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Below are some recent headlines about our state. These headlines highlight a long list of problems that we have here in Alabama, but for some reason all you hear about is who supports the president, who is pro-guns, pro-life, Christian or (and apparently this is more important) who is not. We have a lot of issues in our state. We are typically at the top of the lists for the worst, well, pretty much everything. Please look at these headlines and tell me your thoughts and plans on improving these issues.

*I will be posting this exact message on each candidate’s campaign page, and, if I'm unable to post on their campaign page, I’ll be sending them a message.

Alabama Has Second-Highest Infant Mortality Rate in U.S.

Alabama reaches highest-ever ranking for child health, remains in bottom 10

Alabama's schools ranked 8th worst in the country

Alabama is 6th poorest state in nation; poverty rate at 40 percent in some counties

ALABAMA HAS THE WORST POVERTY IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD, U.N. OFFICIAL SAYS

UN shocked by level of poverty in Alabama: 'We haven't seen this in the first world'

Alabama has nation's third-highest rate of obesity

Alabama ranks low for best places to start a business

America’s 10 worst states to live in (Alabama is ranked 3rd worst)

Mobile area facing 'a community crisis' in psychiatric care

A Mental-Health Crisis in Alabama’s Prisons

Financial woes put Alabama's rural hospitals on life support

Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America "In 1980, 45 of Alabama’s 54 rural counties had hospitals providing obstetrical services. Today only 16 of them offer such care, and doctors say that means many, many women need to drive an hour or more to deliver their babies or even get basic prenatal care from an ob–gyn."

Some Medicaid mothers must wait weeks, months before first doctor's visit

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Lacy Ritenburgh

Alabaster

 

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