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February 14, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
House of Delegates Likely to Vote on Voter ID Requirement This Week
Statistically, an individual is more likely to be killed by lightning than to commit in-person voter fraud. HB 4013 is a “solution looking for a problem.” Please contact your delegates and ask them to vote “No” on this unnecessary and restrictive voter ID law.
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequality
February 8, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Ciera Pennington
Right to Discriminate
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) – HB 4012 – has made its way through committee and is likely to appear on the House agenda for its first reading this week. This bill, which is similar to the one passed in Indiana, would allow individuals to not abide by local or state policies, laws, or actions that they claim violate their religious beliefs. Opponents of the bill, thus, fear the bill legalizing discrimination, especially against the LGBTQ community.
Issues: DiscriminationEvent
February 8, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye: Groundhog Week
We hope you had a great weekend! Our weekend was packed full with committee meetings and lobbying visits, as the Senate decided to convene. This is why our "weekend" update is coming to you at the beginning of the week; we didn't forget about you! Read on for a full update on last week's happenings and a look ahead at this week's.
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsDiscriminationEventWater
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
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
October 20, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Take Action for Racial Equality in WV
Take Action for Racial Justice will be an opportunity to JOIN A TEAM that is working on a racial justice issue, such as reducing racial disparities in arrests in Charleston, Second Chance Employment Act & Let Me Drive, Let Me Work, juvenile justice reform, West Side/East End reinvestment, and racial justice dialogue and education.
Issues: DiscriminationEventInequality
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
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