The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently solicited public comments related to their proposal to weaken protections for payday loan borrowers. An open letter submitted to the CFPB by Alabama Appleseed follows: Dear Director Kraninger, For many years, The Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (“Alabama Appleseed”) has been documenting the numerous and […]
By Phillip Ensler, Appleseed Policy Counsel In 2014, a little boy drowned in an apartment swimming pool with no fence. His mother sued the owners but because of backlogs and barriers in the courts, she was denied. Alabama Appleseed has been fighting for a solution to this injustice, and this week the Alabama Legislature responded […]
By Carla Crowder, Alabama Appleseed Executive Director Antonio was incarcerated at St. Clair prison a few years ago when another prisoner bit off part of his ear. They were housed in a dorm that supposedly offered rehabilitative services. For Antonio, permanent disfigurement was the outcome. He did not seek revenge against the man who bit […]
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- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Must Protect Consumers June 3, 2019
- Passage of SB30: Ensuring Greater Access to Justice for Low-Income Alabamians May 29, 2019
- Incarcerated people learn from their mistakes. The government that locks them up has not. April 5, 2019
- How a couple lost everything because of $50 worth of marijuana, a Lunesta pill, and an overzealous drug task force armed with the power to seize their assets March 30, 2019
- What last week’s SCOTUS ruling on excessive fines and fees could mean for Alabama March 3, 2019