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May 2022 newsletter

Read our recap of the 2022 legislative session as well as highlights on as highlights on summer food programs and postpartum Medicaid expansion. Plus meet our new staff!

Date
May 12, 2022
Author
Alabama Arise
Newsletter

March 2022 newsletter

Read about Arise’s work to untax groceries, expand health coverage and advance justice in Alabama. Then learn how you can join our movement!

Issues
Budgets, Criminal Justice, Health, Tax Reform, Economic Opportunity, Medicaid Expansion
Date
March 9, 2022
Author
Alabama Arise
Newsletter

December 2021 newsletter

Special sessions set stage for fast-paced 2022 regular session By Dev Wakeley, policy analyst The Alabama Legislature’s two special sessions this fall brought mixed results on Alabama Arise issue priorities. Lawmakers improved the state’s post-incarceration reentry policies in the first special session in September. And in the second session, which ended in November, they allocated [...]
Date
December 9, 2021
Author
Alabama Arise
Newsletter

September 2021 newsletter

Special session(s) ahead? How Arise is preparing By Chris Sanders, communications director Alabama Arise’s work for equity, justice and opportunity persisted after the Legislature’s regular session ended. We’ll renew our commitment to those principles when Arise members choose 2022 issue priorities after the Sept. 25 annual meeting. And we’ll keep up the drumbeat when lawmakers [...]
Date
September 1, 2021
Author
Alabama Arise
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June 2021 newsletter

Arise advances justice in a pandemic session By Chris Sanders, communications director Advocacy barriers for Alabama Arise members were extraordinarily high during the Legislature’s 2021 regular session. The COVID-19 pandemic limited physical access to the State House and made a difficult policy landscape even rockier. But Arise members were undeterred. They spoke out forcefully and [...]
Date
June 4, 2021
Author
Alabama Arise
Newsletter

April 2021 newsletter

American Rescue Plan Act offers path to recovery By Chris Sanders, communications director As vaccinations continue across Alabama, COVID-19’s viselike grip on our lives is loosening. The pandemic has caused immense physical, emotional and economic suffering, and those aftereffects will not fade quickly. But the American Rescue Plan Act – the federal relief package that [...]
Date
April 6, 2021
Author
Alabama Arise
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December 2020 newsletter

How Arise is working to build a brighter future after the pandemic By Chris Sanders, communications director After a year of darkness, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight. Promising vaccine news offers hope that public health officials can rein in COVID-19 in the coming months. And as our state [...]
Date
December 4, 2020
Author
Alabama Arise
Newsletter

September 2020 newsletter

Town Hall Tuesdays keeping Arise connected By Presdelane Harris, organizing director Listening is often an underdeveloped skill, yet it is critical for mutual understanding and working together for meaningful change. That’s why Arise is committed to listening to our members, to our allies and most importantly, to those directly affected by the work we do [...]
Date
September 16, 2020
Author
Alabama Arise
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June 2020 newsletter

Alabama must tear down the legacies of slavery and segregation By Chris Sanders, communications director In Birmingham, Mobile and cities across the country, officials are taking down monuments that “honored” a violent rebellion that sought to protect the enslavement of human beings. Removing these symbols of slavery and segregation is an important step toward healing [...]
Date
June 26, 2020
Author
Alabama Arise
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February 2020 newsletter

Arise 2020: Our vision for a better Alabama By Chris Sanders, communications director Alabama Arise members have worked for more than three decades to build a brighter, more inclusive future. And we see real opportunities to advance that vision during the Legislature’s 2020 regular session, which began Feb. 4. [caption id="attachment_3618" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Alabama [...]
Date
February 12, 2020
Author
Alabama Arise