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62nd ADA Convention & Banquet - AGENDA

Thursday, June 10th - Opening Session, Capitol Visitors Center

9:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast

9:30 AM – Welcoming Address

10:00 AM – Congressional Members Discuss Progressive Issues  (Speakers include Senator Tom Harkin, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Jerry Nadler and more!)

Commission Co-Chairs Describe Commission Activities
Special Presentation on Jobs and the Filibuster

12 Noon – Lunch (included and will be held at the Visitors Center)

(Meals are included in the registration price.  Vegitarian options available upon request.)

1:30 PM – The ADA Education Fund Annual Jim Jontz Lecture: 

Health Care: Here’s How We Got Here And Here’s Where We Go Next.
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) - Moderator
Ms. Karen Davis, President, The Commonwealth Fund
Mr. Richard Kirsch, Consultant, Health Care for America Now
Mr. Gerry Shea, Executive Assistant to the President for External Affairs, AFL-CIO

3:15 PM – Break

3:30 PM – Issue Panels

Lt. Gov. John Cherry (D-MI) - Moderator
Ms. Heather Booth - Financial Reform
Mr. Ali Noorani - Immigration Reform
Ms. Karen Mulhauser - U.S. Foreign Policy

5:00 PM – Recess for day

Informal cocktails will be planned for those interested.

Friday, June 11th - Convene at NEA

8:45 AM – Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – Greetings and Opening

9:30 AM – Commission Instructions and Directions

10:00 AM – Issue Commissions Convene (Read more about commissions here!)

12 Noon - Lunch, Working Families WIN

Matt McKinnon, Director of Legislative and Political Action, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, (IAMAW) – Moderator
Don Kusler, Working Families WIN Director
Chris Schwartz, Working Families WIN Iowa Field Organizer

2:00 PM -  Issue Commissions Conclude

4:15 PM – Nominations and Elections

5:00 PM – Convention Recesses

6:30 PM – Reception and Awards Banquet  (Banquet ticket is included with your convention registration fee!)

Awardees: William Burruss, President, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) & Elizabeth M. Smith, retired Political Director of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

Saturday, June 12th - Convene at NEA

8:45 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM – Writing ADA into the Future

Karen Traeger, Acting Communications Director - Moderator
William Hamilton, Fenton Communications
Andy Szerkes, 3PG Consulting

10:00 AM - Commissions Report to Convention

11:00 AM - Convention Summary

11:15 AM - Call To Action - Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) *invited

11:30 AM - Adjourn Convention

11:45 AM – National Board Meeting