Past and Present Work towards the Vision
Malika Sanders Fortier has been in the Senate for one term. Just long enough to have traversed the learning curve of government, but not so long that she has become part of the culture.
In just one term in the Alabama State Senate, Malika Sanders Fortier has several accomplishments through partnering with other governmental leaders:
Fortier advocated vigorously for Medicaid Expansion and Rural Hospitals. As a result, in part from her work, the leaders of the Senate created a committee to look at how to help rural hospitals. She also identified funding sources to expand medicaid.
water and sewer
Fortier advocated for water and sewer support for those in Alabama without access to basic systems in the state. The state allocated over $200 million dollars to bare on these problems in the state.
Fortier advocated for and helped to bring in industry that will produce hundreds of new jobs in rural areas of Alabama where it is tough to recruit industry.
Fortier insisted the jobs were “abundant life jobs” that people had a real chance to raise their families with their pay.
connected not for profits
Fortier connected not for profits, ministries, agriculture, businesses, and schools to the lay the foundation to build an economic eco - system instead of a pipeline to prison.
founded Deputy Senators
Fortier helped to found Deputy Senators believing that Democracy is a hands own endeavor.
Criminal Justice Reform
Fortier advocated for Criminal Justice Reform. She advocated for the opening of a prison previously owned by the state with humane facilities than currently opened prisons and for a programming set up that would allow for actual rehabilitation of incarcerated persons.
emergency mental health
Fortier advocated for Medicaid Expansion as an opportunity to address mental health issues in the state from education to prisons. The state began making mental health a higher priority in the state. An opportunity for an emergency mental health program was created in her district.
Fortier supported and encouraged Restorative Justice practices in local schools creating a more compassionate and loving environment for students and their families.
COVID - 19.
Fortier collaborated with not for profits to develop a plan to help schools, health care facilities, local governments, and other institutions work together to combat COVID - 19.
Fell in love with the dedication, sacrifice, and necessity of volunteer fire departments and worked with a special committee to get them more resources from the state.
Stand for One Nation
Fortier promises to Stand for One Nation Under God and build Alabama’s Beloved Community.
“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”Martin Luther King Jr."