Alabama Arise: Fact sheets on Arise's 2022 issue priorities
Arise policy analysts dutifully follow the Legislature to assess the bills that would have the greatest effect on marginalized Alabamians. They also produce helpful fact sheets to help explain the complicated policies behind critical issues to the public and lawmakers alike. Check them out to learn more about issues shaping your community.
Cover Alabama: Collecting postpartum stories
Arise's Cover Alabama campaign is collecting stories from Alabama mothers about their obstacles when becoming a new mom. Our goal is to gather these stories and highlight the ways that lawmakers can make life easier for new parents, including but not limited to increasing health care coverage and access to providers statewide. Please consider sharing your story with our story collector Whit Sides, especially if you had Medicaid coverage or could have benefited from it. Feel free to provide as much or as little detail as you're comfortable sharing.
Alabama Arise: LIVE BLOG: Alabama’s 2022 legislative session
Stay up to date with the 2022 legislative session. Our website has a live feed of Alabama Arise’s Twitter account, which will display information related to our 2022 issue priorities as well the latest news from our staff and members of the media.
- HB 200 by Rep. Merika Coleman, D-Birmingham, would end driver’s license suspensions for failure to pay fines and fees. The House Judiciary Committee will consider HB 200 on Wednesday. Arise supports HB 200.
- SB 106 by Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, is the General Fund budget for Medicaid, mental health and other non-education public services. The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee will consider SB 106 and accompanying bills on Wednesday. Arise is monitoring these budget bills.
- SB 292 by Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Montgomery, and HB 312 by Rep. Ed Oliver, R-Dadeville, would prohibit the teaching of “divisive concepts” in public schools. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will consider SB 292 on Tuesday, and the House State Government Committee will consider HB 312 on Wednesday. Alabama Arise opposes SB 292 and HB 312.
- SB 293 and SB 294 by Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, are two recently introduced casino gambling and lottery bills. The Senate Tourism Committee will consider SB 293 and SB 294 on Wednesday. Arise has no position on SB 293 or SB 294.
Alabama Arise tracks legislation related to our members' interests. You can find our Bills of Interest here.