In Pictures: 52nd Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

In Pictures: 52nd Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Hometown Action members took part in the 52nd annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma with allies from People’s Action and The Ordinary People’s Society to launch a new initiative to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people. Continue reading “In Pictures: 52nd Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee”

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Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

We’re one month into the new year and have been spending a lot of time in communities talking to everyday people about the struggles they face. In our own organizational growth, it’s been a challenge to keep all of our supporters informed, but expect to see more regular communication about the work we’re doing. Continue reading “Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going”

Challenges of Rural Organizing

Challenges of Rural Organizing

I grew up in a small town in rural Alabama where, to the average resident, there were no signs of political activity. It doesn’t help that the Alabama state legislature has been hoarding power since Reconstruction. But nationwide, there’s a huge problem with a lack of opportunity for civic engagement in rural communities presenting challenges to those organizing for social justice. Continue reading “Challenges of Rural Organizing”