Alabama NAACP http://apr.org en Alabama Reaches Agreement On Voter Registration http://apr.org/post/alabama-reaches-agreement-voter-registration <p></p><p>Voting rights groups and Alabama officials have reached an agreement to make sure people applying for social services receive voter registration material.</p><p>The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP and others announced the agreement Tuesday. It calls for the state to proactively offer voter registration services to people when they apply for, renew or submit a change of address to the state Medicaid Agency or state Department of Human Resources.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:58:43 +0000 The Associated Press 44543 at http://apr.org Alabama Reaches Agreement On Voter Registration Hundreds Protest Zimmerman Acquittal In Birmingham http://apr.org/post/hundreds-protest-zimmerman-acquittal-birmingham <p>Hundreds of demonstrators are rallying at a park in downtown Birmingham to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.</p><p>The 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted Saturday in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.</p><p>Marlon Wright was among the demonstrators who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park Monday and said he has to be wary around police as a young black man. He says he fears that Zimmerman's acquittal will only make matters worse.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:28:57 +0000 The Associated Press 34187 at http://apr.org Hundreds Protest Zimmerman Acquittal In Birmingham NAACP Planning Montgomery Health Care Rally http://apr.org/post/naacp-planning-montgomery-health-care-rally <P>The Alabama NAACP is planning a rally Saturday at the Capitol in Montgomery to show its support for the Affordable Care Act.</P> <DIV> <P>Organizers say the rally is also to express concern about Gov. Robert Bentley not using the law to expand Medicaid coverage in Alabama.</P> <P>Bentley said Tuesday he respects the work the NAACP has done. But he said he doesn't like the Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid under its current structure is unworkable. He said not expanding Alabama's Medicaid program is a way he can send a message to Washington that Medicaid needs changes. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:43:32 +0000 The Associated Press 22981 at http://apr.org NAACP Planning Montgomery Health Care Rally