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ADA’s Annual Awards Banquet and Membership Convention

ADA’s 67th Annual Awards Banquet and Membership Convention are around the corner!  Join us for our Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday, June 4th. Then stick around for our activist trainings and ADA’s Membership Convention.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014:  ADA’s 67th Annual Awards Banquet (6pm – 9pm)

Honoring Senator Bernie Sanders and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President Max Richtman.  (Purchase your tickets to the banquet here.)

Thursday, June 5, 2014:  Activist Training and Congressional Lobby Day

Learn the art of lobbying. Then apply the training in afternoon Capitol Hill visits where ADA members can visit their members of Congress and discuss core progressive issues.  (RSVP for this free training here.)

Friday, June 6, 2014:  Convention Registration and Expert Panels

Hear from elected officials and issue experts during our series of enlightening panels. Topics include Mending the Safety Net, Global Engagement Without War, Protecting and Securing Progress on Women’s Rights and Building Economic and Political Power through Organizing.  (Purchase your tickets to ADA’s Membership Convention here.)

Saturday, June 7, 2015State Lobby Training and Commission Groups

Delegates will learn how to effectively lobby your Representatives at home and participate in one of four policy action Commission groups. Commission members will work to craft ADA’s priorities on key progressive issues.

Sunday, June 8, 2014:  Ideas to Action

Each policy action commission will report on its issue priorities, and together convention delegates will learn how to turn ideas into action.

There are many ways to RSVP for these exciting events!

  • Purchase your ticket to ADA’s 67th Annual Awards Banquet here.
  • RSVP for ADA’s free June 5th activist training and lobby day here.  
  • Purchase your tickets to ADA’s Membership Convention here.  You can purchase a full convention pass that includes your banquet ticket.

Don’t Miss Out on Discounted Hotel Rates!

Coming from out of town?  All events will be at the Washington Court Hotel. Take advantage of our discounted room rate of $199 per night.  Call the Washington Court Hotel reservation line at  1-800-321-3010 and ask for your reservation with the Americans for Democratic Action block.  But don’t wait; the discounted block rate ends May 6th!

Southern California ADA Backs Progressive Candidates

Endorsements are a specialty of the Southern California chapter of ADA. SoCal ADA will need its long-standing expertise to sort through 18 candidates seeking to replace retiring liberal icon Henry Waxman in a west Los Angeles U.S. House seat.  Show business is, not surprisingly, well represented among the resumes of hopefuls running in a district that encompasses Beverly Hills and Malibu.  Find out tomorrow what SoCal ADA is doing to ensure the most progressive candidate wins this key race (and other less glamorous contests) in this week’s Wednesday Campaign Wrap-Up.


  • ADA's Delaware chapter is leading a call to support redistricting reform in Delaware.  With 24 legislators co-sponsoring Delaware Senate Bill 48, community advocates are hopeful that this will be the year the Delaware legislature will vote to bring the redistricting process out from behind closed doors. In preparation for Wednesday's vote, ADA Delaware and its coalition members are holding a press conference today at the steps of the Delaware Legislative Hall.
  • ADA now offers the first and only UCLA student group (out of 1,000) with the word "Progressive" in it.  Welcome Progressive Leaders for Democratic Action at UCLA!
  • Students, educators and parents may get some relief from excessive (and ineffective) school testing.  Read more in Bob Lucore’s latest blog:  Proposal Would Provide Relief from Excessive School Testing.

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