Sign On Letters

WV CAG has signed the following advocacy letters:

14 posts found

June 13, 2017 Advocacy Letter  
Citizen Action Endorses Call for a Fair Budget from Congress in 2018
Dear Senator Manchin, Senator Capito, and Representatives McKinley, Mooney, and Jenkins: As Congress begins its work on the FY 2018 budget, we are writing to urge you to ensure that funding is adequate to meet the needs of all people and communities. The undersigned are organizations from West Virginia including faith groups, human service providers, […]
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
September 21, 2016 Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington
182 Organizations from 35 States Call for Congressional Review of FERC
More than 180 organizations representing communities across America called on leaders in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold congressional hearings into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) extensive history of bias and abuse. The groups are also requesting reform of the Natural Gas Act, which the groups say, gives too much power to FERC and too little to state and local officials.
Issues: Civil Justice
March 16, 2016 Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington
Oppose H.R. 4731, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016”
The undersigned 234 organizations strongly oppose H.R. 4731, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016.” This proposed legislation would dismantle the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, which has been a critical humanitarian and diplomacy tool for over three decades. With more than 60 million refugees and displaced people around the world, it is critically important that the U.S. demonstrates global leadership by welcoming refugees. Enacting legislation that would send the message that refugees are not welcome here is a sharp departure from our nation’s character as a beacon of freedom and our history as a country founded by refugees and immigrants.
Issues: Discrimination
February 8, 2016 Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington
Oppose H.R. 766 (Luetkemeyer)
We oppose H.R. 766 (Luetkemeyer) which will restrict efforts to protect consumers and banks from fraud, money-laundering, and other illegal activities.
Issues: Civil Justice
January 15, 2016 Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington
National and Local Organizations Support the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and Oppose Legislation that Would Stop the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees
As refugee and immigration law experts, humanitarian aid organizations, faith, labor and civil and human rights groups, we write to express our support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program and opposition to legislation that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian refugees. We urge you to oppose the American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038). The world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. More than 4 million Syrians have fled from their home country fleeing conflict and violence, and 6.5 million are displaced internally.
Issues: DiscriminationKids and families
December 17, 2015 Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington
Oppose HR 4018
We want to alert you to HR 4018 the so called Consumer Protection and Choice Act. The proposed bill to postpone the CFPB's payday rule and exempt states that enact bad consumer rules similar to those currently enacted in Florida. Florida's law has trapped consumers in interest rates that are typically 300% APR, and the average borrower still takes out seven loans per year. We are joined by more than 200 faith-based, consumer, labor, and community organizations across the country in opposing this damaging legislation.
Issues: Civil Justice
October 1, 2015 Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington
DEP WQS Triennial Review Comments
West Virginia Rivers Coalition submits these comments for the 2017 Water Quality Standards Triennial Review on behalf of its members and in collaboration with the organizations listed on the signatory page of this document. Each signatory has a vested interest in the quality of West Virginia's waters, and believes that strengthening standards are critical to the future health of our water resources and economic development opportunities in the state. We request the WVDEP act on behalf of the citizens of West Virginia by moving to further protect their water quality.
Issues: Water
September 17, 2015 Advocacy Letter CAG
Coalition Letter to House Opposing HR 1737 Auto Discrimination
On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we urge you to oppose H.R. 1737, the so-called “Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act.” This legislation is simply an effort to stop the CFPB from enforcing laws against discrimination.
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscrimination
November 12, 2014 Advocacy Letter CAG
Support the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule
As West Virginia organizations who seek protection of our state’s water resources, we believe that clean local streams and rivers are the foundation for strong communities, a vibrant economy, and a healthy population. Although we are diverse community of interests, we all strongly support the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule.
Issues: PollutionWater
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