16 Feb Legislative Update and ACTION ALERT3!
Legislative Alert: CALL NOW! Action is needed today to move Senate Bill 211 out of committee!!!!
Unfortunately, Senate Bill 211, a bipartisan bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act,” was not heard during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting as expected due to time restraints.
The sponsor of the Children’s Equal Access Act was not happy with this situation and immediately addressed his concerned with the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Good news! Senate Bill 211 “Children’s Equal Access Act,” is placed on the Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for a second time on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
- The Children’s Equal Access Act aims to maximize a child’s time with both parents during a divorce or separation. You can read and share the Talking Points here.
- We would like to give a special thanks to Senator Larry Stutts, the sponsor of SB 211 for standing up for the voiceless children in Alabama. Thereby, further reflecting his desire to ensure SB 211 is priority for legislators in Alabama.
- If you have or have not contacted the 13-committee members, no worries. We ask you to take a moment to contact as many of these committee members as you can and urge them to vote “YES” on SB 211. Communicate to them that you deeply appreciate their commitment to doing what’s right in Montgomery; by putting children and families first, please vote “YES” on SB211.
Below are the Senate Judiciary Committee members:
Senators Office Phone email
Ward, Cam (Chair) 334-242-7873 email@example.com
Williams, Phil (Vice Chair) 334-242-7857 Phil@williamsstatesenate.com
Albritton, Greg 334-242-7843 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coleman-Madison, Linda 334-242-7864 email@example.com
Figures, Vivian 334-242-7871 firstname.lastname@example.org
Orr, Arthur 334-242-7891 email@example.com
Reed, Greg 334-242-7894 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanders, Hank 334-242-7860 email@example.com
Scofield, Clay 334-242-7876 firstname.lastname@example.org
Singleton, Bobby 334-242-7935 email@example.com
Smitherman, Rodger 334-242-7870 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stutts, Larry 334-242-7862 email@example.com
Whatley, Tom 334-242-7865 firstname.lastname@example.org
Group email below:
email@example.com; Phil@williamsstatesenate.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask for everyone to please take a few moments by calling or emailing the listed members above before noon Wednesday.
Thank you for taking a moment to stand up for social equality, families, and for the innocent children who do not have a voice in this matter. Together, we will make a difference and let our voices and concerns be heard in Montgomery.
As a reminder, please always be respectful and courteous with your communications.
Please focus on the bill and the Talking Points. If you would like to share your story and/or experience with family courts, please share via the ALFRA website here.