Americans for Democratic Action
(ADA)
   The ADA was a liberal political lobbying group, formed in January 1947 by people who opposed communism but wished to support a reform agenda. Included among the founders were Hubert Humphrey, Reinhold Niebuhr, Walter Reuther, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. They supported Harry S. Truman’s Fair Deal program and helped ensure the inclusion of a civil rights plank in the Democratic Party platform in 1948.

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