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August 15, 2017 Action Alert  
Third Congressional District Candidates Forum set for August 24
Join friends and neighbors for a non-partisan open forum open to all candidates interested in running for the Third Congressional district of WV. Candidates will have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves to you, the public, then participate in a moderated discussion based on pre-submitted questions, followed by a live Q&A for audience members. Preferred […]
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDiscriminationEventHCANHealthcareOur children our futurePovertySNAP
August 3, 2017 Citizen Action Group Blog  
Join Us at the WV Grassroots Summit
This September, we hope you'll join us for a two-day planning and grassroots organizing summit in Buckhannon, WV. People all across our state are rising up to fight for equality for themselves, their families, and their neighbors - not for big donors on Wall Street. In West Virginia, we believe in freedom for all people regardless of gender, race, class, orientation, disability, or status. During our two day event, you will have the opportunity to join in on trainings, workshops, projects, networking opportunities, roundtable discussions, and more - if you are standing up for yourself, your family, and/or your community, this summit is for you!
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
August 2, 2017 Action Alert  
The Fight to Protect Our Care Continues
Thanks to increasing pressure from YOU, the Senate was unable to pass any of their repeal bills. Unfortunately, the fight to protect our care is far from over. The federal budget will be the next focus of attack. Support WV CAG and help us continue the fight for health care for all.
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareMedicareSNAP
July 24, 2017 Action Alert  
Keep Senator Capito from Straying after her Visit with Trump
Today Senator Capito is joining President Trump in making a visit to the Boy Scout National Jamboree, and no doubt Trump will be using this opportunity to twist our Senator’s arm on healthcare. On top of that, the Senate is expected to vote on another (secret) healthcare bill as early as tomorrow. That’s why it’s […]
Issues: EventHCANHealthcare
July 18, 2017 Action Alert  
Noon Rally Tuesday to Tell Sen. Capito “Don’t Make my care Extinct!”
Thanks to you and all your hard, dedicated, work we have got our Senator Capito to so far stay true to West Virginia. She continues to express doubt and concern about the Senate healthcare bill, but make no mistake, Mitch McConnell and her party are doing everything they can to get her to a ‘Yes’ […]
Issues: HCANHealthcare
June 21, 2017 Action Alert  
Major Rally asks Senator to “#SaveMeCapito!” This Sunday
Come ask our Senator to “#SaveMeCapito!” Next week, the U.S. Senate is likely to vote on an immoral healthcare bill that would take away health care for 23 million Americans in exchange for more tax breaks for the wealthy. Senator Capito is a key swing vote on this bill. It’s no exaggeration to say that […]
Issues: HCANHealthcareKids and familiesOur children our future
June 13, 2017 Advocacy Letter  
Citizen Action Endorses Call for a Fair Budget from Congress in 2018
Dear Senator Manchin, Senator Capito, and Representatives McKinley, Mooney, and Jenkins: As Congress begins its work on the FY 2018 budget, we are writing to urge you to ensure that funding is adequate to meet the needs of all people and communities. The undersigned are organizations from West Virginia including faith groups, human service providers, […]
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
June 9, 2017 Action Alert  
ALERT! Senate Backroom deal to Repeal Healthcare Imminent
Word today is that the Senate is about to finalize a secret backroom deal on a healthcare repeal bill at least as bad as the House bill, and Senator Capito is considering a yes vote. Now is the time to act if we are to stop this disaster in the making! URGENT: Tell Senator Capito […]
Issues: HCANHealthcare
May 31, 2017 Press Release  
Press Release: WV Citizens Announce Support for “A 21st Century New Deal”on Infrastructure
For Immediate Release: Wednesday May 31, 2017 @ 11 AM Contact: Gary Zuckett, garyz@wvcag.org (304) 346-5891   WV Citizens Announce Support for “A 21st Century New Deal”on Infrastructure   CHARLESTON—WV Citizen Action Group hosted a media teleconference to announce support for the “21st Century New Deal”—a massive infrastructure proposal developed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus […]
Issues: EnergyInequalityLiving wageSustainabilityTransaportation
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
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