What, When and How to Take Action

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In Alabama...

LWVAL Action Alerts will be posted here when issued.

The League of Women Voters of Alabama strives to strengthen democracy and improve the quality of life for all Alabama citizens. During the 2016 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, the League will take action based on its issue positions, principles and advocacy priorities . We invite you to stay informed by reading the issue and legislative information presented on this web site (see the LWVAL Legislative Report), and when called upon, contact your state legislators to affect positive change in 2016. Thank you!

In Washington...

Visit the LWVUS to learn about important national issues on which the League is working to make a difference. All current LWVUS action alerts can be found here.

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Find Your State Legislators

Find Officials & Representatives at All Levels of Government

About these resources
When an Action Alert is issued (by state or national League), contact your government representatives and take action as directed in the alert.
Find Your State Legislators Type in your 9-digit zip code or address to look up your senator and representative. Includes contact information, bio, and committee(s) on which serving. This is a service of the Alabama Legislature.
Find Officials & Representatives at All Levels of Government Includes a search engine to find your national, state and local officials and representatives. Action alerts of the LWV of the United States are also posted here.

What's happening in the AL Legislature

The 2015 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature will convene on Tuesday, March 3.

The League of Women Voters of Alabama strives to strengthen democracy and improve the quality of life for all Alabama citizens. During the 2015 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, the League will take action on its advocacy priorities. We invite you to stay informed by reading the issue and legislative information presented on this web site, and when called upon, contact your state legislators to affect positive change in 2015. Thank you!

2016 LWVAL Legislative Report
In this report, LWVAL follows state legislation during the 2015 Alabama Legislative Session, beginning March 3, 2015, on which the League has a position and on which it may take action. (See the 2016 LWVAL Legislative Priorities list for the issues on which our Action Team will be focused.) For each bill, the report includes bill sponsors, bill summary, complete bill text, final status of the legislation, LWVAL's position on the legislation, and LWVAL's action. During the legislative session, the Report is updated weekly. New legislation impacting the League's positions and principles is added to the report throughout the session. A list of monitored legislation is also reported. Some bills of interest for which the League does not express support or opposition will be followed during the legislative session.

ALISON (Alabama Legislative Information System Online)
Find state legislation & follow its progress first hand! ALISON provides information about bills such as sponsors, history, fiscal notes, amendments and substitutions, and status. Search bills by number, keyword or content. Use that knowledge to focus and time your own advocacy effort.This system was originally established for the state legislators to help them keep up with the hundreds of bills introduced each session. However, it is available to the public, so every Alabama citizen can follow the legislation using this powerful tool! Legislation from previous sessions is also available. See this LWVAL guide for assistance in navigating ALISON.

Visit the Alabama Legislature online.


Study the legislative process and past action by the legislature with these resources:

The Alabama Legislature: Facts and Issues
Read this objective, unbiased study report to increase your understanding of the Alabama legislature. Published by the WVAL Education Fund.

Past LWVAL Legislative Reports - 2014, 2013, 2012 Special Session, 2012, 2011, 2010
Read the advocacy actions taken by the LWVAL during previous sessions of the Alabama Legislature. In these reports LWVAL follows the progress of legislation important to its positions and legislative priorities. Read about the actions taken by the League and citizens like you who support our efforts. 

Where LWAL stands

The LWVAL supports:

          Issue positions of the LWV of Alabama

          
Issue positions of the LWV of the United States

          
Principles of the League of Women Voters

          
2016 LWVAL Legislative Priorities

About League Positions & Principles

LWVAL uses the issue positions of the LWVAL, the issue positions of the LWVUS , and the principles of the LWV to support our advocacy for or opposition to public policies and legislation. League issue positions are determined by our members after careful study and deliberation. Our reputation for conducting diligent, unbiased research on public issues is one reason why the League of Women Voters has been a respected and trusted nonpartisan organization since 1920. LWVAL issue positions and current issue studies make up the LWVAL Program which is reviewed by our members annually and revised as necessary.

About League Legislative Priorities

The LWVAL Advocacy Team established these legislative priorities for the 2011 legislative session based on LWVAL positions, LWVUS positions, and League principles, and the League's assessment of opportunities to affect change. The League is always watching for legislation impacting our priority issues and for opportunities to take action.

Learn more about the Alabama Legislature

The Alabama Legislature: Facts and Issues

Learn how the Alabama Legislature works in this unbiased, nonpartisan report based on a 3 year study conducted by the League of Women Voters of Alabama Education Fund.

Visit the Official Website of the Alabama Legislature.