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Predatory Lending – Action Alert

On Feb 16, 2013, the GLD class heard from Alabama Arise policy analyst Stephen Stetson about the issue of predatory lending in Alabama. GLD participants were outraged to learn of the legal practice of usury in Alabama and the damage

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2013 Selma to Montgomery March

Groups from across Alabama and the United States are joining together to march from Selma to Montgomery March 3-8, 2013. Download the flyer here as a PDF file and read all about the plans.Each day will have a “theme,” with

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Lobby Day 2013: Alabama Arise

Alabama Arise will hold their annual Lobby Day on March 7th. To sign up to lobby, email Pres Harris (pres [at] or call 800-832-9060. The event lasts from 9:30-12:30 – it’s an opportunity to get a hands-on class in

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Creative Resistance & Arts Training for Immigrant Rights in Birmingham

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) would like to invite you to participate in a weekend long Creative Resistance training with The Ruckus Society in Birmingham, Alabama.  Since the training is being organized by Alabama’s immigrants, the main theme

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Stop Predatory Lending: Lobby and Learn, February 28

On February 28, individuals and organizations working to stop predatory lending are invited to come to Montgomery. There will be a press conference in the Joint Briefing Room on the 8th floor of the Alabama State House (11 South Union

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ACIJ Hiring Community Organizer

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) is seeking a full-time Organizing Director to lead ACIJ’s statewide community organizing efforts. Under the supervision of the ACIJ Coordinator, the Organizing Director will coordinate a team of organizers to develop and manage

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Social Media Training for Equal Voice Convention

On May 20th, youth from around the country will come together to use social media to report on the Equal Voice 2012 Online Convention. Young people will discuss the issues facing their community and the solutions needed for their futures.

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Power Analysis Worksheets Posted

March 17, the 2012 GLD class attended a training on Power Analysis. The training was in Birmingham, and facilitated by Greater Birmingham Ministries organizers Tari Williams and William Blackerby. The handouts for homework due at our next meeting April 21

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New ACPP Health Care Fact Sheet

Arise Citizens’ Policy Project has released a new fact sheet about heath care reform. It shows how the Affordable Care Act is helping Alabama’s seniors. Download the fact sheet as a PDF by clicking here.

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HICA Seeks Legal Services Director

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that facilitates the social, civic and economic integration of Hispanics in Alabama.  ¡HICA! is seeking a highly motivated person who speak both English and Spanish and is a

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