Did you see that Senator Tammy Baldwin has been added to the list of ADA honorees? We are so thrilled to have such incredible honorees this year, and hope that you can join us for the 67th Annual ADA Awards Banquet to be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill.
Senator Bernie Sanders - Frances Perkins Award for Public Service Award ADA is proud to honor a man who has devoted his Congressional career to issues that affect working families, the middle class, the elderly, children and the poor. We are very pleased to announce Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont as our 2014 keynote speaker and honoree.
Senator Tammy Baldwin - Bayard Rustin Citizen of Change Award A champion of middle class economic security, Senator Tammy Baldwin helped craft the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and has been a strong advocate for tax fairness, Wall Street regulation, student loan reform and other key issues. Senator Baldwin is Wisconsin’s first woman to serve in Congress and is the first openly gay member elected to the Senate.
Max Richtman, J.D. - Winn Newman Award A former staff director of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and 16-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Max Richtman is President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM), one of the nation’s most influential senior advocacy and education membership organizations. ADA is thrilled to honor Mr. Richtman for his commitment to protecting the rights of seniors.
Did you know that ADA’s banquet is merely the kick off event of ADA’s Membership Convention? Stick around after the banquet 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 Tammy Baldwin, 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, including Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) as our lunch keynote speaker. Panel 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, 2015:State Lobby Training and Commission Groups Delegates will learn how to effectively lobby your Representatives at home and participate in one of four policy action Commissions. Commission members will work to craft ADA’s priorities on key liberal 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.