Finding My Voice in the Perfect Storm

By Lisa Handback
It’s been one year. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. And when I think back on this time last year, those visceral feelings come rushing right back as though it were yesterday… The panic. The disbelief. The anger. The sorrow. I got caught in a tailspin of emotions and was left

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Commissioner Bob Harrison 1943-2017

By Susan Higgins
  This morning brought the sad news of the passing of Commissioner Bob Harrison. Bob was a strong supporter of Madison County Democratic Women and a friend who took the time to teach.   I remember meeting Bob for coffee shortly after I took office. He schooled me quickly about civil

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#iwill

By Alanna Morrison
  When I was a teenager, I worked at a local restaurant after school and on weekends. One of the managers there was a disgusting pervert. He would leer at the female employees, say very offensive things, and touch us inappropriately without consent. We all began to hate going to work and

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Absentee Voting for the Special Election

By Mary McManus
  As we all know, the Special General Election is on December 12, 2017. Absentee balloting is now open for that election. If you meet the criteria to cast an absentee ballot, you may either request a ballot by mail OR go to the Madison County Courthouse and cast your ballot at the

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Join the Emerge Alabama Class of 2018

By Alanna Morrison
On women in leadership, author Marie C. Wilson famously said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” By training Democratic women to run for office, Emerge Alabama is leading the movement to break down stereotypes surrounding leadership, and amplify the voices of diverse,

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The Story of an Alabama Dreamer

By Alanna Morrison
  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy was enacted by President Obama in June of 2012. The individuals who enrolled in this program are referred to as Dreamers (after the Dream Act Bill). They dreamt of a better life and they found it here. The Trump administration has

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Getting Political 101

By Mary McManus
  The Madison County Democratic Women have been so encouraged by the level of political interest and activity in our area. Our membership has quintupled over the past year and we know that other Democratic and progressive organizations around the state are seeing similar gains. Alabamians

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Crossover Voting- a Felony in Alabama?

By Susan Higgins
  “After the election, if you determine that a voter participated in a political party’s primary election, and voted in a different party’s primary runoff election, please submit all evidence and details to the Secretary of State’s Office for prosecution.” (emphasis added)  

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Questions For the Candidates

By Alanna Morrison
  We here at Madison County Democratic Women are very excited to have so many great Democrats running in the upcoming special election! Our members sent in some questions they wanted to hear the candidates answer. We chose three questions and sent them to all seven Democratic candidates.

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