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Fighting for YOU every day! updated 5-1-17 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Common Sense Campaign TEA Party--Fighting for YOU every day!

Thank you for your confidence in Common Sense Campaign.  We have worked for all of our constituents.  Join Us if you have not already become a member.  Decide NOW to make a Donation.

During the 2017 Legislative Session, CSC will send members to Montgomery several times to visit with our elected officials so they would know we are watching. Join, Renew, Contribute through donation. 

Here is the Signature Issue List for 2017.  The session began on Feburary 7, 2017.

  • Stop Common Core- Still didn't make it through both houses. We won't give up!
  • NO Student Data Collection - STOPPED K-Retirement Data Collection again this year.  We are sure they will try again next year!
  • Parental Rights for Students - Didn't make it through both houses.  It will probably come back next year.
  • Audit of Police Power - Didn't have a Legislative sponsor.  
  • MORE CIVICS in Schools -  SB-32 PASSED and signed into law  2018-2019 graduating Seniors must pass the same Civics questions as those on the U.S. Naturalization Test.
  • Ballot Access - Initiative and Referendum (I&R), the capability for citizens to be more involved in state government. It will probably come back next year.
  • Car Carry - Didn't make it through both houses.  It will probably come back next year.
  • Fair Tax - Didn't make it through both houses.  It will probably come back next year.

 Scroll down the page to the list of past & passed legislation. 


Senator Bill Hightower pushed a Joint Resolution through both the House and the Senate to create Patriot’s Day, April 19, in perpetuity. Patriot’s month will be April, in perpetuity. Passed 4/16/13.

Signature Issue List for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

  • The Repeal of Common Core was once again blocked from the floor by Governor Bentley, Mike Hubbard, and Del Marsh, BUT CSC campaigned successfully for new State School Board Superintendent, Michael Sentance, who is adamently against Common Core in Alabama.  August 11, 2016
  • CSC campaigned successfully for Jackie Zeigler, anti-Common Core candidate's election to the Alabama State School Board. When Jackie won the GOP primary with overwhelming numbers, her Democrat opponent, bowed out of the race, saying she was highly qualified.  Jackie ran UNOPPOSED on the Nov. 8th ballot. Nov. 8, 2016 and was sworn in on January 24, 2017. 
  • Schools-- SB45 introduced by Marsh passedcited as the Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act.
  • Baldwin Cty infrastructure expansion andproperty taxes to do it. For months CSC and MANY Baldwin County residents fought hard against the 67% ($1BILLION) tax increase.  March 31, the vote was overwhelmingly against the new taxes, BUT that fight is not over
  • Medicare expansion--again, Bentley said no during campaign, yet now seems to be entertaining going forward-Medicare expansion bills were introduced by Bentley's pals---none passed in 2015! 
  • Homeschool – keep the state out of homeschool [SB38]Passed 3/19/14
  • Informed Voter Act designed to remove voter confusion and uncertainty over the ballot language of any proposed statewide constitutional amendments. [HB9] Passed 4/3/14
  • Homestead Exemption Reclaimed (HB19) Ad valorem tax, homestead exemption from local taxes, for all disabled and persons over 65. 
    • Signed by Gov. Bentley 5/20/13 
  • Patriot’s Day, April 19, in perpetuity. Patriot’s month will be April, in perpetuity. Passed 4/16/13
  • Stop Voter Fraud in AL
    • Passed May 24, 2012Effective in the first statewide primary in 2014, a qualified elector must show valid photo identification at the polling place in order to vote in person.
  • No Agenda 21
    • Passed on May 16, 2012
    • Agenda 21 is still happening in cities all over Alabama—this is done through ignorance; be vigilant
  • NO Sharia Law in AL Courts
    • Signed by Gov. Bentley on 5/20/12
    • Foreign law, application in violation of rights guaranteed United States and Alabama citizens, prohibited, exceptions, American and Alabama Laws for Alabama Courts
  • No Medicaid/Obamacare

    • Passed Nov. 6, 2012 Amendment 6: Constitutional Amendment--to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.
  • Immigration Law in AL
    • Signed into law June 9, 2011-AL being sued by DOJ
  • Alabama Affirms Sovereignty--Passed on Jan. 19, 2010-“claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.”
  • English as official/only language in AL
    • Passed in 1990— In May 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Pro-English by upholding Alabama's official English law.
  • 28th Amendment—Congress should live by the same rules they make for us
    • No action  
  • NO EPA Rules via Edict in AL
    • No action in the Legislature, BUT Alabama’s congressional delegation on 1/13/16 voted unanimously to nullify the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called Waters of the United States Rule, which imposes federal environmental regulations on small bodies of water, even puddles.  

Common Sense Campaign plans to find an advocate(s) within the AL Legislature and/or the US Congress and Senate to fight for the passage of laws to protect the Constitution!