Let’s Talk Politics

What is it like to try to organize in Alabama? Well, as a non-profit that believes in justice, equal rights, living wages, access to healthcare, abortion, birth control, marriage rights, quality jobs, homes and schools regardless of a person’s race, gender, sexual orientation, income level or immigration status, it’s….not easy.

But it’s getting just a little bit easier, because now we have allies in the fight. And one of those allies is you. There are a number of ways that you can get involved in local policy advocacy here in the state, even if you can’t be at the state house to do it.

We will be updating our site to make sure that the legislation we are most interested in – either bills we support with all of our heart or oppose with every fiber of our being – is better publicized in an interactive and user-friendly format that encourages everyone to be a part of ongoing campaigns. But until we get that set up, here are just a few bills that we are following now, and action items you can do to make in impact. (Updated on March 11, 2020)

SB 110 will require all public buildings with diaper changing stations to ensure those stations are available to people regardless of gender. If you want to send an email in support of the legislation, click here. If you want to send a tweet at a senator expressing support, click here.

SB 219 will ban puberty blockers or other forms of hormonal therapy for trans minors, regardless of parental support or doctor’s advice. This bill has already passed the senate, but to send an email opposing the legislation to house members, click here.

We will keep updating this with the latest actions until our new advocacy page is up and running, so come back often for more actions you can do remotely.

Robin Marty

March 11, 2020

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The Yellowhammer Fund envisions a society in which reproductive decisions are made free from coercion, shame, or state interference, a society in which individuals and communities have autonomy in making healthy choices regarding their bodies and their futures.

As members of the National Network of Abortion Funds, we’ve funded abortion care and practical support for Alabamians since 2018.