In order to secure a strong economic future and bring back the middle class, the U.S. needs to mend our broken educational system and combat educational inequality. Read more.
Health care is a basic human right, not a commodity to be reserved only for those who can afford it. Though the national reform enacted in 2010 is a good first step -- ending the worst insurance company abuses, insuring more kids and young adults, lowering drug costs for seniors -- much still needs to be done. Read more.
When ADA founder Walter Reuther put the power and prestige of the UAW alongside the civil rights movement in the 1960s, it helped to integrate the leadership and grassroots of both movements, making both of them stronger. ADA has spoken out against discrimination going all the way back to the McCarthy era and we will continue advocating for equality. Read more.
In 1933 President Hoover signed the Buy America Act to ensure that American-made goods and materials have preference over imported products with respect to government procurement and infrastructure projects. Including Buy American provisions in job creating legislation is the most effective way to vastly improve the stimulative effect of government spending on the economy. Read more.
Social Security is the most successful prosperity program in history: it's rescued hundreds of millions of Americans from the want and fear that was once the common experience of aging, widowhood and disability. It's the collective contribution of all working America that spreads the benefits and risks, and keeps the system strong. Read more.