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20+ Alabama community groups call on Hyundai to stop alleged use of child labor at suppliers

The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits issued an open letter on Thursday to Hyundai Motor of North America calling on the company to stop any use of child labor and to negotiate a community benefits agreement. The letter from community leaders in Alabama comes as the U.S. Department of Labor continues to investigate widely reported [...]
Issues
Tax Reform, Economic Opportunity
Date
September 23, 2022
Author
Alabama Arise
Blog

Why Alabama Arise urges a ‘Yes’ vote on the recompiled state constitution

The stain was there from the start. In his opening remarks, the president of Alabama’s 1901 constitutional convention declared a major goal of the event was “within the limits imposed by the federal Constitution, to establish white supremacy in this state.” The resulting document effectively removed the voting rights of African Americans and poor white [...]
Issue
Other
Date
September 22, 2022
Author
Mike Nicholson
Fact Sheet

A dire need for reform: How Alabama’s constitution is holding our state back

The 1901 Alabama Constitution is overreaching, poorly written and harmful to many of the people it governs. Its authors intentionally disenfranchised people of color, women and people with low incomes in an effort to silence them politically. The document also created barriers to governance for local elected officials. More than a century later, these barriers [...]
Issue
Other
Date
September 22, 2022
Author
Mike Nicholson
Blog

Here’s what Alabama Arise heard from you in summer 2022!

We deeply value the input we get from Alabama Arise members, our allies and most importantly, those directly affected by the work we do together. We depend on what we hear to help guide our issue work and our strategies. Despite the ongoing challenges of connecting in person, we kept working at finding ways to [...]
Issues
Economic Opportunity, Voting Rights, Medicaid Expansion, Budgets, Criminal Justice, Health, Housing, Safety Net, Tax Reform
Date
September 20, 2022
Author
Presdelane Harris
News Releases

New Census data reveals how good policy choices can cut poverty, keep Alabamians healthier

People-friendly federal policies reduced poverty and made it easier for people to get health care in 2021, U.S. Census figures released this week show. Perhaps the most eye-opening improvement was a dramatic reduction in child poverty nationwide. The recent Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion alone kept 5.3 million Americans above the poverty line. The one-year [...]
Issues
Economic Opportunity, Medicaid Expansion, Budgets, Health, Tax Reform
Date
September 15, 2022
Author
Chris Sanders
Blog

Alabama Arise helps empower advocates to fight cervical cancer

[caption id="attachment_7241" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Alabama Arise staff members Jennifer Harris, Whitney Washington, Presdelane Harris and Whit Sides (left to right) presented at an advocacy training for Black women from Alabama’s Black Belt region Aug. 26-28, 2022, in Birmingham. Arise will continue to assist the women in coming months as they work to reduce cervical cancer [...]
Issue
Health
Date
September 9, 2022
Author
Whitney Washington
Blog

Help prevent voter suppression in Alabama! Sign up today

Voting rights are the foundation of our democracy. That’s why I wanted to share an opportunity for you to help protect those rights in Alabama by training and volunteering as a poll monitor. This opportunity comes through the nonpartisan Election Protection network, which works to ensure fair elections and make sure every eligible voter’s voice [...]
Issue
Voting Rights
Date
September 8, 2022
Author
Mike Nicholson
Blog

Worker-centered policies make Alabama better for everyone

Every Alabama worker deserves a stable, safe environment where they can earn enough money to take care of their needs. On this Labor Day weekend and every day, the numbers are clear on the path to provide this environment. The best way to ensure this type of work atmosphere is for workers to belong to [...]
Issue
Economic Opportunity
Date
September 2, 2022
Author
Dev Wakeley
Blog

Annual meeting to chart Arise’s course for 2023

Grassroots democracy will be on display in a new way when Alabama Arise members choose our 2023 issue priorities at our annual meeting Saturday, Sept. 24. For the first time, we will meet both in person and online via Zoom. Click here for more details. Our members will have the power to select the legislative [...]
Date
August 30, 2022
Author
Chris Sanders
Newsletter

August 2022 newsletter

Inflation Reduction Act will make Alabama healthier By Robyn Hyden, executive director The Inflation Reduction Act will help build a healthier future for people across Alabama. This plan will make health coverage more affordable for hundreds of thousands of Alabamians and millions of Americans. It will improve air quality by investing in clean energy and [...]
Date
August 25, 2022
Author
Alabama Arise