Posts by Gary Zuckett

Gary Zuckett

Gary is Executive Director of WV-CAG

14 posts found

Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 7, 2017
Budget Battle Over (For Now)
West Virginia dodged the bullet at the last possible moment. However, this is not a budget to celebrate. It cuts higher education and Medicaid and doesn’t raise enough new revenue to keep this annual fight over cuts v. revenue from playing out again next year and into the future. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 6, 2017
Climate March Beats the Heat
The last Saturday in April was a scorcher with temperatures in the 90’s, as we gathered in Charleston for a ‘sister’ march to the People’s Climate March. Despite the heat, we nearly 400 folks from around the state assembled and marched to a rally at the state Capitol in solidarity with the national march in DC.More
Issues: EnergySustainability
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett November 16, 2015
Travelling Candidate Training Comes to Wheeling: Non-partisan workshop offered for those interested in running for office
Lewisburg and Martinsburg has had one, Charleston’s is on the 6th, and then its Wheeling’s turn. If you’ve ever wondered about running for office, from dog catcher, to school board, to state office, now is the time to find out how. The Candidate Training Academy is coming to Wheeling on the 8th of December.More
Issues: EventOur children our future
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 2, 2015
Huffing C8
I finally read The Huffington Post’s ”Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia“ article when an international reporter called to interview me about it the other day. I originally skipped over it as I’ve followed the C8 news as the story was unfolding and even had friends who grew up there.More
Issues: PollutionWater
Citizen Action Group
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 2, 2015
WV Citizen Action is Hiring!
WV Citizen Action is seeking to fill two staff positions: a Development Director and a VISTA intern for Energy Efficient West Virginia.More
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 15, 2015
Tax Dodging Fortune 500 Companies
Citizen Action calls for closing loopholes on “Tax Dodging Dozen” Fortune 500 Companies who paid zero 2014 income taxesMore
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
Banking reform
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 11, 2014
Citizens call on Senators for Banking Reform
WV Labor and Civic Groups Ask Senators to Support Bi-Partisan “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” Deliver over 2700 WV Petitions to Local Offices July 10th, 2014 Charleston, WV – Support for the updated Glass-Steagall Act was the message of petitions delivered to Senator Manchin and Rockefeller this week supported by WV AFL-CIO; WV Center on Budget […]More
Issues: Banking reform
Low wage workers in WV
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 1, 2014
Senate Republicans Block Vote on Giving American a Raise
For Immediate Release 4-30-14  Contact Gary Zuckett WV Citizen Action 304-346-5891  Senate Republicans Block Vote on Giving American a Raise  Charleston, WV – WV Citizen Action Group Executive Director, Gary Zuckett, released the following statement today regarding the Republican Filibuster on increasing the minimum wage: “WV Citizen Action Group applauds our two US Senators, Rockefeller […]More
Issues: Living wage
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 1, 2014
Bait & Switch – Promised Rate Decrease Turns into $96 Million Hike
For Immediate Release 5-1-14 Contact Gary Zuckett WV Citizen Action 304-346-5891 or Emmett Pepper, Energy Efficient WV 917-617-8208 Bait & Switch – Promised Rate Decrease Turns into $96 Million Hike Charleston, WV – Consumer groups released the following statements today regarding the 97 million dollar rate hike requested by Mon Power yesterday: A week ago, […]More
Issues: Energy
MCHM
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 17, 2014
WV Citizen Action Statement on WV Water Crisis
WV Citizen Action Statement on WV Water Crisis More than a week after tanks at Freedom Industries leaked 7500 gallons of a toxic chemical 4 Methylcyclohexane Methanol (4 MCHM) into the Elk River, citizens across the region remain at risk of exposure. Many citizens are questioning why this disaster was allowed to happen and how […]More
Issues: MCHMWater
Fracking
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 9, 2014
“Taste of Fracking” Comes to Charleston
“Don’t drink, cook or even bathe in the water,” I heard the announcer say on public radio tonight. Not something you hear everyday about your tap water. On the drive home from the capitol I stopped as did most everyone else to pick up a case of water. However, most were not buying a case […]More
Issues: FrackingWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 8, 2014
Statement from our national USAction Affiliate on Senate Unemployment Vote
Statement from our national USAction Affiliate on Senate Unemployment Vote “Now that Democrats and a handful of Republicans in the Senate have voted to advance a bill to renew unemployment benefits, the Senate must act quickly and then it is up to Speaker Boehner to see whether he will allow an up or down vote […]More
Issues: Unemployment benefits
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 3, 2014
Lets keep up the momentum!
I’m inspired this cold, snowing morning to hope for better times in WV with this news article which describes our WV-DHHR’s commonsense (and effective) approach to enrolling as many into Medicaid expansion as fast as possible. We are now number one in the nation on Medicaid and such a positive move makes it possible to […]More
Issues: Healthcare
Citizen Action Group
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett December 31, 2013
Welcome
This blog has been a long time coming and we hope you’ll find it useful. Watch here for up-to-the-minute news on developments during the regular WV legislative session and other opportunities for concerned citizens to take an active role in their government. WV-CAG encourages every citizen to be as involved as possible in the policy […]More
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