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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
April 2, 2017 Action AlertNewsletter  
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 […]
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
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
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 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
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
March 7, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
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.
Issues: EventFrackingInequalityPoverty
February 29, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
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".
Issues: DiscriminationEnergy efficiencyInequalityPovertySNAP
February 11, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
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.
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityPoverty
November 11, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Help keep vets out of poverty
Today is Veteran’s Day and we give thanks to the proud men and women who serve in our armed forces. We want to serve them back by ensuring they keep their benefits from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Issues: Fair taxationPoverty
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
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
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
September 21, 2013 Press Release CAG
Citizen Action Statement on House GOP’s SNAP Cuts
Less than 24 hours after passing a bill to slash food assistance* for nearly 4 million vulnerable Americans, House Republicans today passed a short-term spending measure to keep the federal government in business but included a poison pill that defunds the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Issues: HealthcarePovertySNAP
September 18, 2013 Press Release CAG
WV Faith & Civic Groups Call for an End to Political “Hunger Games” in Response to Proposed SNAP Cuts
Local anti‐hunger advocates supporting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) held a press conference today Covenant House in response to a likely vote in the U.S. House of Representatives this week that would years and affect up to six million Americans.
Issues: PovertySNAP
February 27, 2013 Press Release CAG
With Sequester Looming, Groups Call for Support for Social Programs
As part of a National Day of Action across the U.S., local social service and justice groups gathered for a roundtable discussion at City Hall with representatives from Senator Rockefeller’s and Manchin’s office to call for continued support for essential programs that help the needy and to look to the ever‐expanding Pentagon Budget for cuts.
Issues: Fair taxationPoverty
July 29, 2009 Citizen Action Group Blog CAG
Unequal Lives: Health Care Discrimination Harms Communities of Color
No one has more st stake in the political debate over how best to shape health care reform legislation than the 103 million people of color.
Issues: HCANHealthcarePoverty
January 13, 2006 Citizen Action Group Blog CAG
The Top Ten Worst Provisions for Low-income Families in the Budget Reconciliation Conference Report
In December, the House of Representatives approved a budget reconciliation bill, which the Senate then modified. Now the House has another opportunity to reconsider the bill. This posts lists ten of the most devastating provisions for low-income families and children.
Issues: Budget prioritiesKids and familiesPoverty
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