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December 20, 2011 Press Release CAG
House Republicans Say “Bah-Humbug” to Unemployed Workers
Today’s move against extending federal UI benefits into 2012 is an unconscionable abandonment of unemployed workers and reveals a Republican Party more comfortable with embracing millionaires than Americans struggling in today’s economy
Issues: Unemployment benefitsWorkers
July 28, 2011 Press Release CAG
‘Unemployed Need Not Apply’
USAction today launched an online petition campaign aimed at companies that refuse to consider hiring unemployed workers, a perverse form of discrimination in today’s economy.
Issues: InequalityUnemployment benefits
July 27, 2011 Press Release CAG
Community Groups & Labor Call for “Clean” Vote to Raise the Debt Ceiling
WV United and many member groups will held a press conference today asking ALL our WV Congressional Delegation to protect the economic health of our state and nation by holding a “clean vote” to raise the nation’s debt limit.
May 24, 2011 Press Release CAG
Report lists Top Counties for Pedestrian Fatalities
— Kanawha Co. is among the most dangerous counties in the state for pedestrians, ranking 4th most dangerous out of the 55 counties, a new report released by Transportation for America shows.
March 30, 2011 Press Release CAG
West Virginia’s Bridges Rank 8th Worst in Country
Repair backlog leaves bridges in dangerous condition, Federal support needed to maintain safety and limit emergency repair costs of state’s 5700+ bridges.
Issues: Transaportation
March 10, 2011 Press Release CAG
WV Labor and Community Groups to Join TOGETHER & Rally for Workers Rights and the American Dream
In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, politicians are giving huge tax breaks to corporations and the very rich—and then cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital human services.
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
February 21, 2011 Press Release CAG
Community, Labor and Legislators Stand with Wisconsin Workers & Families
Community and Labor leaders will gather with WV legislators tomorrow at the state capitol at Noon to issue statements of support for the public workers and their supporters in Wisconsin that are protesting their governor’s attempt to eliminate public workers collective bargaining rights.
Issues: Kids and familiesWorkers
January 18, 2011 Press Release CAG
Citizen Group Lauds Win in Court Decision to Hold Quick Election for Governor
The WV Supreme Court’s decision to call for a new election for governor this year was welcomed by the West Virginia Citizen Action group
December 10, 2010 Press Release CAG
Groups Mark Progress, Challenges in Human Rights
Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world on Dec. 10th. It commemorates the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and promotion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948.
Issues: HealthcareKids and families
November 19, 2010 Press Release CAG
Citizen Group Asks Supreme Court to Rule on Timing for Governor’s Election
WV Citizen Action Group filed a writ of mandamus late today asking the WV Supreme Court to rule on when the next governor should be elected.
November 3, 2010 Press Release CAG
Ten Thousand in WV set to Lose Unemployment before Christmas
The election is over but the problems remain. Our economy isn’t creating enough jobs, millions of people are about to lose unemployment benefits and people are still fearful of what the future will bring.
Issues: Unemployment benefits
September 30, 2010 Press Release CAG
WV Labor and Community Groups to Join ONE NATION WORKING TOGETHER March for JOBS, JUSTICE AND EDUCATION
Four to Five Hundred from WV expected to join October 2 March in Washington D.C.
Issues: Right to workUnemployment benefits
July 30, 2010 Press Release CAG
Statement by Gary Zuckett, Exec Dir. WV Citizen Action, at Afghanistan Vigil
We are here today to stand in support of our troops by asking the President to end our occupation of Afghanistan and bring our soldiers and National Guard safely home.
Issues: End to war
March 16, 2010 Press Release CAG
WV Health Care for America Now
SEIU 1199 and Catholics United Launch New AD Campaign as Congress Nears Final Votes for Health Reform
Issues: Healthcare
March 3, 2010 Press Release CAG
West Virginia’s Health Care for America Now Statement on President Obama’s Commitment to Heath Care Reform
WV Citizen Action Group as part of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) – the nation’s largest health care campaign – released a statement today following President Obama’s remarks on health insurance reform.
Issues: Healthcare
January 22, 2010 Press Release CAG
Citizen Group Lauds Win in Court Decision to Hold Quick Election for Governor
The WV Supreme Court’s decision to call for a new election for governor this year was welcomed by the West Virginia Citizen Action group’s Executive Director, Gary Zuckett as the ruling came down from the court this afternoon.
October 13, 2009 Press Release CAG
Affordability, A Public Option, Inclusion, Coverage for All and Relief for Middle Class
WV Citizen Action today called on Senate Majority Leader Reid and his colleagues to make good on the promise of quality, affordable health care for all Americans, with a strong national public health insurance option.
Issues: Healthcare
October 6, 2009 Press Release CAG
Sen. Rockefeller Recognized as Champion for REAL HEALTH CARE REFORM
– At noon today WV groups working for Health Care Reform gathered downtown in the lobby of the old Daniel Boone Hotel to recognize West Virginia’s Senator Rockefeller as a champion for Real Health Reform.
Issues: Healthcare
October 2, 2009 Press Release CAG
WV Citizen Action Group objects to PATH power line proposal at PSC Public Hearing
WV- At today’s public hearing on the proposed PATH power line project at the WV Cultural Center, WV Citizen Action Executive Director, Gary Zuckett made comments to the WV Public Service Commission.
Issues: Energy
September 30, 2009 Press Release CAG
Citizen Action & HCAN Applaud Sen. Rockefeller for fighting for REAL HEALTH CARE REFORM
Charleston, WV – WV Citizen Action Group joined Health Care for America Now to applaud West Virginia’s Senator Rockefeller for his valiant support for Real Health Reform in proposing an amendment that would substitute a Public Insurance Option in place of state insurance co‐ops.
Issues: Healthcare
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