The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Things to do Tonight

There is too much going on.

Over the Mountain Democrats are hosting a forum tonight to discuss our outdated state constitution and what to do about it. They have even invited republicans to join in the discussion.

Constitutional Reform: The Next Generation
A Forum to Evaluate the Best Methods for Reforming an Unjust & Outdated Document
Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 6:30pm
Linn-Henley Lecture Hall, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Keynote Address by…Albert P. Brewer, Jr., Governor of the State of Alabama, 1968-70

Followed by a Panel Discussion including…Former Governor Brewer, Rep. Paul DeMarco, Lynn Douglas, Board President, Alabama ARISE, Gary Palmer, President, Alabama Policy Institute, Lenora Pate, Shareholder, Sirote & Permutt, Co-Chair, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, Inc.

I am pretty sure that everyone who reads this blog believes constitutional reform is crucial, and I don't need to convince you of that. But finding a solution has been difficult because there are powerful entities that want to hold on to the outdated racist and class based document. You know who they are.


The Bessemer Historical Homeowners Association is meeting tonight at 7:00 at The Bentley House, built in 1928, and home of Jason Kirby and Benjamin Faucher. This is an important meeting, at which the nominating committee will announce it's choices for next years officers, plus we will get to see the house which was added to the Jefferson County Historical register earlier this year. You can see the house at the above link. Blogger picture uploading is not working today.


Finally, the final meeting of Auburn students and those wishing to bring life back to downtown Bessemer is tonight, 6:30 to 8:00, at the Foundry sanctuary, formerly First Baptist Church of Bessemer. At the last meeting the students presented preliminary ideas, and received comments from citizens and business owners, and now they share their final ideas. Restoring downtown is important if Bessemer is to retain its identity and have a future as anything more than a place to get your car tag and pistol permit. Here is an example of the groups work, and how it is being used to improve the downtown area in Fairfield.


All three of these are important and interesting events. We all have different interests and priorities and committments, but we should all be involved and attend one of these.

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