Below: Prepare for Change! Plan to arm yourself with
knowledge as we head into the legislative session by attending some of
the trainings and educational events happening throughout the state in
the coming weeks
Advocacy Trainings in
Charleston, Huntington, and Morgantown
Public Forum on "Clean
Elections" : Public Financing of Campaigns
Rally for a Resolution
-- Take to the Capitol with West Virginians for Democracy
Register Today for the
Trainings in Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown
Learn, Speak, Act: Understand the legislative process. Get tips on
speaking with elected officials. Learn about progressive organizations
in West Virginia.
January 23: Monongalia Courthouse, 243
High Street, Morgantown, WV. 6-8 PM
February 5: Shawkey Dining Room, 2nd
Floor - Marshall University Student Center
Huntington, WV. 5-7 PM
February 6: Covenant House, 600
Shrewsbury Street, Charleston, WV. 5:30 - 7:30 PM
These trainings are free, and ALL are welcome to attend. Food and drinks
served. For more information about the Morgantown Training, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
304-345-9246. To find out more about Huntington and Charleston
trainings, please contact
Danielle@wvfree.org or call (304) 342-9188.
Sponsored by: ACLU WV, Citizen Action Group, Direct Action Welfare Group
(DAWG), Fairness WV, Healthy Kids & Families Coalition, NASW WV, Planned
Parenthood, WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence, WV Environmental
Council, WV Nurses Association, WV Rivers Coalition and WV FREE.
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Public Forum on "Clean Elections" -- Public Financing of Campaigns
public forum will highlight how public financing of elections has been
used as a
comprehensive approach to campaign finance reform. Also highlighted will
Legislature’s 2010 passage of a bill creating the West Virginia Supreme
Court of Appeals
Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program (HB 4130), and its success in
the 2012 Supreme
Court of Appeals race (i.e. Allen Loughry campaign).
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Fairmont State University, Caperton Center, Room 148
501 W. Main St. Clarksburg, WV
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(Social Hour from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm with free
Keynote Speaker TBA
Presentation by WV Citizens for Clean Elections
Sponsored by: Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), WV Citizen
Action Group (CAG), North Central WV Democracy for America (DFA)
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Rally for a Resolution -- Take to the
Capitol with West Virginians for Democracy
Mark your calendars. Spread the word. Overturn Citizen's United
vs. FEC! West Virginians for Democracy will kick off the legislative
session with a rally:
Capitol Building, Lower Rotunda
Tuesday, February 19th
11:30 - 12:30
The event will feature lively theatrical performances and various
speakers asking the West Virginia Legislature to pass a resolution
overturning the toxic Supreme Court decision that gives corporations the
rights of people. For more information, contact
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Register Today for the Building
IT’S ABOUT YOU
Do you live in a building? Work in a building? Build, remodel, or
maintain buildings? If you own, buy, manage or sell buildings, power
buildings, appraise buildings, demolish or preserve buildings, pay more
than you like to heat, cool and operate a building, or know someone who
does, The Building Conference | Expo 2013 is for you.
US AND THEM
The Building Conference pairs some of the best minds in the nation in
design, business, and education with our best minds in the region. Come,
join others who make the most of our region’s assets—including our
brains, resources and ideas.
Learn no-cost, low-cost ways to save money as we collectively create and
improve our built environment. Skeptical about the green, sustainable
and smart movement? Wary of change? All the more reason to be there.
You’ll learn what the old-timers got right, and about new techniques and
materials that improve health, safety, and efficiency.
It’s about more than buildings. It’s about revitalizing communities,
creating self-sustaining places where students, families, entrepreneurs,
and innovators can choose to invest their talent and pursue their
LEARN. CONNECT. INSPIRE. BE INSPIRED.
Come prepared to hit the ground running at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January
31, with a star-studded lineup of local and national innovators. Mingle
with thought leaders, suppliers, policy experts, building owners, and
municipal leaders focused on high performance, quality of place,
affordability, and return on investment.
On Friday, network around technical sessions in four tracks designed to
answer your questions about efficiency, design, retrofits, and more. Get
free advice, pre-qualify experts you may want to work with—or for—and
steal ideas from some of the best. Friday evening, enjoy Ignite @ The
Building Conference, the presentational equivalent of the 50-yard dash,
five minute talks that leave everyone a little breathless and remarkably
Saturday, February 2, the Mind Garage opens, where you’ll meet emerging
professionals who are already racking up 21st century successes. Hear
Reality Check panelists dish on important trends and mind-bending
collaborations. The conference ends with the Placemaker Awards, a
celebration of local and regional leaders in design and community
BE THERE. BRING OTHERS.
It’s affordable, just $199 per person for conference registration and a
conference hotel rate at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown of
$109.00 per night, plus taxes.
Register online NOW. January 31-February 2, Waterfront Place Hotel,
Morgantown, WV. Questions? Email Sarah, or call 304 343 5287.
Brought to you by people you can trust: WVU, WVSU, WV GreenWorks, US
Green Building Council, WV Chapter.
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW. READ, AND FORWARD TO OTHERS WHO
SHOULD KNOW. **
1. SPECIAL HOTEL RATE EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 17 – $109.00/night
CALL TO BOOK NOW! 866 782 9974
2. WV DESPERATELY NEEDS ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED HVAC Professionals – Get
Energy Star Certified so you can work on Energy Star, LEED, and other
projects! Special pre-conference training available to you on Wednesday,
January 30, 8:00 – 5:00.
3. LEED Green Associate Prep Course – Special Session – January 31, 8:00
– noon! Only $70.00.
4. SCHOLARSHIPS –Appalachian Power Company is offering 10 scholarships
to general contractors, insulation professionals and HVAC professionals
interested in furthering their professional knowledge of residential and
commercial energy efficient building design, construction, retrofitting,
and certification. Offer ends SOON. For details,
5. WV Housing Development Fund is offering points for attending The
Building Conference. Please coordinate with conference organizers to
obtain confirmation of attendance.
6. Community and Economic Development professionals will be awarded 15
LED credits by the WV Development Office. Please coordinate with
conference organizers to obtain confirmation of attendance.
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