Are you ready to use your voice for women?!

The 2020 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature officially kicked off today, Tuesday, February 4!

We continue to combine the power of philanthropy with advocacy in order to have a more holistic impact for women.  Last year, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham made the deliberate decision to formally engage in state-level advocacy and create a comprehensive, long-term vision for common sense public policy opportunities that aim to dismantle barriers to women’s economic opportunity—and we are excited to continue this in 2020.

We expect this session to be jam-packed with legislation on a myriad of issues including prison reform and the lottery. Of course, The Women’s Fund will be in Montgomery every week so you don’t have to! We’ll be meeting with lawmakers and speaking out about issues critical to women’s economic opportunity.

Here are a few ways you can get involved during the 2020 Legislative Session:

  • Sign up for our Advocacy Alerts and invite your friends to do the same. These emails include important updates about the session and specific ways you can support our legislative policy agenda.
  • Tell us what issues matter to you! Reach out to Kim Cochran, our Vice President of External Affairs, at She can find the information you need quickly and is happy to help answer your questions.
  • Join us in Montgomery for Capitol Heels, our annual legislative day. Capitol Heels is your opportunity to hear from elected officials about the issues impacting women and also let your voice be heard in Montgomery. Stay tuned for the date and more information in the coming days.

The 2019 session was full of momentum and major wins, including the passage of the Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act and a state appropriation to scale community college pathways for women to in-demand jobs. With your help, we can build on last year’s success.

We are energized and ready to work for all women in Alabama. Join us!

The Capitol Heels Report is a periodic update from The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham on relevant public policy issues that impact women in Alabama. Click here to learn more about our advocacy work.

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