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

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
In the News

Advocates say Medicaid work proposals will target women

Ashley Edwards had a few questions Monday about a move to impose work requirements on a small and mostly-female population receiving Medicaid benefits. “Who is going to help recipients find gainful employment?” Edwards said at a public hearing on the proposed changes. “Who will provide child care for recipients who get gainful employment? Will new [...]
Date
March 5, 2018
Source
Montgomery Advertiser
In the News

Alabama Medicaid work requirement plan called cruel, misguided

Speakers at a public hearing today said a proposal by the Alabama Medicaid Agency to impose new work requirements on some able-bodied parents would be punitive, partly because those affected face major barriers to employment and would eventually lose their health coverage even if they got jobs.
Date
March 5, 2018
Source
AL.com
In the News

For decades Alabama has not funded public transportation; bill aims to end that

For more than two decades, Kimble Forrister has looked for ways to steer any amount of state funding toward public transportation. It's been a futile attempt, and Alabama has long remained in dubious company as one of only five states that does not provide any state money for public transportation.
Date
February 6, 2018
Source
AL.com
In the News

Alabama Arise members vote on key issues to tackle in 2018

The anti-poverty group “Alabama Arise” is deciding what specific issues they’ll tackle in 2018.  Arise members voted on five of seven possible issues for next year, during their annual meeting. Each has the goal of helping low income people.
Date
September 16, 2017
Source
Alabama News Network