We Need a New State Constitution!
April 22, 2005

Two new constitutional reform training sessions have been scheduled for the Auburn and Opelika area.

We hope you will join us for an evening presentation on Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bruno’s Community Meeting Room and a brown bag lunch meeting on Thursday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Monarch Estates, 1550 East University Drive in Auburn.

These 1.5-hour sessions will be informative, engaging, and even fun! We will use Alabamians Bringing Democracy Home curriculum developed by Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM) to assist us in discussing the high level issues for Alabama constitutional reform, understand how the state constitution impacts our daily lives, and be motivated to develop an action plan.

If you would like to be a part of either of these sessions or if you have further questions, please contact Linda Shook, 502.2448 or lindashook@bellsouth.net.

A constitution is a framework for governance intended to protect the rights of citizens and determine the powers and duties of government. By that definition, Alabama's 1901 Constitution is a failure because it removes power from citizens and centralizes it in Montgomery; it institutionalizes economic and racial inequalities; and its excessive length -- it is the longest constitution in the world -- deters the people of this state from reading and understanding their own governing document.

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