New federal public charge rule will hurt families and children across Alabama
A new Department of Homeland Security regulation published Monday will harm the health and well-being of thousands of Alabama families. The so-called public charge rule also will threaten access to health and human services programs for U.S.-born citizen children. When proposed last fall, the regulation drew more than 266,000 public comments, overwhelmingly in opposition. The feedback [...]
August 2019 newsletter
We must stand up for dignity, equity and justice By Robyn Hyden, executive director People are hurting because of racial prejudice and white supremacy. The injury isn’t new, but violence and threats toward people of color, immigrants and other vulnerable communities are escalating. We denounce white supremacy and white nationalism. And we stand with our [...]
Alabama Arise stands for dignity, equity and justice
People are hurting because of racial prejudice and white supremacy. The injury is not new, but violence and threats of violence toward people of color, immigrants and other vulnerable communities have been escalating in recent years, initiated by white nationalists. It unfortunately is nothing new for America, or for the South, to experience this level [...]
In the News
Lawmaker files bill to change Alabama’s tax structure
"If you think that the biggest problem in the state is that wealthy folks and corporations pay too much in taxes already, this would be the plan for you," Arise's Chris Sanders tells CBS 42 in Birmingham. Learn more from CBS 42.
How a proposed new SNAP rule would increase hunger for millions of Americans
The White House has proposed a new rule that would increase hunger for millions of Americans. The plan would require some states to reduce gross income limits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applicants. It also would force 42 states, including Alabama, to impose resource limits on applicants. More than 3 million people would become [...]
Help Arise add 37 more members by Aug. 8!
Alabama Arise needs 37 more individual members by Aug. 8, 2019, to stay on track for another membership record. If you’re not an Arise member yet, please join with a gift of $15 or more today! Arise is working to break down barriers for Alabamians living in poverty. We’re pushing for Medicaid expansion, untaxing groceries [...]
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Trump administration proposal could kick 3 million off food stamps
A proposed new federal rule could strip SNAP eligibility from more than 3 million Americans while increasing state administrative costs. "This is going to be a tremendous burden," Arise's Carol Gundlach tells WHNT 19 in Huntsville. Learn more from WHNT 19.
The workers who would benefit most from Medicaid expansion in Alabama
They’re the folks who keep things going: the people who serve food at restaurants, bag groceries, patch roofs and repair cars. They're Alabamians with economically essential jobs that pay low wages. But tens of thousands of these workers have no health coverage. As a result, they often struggle with health problems that sap productivity, add [...]
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Alabama Arise criticizes proposed rule requiring citizenship documentation for public housing
"To deny housing to a non-citizen parent is effectively to deny housing to an eligible child citizen," Arise's Carol Gundlach says in the Alabama Political Reporter. "This plan would harm the health, education and economic stability of tens of thousands of vulnerable children." She also notes how the proposal would hurt seniors and people with [...]
Alabama Arise comments in opposition to federal plan to evict mixed-status immigrant families
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is proposing a rule that would bar tens of thousands of "mixed-status" immigrant families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs. These families include both members who are eligible and ineligible for assistance based on immigration status. The proposed rule would harm more than [...]