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For Immediate Release: April 9, 2021

Contact: JaiGregory Clarke | (205) 482-1189 | jaigregory@fiaal.org

Daniel Schwartz | (205) 451-3352 | daniel@fiaal.org

Earlier today, Faith in Action Alabama (FIAA), a federation of Faith in Action, sent a letter of support to State Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R), speaker of the Alabama State House, calling on the state House of Representatives to vote to pass Senate Bill 118. 

Click here to read the letter and view signatures.

The letter contained over 90 signatures from Alabamian faith leaders, and is a critical next step in getting the measure, which removes some barriers to voting faced by formerly incarcerated Alabamians, signed into law. Last month Faith in Action Alabama helped to secure passage of SB 118 in the State Senate. 

“Last month’s passage of the bill by the state senate was a huge victory,” said JaiGregory Clarke, FIAA’s Voter Rights Restoration Community Organizer. “We are working diligently to cross the finish line with this step, and are ensuring that formerly incarcerated Alabamians have a chance to be able to regain their right to vote without having to pay lingering fees or submit an application to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Restoring such a vital human right is critical to ensuring that they are able to move beyond their past and into a present and future world full of possibility.” 

For more information, contact JaiGregory Clarke at (205) 482-1189 and jaigregory@fiaal.org or Daniel Schwartz, executive director of Faith in Action Alabama at (205) 451-3352 and daniel@fiaal.org. 

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Faith in Action Alabama is a multifaith, multiracial faith-based community organizing organization that works to honor God by dismantling systemic racism to create pathways of opportunity for all Alabamians. For more information visit faithinactionalabama.org. Faith in Action Alabama is a 501c(3). Faith in Action Alabama is non-partisan and not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office.

Faith in Action, formerly known as PICO National Network, is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. The nonpartisan organization works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 46 local and state federations. For more information, visit www.faithinaction.org.

Faith in Action is a 501c(3). Faith in Action and its affiliates are non-partisan and are not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office.

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