UNA to hold Town Hall to address opioid crisis

August 31, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

The University of North Alabama will be hosting a Town Hall on opioid addiction featuring Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama’s Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear, Acting State Health Officer Scott Harris, and State Senator Tim Melson.

The event, focused on fostering recovery and solution, was organized by State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow and the University of North Alabama and is scheduled for Sept. 27 from 4-6 p.m. in Norton Auditorium.

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US Rep. Mike Rogers holds Town Hall meetings

August 17, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 12, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) held a Town Hall meeting Thursday morning at the Southern Union campus in Opelika and another on Thursday afternoon at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford. Attendance was estimated at about 200 at both events.

US Representative Mike Rogers said on social media afterward, “Since the media won’t do it, I was glad I had the opportunity to discuss firsthand how I strongly support President Trump’s America’s First agenda.”

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State Rep. Hollis holds town hall in Birmingham

August 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, State Representative Rolanda Hollis (D-Birmingham) held a town hall meeting to show voters how their government is working for them.

The town hall was held in Birmingham’s Guiding Light Church on John Rogers Drive.  About 70 citizens were on hand to hear the panel on government, which included Rep. Hollis, US Representative Terri Sewell (D-Selma), State Senator Linda Coleman-Madison (D-Birmingham), Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman (D), Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Birmingham City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson, and former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington.
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Town Halls are important, ducking them is cowardly

February 28, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Town Halls aren’t exactly a new thing.

Neither is anger at Town Halls.

In fact, both stretch back to before the founding of America, and helped to shape the country’s formation. Many have been quite contentious, even some of the earliest.

But they all also had one thing in common: they were viewed as a way for politicians to formally recognize that power in this country rests with people.
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FBI investigating bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers

February 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, February 27, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that they are investigating the string of threats made against Jewish Community Centers across the country, including in Birmingham.

FBI Spokesman Paul E Daymond said in a statement, “The FBI and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are investigating possible civil rights violations in connection with threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country. The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence, and will ensure this matter is investigated in a fair, thorough, and impartial manner. As this matter is ongoing, we are not able to comment further at this time.”
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Millennial Democrats Host “State of Black Birmingham” Town Hall Meeting Sunday

August 20, 2016

By Staff

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, members of the Jefferson County Millennial Democrats (JCMD) will host The State of Black Birmingham- A Town Hall Meeting.

JCMS President Le’Darius Hilliard said in a statement, “The City of Birmingham is 74 percent black, and too often, we don’t feel like that is reflected in the number of resources and opportunities we see coming to our communities.”

JCMD President Le’Darius Hilliard added, “We are honored as an organization to bring our leaders together to have a real conversation about community development, education and public safety.”
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