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

Medicaid expansion would mean a larger, healthier workforce for Alabama

"The governor and the Legislature should consider the pro-work impact of Medicaid expansion," Arise's Robyn Hyden writes in The Daily Home of Talladega. "Our state can’t afford to miss an opportunity to help 200,000 Alabamians re-enter the workforce." Read more in The Daily Home.
Date
March 3, 2019
Source
Daily Home of Talladega
In the News

It’s time for Alabama to go big, expand Medicaid

"[Gov. Kay] Ivey’s inaugural speech laid out a vision for a prosperous future for Alabama," Arise's Jim Carnes writes in The Anniston Star. "There’s no better way to jumpstart our state’s third century than by expanding Medicaid." Read more in The Anniston Star.
Date
January 25, 2019
Source
Anniston Star
In the News

Thousands could now qualify for hardship licenses

Thousands or more Alabamians with revoked or suspended licenses may be able to qualify for hardship licenses. "These hardship licenses will allow people to drive to work, to school, to the doctor, to take their kids and their family members to those places and to do all their basic necessities of daily life,” said Dev [...]
Date
January 17, 2019
Source
WSFA 12 News
In the News

Government shutdown and Alabama food stamps: What you need to know

"There’s no guarantee that this shutdown is going to end, even in February," said Carol Gundlach, policy analyst for nonprofit Alabama Arise. "If we roll into March, what is going to be a problem will turn into a catastrophe." Read more from the Montgomery Advertiser.
Date
January 11, 2019
Source
Montgomery Advertiser
In the News

AL ranked third for most higher education cuts since recession

Over the last decade only two states have cut their state funding for higher education, per student, more than Alabama. This is according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Between 2008 and 2018, Alabama has cut $4,290 per student for higher education. Here is how Alabama compares to other states.
Date
October 4, 2018
Source
WSFA 12 News
In the News

High uninsured rates plague Alabama’s rural areas, new report shows

Alabama’s small towns and rural areas have among the highest rates of uninsured low-income adult citizens in the country, and residents there are more likely to be uninsured than those in metro areas, according to a new report by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the University of North Carolina’s NC Rural Health Research [...]
Date
September 25, 2018
Source
Alabama Today
In the News

Fight hunger in Alabama by protecting food assistance and strengthening school meals

The thought of a hungry child moves all of us to want to help. Alabamians are among the most generous people in the nation. We give generously to charities fighting childhood hunger, including food banks and food closets from which local agencies and churches distribute food to hungry families.
Date
September 7, 2018
Source
AL.com
In the News

Alabama Voices: Expanding Medicaid would improve Alabama’s health, budgets and economy

Imagine being an Alabama leader and having a tool at your disposal that could help families, strengthen the workforce, save rural hospitals, fight opioid addiction, improve the state’s health status and grow the economy. The only catch: It was created by members of another political party. That’s the dilemma that has kept Alabama from expanding [...]
Date
May 31, 2018
Source
Montgomery Advertiser
In the News

Opinion: Governor Ivey should withdraw catch-22 Medicaid plan

We can’t create a healthier Alabama by taking away people’s health insurance. That’s why Gov. Kay Ivey should withdraw a plan that would punish families by stripping Medicaid coverage from thousands of parents who live in deep poverty.
Date
April 25, 2018
Source
Montgomery Advertiser
In the News

Lack of affordable housing ‘at crisis levels’ across Alabama

Right now Alabama is 77,000 housing units short for low income families. The crisis was compounded by the April 2011 tornadoes which wiped out many homes. Advocates say the situation is leaving many in substandard housing conditions. ABC 33/40 talked with a state lawmaker and Arise Citizens' Policy Project about the problem and potential solutions.
Date
March 16, 2018
Source
ABC 33/40