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Press Release Ciera Pennington October 20, 2016
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.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationInequalityKids and familiesPovertyRight to work
Action Alert Ciera Pennington September 19, 2016
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.More
Issues: Clean electionsEventInequality
Action Alert Ciera Pennington September 8, 2016
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! More
Issues: DiscriminationEventInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington September 2, 2016
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 […]More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequality
Action Alert Ciera Pennington August 23, 2016
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.More
Issues: Clean electionsEventInequality
Action Alert Ciera Pennington June 22, 2016
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.More
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationInequalityPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington May 13, 2016
No child left hungry
Kids shouldn’t have to go hungry – that’s a no-brainer, right? We thought so too, until we saw the House Education and Workforce Committee’s draft of the bill to reauthorize the children’s nutrition programs.More
Issues: InequalityKids 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 29, 2016
Take Action for a Common Sense Solution for WV
Legislators are actively discussing our state budget in preparation for the upcoming Special Session. Will you take two minutes and ask your Senator(s) to support working families with a state Earned Income Tax Credit?More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington April 12, 2016
Your Invitation to the only WV Showings of “Where to Invade Next”
WV CAG is partnering with the WV International Film Festival to bring you Michael Moore’s newest documentary, Where to Invade Next. Opening night is this Friday, April 15th at 6 pm! We’ll have a panel discussion after the showing to talk about the issues brought up by the film. Come join us!More
Issues: EventInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington March 23, 2016
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.More
Issues: DiscriminationInequality
Newsletter Ciera Pennington March 7, 2016
Capital Eye: Finally, the Last Week
The countdown is on! We are in the final days of the 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session...and to be honest, we can't wait for it to be over. More
Issues: EventFrackingInequalityPoverty
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 29, 2016
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".More
Issues: DiscriminationEnergy efficiencyInequalityPovertySNAP
Action Alert Ciera Pennington February 26, 2016
Oh, SNAP!
At the beginning of the year, Governor Tomblin imposed a pilot in nine counties across the state that would require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - also known as Food Stamps - recipients to work 20 hours a week if they are able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 50; this pilot does include exemptions for individuals with dependents or who have mental or physical disabilities. During session, our legislature has been continuously proposing bills that would create stricter requirements and reduce SNAP benefits even further. While these work requirements may sound good, there are major issues we should consider before implementing such requirements. More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesSNAP
Action Alert Ciera Pennington February 18, 2016
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!More
Issues: DiscriminationInequality
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer February 14, 2016
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.More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequality
Action Alert Ciera Pennington February 11, 2016
Take action for a state EITC!
Support West Virginia enacting an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Great! Here are a few actions you can take (if you haven't already!) to help.More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityPoverty
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