Legislative Advocacy Trainings Tonight in Morgantown, Friday
Do you know how to speak with your elected officials? Do you want to
become a citizen advocate? Join the WV-CAG and our partners for
two upcoming free trainings to help you become more involved in the
legislative process and learn how to be an effective advocate for the
issues important to your community.
Tuesday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m.
West Virginia University
Mountain Lair Student Union
1550 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26506 (Google
RSVP with WV FREE
Friday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Cabell County Public Library
455 9th St.
Huntington, WV 25701 (Google
RSVP with WV FREE
WV-CAG is partnering with the ACLU of WV, American Friends Service
Committee of WV, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Our Children Our
Future, People Concerned About Chemical Safety, Sierra Club West
Virginia, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, West Virginia
Environmental Council, West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families
Coalition, West Virginia Justice For Families, and WV FREE to provide
these free trainings.
Snacks, drinks, and materials will be provided.
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Water Unites Us
A year ago on
January 9, many of us woke and wondered what was in the air that could
be causing a strange licorice-like odor? Later, we learned that it was
not only our air, but our water, that had been contaminated here in
Charleston, and in eight other neighboring counties. Although a
comprehensive bill (SB 373) relating to water resources protection was
introduced and passed in response to the Elk River chemical leak, there
is much that still needs to be done to improve our water system locally
and to improve water protections and water quality around the state.
There are several opportunities this month to learn more about water
policy and how you can become involved in the statewide movement for
January 14: Kids and Families Day at the WV
Healthy kids need clean water and
drinking water protections is one of the
Our Children, Our Future Campaign's 2015
Legislative Priorities. Check
for more information and stop by the
WV-CAG table on Wednesday for more
information on WV Safe Water
Roundtable's 2015 Water Policy Agenda.
January 17: Safe Water System Leadership Training
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
at St. Marks United Methodist Church,
900 Washington St E., Charleston, WV.
This leadership training, hosted
Advocates for a Safe Water system, will
inform you on what a safe water system
is and how you can involve your friends
and neighbors in our strategy to improve
the Kanawha Valley’s water system.
January 17: March and Rally for Clean Water Statewid
2:00 p.m. Join us on the WV State
Capitol Steps (on the Kanawha Blvd. side
of the capitol building). Statewide,
threats to our clean water are
increasing. Come learn about the threats
and what you can do to take a stand for
5pm - 8 pm: After Rally Party/Dinner, at
Fireside Bar and Grill (above Little
India 1604 Washington St. E.), suggested
minimum donation $15. Proceeds benefit
WV Water Roundtable.
January 23 - 24: Looking Forward: Summit on Chemical
Safety in West Virginia
Participate in conversations about local
chemical safety; Learn about successful
models implemented in other states and
solutions that address disproportionate
impacts of chemical releases on
communities of color and low-income
communities. Be a part of local
solutions to prevent water
contamination. Sponsored by
People Concerned About Chemical Safety
with support from Appalachian
Stewardship Foundation and the
Congregation. Registration begins
December 9 at
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