SOS Leads Moral Week of Action in Alabama Aug. 22-28

The Save OurSelves Movement for Justice and Democracy is joining with other groups in five Southern states to hold seven consecutive days of action to expose and challenge destructive laws that attack civil and human rights. These extreme laws, passed in Republican-controlled states, reinforce historic inequality, weaken constitutional rights and expose people to continued injustices. […]

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Gov. Bentley’s Decision Not to Expand Medicaid Costs Lives, Jobs

[NOTE: This opinion piece written by SOS members and organizers speaks to the adverse impact the lack of Medicaid expansion is having on the citizens of our state. Gov. Bentley can change the situation any time he chooses. But partisan politics are standing in the way of common-sense solutions. Our fellow citizens suffer as a […]

Voting Rights Anniversary Today Should Be A Celebration, But It’s Not

[Note: The Voting Rights Act was signed into law 49 years ago today. Sadly, the anniversary comes at a time when this vital democratic right has been rolled back. Until it is fully restored and strengthened, our country and state have little to celebrate. Read this note from Alabama State Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma.]  […]

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while Martin Luther King and others look on. LBJ Library, Yoichi R. Okamoto.


SOS Education Committee Hosts Back 2 School “Prep” Rally August 2

“Education is the Passport to the Future, for Tomorrow belongs to the People who Prepare for it Today.”—Malcolm X (Montgomery, AL July 30, 2014) –  Save OurSelves (SOS) Education Committee will host a back to school “prep” rally to prepare and encourage students, parents, teachers, and the community as we kick off the 2014-2015 school year. […]

Youth Power! Medicaid Expansion Rally July 16 on Alabama Capitol Steps

The Youth Committee of Save OurSelves is organizing the YOUTH POWER! Rally for Medicaid Expansion in Montgomery, Alabama, on the steps of the State Capitol Building Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 11 a.m. to noon. Among the featured speakers is Moriah Johnson, the break-out star of BET’s Baldwin Hills. This rally builds on SOS’s successful May 31st […]



SOS Brings 13,000 Signatures to May 31 Rally Urging Medicaid Expansion in Alabama

(Montgomery, AL May 28, 2014) – Save OurSelves (SOS) Movement for Justice and Democracy will flood the office of Gov. Dr. Robert Bentley with as many as 13,000 signatures at its May 31st rally in Montgomery urging him to expand Medicaid in Alabama. SOS member organizations have united churches and supporters who collected signatures from residents […]

Gov. Bentley Asked to Attend SOS’ Medicaid Expansion Rally on May 31

Alabama Sen. Hank Sanders, a co-founding member of the Save Ourselves Movement for Justice and Democracy, sent a letter to Gov. Dr. Robert Bentley, respectfully asking him to attend the SOS rally to expand Medicaid in Alabama under the Affordable Care Act. Gov. Bentley and state GOP leaders have expressed their concerns and fears as […]

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