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The Young Republican Federation of Alabama voted to censure Alabama State Rep. Will Dismukes (R-Millbrook), according to a statement posted on Facebook. The group also called on Dismukes to resign and stated that they no longer recognized him as a Republican. Dismukes has been under heavy pressure to resign after he attended a birthday celebration for the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest, in Selma, AL. Elected officials from both sides of the aisle have either publicly criticized Dismukes or called for him to resign. This isn’t the first time the YRFA has taken action against a Republican in the state. In 2017, they voted to drop support of Roy Moore over allegations of inappropriate relationships with young girls and…

Update: The Alabama Democratic Party has issued a press release that again calls for Will Dismukes to resign. “Will Dismukes has demonstrated yet again why he is unfit to hold public office,” Alabama Democratic Party Executive Director Wad Perry stated. “Americans don’t celebrate racists or traitors. Nathan Bedford Forrest was both. And a founder of the Klan. The Alabama Democratic Party renews our call for Dismukes to resign. It’s 2020 and it’s time for racial extremists like Will Dismukes to go away.” Update: Dismukes issued a statement via Facebook saying, “First and foremost, my post yesterday was in no way related to disrespecting the passing of Rep. John Lewis. That wasn’t even a thought in my mind. That is not who I am as a…

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act introduced by Congresswoman Terri Sewell, who represents Alabama’s seventh congressional district. After four failed attempts under the formerly Republican-led house, Sewell’s bill was passed in the new Democratic-led house along a party-line vote, 228-187. Sewell tweeted, “Voting is personal to me because it was on the streets of my hometown, Selma, that foot soldiers shed their blood on the Edmund Pettus Bride so that all Americans—regardless of race—could vote!! I am so proud the House voted to #RestoreTheVote! Now, on to the Senate!” “Nearly 55 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, we must protect the bedrock power of the ability of people to have the right to vote,”…

Alabama House Democratic Caucus

This month Alabama Democrats want to hear from you. The Alabama House Democratic Caucus will be hosting 5 Town Hall events across the state in preparation for the upcoming Alabama Legislative Session. The events are as follows. Clarke County Town Hall & Listening Session On February 12, State Representative Thomas Jackson will be headlining the Town Hall in Thomasville, AL to hear from his constituents. You can view all the event details here: Clarke County Town Hall & Listening Session Dallas County Town Hall & Listening Session On February 18, State Representative Prince Chestnut will be headlining the Town Hall in Selma, AL to hear from his constituents. You can view all the event details here: Dallas County Town Hall & Listening Session Mobile Senate…

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