Eyes on Montgomery: Robyn Hyden of Alabama Arise

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From the organizers:

With so many pressing problems in Alabama, how do change agents even know what to focus on in 2019? Ask Robyn Hyden, Executive Director of Alabama Arise, who will speak to Make A Difference (MAD) attendees Jan. 22 about a citizen-generated change agenda that prioritizes key issues.

Robyn will offer a preview of key issues, such as Medicaid expansion, expected to come up during 2019 legislative session, which officially begins March 5 (after an organizational meeting in early January) and runs no later than June 17.

Specifically, Robyn will outline Arise’s “Blueprint for Change”, which includes: Tax reform (including untaxing groceries); adequate state budgets (including Medicaid expansion); public transportation; payday and title lending reform; automatic universal voter registration; criminal justice debt reform; and death penalty reform.

About Robyn Hyden … Ms. Hyden returned to Arise as executive director in 2018, having previously worked as one of the group’s north Alabama organizers from 2013 to 2017. In her most recent role as director of grants management at the United Way of Central Alabama, she was responsible for fund development and evaluation for numerous poverty alleviation programs. Robyn is a Pelham native and a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she edited the Orbis student newspaper. She also worked as an Americorps VISTA volunteer at the Alabama Poverty Project and directed development and communications at Urban Ministry in Birmingham. She lives with her husband, Zac, in Montgomery.

For more about Alabama Arise, click here. Don’t miss this lunch!


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