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fleurdelalune:

80% Percent increase in Latino children absent to school on Monday, October 31 compared to last year’s average.
25%Percent of construction workers in Alabama thought to have left the state since HB 56 went into effect, seven months after tornadoes devastated many Alabama towns.
3,000+Number of calls an Alabama civil rights group has received over to their emergency hotline since HB56 was enacted.
10% Success rate of busing unemployed workers to farm fields to replace workers who left.
860% - Amount by which undocumented immigrants were more productive in the tomato fields than their replacements.
$5.5 BillionSize of Alabama’s agricultural industry.
$130 Million – Amount in taxes undocumented immigrants paid in Alabama in 2010

The U.S. Justice Department has demanded that Alabama schools begin to gather data on attendance and withdrawals since the law was implemented in order to better measure the effects of the law. The response from the Alabama attorney general has been to question the authority of the federal government to ask for such data.

it’s so interesting to see these states (Alabama, Arizona, etc) fuck themselves over with their own racist and inhumane laws.

(via loveyourchaos)

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dammitjean:

Alabama lawmakers last week introduced three heavily-sponsored bills that in concert would change how a person is defined in the state and potentially make abortion in all circumstances illegal.

Senate Bill 301, introduced by Sen.  Phil Williams (R-Cherokee, Etowah), is a proposal to amend the Alabama Code of 1975 to change the definition of the term “person” to mean : “any human being from the moment of fertilization or the functional equivalent thereof.”

Williams’ bill — read for the first time last Tuesday — has 18 co-sponsors and has been referred to the Senate committee on Health.

Rep. John Merrill (R-Tuscaloosa) filed an identical personhood bill in the House on Thursday, House Bill 405. But taking a step further from just amending the state’s legal code, Merrill also filed House Bill 409, which is a ballot proposal to amend the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, so that every time the word “person” is used in that document it would include “‘all humans from the moment of fertilization.” If HB 409 goes forward, Alabamans would have the opportunity to vote on this amendment either in special election at the end of the year or in 2012.

These bills, which have been referred to the House Health committee, both have 31 co-sponsors, which, according to the attorney Ben DuPré of the Foundation for Moral Law, is “astounding” and a good indication that the laws will pass. DuPré and the national organization Personhood USA helped draft the earlier versions of the legislation, though several anti-aboriton rights groups, such as Alabama Citizens for Life, have backed the bills.

“We must protect all Alabama children,” said Sen. Williams in a Personhood USA statement. “At the same time we have to send a message that Alabamians value the sanctity of life. Every heartbeat is as important as the next.”

I think what they’re trying to say is that personhood ends as soon as you come out female-bodied.

^ What they said

(Source: thecurvature, via stfuconservatives)