Join us in speaking up for a better Alabama for all! Subscribe to Arise’s action alerts for timely updates on state and federal policy proposals that would affect everyday lives across our state. We’ll keep you informed on the latest legislative developments and share tips on encouraging your lawmakers to make wise policy choices that can put Alabama on the path to justice, opportunity and prosperity for everyone.
Actions you can take
- Contact your elected officials
- Learn how you can get involved in Alabama's legislative process
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Current legislative actions
- Tell your state rep: Vote YES for an income tax cut for struggling Alabamians
SB 19, sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr, would provide a small but significant income tax cut for Alabamians with low and moderate incomes. The bill would increase the standard deduction and dependent exemption for families at lower income levels. This would mean more money in the household budget for people who need it most.
Your representative needs to hear from you TODAY that they should support SB 19.
- Tell your state senator to untax groceries!
Alabama's state sales tax on groceries is a cruel tax on survival. This tax drives struggling people deeper into poverty and makes it harder for families to make ends meet, particularly in these times of rising food prices.
Please take a minute TODAY to urge your state senator to untax groceries by voting YES on SB 43 by Sen. Andrew Jones. Alabama is one of only three states with no tax break on groceries. The state grocery tax is 4%, equivalent to two weeks’ worth of groceries each year. Ending this tax would benefit millions of people across our state.
- Help get the driver's license bill over the finish line!
Sen. Will Barfoot’s SB 117 is in position to pass the Alabama House, the last step it needs before going to the governor for her signature. SB 117 would end the practice of suspending driver’s licenses for failure to pay fines and fees. It would be an important step toward a more just and inclusive Alabama, and the House could vote on it as soon as today.
But with the 2022 regular session expected to end this week, time is growing short, and the bill needs to take this last step quickly. Your representative needs to hear from you that they should support SB 117.
- ACT NOW: Speak out to advance voting rights and justice
The Alabama House Judiciary Committee will consider Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison’s SB 6 and SB 220 this Wednesday (April 6) at 1:30 p.m. Please take a moment to urge your representative to support both of these bills.
SB 6 would make it easier for people to regain the right to vote after completing their sentence. And SB 220 would make sentencing reforms consistent by applying the same rules for counting time to every person serving time for a parole violation.
Your senator serves on the committee and needs to hear from you that they should support SB 6 and SB 220.
- Vote YES for an income tax cut for struggling Alabamians
HB 163, sponsored by Rep. Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville, and carried by Senator Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, would give a small, but significant, income tax cut for low- and moderate-income Alabamians by increasing the standard deduction and dependent care exemption for lower-income families.
This bill could be on the Senate floor as soon as Thursday. Your senator needs to hear from you that they should support HB 163.
- Tell your state senator: Vote NO on harmful limits to food assistance
Cutting food assistance for families behind on child support does nothing but make children hungrier. That’s why SB 156, though perhaps well-intentioned, would be a step in the wrong direction for Alabama.
SB 156, sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr, would deny SNAP food assistance to people who fail to “cooperate” or “comply” with child support orders or collection services. SB 156 would take food off the tables of already struggling families, sending them even deeper into poverty.
Your senator needs to hear from you that they should oppose SB 156. Click here to email them now.
- Use your voice! Tell your leaders to expand Medicaid!
Gov. Kay Ivey and lawmakers from both parties have agreed to discuss Medicaid expansion, so we must show overwhelming support. Below, you will be able to send an email to Gov. Ivey as well as use our calling service that can put you in direct contact with the governor's office. When connected, tell them your name and where you live and that you’d like to see Medicaid expanded in Alabama!