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May 25, 2017 Action Alert  
Potholes, A Budget for the People, and Grassroots Gatherings
The Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and it’s time to honor the sacrifice of our fallen, get together with family, and enjoy community activities. With that in mind, we wanted to give you all an update before we’re all busy with the long weekend. First up, we’ve got a unique request for you. Potholes […]
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityTransaportationWater
May 4, 2017 Press Release  
Press Release: GOP Repeal Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Finance $600 Billion Tax Giveaway to Corporations, and 1%
For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Contact: Gary Zuckett, garyz@wvcag.org (304) 346-5891   GOP Repeal Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Finance $600 Billion Tax Giveaway to Corporations, and 1% Below is a statement from Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of West Virginia Citizen Action Group, on the House vote to pass the American […]
Issues: HCANHealthcare
May 1, 2017 Action Alert  
Subject: Act NOW to Protect Healthcare: House May Vote on Zombie Trumpcare Wednesday
Zombie Trumpcare is back and it’s worse than ever! A newly amended version of the Republicans’ “American Healthcare Act” (AHCA/Trumpcare) is gathering momentum in the House of Representatives and word on the hill is that they are just a handful of votes short of securing passage: “Obviously, we would have loved a vote in the […]
Issues: HCANHealthcare
April 28, 2017 Action Alert  
Climate Marches TOMORROW, a Rally to Protect WV’s Budget Next Thursday
Happy Friday! We want to remind you that tomorrow, April 29th, The People’s Climate March and its sister marches all across the country are happening! We have two rally and march events planned for our area, and for our friends in the eastern panhandle, the main event is just a couple hours away. And next […]
Issues: Budget prioritiesDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyEventKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionPovertySustainabilityWater
April 23, 2017 Press Release  
From Protest to Power: WV CAG Members and Staff Heading to D.C. for People’s Action “Rise Up” Convention
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        April 23, 2017 Contact: Gary Zuckett, garyz@wvcag.org (304) 437-3701   From Protest to Power: West Virginia Citizen Action Group Members and Staff Heading to Washington D.C. for People’s Action “Rise Up” Convention   CHARLESTON – More than a thousand activists from throughout the country, including seven […]
Issues: Event
April 18, 2017 Press Release  
Press Release: New Tax Day Report Shows How Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks to the Wealthy and Big Corporations While Cutting Health Care for Everyone Else
  For Immediate Release April 18, 2017 Contact: Gary Zuckett, 304-346-5891   New Tax Day Report Shows How Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks to the Wealthy and Big Corporations While Cutting Health Care for Everyone Else    In West Virginia, more than 155,000 will lose coverage while the richest 1% […]
April 14, 2017 Press Release  
Former WV Secretary of State Natalie Tennant Joins Brennan Center for Justice
From the Brennan Center for Justice: April 4, 2017 Natalie E. Tennant, former West Virginia Secretary of State, has joined the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law as Manager of State Advocacy on voting rights and elections. Tennant served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2017 and was instrumental in passing […]
Issues: Clean elections
April 2, 2017 Action AlertNewsletter  
Crossover Chaos! – The Capitol Eye Legislative Update for April 2, 2017
This Week in our Capitol Eye Legislative Update, it’s Crossover Chaos!   Crossover Chaos As mentioned last week, Wednesday the 29th was crossover day so the legislature worked through last weekend, started early mornings, and met late into the evenings to get as many of their must pass bills over to the other side. One […]
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
March 31, 2017 Action Alert  
More Ways to Take Action than You Can Shake a Stick At
Protect Our Water from ‘Cancer Creek’! Shared from our partners at the WV Environmental Council This week, both HB 2811 and HB 2506 (‘Cancer Creek’ bill) were passed by the West Virginia Legislature, and await the Governor’s signature. Both bills chip away at protections on our drinking water, placing industry over concerns for public health. […]
Issues: Aboveground tanksCivil JusticeClean electionsPollutionSNAPWater
March 26, 2017 Newsletter  
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses Wins and Losses By Gary Zuckett This past week was a mixed bag of wins and losses. In the House, a broadband access bill was passed and Voter ID and automatic voter registration (AVR) averted a horrible fate. In the Senate, the tank bill passed, and the Cancer Creek […]
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyHealthcarePollutionSNAPWater
March 23, 2017 Action Alert  
Vigils Outside Senator Capito’s Office, Friday March 24th
Join other activists all around West Virginia as we hold simultaneous vigils at all of Senator Capito’s state offices this Friday March 24th, 2017 from Noon to 1:00pm. At these somber vigils we will quietly implore the Senator to “Preserve Our Care!” We are asking Senator Capito to reject the House’s “American Health Care Act” […]
Issues: HCANHealthcare
March 22, 2017 Action Alert  
Tell Lawmakers: Protect Consumers from Shady Car Dealers and Debt Collectors
Today, we’ve got a two-for-one special on actions you can take now to protect consumers in West Virginia! First, SB 556 and SB 563 are a pair of bills that would gut the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act (WVCCPA) and allow predatory debt collectors to run wild. For the past two years, the WVCCPA […]
Issues: Civil Justice
March 20, 2017 Action AlertNewsletter  
Capital Eye: This Week: The AHCA vs ACA
Capital Eye Update: This Week – ACA vs AHCA ACA vs AHCA By Gary Zuckett This week national events competed with the drama at the state capitol. The Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) was released as a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) immediately it was attacked from both the […]
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyEnergy efficiencyHCANHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
March 15, 2017 Action Alert  
Town Halls on Healthcare this Week with Sen. Manchin
There are FIVE Emergency Town Halls being held this week in West Virginia! The Congressional Budget Office recently released a report that estimates the new ACA replacement bill would cut health care for 24 million families! Our representatives need to listen to us and stop this dangerous bill! These events are community-led, open to the […]
Issues: EventHCANHealthcare
March 13, 2017 Newsletter  
Capital Eye: What a Week!
What a week! by: Gary Zuckett By week’s end, the Senate had introduced 585 bills and the House 934 for a total of 1519. Assuming that a certain number are companions to ones in the other chamber, let’s say that makes over a thousand attempts to add to, change, or eliminate functions of our government. […]
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsEnergyEnergy efficiencySNAPWater
March 6, 2017 Newsletter  
Capital Eye: Don’t Drink the Corporate Kool-Aid
We hope you enjoyed your weekend...but, unfortunately, we're now going to ruin it with all of the bad news that happened under the dome last week (sorry!).
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventHealthcareWater
March 1, 2017 Action Alert  
Urgent action needed on SNAP & LEEP bills!
We're in the thick of legislative session! Bills are popping up left and right - some good, others bad. Your action is needed NOW.
Issues: Energy efficiencySNAP
February 24, 2017 Newsletter  
Capital Eye: Frogs in February?
Another week of legislative session has come and gone! While things aren't so pretty in the Capitol, they sure are outside (thanks, global warming). Read up on what's been happening in our weekly Capital Eye update below.
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEventFair taxationInequalityWater
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