Alabama NAACP

Moral Mondays-Alabama
4:01 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Moral Mondays Movement Spreads To Alabama

Rev. William Barber speaking at a Moral Mondays rally in 2013, similar to the one held Monday in Alabama.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Moral Mondays movement has spread from North Carolina to Alabama.

Founder William Barber urged a crowd on the state Capitol steps Monday to push Alabama's Republican-controlled Legislature to adopt a moral agenda. He said that would include expanding Medicaid, repealing a law to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls, and making sure all citizens have access to justice.

Barber said the tea party has hijacked the Republican Party in Alabama and some of the current leadership should be called "extremists."

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Voter Registration
3:58 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Alabama Reaches Agreement On Voter Registration

Voting rights groups and Alabama officials have reached an agreement to make sure people applying for social services receive voter registration material.
Credit University of Wisconsin

Voting rights groups and Alabama officials have reached an agreement to make sure people applying for social services receive voter registration material.

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.

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Neighborhood Watch-Alabama Rally
4:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Hundreds Protest Zimmerman Acquittal In Birmingham

George Zimmerman's acquittal has prompted protests across the country including one that drew hundreds to Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham Monday.
Credit Associated Press

Hundreds of demonstrators are rallying at a park in downtown Birmingham to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

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.

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.

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Politics & Government
6:43 am
Wed January 9, 2013

NAACP Planning Montgomery Health Care Rally

President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act.
politico.com

The Alabama NAACP is planning a rally Saturday at the Capitol in Montgomery to show its support for the Affordable Care Act.

Organizers say the rally is also to express concern about Gov. Robert Bentley not using the law to expand Medicaid coverage in Alabama.