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August 15, 2017 Action Alert  
Third Congressional District Candidates Forum set for August 24
Join friends and neighbors for a non-partisan open forum open to all candidates interested in running for the Third Congressional district of WV. Candidates will have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves to you, the public, then participate in a moderated discussion based on pre-submitted questions, followed by a live Q&A for audience members. Preferred […]
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDiscriminationEventHCANHealthcareOur children our futurePovertySNAP
August 3, 2017 Citizen Action Group Blog  
Join Us at the WV Grassroots Summit
This September, we hope you'll join us for a two-day planning and grassroots organizing summit in Buckhannon, WV. People all across our state are rising up to fight for equality for themselves, their families, and their neighbors - not for big donors on Wall Street. In West Virginia, we believe in freedom for all people regardless of gender, race, class, orientation, disability, or status. During our two day event, you will have the opportunity to join in on trainings, workshops, projects, networking opportunities, roundtable discussions, and more - if you are standing up for yourself, your family, and/or your community, this summit is for you!
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
November 23, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Urgent Action: Tell Senator Manchin to vote NO on Trump’s racist Attorney General pick
Send a letter to Senator Manchin now asking him to oppose the racist President-Elect Trump has nominated for U.S. Attorney General. Tell him the United States, a country that prides itself on equality, can and should do better.
Issues: Discrimination
November 17, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Town hall discussion tonight – join us!
Join us tonight for a town hall discussion as we stand together and pledge our mutual solidarity to forge ahead and lean on each other in this critical moment.
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequalityKids and families
November 14, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Stand up, fight back!
We should protect peaceful democratic principles and stand by America’s highest ideals: equality, liberty, and love for one another. Join us Thursday for a Stand Up, Fight Back Town Hall discussion, as well as our partners for a series of other events aimed at addressing the current attacks on our planet and people!
Issues: DiscriminationEventInequalityKids and families
October 26, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Rock the vote!
It's time to vote! Early voting is underway now through Saturday, November 5th. Election day is Tuesday, November 8th.
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEventInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertyWater
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
October 20, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
The 82nd West Virginia Legislature Scorecard
The 82nd West Virginia Legislature is made up of the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions. It was unique in that for the first time since the middle of the last century, conservatives had control of both the House of Delegates and the state Senate. Needless to say, it was not a two year stretch of progressive lawmaking. This is one of the reasons WV Citizen Action Group decided to revive its legislative scorecard. Citizens need to know how their elected representatives voted on issues of importance, especially before the upcoming election.
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationKids and familiesPollutionRight to workWater
September 8, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Where will you be September 10th?
Want to be part of a night that will make history? Join WV FREE, WV Citizen Action, and other partners on September 10th for All Access 2016 – a FREE night of music and comedy taking place in cities across the U.S. and right here in Charleston!
Issues: DiscriminationEventInequalityKids and families
September 2, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Enterprise: Leave ALEC
Tell Enterprise to stop letting the American Legislative Exchange Council – better known as ALEC – take the wheel! Enterprise prides itself on doing good – so why do they support ALEC? ALEC’s harmful policies stand in conflict with the values of Enterprise and its customers. ALEC’s secretive, undemocratic bill writing process goes against all […]
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequality
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
May 23, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Restore the Voting Rights Act
Senator Manchin is one of only two Democrats in the Senate who has not co-sponsored the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA). We must take action and ask the Senator to support this important legislation now!
Issues: Clean electionsDiscrimination
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
March 23, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Ask Governor Tomblin to veto the voter ID bill ASAP
On the last day of session, the legislature passed HB 4013, a bill that would require voters to provide identification at the polls. While automatic voter registration was amended into the bill, the fact that voter ID discriminates against minorities, students, low-income individuals, and seniors still stands. Now the bill's fate lies in the hands of Governor Tomblin who can either sign it into law or veto it by March 30th.
Issues: DiscriminationInequality
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
March 8, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Voter ID bill in committee TODAY; take action!
Voter fraud, and more specifically, voter impersonation, is virtually nonexistent. HB 4013 is a “solution looking for a problem.” Act now and let committee members know you don't support HB 4013, an unnecessary and restrictive voter ID law!
Issues: Discrimination
February 29, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye: Triage
Wednesday is “crossover day” when all bills must be voted out of their house of origin (Senate or House of Delegates) and pass over to the other, or be considered “dead.” Dead is in quotes because there are numerous ways for leadership to resurrect a bill after crossover, but these zombie bills are a topic for another week. Triage is the word this week – the wholesale scrapping of all bills leftover on committee dockets on "crossover day".
Issues: DiscriminationEnergy efficiencyInequalityPovertySNAP
February 18, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Take Action TODAY: Don’t Let Republicans Suppress the Vote
Republicans in the House of Delegates are pushing a bill that would suppress our right to vote. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee advanced HB 4013, which would require voters to provide photo identification when voting. The bill passed the committee on a strict party-line vote, with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats opposed, and will be voted on by the full House TOMORROW. Take action NOW to stop Republicans from suppressing our right to vote!
Issues: DiscriminationInequality
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
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