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Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) is one of the oldest liberal political organizations in the country, founded in 1947 by progressive leaders spearheaded by Eleanor Roosevelt and Hubert Humphrey.

From the drafting of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter in 1951 to the movement to recall Mayor Frank Rizzo, the history of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of ADA is the history of progressive politics in the Philadelphia region. We continue as a leading local watchdog for Progressive Values, Good Government and the Advancement of Democracy.