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October 20, 2016 Press Release Ciera Pennington
WV Citizen Action Group Releases Legislative Scorecard for 2015-16 Sessions: “Heroes & Zeros”
WV Citizen Action Group released its 2015-16 legislative scorecard - “Heroes and Zeros” - today rating the 82nd West Virginia Legislature for their votes on a variety of public policy issues.
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationInequalityKids and familiesPovertyRight to work
May 11, 2016 Press Release Ciera Pennington
Special Interests Win in Supreme Court Takeover
Wealthy special interests groups pulled off another victory in a West Virginia Supreme Court race. After spending more than $2 million in support of Beth Walker’s candidacy, these anonymous groups have duplicated the feat Don Blankenship pulled off 12 years ago.
Issues: Clean elections
April 15, 2015 Press Release Gary Zuckett
Tax Dodging Fortune 500 Companies
Citizen Action calls for closing loopholes on “Tax Dodging Dozen” Fortune 500 Companies who paid zero 2014 income taxes
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
October 13, 2013 Press Release CAG
Citizens to Hold Cease and Desist Action at Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s Office
West Virginia Citizen Action Group and other labor and social justice organizations will be issuing a cease and desist order to Rep Shelley Capito’s office asking her to stop going along with her party’s extreme politics that’s destroying the American dream.
Issues: Fair taxationHealthcareSNAP
October 8, 2013 Press Release CAG
West Virginia Citizen Action Group To Appeal PSC Order
The West Virginia Citizen Action Group (WVCAG) announced today that it would appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals the order of the Public Service Commission approving Mon Power and Potomac Edison’s proposal to purchase – at a $257 million markup – 80% of the Harrison Power Plant from their affiliated company, Allegheny Energy Supply.
Issues: EnergyInequality
September 21, 2013 Press Release CAG
Citizen Action Statement on House GOP’s SNAP Cuts
Less than 24 hours after passing a bill to slash food assistance* for nearly 4 million vulnerable Americans, House Republicans today passed a short-term spending measure to keep the federal government in business but included a poison pill that defunds the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Issues: HealthcarePovertySNAP
September 18, 2013 Press Release CAG
WV Faith & Civic Groups Call for an End to Political “Hunger Games” in Response to Proposed SNAP Cuts
Local anti‐hunger advocates supporting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) held a press conference today Covenant House in response to a likely vote in the U.S. House of Representatives this week that would years and affect up to six million Americans.
Issues: PovertySNAP
August 26, 2013 Press Release CAG
Citizen Action Group Files Objection to Harrison Case Settlement
West Virginia Citizen Action Group (WV-CAG) filed a formal objection with the W.Va. Public Service Commission Friday, contending that a proposed settlement agreeing to the purchase of the Harrison power station should not be approved and that the companies’ petition should be denied in its entirety. WV-CAG argues that the price that ratepayers are being asked to pay for Harrison is still way too high and that acquiring the plant will increase long-term price risks for ratepayers.
Issues: Energy
August 7, 2013 Press Release CAG
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calling on Corporate America to Pay Its Fair Share
At a time when the 1% have demanded so much sacrifice from working people in the name of deficit reduction, we must ask something of big corporations. That means “revenue positive” corporate tax reform that raises significant amounts of new tax revenue. We must start by ending all tax incentives for outsourcing jobs overseas, which would raise more than $583 billion in tax revenue over 10 years.
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorkers
Banking reform
March 21, 2013 Press Release CAG
Citizens & Workers Call on Congress to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes
Activists expose Verizon’s stashed offshore profits; urge Senator Manchin to support $1 trillion in revenue from the richest 2% and Big Corporations during Senate budget debate
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorkers
March 18, 2013 Press Release CAG
Citizens Mark St. Patrick’s Holiday With A Call To “Put The Green” Into The Federal Budget
Activists expose Verizon’s stashed offshore profits; urge Senator Manchin to support $1 trillion in revenue from the richest 2% and corporations during Senate budget debate next week
Issues: Fair taxationWorkers
February 27, 2013 Press Release CAG
With Sequester Looming, Groups Call for Support for Social Programs
As part of a National Day of Action across the U.S., local social service and justice groups gathered for a roundtable discussion at City Hall with representatives from Senator Rockefeller’s and Manchin’s office to call for continued support for essential programs that help the needy and to look to the ever‐expanding Pentagon Budget for cuts.
Issues: Fair taxationPoverty
Banking reform
February 20, 2013 Press Release CAG
New U.S. PIRG Study Exposes the Real Cost of Tax Loopholes for WV Citizens
Revenue from Closing Overseas Tax Loopholes Should Be Collected Before Congress Makes Cuts to Education, Health Care and Other Vital Programs
Issues: Fair taxation
February 5, 2013 Press Release CAG
Offshore Tax Dodging Blows $106 Million Hole in WV Budget
– With West Virginia’s Budget under heavy pressure, WV Citizen Action, released a new study by U.S. PIRG revealing that West Virginia lost $106 million due to offshore tax dodging in 2012.
Issues: Fair taxation
Banking reform
January 30, 2013 Press Release CAG
Citizen Groups Urge Senator Manchin to Protect Working Families By Standing Up For “Fair Taxes, Not Cuts”
WV Citizen Action, a member of Americans for Tax Fairness, delivered a message to Senator Manchin from several West Virginia groups today calling for Fair Taxes, Not Cuts as part of a national day of action in coordination with state and national labor, advocacy and faith groups.
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
October 3, 2012 Press Release CAG
2012 Congressional Report Card: Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Failing Seniors
Did Congresswoman Capito Make the Grade on the Issues Seniors Care About Most?
Issues: Fair taxationHealthcareSocial security
July 31, 2012 Press Release CAG
Report Shows Impact to West Virginians of Ending Bush Tax Cuts for Richest 2%
2012) If the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Republican plan this week to extend the Bush‐era tax cuts for households making over $250,000, the wealthiest 1.7 percent of West Virginians in that income group could get a disproportionate 29 percent of the total tax breaks in their state. They’re average tax cut would be about $25,000.
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
July 30, 2012 Press Release CAG
West Virginia Citizen Action Urges Governor Tomblin to Mark Medicare and Medicaid’s 47th Anniversary by Providing More West Virginians with Health Security through Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law today in 1956 to make sure that working people, children, seniors, and people with disabilities could get the healthcare they need throughout their lives. It is this record of success that we should be building upon and expanding.
Issues: Healthcare
July 26, 2012 Press Release CAG
WV Senators Praised for Voting to Support Tax Cuts for 98% of Americans
2012 WV Citizen Action praised both WV’s Senators for taking an important first step to restoring fairness in our tax system by voting today for the Middle Class Tax Cut Act (S. 3412).
Issues: Fair taxation
Banking reform
May 10, 2012 Press Release CAG
Report Details Harm If Student Loan Rate Doubles
WV Citizen Action Education Fund (WV-CAEF), USAction Education Fund and Campus Progress today co-released a report detailing how an increase in the Stafford loan interest rate would hurt West Virginians.
Issues: Fair taxation
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