Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) is one of America's oldest and most experienced independent liberal lobbying organizations. Founded in the spirit of the New Deal by Eleanor Roosevelt, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith, and former Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey we lobby for progressive causes from marriage equality to health care. Our lobbying philosophy is based on democratic action - motivating our grassroots members to lobby their senators and representatives as constituent-advocates. With 65,000 members nationwide, numerous state and local chapters, and its headquarters in the District of Columbia actively engaging in the political process, ADA continually strives to push for democratic and progressive values and ideals in American policy.
The ADA Education Fund is an independent, charitable entity that focuses on increasing public awareness through education. The Ed Fund produces periodic policy briefs, sponsors speakers on a range of issues, conducts polling, and offers student research fellowships.