Posts by Julie Archer

Julie Archer

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July 29, 2016 Action Alert Julie Archer
Take Back Our Democracy
This is our chance to be heard. Tell Senator Manchin we need his support for the We the People package and the Fair Elections Now Act.
Issues: Clean elections
April 22, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
Judicial Public Financing: Moving Away from Corruption in the Courtroom
Our state’s judicial public financing system has given voters the ability to choose a judiciary that is truly independent because publicly financed candidates don’t have to rely on support from lawyers and special interest contributors who frequently have cases before the court.
Issues: Civil JusticeClean elections
March 7, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
Bill Would Make It Easier to Build Drilling Waste Landfills, Hurt Local Solid Waste Authorities
A bill that would make it easier to site and build landfills for drilling waste will be voted on by the House of Delegates later this week. SB 601 is bad because the Public Service Commission's oversight is important, and prevents unneeded waste dumps from being built. However, the oil and gas provisions are not the only concern. SB 601 also puts our local and regional solid waste authorities at a competitive disadvantage with the so-called “recycling” facilities that are being deregulated, jeopardizing the public investment in these facilities.
Issues: FrackingPollutionRecycling
Banking reform
February 14, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
Senate GOP Stalls Campaign Finance Bill
SB 408, a campaign finance bill that would increase contribution limits, stalled in committee after Senators amended the bill to increase disclosure of third-party political spending. It remains to be seen if the bill will reconsidered. In the meantime, six Democrats in the House introduced HB 4527, which would require any group that spends more than $1,000 to influence our elections to say where the money came from. The bill would also close the “covered transfers” loophole that allows so-called “social welfare” groups to serve as money conduits to Super PACs.
Issues: Clean elections
February 14, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
House of Delegates Likely to Vote on Voter ID Requirement This Week
Statistically, an individual is more likely to be killed by lightning than to commit in-person voter fraud. HB 4013 is a “solution looking for a problem.” Please contact your delegates and ask them to vote “No” on this unnecessary and restrictive voter ID law.
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequality
February 7, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
WV Senate to Consider Raising Campaign Contribution Limits
Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and your legislators and tell them to vote "No" on SB 408. Allowing more money into our elections without increasing disclosure is self-serving and keeps West Virginians in the dark about who is trying to influence their votes.
Issues: Clean elections
Banking reform
January 22, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
Meaningful Disclosure of Campaign Cash Needed
If the Legislature wants to get serious about disclosure of campaign cash, they should make sure every secret money group – liberal and conservative – attempting to sway election results has to disclose where the money came from. Our right to know who is influencing our elections is not a partisan issue.
November 3, 2015 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
Fair Courts: Money, politics tipping scales of justice?
If you went to court tomorrow, would you ultimately get a fair and impartial decision? Or are the scales of justice tilted by special interests spending big and playing dirty in efforts to shape elected courts to their liking? A new national report underscores the troubling answer to these questions. Bankrolling the Bench: The New […]
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsDiscrimination
October 15, 2015 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
Fair Courts Summit Brings Together Advocates Working to Protect Our Courts
In July, Natalie Thompson of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) and I represented WV Citizens for Clean Elections at the second annual Fair Courts State Summit in Washington, DC. The summit, hosted by our national partner Justice at Stake and sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice, Wellstone Action, and the Piper Fund (longtime […]
August 3, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
Ask Congress to Support Iran Nuclear Deal
Congress is in a battle over a proposed Iran Nuclear Deal that would dramatically curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing international sanctions on Iran. Republicans are working to kill the deal and put the United States back on a path of confrontation that could lead to war.
Issues: End to war
MCHM tanks
July 29, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
This Week: Comment on Tank & Water Regs; Register for Beckley Policy Forum
Comment This Week on Tank & Water Regs Support a Safe Water System: Yard Signs Available Don't Forget to Register for Our Children, Our Future Policy Forums - Thursday Deadline to Register for Beckley Forum
Issues: Aboveground tanksDEPOur children our futurePollutionWater
July 24, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
Register Now for Our Children, Our Future Policy Forums
WV Citizen Action is a co-sponsor of the Our Children, Our Future campaign's Policy Forums in August and we would like to invite our members to participate in this dynamic form of grassroots activism!
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesOur children our futureRight to work
July 7, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
Contact Senator Capito to Help End Child Hunger
Citizen Action Group Action Alert View / Comment Online Contact Senator Capito to help end Child Hunger! The summer is in full swing and Congress is moving quickly to make important decisions about our country’s priorities.The Senate Appropriations subcommittee tasked with the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is expected to make recommendations soon about funding […]
Issues: Kids and familiesPovertyWIC
June 3, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
Call Today to Stop TPP; Movie Screening, First Friday This Week
Any day now, Congress will vote on a massive outsourcing trade. This deal, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will directly impact the ability of labor unions to negotiate fair contracts this year. All jobs are tradable – including call center work – and this deal will move jobs to Vietnam & Malaysia.Congress has to hear from us, not just from corporate CEOs.Join us for this Day of Action! Call Your Representative Today, June 3.
Issues: Fast trackTrade agreements
March 21, 2015 Newsletter Julie Archer
Legislative Wrap-Up: 2015 Session Closes
Campaign Finance Legislation Stalls in House; Non-Partisan Judicial Elections, Other Reforms Headed to Governor; Aboveground Storage Tank Act Amended; Some Good News For Water Quality; Reflections on Internship with CAG; Recycling Cooperatives Bill Headed to Governor; Energy Efficient WV Fought off Bad Policy, Ran out of Time on Another; Selma Memory March This Sunday.
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergy efficiencyMCHMRecyclingWater
February 8, 2015 Newsletter Julie Archer
Week 4: Attacks on Water, Health Care Continue
This Week: Attacks on Water, Health Care Continue; Recycling, Election Updates; Upcoming Events
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareRecyclingWater
MCHM
January 24, 2015 Newsletter Julie Archer
Week 2: Net Metering Saved, Action Needed on Energy Efficiency
This Friday is the tenth day, and the first full week of the 2015 legislature. On Monday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission’s celebration was held at Asbury United Methodist Church ending with a march at noon to the Capitol and the ringing of the liberty bell. The same day, the West Virginia Education Association held a rally for teachers and UE (United Electrical Workers) Local 170 rallied with the state workers they represent.
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergy efficiencyHealthcareKids and familiesNet meteringWater
MCHM tanks
January 20, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
Tell DEP You Want a Strong Tank Rule
Submit comments on the Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Rule by Wednesday, January 21. These rules are enacting the important bill passed last year to protect our water.
Issues: DEPWater
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