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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
June 21, 2017 Action Alert  
Major Rally asks Senator to “#SaveMeCapito!” This Sunday
Come ask our Senator to “#SaveMeCapito!” Next week, the U.S. Senate is likely to vote on an immoral healthcare bill that would take away health care for 23 million Americans in exchange for more tax breaks for the wealthy. Senator Capito is a key swing vote on this bill. It’s no exaggeration to say that […]
Issues: HCANHealthcareKids and familiesOur children our future
April 28, 2017 Action Alert  
Climate Marches TOMORROW, a Rally to Protect WV’s Budget Next Thursday
Happy Friday! We want to remind you that tomorrow, April 29th, The People’s Climate March and its sister marches all across the country are happening! We have two rally and march events planned for our area, and for our friends in the eastern panhandle, the main event is just a couple hours away. And next […]
Issues: Budget prioritiesDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyEventKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionPovertySustainabilityWater
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
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 28, 2016 Action Alert  
#ProtectWV
In the face of massive budget shortfalls and continued cuts, now is not the time to be silent. Join us in protecting the services we know our citizens value and use daily.
Issues: Budget prioritiesKids 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
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
June 10, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Don’t shutdown my state!
Alongside a group of partners, we are launching a last minute campaign called #dontshutdownmystate. This is our last chance to tell the legislature about the real consequences of a government shutdown in West Virginia.
Issues: Budget prioritiesKids and families
May 13, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
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.
Issues: InequalityKids and families
May 9, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
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!
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futureWater
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