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Did you know???
  • 71% of likely Alabama voters in 2010 wanted I&R.

  • Citizens in 24 states and the District of Columbia have statewide I&R

  • Considering municipalities, counties, and states, 72% of all US citizens have access to a form of I&R.

  • Birmingham citizens have this right, but not the rest of us in Alabama.

  • Citizens in each county at their county level have I&R but for one specific reason, Act 2005-200.

  • I&R could result in Alabama voters having Recall, Term Limits, and fair ballot access. Without I&R we shall not count on it.

  • I&R has been on US soil since the 1600's.

  • Pres. Thomas Jefferson, Gov. Fob James, Lt Gov candidate Kay Ivey in 2010, and NY Gov George Pataki favored this democratic right for voters.

U.S. and Alabama Constitutions rights to redress

Amendment 1 of the U.S. Constitution provides for the right for citizens to petition our government. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Section 25 of the 1901 Alabama Constitution also provides the right for citizens to petition "for redress of grievances or other purposes." Our state constitution provides "SECTION 25, Right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances, etc. That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together for the common good, and to apply to those invested with the power of government for redress of grievances or other purposes, by petition, address, or remonstrance.