Faithful Seven Arrested at Alabama Capitol Found NOT GUILTY 1

(Montgomery, AL Oct. 6, 2014) – The seven Alabamians arrested for singing and praying in the State Capitol as an act of faith in support of health care and Medicaid expansion were found not guilty following their trial in Montgomery County District Court today.  The purpose of their moral stand remains to persuade Gov. Robert […]


From left to right: Alecha Irby, John Zippert, Faya Toure (aka Rose Sanders), Rev. Fred L Hammond, Annie Pearl Avery, Rev. Kenneth Sharpton-Glascow, Augustus (Gus) Townes. From

“Faithful Seven” Headed to Trial In Moral Monday Arrests 1

The seven Alabamians arrested for singing and praying in the State Capitol as an act of faith in support of health care and Medicaid expansion will head to trial on Monday, October 6, 2014. The trial is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. in Courtroom 2C of the Montgomery County Courthouse at 101 South Lawrence Street. The […]

Seven Arrested During Jericho March at the Alabama Capitol 1

[ NOTE: The contents of this post originally appeared in and from the the Greene County Democrat. The photo came from this blog’s post, “Arrest is a Minor Inconvenience.” ] Seven marchers who participate in the Moral Monday Week of Action’s Jericho March at the Alabama Capitol were arrested when they refused to leave […]

Faya Toure (aka Rose Sanders) leads the protestors us in the song, “There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul,” in the Alabama Capitol Building of Montgomery.

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SOS Leads Moral Week of Action in Alabama Aug. 22-28 1

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. […]

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 […]


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

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.]  […]

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. […]