The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is honored to announce that Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will be the Keynote Speaker at the upcoming ADC Annual Gala. Gov. McAuliffe will also be honored for his Commitment to Public Service. The Gala will be held on the evening of Saturday October 1st, 2016, at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C. The Annual Gala is part of the ADC National Convention, which will be held from September 29th to October 2nd, 2016. For Convention registration and ticket information please click here. Throughout his tenure Gov. McAuliffe has made Virginia a welcoming and inclusive state for all. He has welcomed refugees into the state, and regularly engaged with the Arab and Muslim communities of Virginia. The Governor’s administration has made unprecedented progress on the restoration of rights to rehabilitated felons who have served their time. People who have paid their debt to society should be able to work, pay taxes and vote. Governor McAuliffe previously served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, and was chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. For a more complete bio of Gov. McAuliffe, please click here.