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Action Alert   May 25, 2017
Potholes, A Budget for the People, and Grassroots Gatherings
The Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and it’s time to honor the sacrifice of our fallen, get together with family, and enjoy community activities. With that in mind, we wanted to give you all an update before we’re all busy with the long weekend. First up, we’ve got a unique request for you. Potholes […]More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityTransaportationWater
Press Release   May 4, 2017
Press Release: GOP Repeal Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Finance $600 Billion Tax Giveaway to Corporations, and 1%
For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Contact: Gary Zuckett, garyz@wvcag.org (304) 346-5891   GOP Repeal Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Finance $600 Billion Tax Giveaway to Corporations, and 1% Below is a statement from Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of West Virginia Citizen Action Group, on the House vote to pass the American […]More
Issues: HCANHealthcare
Action Alert   May 1, 2017
Subject: Act NOW to Protect Healthcare: House May Vote on Zombie Trumpcare Wednesday
Zombie Trumpcare is back and it’s worse than ever! A newly amended version of the Republicans’ “American Healthcare Act” (AHCA/Trumpcare) is gathering momentum in the House of Representatives and word on the hill is that they are just a handful of votes short of securing passage: “Obviously, we would have loved a vote in the […]More
Issues: HCANHealthcare
Newsletter   April 17, 2017
Capital Eye: 2017 Legislative Wrap Up
We’re still sorting through the rubble of the 2017 legislative session but wanted to send you an initial analysis of some of the damage done, damage averted, and the few good bills that actually got passed.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFrackingHealthcareSNAPWater
Action AlertNewsletter   April 2, 2017
Crossover Chaos! – The Capitol Eye Legislative Update for April 2, 2017
This Week in our Capitol Eye Legislative Update, it’s Crossover Chaos!   Crossover Chaos As mentioned last week, Wednesday the 29th was crossover day so the legislature worked through last weekend, started early mornings, and met late into the evenings to get as many of their must pass bills over to the other side. One […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
Newsletter   March 26, 2017
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses Wins and Losses By Gary Zuckett This past week was a mixed bag of wins and losses. In the House, a broadband access bill was passed and Voter ID and automatic voter registration (AVR) averted a horrible fate. In the Senate, the tank bill passed, and the Cancer Creek […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyHealthcarePollutionSNAPWater
Action Alert   March 23, 2017
Vigils Outside Senator Capito’s Office, Friday March 24th
Join other activists all around West Virginia as we hold simultaneous vigils at all of Senator Capito’s state offices this Friday March 24th, 2017 from Noon to 1:00pm. At these somber vigils we will quietly implore the Senator to “Preserve Our Care!” We are asking Senator Capito to reject the House’s “American Health Care Act” […]More
Issues: HCANHealthcare
Action AlertNewsletter   March 20, 2017
Capital Eye: This Week: The AHCA vs ACA
Capital Eye Update: This Week – ACA vs AHCA ACA vs AHCA By Gary Zuckett This week national events competed with the drama at the state capitol. The Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) was released as a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) immediately it was attacked from both the […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyEnergy efficiencyHCANHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPovertyWater
Action Alert   March 15, 2017
Town Halls on Healthcare this Week with Sen. Manchin
There are FIVE Emergency Town Halls being held this week in West Virginia! The Congressional Budget Office recently released a report that estimates the new ACA replacement bill would cut health care for 24 million families! Our representatives need to listen to us and stop this dangerous bill! These events are community-led, open to the […]More
Issues: EventHCANHealthcare
Newsletter   March 6, 2017
Capital Eye: Don’t Drink the Corporate Kool-Aid
We hope you enjoyed your weekend...but, unfortunately, we're now going to ruin it with all of the bad news that happened under the dome last week (sorry!). More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventHealthcareWater
Citizen Action Group Blog   February 24, 2017
A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Health Care
The Republican-led Congress has launched a rapid process of eliminating health coverage for 184,000 residents of West Virginia by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These cuts will severely reduce income to health facilities and result in lost jobs across sectors. The cuts also will come at severe cost to the state budget.More
Issues: Healthcare
Newsletter   January 30, 2017
Capital Eye, January 2017
Most of us seem relieved that 2016 is finally over. The last legislative session was rough, then the primary elections were followed by June’s 1,000 year flood, and we capped off the year by electing ‘the Apprentice’ for president. 2017 will be even more challenging. Are you ready? We are - with your input and support! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventHealthcare
Action Alert Ciera Pennington December 19, 2016
Fix Not Nix
210,000 West Virginians - enough to fill nearly 4 WVU football stadiums! - stand to lose access to affordable, quality healthcare if the ACA is repealed and not replaced. Senator Capito needs to hear from us.More
Issues: EventHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington December 16, 2016
“No Repeal Without Replace” Rallies in Charleston, Morgantown, & Martinsburg
Join us in Charleston, Morgantown, or Martinsburg outside of Senator Capito's office from 12-12:30 pm next Tuesday to help us send a clear message about our health care - "No Repeal Without Replace"!More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington December 6, 2016
Help protect quality, affordable healthcare!
Support WVAHC and their efforts to protect quality, affordable healthcare for all by attending their annual fundraiser this Friday, December 9th. The registration deadline has been extended!More
Issues: EventHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington November 21, 2016
Take action: Protect healthcare for 178,394 working West Virginians
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not a perfect law. But there are over one hundred thousand workers in West Virginia who finally have healthcare because of it. Sign the petition today to protect the ACA.More
Issues: EventHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington May 9, 2016
Don’t forget to vote…twice!
Don't forget we want you to vote TWICE! Yes, you read that right; we want you to vote twice. First, vote for the issues you care about on the Our Children, Our Future Policy Platform Ballot; the deadline is tomorrow! After you vote for the issues, vote for your elected officials tomorrow, May 10th in West Virginia's primary election!More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futureWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington April 28, 2016
It’s time to vote…twice!
We want you to vote TWICE! Yes, you read that right; we want you to vote twice. First, vote for the issues you care about on the Our Children, Our Future Policy Platform Ballot. After you vote for the issues, vote for your elected officials! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyHealthcareOur children our futureRight to workWater
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 22, 2016
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!More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergy efficiencyFrackingHealthcare
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