Issue: Clean Elections

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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
April 7, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye: It’s all over…except for finding the money
Read our April 2016 newsletter with a wrap-up of session and a look ahead at the election!
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyEventInequalityKids and familiesOur children our future
April 7, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye: It’s all over…except for finding the money
Saturday, March 12th was the last day of the 2016 regular legislative session. The governor is still working his way through bills passed the last week, deciding what he will sign into law or veto. Catch up on what happened the last week of session and since and see where you can still take action!
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyEventOur children our futureRight to workWater
April 5, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Join us in DC for Democracy Awakening!
We want to offer you a chance to join us in DC April 16-18 for Democracy Awakening! WV CAG is arranging a 15 passenger van to and from DC for the event, and we'd like to offer you a chance to join us. If interested, click for details and how to sign-up. Seats are limited, so hurry!
Issues: Clean electionsEvent
February 15, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye: Midway to…?
We hope your Valentine's Day weekend was full of lots of flowers and chocolate! Today, whether you're stuck inside with the kids on a snow day or hard at work, we hope you'll fill some time with reading this update and taking action. We've reached the midway point of the 2016 legislative session; now is the time it's imperative you take action and let your voice be heard!
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyFair taxationFracking
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 8, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye: Groundhog Week
We hope you had a great weekend! Our weekend was packed full with committee meetings and lobbying visits, as the Senate decided to convene. This is why our "weekend" update is coming to you at the beginning of the week; we didn't forget about you! Read on for a full update on last week's happenings and a look ahead at this week's.
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsDiscriminationEventWater
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
January 23, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye Update: 1/23/16
We're here to help you pass the time as the snow continues to accumulate and keep you inside (if you're lucky)! Click for your first "Capital Eye" weekend update of the 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session. Curl up, stay warm, and catch-up on what's been happening in Charleston the last 10 days!
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventRight to work
January 15, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye Newsletter; January 2016
Read the latest edition of the 'Capital Eye' newsletter to learn what we've been doing the past few months and what we will be doing the next few!
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergy efficiencyOur children our futureWater
December 10, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
We can’t let this slip by
Members of Congress are currently negotiating the budget deal to avoid a government shutdown. While there will likely be a small funding bill to extend the deadline till next week, a deal must be made soon. The main sticking point: policy riders.
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean elections
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
September 22, 2015 Newsletter CAG
Capital Eye, Fall 2015
Check out our Fall 2015 'Capital Eye' newsletter!
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyFair taxationOur children our futureWater
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
March 8, 2015 Newsletter jessica
Week 8: Home Stretch but No Time to Rest!
No Time to Rest. Sustained Outrage Needed.
Issues: Clean electionsEducationMCHMRecyclingRight to workWater
March 2, 2015 Newsletter ian
Week 7: Too Much Freedom?
Too Much Freedom?, WV: No Place for Hate, More Money in Elections = Transparency & Accountability?, Bill that would hurt the solar industry is on Governor Tomblin’s desk, Recycling bill moves to the Senate floor, The Barrage of Bills against Women’s Reproductive Rights Continues, Five days to life West Virginia truancy laws, Update on Tank Bill
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareNet meteringRecyclingWater
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
January 16, 2015 Newsletter Karan Ireland
Week 1: Join Us for MLK, Jr. Day & Other Upcoming Events
The 2015 WV Legislature opened Wednesday evening with Governor Tomblin’s State of the State Address exhorting the legislature to work “together” for the betterment of our citizens. Meanwhile, the Senate introduced 232 bills and the House total was 56. These range from allowing raw milk to be sold to allowing folks to carry a concealed gun without a permit. It’s comforting to know the majority of these will never get out the other end of the legislative sausage grinder. It’s scary to contemplate the ones that might make it along with the few we’d like to see pass.
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyNet meteringWater
January 18, 2012 Citizen Action Group Blog CAG
Small Businesses Reject Role of Money in Politics
On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its Citizens United decision that corporations are free to spend unlimited sums of money in elections. According to opinion polling released by the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority, two-thirds of small business owners see this decision as bad for small business.
Issues: Clean elections
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