Alabama Senator Hank Sanders http://apr.org en Groups Highlight Voting Rights Law in Alabama http://apr.org/post/groups-highlight-voting-rights-law-alabama <p>Supporters of the federal Voting Rights Act are planning a series of events across Alabama to highlight the importance of the law.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Activities are being held in Selma, Huntsville, Montgomery, Birmingham and other cities on Tuesday in conjunction with what organizers are calling "National Voting Rights Day."<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Supreme Court recently overturned a key section of the law, and activists are trying to draw attention to their claims that the act is still needed.<br> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:23:33 +0000 The Associated Press 35489 at http://apr.org Groups Highlight Voting Rights Law in Alabama Some Lawmakers Favor 'Stands Your Ground' Repeal http://apr.org/post/some-lawmakers-favor-stands-your-ground-repeal <p>At least two members of the Alabama Legislature say they will introduce bills in the Alabama next year seeking to repeal Alabama's "stand your ground" law.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Democratic Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma and Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery say they think the Trayvon Martin case in Florida shows the need to repeal the law.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Another legislator, Democratic Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans of Midfield, plans to introduce a bill that says a person can't stand his or her ground if he or she was the aggressor.<br> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:27:02 +0000 The Associated Press 34728 at http://apr.org Some Lawmakers Favor 'Stands Your Ground' Repeal Alabama Senate Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion http://apr.org/post/alabama-senate-democrats-seek-medicaid-expansion <P>Senate Democrats say their priority for the 2013 legislative session is getting Alabama to expand its Medicaid program.</P> <P>The Senate Democratic Caucus announced at a news conference Tuesday that it hopes to get Republican Gov. Robert Bentley to reverse his decision not to expand the program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Bentley, a physician, is opposed to enlarging the Medicaid program under the current structure.</P> <P>Democratic Sen. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:08:18 +0000 The Associated Press 24850 at http://apr.org Alabama Senate Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion Democratic Ala. Senator Complains About Obama http://apr.org/post/democratic-ala-senator-complains-about-obama <P>A state senator who supported Barack Obama in both presidential elections is expressing concerns about his leadership.</P> <P></P> <DIV> <P>Democratic state Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma released a letter Thursday that he sent the president. Sanders voiced pride in some of Obama's actions, but deep concerns about other matters. The veteran black legislator said there is a widespread perception that Obama has not been accessible to African American leaders. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:38:05 +0000 The Associated Press 21385 at http://apr.org Democratic Ala. Senator Complains About Obama