200+ groups urge $300 million in new General Fund tax revenue to help keep Alabama strong

More than 200 organizations across Alabama have signed an open letter urging lawmakers to approve $300 million in new General Fund tax revenue to prevent devastating cuts to health care, public safety and other vital services.

Alabama Arise, Alabama Children First and AARP Alabama are among the hundreds of groups to join the Stand Tall Alabama initiative. Other letter signees include many churches, community groups, hospitals, health advocates and statewide organizations across Alabama.

“We’re excited to hear so many voices speak up for new tax revenue to keep Alabama strong,” Arises Kimble Forrister said. “The decisions made during this special session will affect our economy and quality of life for years to come. It’s crucial for our leaders to choose a path forward that strengthens our state and ensures all Alabamians have an opportunity to get ahead.”

Read the full news release from Arise and Alabama Children First here.

Read the full letter and list of signers here.

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