Your voice matters! Alabama Arise Citizen’s Policy Project expects another huge crowd at the 2016 Arise annual meeting. Members or individuals from member groups should come on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery to choose our 2017 issue priorities. New proposals will compete with […]
Hosted by Alabama Arise:
Join Arise members from the Birmingham area to strategize on our Arise 2016 issue priorities. Discussions will be led by our Arise North Alabama organizers and grassroots advocates from the Birmingham area.
We’ll discuss the Alabama state budget and Medicaid Expansion, Ban the Box, Predatory Lending Reform, Voting Rights, Death Penalty Reform, Tax […]
The legislative forum is a chance for citizens to speak to their legislators (state senators and representatives) on issues important to them. The event will be held in the Huntsville City Council chambers in the city Municipal Building. Speakers must register (on-site) before the meeting and time is limited to 3 minutes per person.
Speakers can bring […]
By Kristin Woods, ACES Regional Extension Agent
Locally grown and produced food is becoming more and more popular across Alabama. Farmers markets have provided small food producers and home processors greater economic opportunity. Because of the costs of meeting food regulations, in many cases the markets have provided the only venue available to a small producer. […]
Randall Hastings, of Randall Hastings Farm in Bay Minette, Alabama, was one of four organic farmers sponsored by the Organic Farming REsearch Foundation (OFRF), to participate in the March 2012 NSAC Farmer Fly-In. OFRF led a March 2012 Fly-In to Washington, DC, organized by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, by sponsoring 4 organic farmers, who […]
BY: AARP Alabama Link To Original Source Of This Article
The first food policy council in Alabama was recently established as a direct result of work done by AARP and other stakeholders in 2011. Through the “Drive to End Hunger” initiative, AARP sponsored a hunger conference with UAB; made $10,000 donations to two food banks; organized […]
The Washington Post Opinions Link To Original Source
FARMERS IN ALABAMA are in revolt against the state’s over-the-top immigration law, which is designed to hound illegal immigrants so that they move elsewhere. As it happens, a substantial portion of farm workers there, as in other states, are undocumented. In the farmers’ view, the law is depriving […]