State of Alabama Archives: on Families & Children


Roy Moore: America was great when families were united

Moore faced criticism for comments he made in September at a campaign rally. According to the Los Angeles Times, when asked by a black member of the audience when he thought the last time America was great, Moore answered, "I think it was great at the time when families were united--even though we had slavery--they cared for one another. Our families were strong, our country had a direction."
Source: CNN on 2017 Alabama Senate race Dec 11, 2017

Kay Ivey: Churches may decline foster kids to same-sex couples

Legislative Summary: Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act: The Legislature finds:Legislative Outcome:Passed House 60-14-1 on March 16; passed Senate 23-9-0 on April 18; signed by Gov. Ivey on April 27.
Source: Alabama legislative voting records: HB 24 Apr 27, 2017

Vivian Davis Figu: Voted NO on churches declining foster kids to LGBT couples

Legislative Summary: Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act: The Legislature finds:Legislative Outcome:Passed House 60-14-1 on March 16; passed Senate 23-9-0 on April 18; Sen. Figures voted NO; signed by Gov. Kay Ivey on April 27.
Source: Alabama legislative voting records: HB 24 Apr 27, 2017

Kay Ivey: Support Alabama Girls State patriotism & Americanism

Alabama Girls State is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the US. Girls State is a week-long, fun-filled, hands-on learning opportunity for the best and brightest young women in the State of Alabama. The program is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

The program epitomizes the American Legion Auxiliary's mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels. The program is an immersion learning experience of learning, experience, memories, and friendships last a lifetime.

Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey was fortunate to attend Alabama Girls State as a rising High School Senior and the first Alabama Girls State Alumnus to be elected to a statewide constitutional office in Alabama.

Source: Alabama Lt. Gov. official website, "Initiatives" Apr 7, 2017

Robert Bentley: Fund treatment for low-income children with Autism Spectrum

In 65 of Alabama's 67 counties we have a shortage of doctors; Alabama ranks 40th in the number of physicians per capita.. Last year we took action to stop rising rates of preventable and manageable disease, especially among, rural, low-income counties. By expanding and increasing funding for loan-repayment programs for healthcare providers we have taken action to increase the number of doctors serving in the state's poorest counties.

Having practiced medicine for 35 years, and having seen the needs of patients in some of the most impoverished areas of our state, I can tell you a good doctor in a small, rural community, changes a community and it saves lives.

We will increase funding for Alabama's low-income children and youth so they may have access to home-based services and treatment of psychiatric, emotional and behavioral disorders. In addition, we will increase funding for treatment for Alabama's low-income children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Alabama Legislature Feb 7, 2016

Luther Strange: Don't require contraception in company health plans

On March 22, 2012, Strange filed a motion with the US District Court in Birmingham, Alabama to become co-plaintiff alongside EWTN Global Catholic Television Network in its existing suit against the federal government for requiring employers to provide contraception coverage in their businesses' healthcare plans. The organization's file claim was that the mandate violates the convictions of religious employers, and Strange agreed, citing his statutory responsibilities to protect the missions of Alabama charitable institutions against this "interfering" federal regulation. He pledged to throw the weight of the office behind EWTN, which Strange said is "the largest religious media network in the world."
Source: Ballotpedia.org article on Alabama judge Luther Strange Feb 22, 2012

Robert Bentley: Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses

Record foreclosures and continued high unemployment are causes for concern for our state. Homeowners who have experienced a temporary loss of income can benefit from short-term assistance to help bridge the gap until they have restored their income. This assistance is designed to help families stay in their homes until they can they find employment.
Source: Alabama 2010 gubernatorial press release #4425 Dec 2, 2010

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