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Arise legislative update: April 15, 2024

Arise's Akiesha Anderson gives an update on where things stand in the Alabama Legislature as lawmakers begin to wind down the 2024 regular session. We still are keeping an eye on numerous bills, including the state budgets and legislation related to child care, death penalty reform and voting rights. Akiesha provides a rundown on some [...]
Issues
Budgets, Criminal Justice, Voting Rights
Date
April 15, 2024
Author
Matt Okarmus
Blog

Arise legislative update: March 25, 2024

While the Alabama Legislature is on spring break this week, Arise's Akiesha Anderson takes some time to update everyone on what's happened recently and what's on the horizon when lawmakers return next week. Akiesha also talks about our upcoming Legislative Day, scheduled for Tuesday, April 2. Full video transcript Hi there. Akiesha Anderson here, policy [...]
Issues
Tax Reform, Voting Rights, Medicaid Expansion
Date
March 25, 2024
Author
Matt Okarmus
Blog

Arise legislative update: March 18, 2024

The Alabama Legislature is coming back into session after taking off last week. Arise's Akiesha Anderson provides updates on what's happened most recently -- including unfortunate news on anti-DEI legislation -- and gets you ready for another busy week ahead. Legislation we're monitoring this week includes a bill to reform Alabama's felony murder rule and [...]
Issues
Tax Reform, Voting Rights, Health, Safety Net
Date
March 18, 2024
Author
Matt Okarmus
Blog

Grocery tax, protecting voting rights among Arise priorities for 2024 session

The Alabama Legislature began its second regular session of the current quadrennium on Feb. 6. Lawmakers already have voted on numerous hot-button issues early in this session, and Alabama Arise anticipates that trend may continue. The upcoming presidential election, Alabama’s early primary date and other political factors may color what legislative leaders prioritize this year. [...]
Issues
Criminal Justice, Public Transportation, Tax Reform, Voting Rights
Date
March 7, 2024
Author
Akiesha Anderson
Blog

Arise legislative update: March 4, 2024

Arise's Akiesha Anderson gives a rundown on a plethora of bills we are monitoring on voting rights, education funding and other issues as we begin the fifth week of the Alabama Legislature's 2024 regular session. As a reminder, you can always visit alarise.org and click on "Take Action" to see a list of our action [...]
Issues
Criminal Justice, Tax Reform, Voting Rights, Budgets
Date
March 4, 2024
Author
Matt Okarmus
Blog

Arise legislative update: Feb. 26, 2024

Arise's Akiesha Anderson breaks down a flurry of legislation that kept us busy last week. She discusses bills filed in response to the Alabama Supreme Court's decision on in vitro fertilization (IVF), updates us on anti-DEI legislation and examines the CHOOSE Act, a bill that would redirect public school funding to private schools and homeschooling. [...]
Issues
Health, Other, Economic Opportunity, Voting Rights, Budgets, Criminal Justice
Date
February 26, 2024
Author
Matt Okarmus
Blog

Arise legislative update: Feb. 20, 2024

Arise's Akiesha Anderson provides updates on all the bills that moved last week and previews what's to come this week in the Alabama Legislature. Topics include a harmful bill that would create barriers to absentee voting, efforts to preserve child labor protections, the future of the state sales tax on groceries and the CHOOSE Act, [...]
Issues
Tax Reform, Economic Opportunity, Voting Rights
Date
February 20, 2024
Author
Matt Okarmus
Blog

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
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
Blog

Arise legislative update: Update on Alabama’s new congressional map

Arise's Mike Nicholson gives an update on the new congressional map that the U.S. District Court approved as a remedy in Alabama's redistricting case last week. That order came after federal judges ruled that both the state's original map and the revised one that the Legislature passed during a special session in July likely did [...]
Issue
Voting Rights
Date
October 11, 2023
Author
Matt Okarmus