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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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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] 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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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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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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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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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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