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Tea Party activists, Wisconsin protesters, Congressional budget negotiators, and Wall Street Occupiers have all been addressing the same fundamental questions of what the government should do and who should pay for it. Heated debate flows from the very different answers offered by different ideological perspectives. The 2012 elections will be seen as an important judgment on this ongoing philosophical argument.

ADA's Working Families Win campaign is taking advantage of the rare opportunity progressives have in this charged and fluid political atmosphere to advance some very basic progressive values about communal action and responsibility. Working Families Win's “Invest in America” agenda highlights the need for wise public investment as the bases for broad-based prosperity and a more harmonious society.

As a part of this campaign, Working Families Win volunteers are educating, advocating and organizing in communities across the country for:

Learn more about Working Families Win and Invest in America!

The American Clean Energy and Security Act

Update: Although the bill was approved by the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-212, it died when the Senate announced that they would not consider climate change legislation before the end of the legislative term.

A landmark climate bill is facing a fight on the Hill. The Waxman-Markey bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, has passed through the Energy and Commerce Committee and now faces its next hurtle.

If passed, the bill would break our dangerous reliance on foreign oil, make our nation the world leader in clean energy jobs and technology, and cut down on dangerous factors which accelerate the deteriorating atmosphere.  Find out more about the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 and the cap and trade debate.

Press Releases and Published Op-eds:

Should Congress Eliminate Subsidies on Ethanol and Give them to Alternative Energies like Wind and Solar

Renewed Energy

Related Issues:

Environmental Policy No. 308

Energy No. 315