTING FOOD STAMPS

Ryan's Plan:  Convert the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) into a “block grant” and cut its funding by $127 billion over 10 years.

What's Wrong With It:  (Find out here.)

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Noteworthy

  • Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is planning to force a vote on Ryan’s budget, a vote that will undoubtedly fail but force Senate Republicans to choose between their party loyalty and frustrated constituents.

  • Vermont Moving Closer to Single-Payer Health.  Check out ADA's latest blog by Bob Lucore.

  • ADA's Policy Director William Rice stars in this short Bank of America musical parody -- featured by famed film critic Roger Ebert on his blog! It's guaranteed entertainment.

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