Additional Information on Americans for Democratic Action

Additional Information on Americans for Democratic Action


Below are the positions which Americans for Democratic Action takes on some additional issues of political import:

● Affirmative Action: ADA views affirmative action as a desirable policy by which to “provide redress for inequities and historic wrongs” perpetrated against “racial minorities and women.”

● Housing: “The federal government alone can fill the need for affordable housing” for low-income people by “dramatically expanding … assistance programs.”

● Welfare: ADA believes that time limits on welfare eligibility “should be repealed.”

● Nuclear Weapons: Urging “a renewed campaign to win Senate approval of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty,” ADA demands “immediate and unilateral reductions in [U.S.] nuclear weapons …”

● Foreign Debt Forgiveness: ADA “urges the G8 countries to consider relieving the debt owed by … the world’s poorest countries, as they continue to suffer financially.”

● Economic Inequality: Claiming that “inequality in the distribution of income and wealth … continue to jeopardize equal opportunity and democracy,” ADA contends that “the federal government must create year-round, full-time living-wage jobs when private industry does not provide enough” employment opportunities. It also calls for “redistributed [economic] opportunity to women and people of color.”

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