On July 4, 2005, there was a gathering on the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery to proclaim in a united voice that Alabamians are bringing democracy home. The speakers present addressed the problems perpetuated by our state constitution such as the racist language, the unfair tax system, lack of citizens access to government, lack of home rule, and many more issues facing Alabama's citizens. To hear the audio version of these speeches click here.

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Why Reform?

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Scott Douglas Remarks at ACCR Rally
the Birmingham Chapter of ACCR's petition rally
January 31, 2005

Rev. James L. Evans, "The Legacy of Our Ancestors"
Pastor of Crosscreek Baptist Church, Pelham, Ala.
March 16, 2003

Washington National Cathedral

Lucy Jones, "A Vision for the State of Alabama"
Student, University of Alabama at Birmingham
March 7, 2003

Remarks to the Governor's Alabama Citizens' Constitution Commission in Birmingham

Bailey Thomson, "Alabama -- A Place for Involved Citizens to Call Home"
Professor of Journalism, University of Alabama
July 26, 2002
Speech to Monroeville Kiwanis

Jim Bennett, "Constitution Convention Call"
Alabama Secretary of State
March 13, 2002
House Rules Committee Hearing

Gary P. Burton
Pastor of Pintlala Baptist Church
March 13. 2002
Remarks delivered with respect to House Bill HJR152, before the Rules Committee of the House of Representatives

Jim Williams
Executive Director of PARCA
April 27, 2001
Remarks on the state constitution at Jefferson State Community College Dialogue Day

Bailey Thomson, "The Next Steps for Reform"
Associate professor, Journalism, University of Alabama
November 27, 2001
Speaking to the Auburn-Opelika Forum on Constitutional Reform

Don Siegelman
Former Alabama Governor
August 28, 2001
Addressing a joint session of the Alabama legislature about the need to reform Alabama's antiquated constitution (PDF file)

Don Siegelman
Former Alabama Governor
April 4, 2001
A speech at the ACCR Foundation, Inc. Rally for constitutional reform in Montgomery, Ala.

Thomas E. Corts
Samford University President
February 14, 2001
Remarks by Dr. Corts at a press conference in Montgomery

Thomas E. Corts, "How Long, Alabama? O How Long?"
President, Samford University
February 9, 2000
Speech for Downtown Rotary Club of Birmingham

William Winter, "A Call to Civic Action"
Former Mississippi Governor
April 7, 2000
Rally for Constitutional Reform, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Wayne Flynt, "A Legacy of Shame"
Distinguished University Professor of History, Auburn University
April 7, 2000
Rally for Constitutional Reform, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Barbara Larson, "Tyranny of Alabama's Tax System"
Executive Director, Leadership Alabama
April 7, 2000
Rally for Constitutional Reform, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Bailey Thomson, "Upon a Firm Foundation"
Journalism Professor, University of Alabama
May 16, 2000
Forum on Constitutional Reform, Huntsville, Ala.

Bailey Thomson, "A New Constitution for a New Alabama"
Journalism Professor, University of Alabama
June 12, 2000
Address to Alabama Boys State, University of Montevallo

Woody Sanderson, "What Effect Reform?"
Madison County Attorney
May 16, 2000
Forum on Constitutional Reform in Huntsville, Ala.

Albert Brewer
Former Alabama Governor
Volume 48, Winter 1997, Number 2
Article in the University of Alabama's Law Review on Revision of the Alabama Constitution