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April 7, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye: It’s all over…except for finding the money
Read our April 2016 newsletter with a wrap-up of session and a look ahead at the election!
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyEventInequalityKids and familiesOur children our future
February 26, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
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.
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesSNAP
February 17, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Food for Thought
Sign the petition to Congress: Stand up for kids. Fight for an expanded WIC program and increased access to summer meals through the Child Nutrition authorization process.
Issues: Kids and families
January 31, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye Update: 1/31/16
What a week! Catch-up on what's been happening at the Capitol this past week.
Issues: Budget prioritiesEventKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionRight to work
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 17, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Speak up before we are out of time
Time is quickly running out. Congress must pass a spending bill before December 11th to keep the government running and provide the programs that millions of Americans rely on every day. Congress has made some progress by agreeing on how much money should be spent on defense and non-defense programs, but there is still a lot more to do.
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and families
October 27, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Help working families!
The West Virginia state legislature has created a temporary committee to look at ways to improve our tax system. Tell members of this committee that West Virginia will be a better place to live, work, and raise a family with an EITC.
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
October 20, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Upside Down
Our tax system is upside down – big corporations pay lower tax rates than small businesses and the wealthy pay lower tax rates than the rest of us. But one way that our tax system helps people afford the basics is by giving them tax credits for work (Earned Income Tax Credit) and for child care (Child Tax Credit).
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and families
September 29, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Time is running out…
During the upcoming legislative session, one of WV CAG’s focuses will be on passing a state-based earned income tax credit (EITC); this happens to be one of the policy proposals for the Our Children, Our Future campaign. We need your help to get the WV EITC on the 2016 OCOF platform!
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePoverty
September 22, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Vote to decide the 2016 OCOF public policy platform!
Earlier this week, the Our Children, Our Future campaign held their annual Policy Summit. WV CAG, along with other member organizations and citizens from all across the state came to the capitol to hear about the 18 policy proposals, connect with others, and speak with legislators.
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesOur children our future
August 24, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Upcoming OCOF events; RSVP today!
Our Children, Our Future is a state-wide campaign of over 150 organizations – WV CAG being one of them! – working to end child poverty in West Virginia. Each year the campaign accepts a variety of policy proposals, five of which will go on to be the campaign’s primary focus during the legislative session.
Issues: EventInequalityKids and familiesOur children our future
July 24, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
Register Now for Our Children, Our Future Policy Forums
WV Citizen Action is a co-sponsor of the Our Children, Our Future campaign's Policy Forums in August and we would like to invite our members to participate in this dynamic form of grassroots activism!
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesOur children our futureRight to work
July 7, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
Contact Senator Capito to Help End Child Hunger
Citizen Action Group Action Alert View / Comment Online Contact Senator Capito to help end Child Hunger! The summer is in full swing and Congress is moving quickly to make important decisions about our country’s priorities.The Senate Appropriations subcommittee tasked with the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is expected to make recommendations soon about funding […]
Issues: Kids and familiesPovertyWIC
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January 24, 2015 Newsletter Julie Archer
Week 2: Net Metering Saved, Action Needed on Energy Efficiency
This Friday is the tenth day, and the first full week of the 2015 legislature. On Monday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission’s celebration was held at Asbury United Methodist Church ending with a march at noon to the Capitol and the ringing of the liberty bell. The same day, the West Virginia Education Association held a rally for teachers and UE (United Electrical Workers) Local 170 rallied with the state workers they represent.
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergy efficiencyHealthcareKids and familiesNet meteringWater
June 30, 2014 Citizen Action Group Blog CAG
No One Should Have to Choose Between Job and Family
When we asked USAction members if they had ever used family or sick leave to care for themselves or a family member, we were flooded with responses.
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesWorkers
February 21, 2011 Press Release CAG
Community, Labor and Legislators Stand with Wisconsin Workers & Families
Community and Labor leaders will gather with WV legislators tomorrow at the state capitol at Noon to issue statements of support for the public workers and their supporters in Wisconsin that are protesting their governor’s attempt to eliminate public workers collective bargaining rights.
Issues: Kids and familiesWorkers
December 10, 2010 Press Release CAG
Groups Mark Progress, Challenges in Human Rights
Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world on Dec. 10th. It commemorates the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and promotion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948.
Issues: HealthcareKids and families
March 14, 2007 Citizen Action Group Blog CAG
First Things First: The President’s Budget Makes the Wrong Choices for WV
In West Virginia, we share some basic priorities. We all want our children to grow up healthy. We want to know that if we are sick or hurt, there will be doctors and nurses and ambulances ready to care for us. We want our kids to get a good education so they can get good jobs and strengthen our economy, and because an informed citizenry is the base of a healthy democracy. We want everyone to have enough nutritious food to eat. We want to breathe clean air and drink clean water.
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and families
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