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Action Alert   July 18, 2017
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’ […]More
Issues: HCANHealthcare
Citizen Action Group Blog   July 14, 2017
Trump ‘fraud’ commission is a tool for voter suppression
The Presidential Election Integrity Commission has no credibility and is a pretext for voter suppression. This waste of government resources and invasion of our privacy is all being done in an attempt to suppress people’s right to vote.  West Virginians and our state officials should refuse to cooperate in any way with this sham commission.More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequality
Citizen Action Group Blog   July 12, 2017
Power to the People
Our annual fundraiser and awards dinner, the Spring Fling, was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our sponsors, silent auction contributors, those who attended and those who supported from afar. Citizen Action is only as powerful as the people and together we can make the necessary changes to live in a world that works for all of us!More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair taxationHealthcare
Advocacy Letter   July 11, 2017
ACLU-WV, WV CAG Letter to Secretary of State Mac Warner re: Trump ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission
The American Civil Liberties Union of WV (ACLU-WV) and the WV Citizen Action Group (WV-CAG) have serious concerns about the Presidential Election Integrity Commission and its recent attempt to collect personal information on every U.S. voter, and urge Secretary Warner to join the many election officials around the country who are refusing to cooperate with this sham commission.More
Citizen Action Group Blog   July 4, 2017
2017 West Virginia Solar Congress Shines
In June, more than 40 solar supporters came together to learn about solar, energy efficiency, and more at the 2017 West Virginia Solar Congress hosted by EEWV and WV SUN. The event was a huge success! More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Action Alert   June 21, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: HCANHealthcareKids and familiesOur children our future
Advocacy Letter   June 13, 2017
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, […]More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Action Alert   June 9, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: HCANHealthcare
Press Release   May 31, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: EnergyInequalityLiving wageSustainabilityTransaportation
Action Alert   May 25, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityTransaportationWater
Fracking
Advocacy Letter   May 11, 2017
Antero Landfill NPDES Comments
WV-CAG joined more than a dozen organizations in submitting comments on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit covering stormwater discharges from the Antero Landfill facility which will be used to dispose of the salt generated at its adjacent water treatment facility.More
Issues: FrackingPollutionWater
Press Release   May 4, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: HCANHealthcare
Action Alert   May 1, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: HCANHealthcare
Action Alert   April 28, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyEventKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionPovertySustainabilityWater
Press Release   April 23, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: Event
Press Release   April 18, 2017
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% […]More
Newsletter   April 17, 2017
Capital Eye: 2017 Legislative Wrap Up
We’re still sorting through the rubble of the 2017 legislative session but wanted to send you an initial analysis of some of the damage done, damage averted, and the few good bills that actually got passed.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFrackingHealthcareSNAPWater
Press Release   April 14, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: Clean elections
Action AlertNewsletter   April 2, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
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