Representative Roby's Weekly Columns
September 11, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
No American will ever forget where they were and what they were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. The world changed in an instant before our own eyes, and it is hard to believe these tragic events took place nearly 20 years ago.
September 4, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Labor Day recognizes and honors the contributions that American workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. As we celebrate Labor Day this year, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to each and every frontline worker across the Second District, the entire state, and our nation.
August 28, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Although the state is currently headed in the right direction, this virus remains a significant threat to the health and well-being of many, and Alabamians must continue to heed advice from public health officials. Governor Ivey on Thursday extended the current Safer at Home order which is now set to expire on Friday, October 2, at 5:00 pm.
August 22, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Every school across the state continues to adapt to accommodate students’ return, all while keeping them as safe as possible during this pandemic. Although the start to this school year looks quite different than most, it is beneficial for our students to be back learning and continuing their education, even if it calls for following unique and new routines.
August 14, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
On August 18th, we commemorate one hundred years since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote. This centennial anniversary is a significant milestone in our nation’s history.
August 7, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As we navigate a path forward to combat the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it is also important to remember to stay aware of any severe weather and implement a plan to keep you and your family safe. Now is the time to organize plans and make any necessary preparations; do not wait until danger approaches, and it is too late.
July 31, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
John’s final words leave us with a call and duty, to always stand up for what is right. His legacy will be everlasting, inspiring many for generations to come. Thank you, John Lewis, for your selfless courage and fervent passion. This world is a much better place because you were in it, and we will do our best to follow in your footsteps.
July 24, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The numerous lifestyle modifications made over the last several months to combat the current health crisis have required major adjustments for all – adults and parents are working remotely, students are participating in virtual schooling, and millions are following state and local public health orders. As the school year approaches, I want to especially remember the mothers and fathers who are deployed, doing their duty to protect us while also ensuring their children are adjusting to an unprecedented return to school.
July 17, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As you know, the U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of conducting the 2020 Census. Several census operations were adapted or delayed due to Coronavirus in order to protect the health and safety of the Census Bureau staff and the public. The Census Bureau is dedicated to ensuring the population is counted, even amid this global pandemic.
July 10, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to present challenges to individuals and businesses across our state and country. It is no secret that many have struggled as a result of this novel pandemic. All levels of government have come together to provide support for those families and businesses in need.