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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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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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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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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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