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League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa invited MTA Tuscaloosa to "Meet Your Legislators for Lunch" highlighting proposed actions of the 2021 legislative session on January 14th 2021. Participants for the Zoom meeting were LVW board members and Legislators. The audience attended the Zoom call through Facebook.
Each legislator was given a chance to present key issues for the 2021 legislative session. The LWV moderator then asked some prepared questions submitted by community members. Among the 9 West Alabama legislators who were invited, Rep. Christopher England, Rep. Kyle South, and Rep. Bill Poole attended.
Move to Amend Tuscaloosa has been endorsed by the Tuscaloosa County Democratic Party since June of 2017! However, a copy of the full page resolution, signed by the Chairman Nicholas D. Rose, has finally come into our possession and we are excited to finally exhibit it via this link.
Move to Amend Tuscaloosa participated in a Zoom call with Senator Doug Jones, hosted by The Blue River Democrats, on August 2, 2020. He was introduced by Chris England, head of the State of Alabama Democratic Party. He spoke to a large group, took questions and suggested a few strategies for getting out the vote in the upcoming election. Senator Jones is running for re-election.
On September 7, 2020 Tuscaloosa Affiliate and Blue River Democrats hosted speaker Jim Lawlor, expert in campaign finance. Jim explained that in his experience, the only way to correct abuses in campaign finance is through a Constitutional amendment. He was very positive about the work of Move to Amend and the 28th amendment to the Constitution.
We are happy to announce that during a joint meeting on September 7, 2020, the Blue River Democrats endorsed Move to Amend Tuscaloosa!
The influence of money in elections and corporations is decimating education, health care, elections, the economy, the justice system, the environment and the right of We the People to decide. And it will worsen until we build an authentic, diverse, democracy movement that works to end corporate constitutional rights and the doctrine that money is equal to free speech, but which also includes changing laws and rules that have historically oppressed people and communities.Read more
After Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, despite losing the popular vote by an astounding margin, there just wasn't a lot of cheering to be heard in Whoville. Trump is like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, with the notable exception that Trump doesn't have a heart, not even one ten sizes too small.
Sharon Freeman, tabling for Move to Amend-Tuscaloosa, at Govermment Plaza, petitioning for an amendment to the U. S. Constitution that rejects the U. S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and firmly establishes that money is not speech, and only human beings, not corporations are persons, on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
On June 6th, North Carolina NAACP President and Moral Monday architect, the Reverend Doctor William Barber, captivated a racially and ethnically mixed crowd, approaching 1000, at Birmingham Alabama’s New Pilgrim Baptist Church. Reverend Barber called for a revolution of values similar to those of the Civil Rights days. He admonished, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”