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A Publication of The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham

Published March 2007

Let the People Vote!

In a remarkable bi-partisan effort, twenty-three (23) Alabama Legislators have joined together to sponsor and co-sponsor companion bills, House Bill 98 and Senate Bill 99, to Let the People Vote on calling a Constitution Convention to rewrite the 1901 Alabama Constitution.

 If passed, Alabama citizens will have their first opportunity in over 100 years to vote for a Constitution Convention at a special election in February 2008, at the same time as the Alabama Presidential Preference Primary.

Speaker Pro Tem Demetrius Newton, the Sponsor of HB 98, was joined by 16 Co-Sponsors in the House: Representatives Alvin Holmes,  Bill J. Dukes, Priscilla Dunn, Thomas Jackson, Pebblin Warren, James Gordon, Rod Scott, John Knight, Jr., Sue Schmitz, John Robinson, Alan Harper, Barbara Bigsby Boyd, Patricia Todd, Mary Moore  Mac Gipson and Mike Hill 

During the opening day of the new Legislative Session, Senator Ted Little, Sponsor, filed SB99 and was joined by five Co-Sponsors in the Senate: Senators Bradley Byrne, Steve French,
Rodger Smitherman,  Linda Coleman and Vivian Figures.

League members are urged to thank their Legislators from this group, for their support of this important issue.  And then League members are asked to call all other legislators in Jefferson and Shelby Counties and tell them to vote for HB 98 or SB 99. Get contact information for the legislators at:  www.lwvgb.org/fingertips.pdf or www.legislature.state.al.us/

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