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Arise legislative update: Feb. 12, 2024

Arise's Akiesha Anderson catches everyone up on a busier-than-normal first week of the Alabama legislative session and previews an additional busy week ahead. Anderson discusses what's been happening with a harmful bill that would create more barriers to absentee voting and provides an update on the future of the state sales tax on groceries. Full [...]
Issues
Tax Reform, Voting Rights
Date
February 12, 2024
Author
Matt Okarmus
Blog

Arise legislative update: Feb. 6, 2024

Arise's Akiesha Anderson welcomes everyone to the Alabama Legislature's 2024 regular session. She talks about what we'll be looking out for on our members' legislative priorities and how you can stay engaged with us this year as we work to build a better, more inclusive Alabama.
Issue
Budgets
Date
February 6, 2024
Author
Matt Okarmus
News Releases

Alabama Arise announces newly formed staff union

The staff, leadership and board of Alabama Arise are thrilled to announce the launch of Alabama Arise Workers United-Communications Workers of America (AAWU-CWA), the newly formed Arise staff union. AAWU-CWA is an affiliate of CWA Local 3908. “I am honored to be a part of an organization that allowed us to make our own choice [...]
Date
February 5, 2024
Author
Alabama Arise
Fact Sheet

It’s time for Alabama to prove we care about mothers and children

Healthy parents and healthy children mean a healthier future for Alabama. Comprehensive maternal and infant health care investments are crucial to ensure the health and safety of both infants and Alabamians of child-bearing age, especially postpartum mothers, pregnant women and future mothers. Alabama Arise envisions a world in which each successive generation is ensured a [...]
Issue
Health
Date
February 2, 2024
Author
Akiesha Anderson
Fact Sheet

Universal school breakfast would benefit Alabama’s children in many ways

Universal school breakfast would improve areas such as child hunger, chronic absenteeism, adolescent mental health and standardized testing.

Issues
Health, Other
Date
February 1, 2024
Author
LaTrell Clifford Wood
Fact Sheet

Vote ‘No’ on SB 1 – narrowing voting rights in Alabama

Alabama’s absentee voting application process is already safe and secure. We don’t need to add confusing and frightening requirements to an already secure process. This bill would make it a crime for any person knowingly to provide or receive funding or a gift for distributing, ordering, requesting, collecting, prefilling, completing, obtaining or delivering another person’s [...]
Issue
Voting Rights
Date
January 31, 2024
Author
Mike Nicholson
Personal Stories

‘No one should have to go through what I did’

When Diana Isom became pregnant with her first son, Keenan, back in 2021, it was what she’d always wanted.

“My husband and I had been trying for years. I was so happy, but immediately started thinking about timing,” Diana said.

Timing is always a big consideration for most first-time parents, but for Diana and her husband, Luke, things were a little more complicated. When Luke lost his job suddenly, he had to start training in a new technical field. This meant he lost the private health coverage they had previously.

Issues
Health, Medicaid Expansion
Date
January 10, 2024
Author
Whit Sides
Member Resources

Folleto de membresía Alabama Arise 2024

El poder y la voz de Alabama Arise en la Legislatura se fortalecen cuando nuestra membresía crece y se diversifica. Te animamos a que invites a tu familia, amigos y comunidad a unirse a ti para apoyar a Arise, y tenemos materiales para ayudarte a compartir nuestro trabajo. [caption id="attachment_9155" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Alabama Arise Annual [...]
Date
December 21, 2023
Author
Alabama Arise
Letters & Testimony

Alabama Arise joins state commission on elimination of state grocery tax

The state sales tax on groceries is a cruel tax on survival, and Alabama Arise is committed to eliminating it. That is why I am grateful that Sen. Bobby Singleton nominated me to serve on the Joint Study Commission on Grocery Taxation on behalf of Arise. I am extremely excited about and honored for this [...]
Issues
Budgets, Tax Reform
Date
December 15, 2023
Author
Akiesha Anderson
Blog

Stories at MDC event reveal Medicaid expansion’s life-changing potential in Alabama

This post originally appeared on MDC’s website. By Debbie Smith, Cover Alabama campaign director at Alabama Arise, and Whit Sides, Cover Alabama storyteller at Alabama Arise Medicaid expansion would empower nearly 300,000 uninsured and underinsured Alabamians to access the health care they need to survive and thrive. Alabama Arise and Cover Alabama were proud to [...]
Issue
Medicaid Expansion
Date
December 12, 2023
Author
Debbie Smith