PAST EVENTS

Public Debate
Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 7pm

The Huntsville-Sand Mountain Region of ACCR sponsored a public
debate on the issue of constitutional reform at the Church of the Nativity Parish Hall in Huntsville, Alabama.  On the Pro-side was Lenora Pate, chair of the state ACCR Inc.  On the Con-side was Mo Brooks, Madison County Commissioner.  The moderator was John Ehinger, Editorial Page Editor of the Huntsville Times.

Forum
Monday, February 25, 2008, 7:30pm

The public was invited to share in a discussion of the Alabama Constitution by a group of expert panelists, and learn of its impact on their daily life. The Forum was held in the Round House at Jacksonville State University. learn more »

Perry County Community Gathering
Saturday, February 16, 2008, 2pm

The public was invited to a community gathering at the Perry County Courthouse in Marion, AL to watch the ACCR Foundation's very powerful (and entertaining) It's a Thick Book documentary.  Participants also discussed the various issues with our current constitution as well as the remedies before our people.


Organize for Success Meeting
Selma Public Library, Selma Alabama
Saturday, March 4, 2006, 9:30am - 12 noon

All ACCR Board members, Chapter Chairs and Supporters were invited to attend as we planned our future steps to bring a constitutional convention to Alabama. Attendees were encouraged to bring stories to share of the impact of the 1901 Constitution in their area and examples of how they convinced neighbors to support a constitutional convention. Volunteers were asked to locate at least two people per county throughout the state and invite them to come. Those who attended were then invited to stay for a Constitution Convention Coalition meeting afterward.

Public Hearing and "Let the People Vote" Rally.
January 25, 2006


Alabamians were invited to a Public Hearing in Montgomery on Wednesday, January 25th from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Capitol Building Auditorium [click here for a map] on the subject of House Bill 109 (HB109) calling for a constitutional convention. The House Constitution and Elections Committee called the Public Hearing to hear from the public on HB109 that is being sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tempore Demetrius Newton of Birmingham, and co-sponsored by Rep. Thomas Jackson of Thomasville. Alabamians then "Joined the Rally" on the steps of the Capitol as ACCR presented all the petitions to the Legislature.
To download flyer, click here.
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Press Conference for Bill Calling for Constitutional Convention
January 4, 2006

Rep. Newton and Senator Little held a press conference announcing the bill calling for a Constitutional Convention to rewrite the 1901 Constitution. The bill and summary were made available at that time. All were urged to attend to show support in this first public announcement of the bill.

People's Walk for a New Constitution for Alabama
November 5, 2005

The walk and the funds raised through the walk were used to increase public awareness of the need for constitutional reform in Alabama. Event was held by ACCR in association with The Faith Coalition on Poverty and Public Policy.
To download brochure, click here.

ACCR Annual Meeting
October 25, 2005

The Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, Inc and Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Foundation, Inc. Annual Meeting and launch of the 2006 legislative and educational agendas. Our fifth anniversary celebration was followed by a discussion with legislators, other ACCR members and supporters regarding enabling legislation for a Constitutional Convention.
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Over 500 Students March for Reform
May 15, 2003

More than 500 students chanting "Reform Now!" marched down Dexter Avenue to a reform rally at the Capitol steps on Tuesday, May 13. The student march was led by Holtville High School's 10th grade advanced history class and included students from Tallassee High School, Stanhope Elmore High School, Wetumpka High School, Prattville High School, and others.
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Bill O'Connor of Campaign for Alabama stresses achieving Alabama's potential at the March for Reform.
The Bus Driver Diaries: Behind the Steering Wheel
April 10, 2003

The trip to Eufaula began as soon as I returned to Montgomery from an extremely productive visit to Florence on Thursday. After a brief episode at the bus lot involving a fire extinguisher, a friendly mechanic, and a trip to the gas station, 'Reform One' was ready to hit the road again. I was a little sad that I missed out on Eufaula's Pilgrimage last weekend, but better late than never. The bus pulled into the city limits around 10:00 PM and I was lucky enough to stay in a guest room of a ACCR supporter in Eufaula.
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Road to Reform: Moving Toward a Modern Constitution
March 17, 2003

"Road to Reform: Moving Toward a Modern Constitution" was held on a rainy Monday morning in Birmingham on March 17, 2003. Despite the nasty weather, over 250 brave souls attended the conference to learn the latest information on comprehensive constitutional reform. Many of the state's leaders in government, business, and education were on hand to discuss the current problems facing the state and take questions from the audience.
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