Press Releases

AEA Exposed Lying to Educators

The following statement was released by Alabama Republican Party Chairman, Bill Armistead, regarding the propaganda contained in recent AEA internal emails: “The union bosses at the Alabama Education Association are at it again.  They cannot argue against the Education Options Act with the facts, therefore, they have again resorted to spreading false propaganda in an

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Governor Robert Bentley Observes First Anniversary of Tornado Outbreak in Jefferson County

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY MEDIA ADVISORY FOR EVENT ON MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012 Governor Robert Bentley Observes First Anniversary of Tornado Outbreak in Jefferson County JEFFERSON COUNTY – Governor Robert Bentley will begin a week-long series of stops across the state re-visiting some of the communities hardest hit in the deadly tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011.  Focusing

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First Lady Dianne Bentley Releases PSA to Highlight Severe Weather Preparedness Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 First Lady Dianne Bentley Releases PSA to Highlight Severe Weather Preparedness Plan MONTGOMERY – With the first anniversary of the April 27th tornadoes approaching, First Lady Dianne Bentley today joined with representatives from Safe America Foundation, Verizon Wireless, and Ready Alabama, to release a public service announcement regarding a way

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Alabamians Deserve Options

Alabamians Deserve Options Opinion editorial by Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten. Alabama’s students know far too well how true that statement really is. For decades, we have watched our state’s education system perform at mediocre and far too

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Governor Bentley Discusses Coastal Restoration Projects

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012   Governor Bentley Discusses Coastal Restoration Projects   MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday praised the work of a multi-state and federal council that has finalized plans for a first round of Gulf Coast restoration projects. The projects that will move forward in Alabama include a Marsh Island restoration project in Mobile County.  Also,

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Statement on the AEA’s ‘Save our Schools’ Rally

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, Bill Armistead, released the following statement regarding the AEA “Save our Schools” rally held today in Montgomery:   “This rally was an intriguing piece of public rhetoric considering AEA’s history of focusing more on partisan politics than on “saving schools.” If saving our schools is

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RNC Calls on DNC Chair to Apologize for Adviser’s Comments Demeaning Mothers

WASHINGTON – Last night Democratic National Committee adviser Hilary Rosen claimed that Ann Romney, mother of five, has “never worked a day in her life.” The RNC released a statement calling on DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to apologize to mothers all across the country who work tirelessly raising their families: “Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should

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Proposed Changes to Illegal Immigration Law Introduced

Proposed Changes to Illegal Immigration Law Introduced Revisions make the law more enforceable, less burdensome MONTGOMERY – A bill proposing revisions to Alabama’s law cracking down on illegal immigration was introduced today in the Alabama House of Representatives. House Bill 658, sponsored by Rep. Micky Hammon (R-Decatur), is aimed to maintain the strength of Alabama’s

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Congress Intervenes on Behalf of Teacher ‘Duped’ by AEA

Congress Intervenes on Behalf of Teacher ‘Duped’ by AEA Forced political donations at the center of controversy   Birmingham, AL – On April 4, 2012, Rep. Darrell Issa, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent AEA President Dot Strickland a letter informing her of the Committee’s investigation regarding allegations made by

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Armistead Applauds Movement on Charter School Legislation

 Armistead Applauds Movement on Charter School Legislation   BIRMINGHAM, AL – Alabama is one step closer to landmark reform of Alabama education thanks to Republicans in the House and Senate. This week, a House Committee approved the Education Options Act of 2012 (HB 541), sponsored by Rep. Phil Williams (R – Huntsville). The bill will

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