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May 31, 2017 Press Release  
Press Release: WV Citizens Announce Support for “A 21st Century New Deal”on Infrastructure
For Immediate Release: Wednesday May 31, 2017 @ 11 AM Contact: Gary Zuckett, garyz@wvcag.org (304) 346-5891   WV Citizens Announce Support for “A 21st Century New Deal”on Infrastructure   CHARLESTON—WV Citizen Action Group hosted a media teleconference to announce support for the “21st Century New Deal”—a massive infrastructure proposal developed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus […]
Issues: EnergyInequalityLiving wageSustainabilityTransaportation
May 25, 2017 Action Alert  
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 […]
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityTransaportationWater
March 20, 2017 Action AlertNewsletter  
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 […]
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyEnergy efficiencyHCANHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
February 24, 2017 Newsletter  
Capital Eye: Frogs in February?
Another week of legislative session has come and gone! 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
February 19, 2017 Newsletter  
Capital Eye: Here Comes the Money-Go-Round!
Well, the first full week of the 2017 legislative session has come and gone! Read this week's update to find out what's been happening and how you can take action.
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEventFair taxationInequalityWater
January 6, 2017 Action Alert  
Raise revenue or make more cuts?
West Virginia is facing another budget crisis. This year's budget shortfall is expected to top $400 million. Our new governor and legislature will be faced with a decision: raise revenue or make further cuts to vital programs that aid students, the elderly, and people who work for low wages. It's time to stop the cuts and realize revenue must be part of the budget solution.
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationInequalityKids and families
December 19, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
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.
Issues: EventHealthcareInequalityKids and families
December 16, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
“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"!
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and families
December 6, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
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!
Issues: EventHealthcareInequalityKids and families
November 21, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
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.
Issues: EventHealthcareInequalityKids and families
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 25, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Candidate forum this Thursday!
Join us this Thursday, October 27th for a candidate forum at the East End Family Resource Center on Charleston's East End! We'll be asking candidates about issues that affect West Virginia families.
Issues: EventInequalityKids and familiesOur children our future
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
September 19, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Join the conversation; continue the revolution!
Join us and other activists from across the state on October 11th for our second conference call discussing ways you can organize to affect change this November and beyond.
Issues: Clean electionsEventInequality
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
August 23, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Continuing the political revolution!
Senator Sanders may have not won the nomination, but that doesn't mean the political "revolution" can't continue! Join us and other activists from across the state for a conference call on August 30th to discuss some ways you can organize to affect change this November and beyond.
Issues: Clean electionsEventInequality
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
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