Tag: Civil Justice

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February 24, 2017 Newsletter  
Capital Eye: Frogs in February?
Another week of legislative session has come and went! While things aren't so pretty in the Capitol, they sure are outside (thanks, global warming). Read up on what's been happening in our weekly Capital Eye update below.
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEventFair taxationInequalityWater
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
June 22, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Stop Payday Predators
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released proposed rules that, if strengthened, could rein in the worst abuses of payday and car-title lending. Thankfully West Virginia protects its citizens against abusive payday loans, but the CFPB still needs to hear from you.
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationInequalityPoverty
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 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
March 31, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Add your name; urge the CFPB to issue a strong payday lending rule!
West Virginia has a proud history of keeping predatory payday lenders out of our state. This spring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) will issue a rule to regulate the payday lending industry. Payday lenders are aggressively lobbying the CFPB and Congress to weaken and delay the rule.
Issues: Civil Justice
February 22, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye: Unintended Consequences
We hope you enjoyed your warm weekend! Now, start off your Monday right (or should we say 'left'?) with an update on what's been happening at our state Capitol. Don't forget to click the bold links to take action!
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergy efficiencyFrackingHealthcare
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
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
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
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
Category A - Drinking Water
February 15, 2015 Newsletter ian
Week 5: Halfway
Thursday was the halfway point in this session and we are fast approaching the last day to introduce bills in the Senate (Monday, February 23) and House (Tuesday, February 24). So far 1,243 bills have been introduced. The week started with a great press conference on protecting our water with speakers from WV Environmental Council member groups, the WV Council of Churches, and Charleston NAACP - all calling for keeping our drinking water clean and safe, and opposing legislation to roll back protections. Our water warrior, Karan Ireland, moderated the event and gave a strong personal testimony to kick it off.
Issues: Civil JusticeEnergy efficiencyEventLiving wageWater
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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
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