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Current legislative actions
- 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!
- Tell Senator Shelby to vote YES on COVID-19 relief
Hundreds of thousands of Alabamians are facing hunger, homelessness and hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. A bipartisan federal relief plan by Sens. Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Romney and their Democratic colleagues is a solid first step toward the comprehensive relief package that struggling families need. It includes extended unemployment insurance benefits, additional food and child care assistance, student loan relief, and housing assistance for people at risk of eviction.
- Tell your senators to protect SNAP and Medicaid in coronavirus relief
As the COVID-19 recession rages on, struggling Alabamians need help with food and health care. Please urge U.S. Sens. Doug Jones and Richard Shelby to strengthen SNAP and Medicaid in the next COVID-19 relief package! Use Arise's call service below to be connected with Jones and Shelby.
Congress can and must do something about the threat of hunger in our homes and communities. The House has passed a bill that includes a temporary 15% across-the-board increase in food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Senate must include increased SNAP food assistance in its version of the relief package as well.
Alabama’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and our hospitals are struggling to meet the growing need for care. Increasing Medicaid funding would protect the finances of hospitals, front-line providers and Alabamians with low incomes.
- Tell Congress to do its job and ease families' suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic
Economic suffering and uncertainty are widespread across Alabama during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $600 weekly enhanced federal unemployment insurance benefits have ended. State and national eviction moratoriums have been lifted. And students, faculty and staff are headed back to school amid concerns of widespread outbreaks.
All the while, the coronavirus continues to take its toll on families, businesses, everyday life and our economy. Recent executive orders gave lip service to these problems but offered little, if any, relief. Only comprehensive federal legislation can provide a lasting solution.