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During the final 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary debate, the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden made national headlines when he declared, “If I’m elected President, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will…pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow.” Biden’s VP selection could be the most important decision he makes throughout his campaign to take on President Donald Trump. If Biden wants to win the election, it is of critical importance that he not only select a woman who is qualified for the job, but he must also select the woman who is right for the political moment. Over the past three years, the former Vice President has fashioned a…

Health Banknotes

On Wednesday, Alabama Democratic Congressional candidates, Phyliss Harvey-Hall (AL-02), Dr. Adia Winfrey (AL-03), and Rick Neighbors (AL-04) issued a joint statement urging state lawmakers to expand Medicaid. The candidates declared, “The accelerating spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a crisis that threatens the health and financial stability of all Alabamians. It’s time for our state lawmakers to take action. We can safeguard our hospitals, stimulate our local economies, and protect Alabama families with the capital made available through Medicaid expansion,” “Every meaningful study demonstrates that the investment offered through Medicaid expansion will improve our state’s economy while providing hardworking Alabamians with more health coverage options. We cannot risk more hospital closures and we can no longer refuse this economic stimulus. Denying Medicaid expansion when…

The Alabama Democratic Party, chaired by State Representative Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa), took to twitter today to discuss their concerns on how to safely vote going into the November 2020 elections. The twitter thread, all in total containing eleven comments, stated that there are around 870,000 Alabamians who are over 65+ years old and that most of the conditions that cause death in Alabama are conditions that increase the chance of death with COVID-19. Another tweet quoted Dr. Robert Redfield, the CDC Director, as saying the second wave of COVID-19, which is expected to happen in the fall, would be worse than the first wave we are experiencing now. The tweet pointed out that the flu season would be ramping up right at election time. The…

The fact, like it or not, is that this crisis has been political from the start. Politics has played a defining role in all of this well before the term “Coronavirus” became part of our daily vocabulary.

Although much more needs to be said about the absence of leadership and the gross incompetence that many Republicans have demonstrated throughout this crisis, so many of the real problems facing us were already created by them years ago and they’ve been festering ever since.

The Alabama Democratic Party praised Senator Doug Jones’ leadership in discussions over the $2 trillion stimulus package that was passed in Congress and signed into law by President Trump. “In case you missed it, Senator Doug Jones is providing key leadership for Alabamians amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis in Alabama. He’s prioritizing health care coverage for all Alabamians and fighting for direct aid to people and small businesses suffering during this unprecedented crisis. In the stimulus bill, Sen. Jones worked to secure resources for Alabama’s strained hospitals, relief for small businesses and help for Alabama workers and families,” the press release stated. “Senator Jones is working to bring widespread, accessible information to Alabamians across the state about the stimulus bill and how it will…

Collection of vote badges

The Alabama Democratic Party has joined Secretary of State John Merrill in exploring a brief postponement of the March 31 primary runoff election due to the current situation involving the Coronavirus. It is a prudent course of action in this one specific circumstance. Protecting the health and safety of voters, poll workers, and election officials should not be a partisan issue—nor should common sense, fundamental election reforms that make voting easier and our electoral system more modern and resilient. The Democratic party has asked Merrill, the Alabama Republican Party, and Republican elected officials to join us in putting partisanship aside to accomplish the following goals before November 2020 and for every election moving forward: Pass legislation to make “no excuse” absentee voting the law, rather than…

Doug Jones

Yesterday, Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Greg Griffin dismissed a lawsuit filed by the former chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party, Nancy Worley, who filed the lawsuit because of the DNC revoking her credentials and recognizing State Rep. Chris England as the rightful chair of the party. Senator Doug Jones, the highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker in Alabama and a vocal supporter of England when he ran to lead the Alabama Democratic Party, released the following statement following Judge Griffin’s dismissal of the lawsuit. Doug Jones Statement “This is a great day for Alabama and her Democratic Party. Throughout much of last year, countless Democrats in our state worked to create a more open and diverse state party, while recognizing and being true to the crucial and historic…

Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Greg Griffin has put to rest a battle for the power of the Alabama Democratic Party. The lawsuit, filed by Nancy Worley, claimed that she was still the chair of the Alabama Democratic Party, despite the DNC revoking her credentials and recognizing State Rep. Chris England as the rightful chair of the party. The Alabama State Supreme Court refused to rule on the matter sending it back to Griffin who dismissed it today by ruling he did not have jurisdiction in the dispute. Update: Joe Reed has made comments that he is not done fighting and is considering a federal lawsuit, according to Brian Lyman of the Montgomery Advertiser. Brent WilsonBrent Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is…

Michael Bloomberg

While most of Alabama’s Democratic lawmakers including Senator Doug Jones, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin have endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign, the Alabama Democratic Conference, the Alabama Democratic Party’s largest black caucus has decided to go in a different direction. After he gave the keynote address at the conference’s 60th annual convention on Saturday, the Alabama Democratic Conference officially endorsed former New York City Mayor and billionaire philanthropist Mike Bloomberg. “He has shown a keen interest in the ADC. He has visited the state twice in the last two months,” said Joe L. Reed, the Chairman of the caucus and Vice-Chair of Minority Affairs for the Alabama Democratic Party. The caucus touted Bloomberg’s experience as a successful businessman…

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