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HICA Seeks Northern Alabama Organizer

AOP partner HICA, the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, is seeking a community organizer for Northern Alabama. Here’s an excerpt from the job description: The Organizer- North Alabama – for the Community Engagement and Education Program is a fulltime position

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Rally for Disability Services

Budget cuts are endangering critical services for the disabled. Beth Blalock (GLD ’12) is organizing people for Alabama’s 2012 Disabilities Advocacy Day, which will be held in Montgomery on March 8th. A flyer for the event is here.The event’s agenda

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Selma to Montgomery March

Groups from across Alabama and the United States are joining together to march from Selma to Montgomery March 4-9, 2012. Download the flyer here as a PDF file and read all about the plans. Each day will have a “theme,”

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ACPP Conducting Health Care Trainings

Dollie Hambrick, Health Reform Organizer for Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, is available to come to your community to educate people about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She joined the GLD class of 2012 this past Saturday in Birmingham, teaching us

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Occupy our Homes

Occupy Birmingham is asking for support in standing up for the rights of people to keep their homes in the face of wrongful eviction. Allyn Hudson (GLD ’12) has shared the case of the Ward Family and their struggle with

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Save Child Care Funding

The Alabama Child Care Alliance announced this week that it is launching a petition drive. Their goal is to gather 30,000 signatures to show Alabama’s legislators that child care funding is essential for Alabama’s economic growth. ACCA reports that funding

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Alabama Arise’s Lobby Day

Alabama Arise will hold their annual Lobby Day on March 15th. To sign up to lobby, email Pres Harris (pres [at] alarise.org) 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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Tips for Interviewing

By Stephen Stetson, Policy Analyst, Alabama Arise Plan ahead: You are interviewing a community leader or elected official. Their time is usually especially limited. Once you have your interview time arranged, be early. Give yourself time to park, find the

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GLD Orientation Power Points

By popular demand, we’ve posted the Power Points that Victor and Pres used at the GLD Orientation. You can download them from our GLD Documents page – just click here. All documents from the GLD binder, as well as handouts

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