Arise in the News

The more people hear about our movement for change, the more supporters we gain. Arise staff members appear in hundreds of news stories every year to explain how better policy choices can make life better for everyday Alabamians. Check out these examples of how we’re sharing our vision for a better Alabama for all in print, over the airwaves and online.

In the News

Alabama Arise: More Alabamians lack health insurance

"No one should have to go without the medical care they need simply because they can’t afford it," Arise's Jim Carnes tells Alabama Daily News. "But that's the reality for a growing number of Alabamians, because our state has refused to expand Medicaid." Read more from Alabama Daily News.
Date
September 11, 2019
Source
Alabama Daily News
In the News

Alabama Arise members meet, vote on critical state issues

"We believe that faith communities, people on the front lines of serving people in poverty, and people directly impacted who are in poverty come up with the best solutions," Arise's Robyn Hyden tells WSFA 12 in Montgomery. Learn more from WSFA 12 News.
Date
September 7, 2019
Source
WSFA 12 News
In the News

100,000 employed Alabamians can’t afford health care

"The economic boost we would get from Medicaid expansion is really unparalleled," Arise's Jim Carnes tells the Alabama Political Reporter. "If Medicaid expansion were a factory or a NASA contract, we'd be having parades down every main street." Read more from the Alabama Political Reporter.
Date
September 5, 2019
Source
Alabama Political Reporter
In the News

Increase child care funding to invest in Alabama’s future

"Increased investment in child care will reduce poverty, support working parents and help Alabama’s children grow and thrive," Arise's Carol Gundlach writes on AL.com. "[U.S. Sens. Doug] Jones and [Richard] Shelby should commit to this needed investment in our state’s economy, families and future prosperity." Read more on AL.com.
Date
August 30, 2019
Source
AL.com
In the News

Lawmaker files bill to change Alabama’s tax structure

"If you think that the biggest problem in the state is that wealthy folks and corporations pay too much in taxes already, this would be the plan for you," Arise's Chris Sanders tells CBS 42 in Birmingham. Learn more from CBS 42.
Date
August 5, 2019
Source
CBS 42
In the News

Trump administration proposal could kick 3 million off food stamps

A proposed new federal rule could strip SNAP eligibility from more than 3 million Americans while increasing state administrative costs. "This is going to be a tremendous burden," Arise's Carol Gundlach tells WHNT 19 in Huntsville. Learn more from WHNT 19.
Date
July 23, 2019
Source
WHNT 19
In the News

Alabama Arise criticizes proposed rule requiring citizenship documentation for public housing

"To deny housing to a non-citizen parent is effectively to deny housing to an eligible child citizen," Arise's Carol Gundlach says in the Alabama Political Reporter. "This plan would harm the health, education and economic stability of tens of thousands of vulnerable children." She also notes how the proposal would hurt seniors and people with [...]
Date
July 12, 2019
Source
Alabama Political Reporter
In the News

Non-unanimous death sentences stain Alabama’s justice system

"Alabama is the only state that allows judges to impose a death sentence based on a non-unanimous jury sentencing verdict," Arise's Dev Wakeley writes on AL.com. "This practice is a travesty of justice, and it needs to stop." Read more on AL.com.
Date
June 12, 2019
Source
AL.com
In the News

New law reduces unemployment compensation in Alabama

"[Unemployment] compensation is so low already in Alabama, people are going to be looking for a job the second they lose one and start drawing unemployment comp," Arise's Carol Gundlach tells AL.com. "We don't need to use those benefits as a stick to try to change behavior." Read more from AL.com.
Date
June 11, 2019
Source
AL.com
In the News

Civil asset forfeiture disclosures will soon be required in Alabama

"SB 191's passage is a good first step toward bringing more transparency to Alabama's civil asset forfeiture practices," Arise's Robyn Hyden tells Bama Politics. "But simply gathering more information about the problem isn't enough. We must change our state's forfeiture practices to ensure they protect due process for all Alabamians." Read more in Bama Politics.
Date
May 30, 2019
Source
Bama Politics