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Press Release   March 27, 2020
Coalition Calls on Governor to Reduce Jail Populations Due to COVID-19
With the daily spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in West Virginia, public and private entities are taking significant steps to prevent a flood of cases that would overwhelm our health care system. In this context, public health experts, homelessness advocates, criminal justice leaders, and other concerned individuals call on Gov. Jim Justice to use his executive authority to minimize the harm inflicted on inmates and correctional staff in West Virginia – and, by extension, the harm inflicted on our communities. More
Issues: Civil JusticeHealthcareInequality
Action Alert Julie Archer March 20, 2020
Covid-19 and voting: YOU are now eligible to vote absentee!
In order to ensure people can exercise their right to vote during this public health crisis, the Secretary of State has expanded access to absentee voting. This means anyone can cite health concerns as a reason for voting absentee. Update (3/31/20): All registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot application for the May 12 primary. If you are registered, you do not have to request the application. It is automatically being mailed to you. More details here. More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcare
Action Alert   March 20, 2020
COVID-19: Four things you can do today!
Many of us are still sorting out what the spread of COVID-19 means for us, and how to take care of our neighbors, family members, and selves. This is a time for us to look out for each other...and to demand that our government DOES ITS JOB to take care of us too. Here are four things you can do today! More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareKids and familiesSick leaveUnemployment benefitsWorkers
Action Alert   March 4, 2020
So close to the finish line…
With only days left in session, it's imperative our legislators hear from us fast and frequently. Here are a few updates on some of the bills we've been following this session and quick actions you can take today. More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter   February 29, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 8: One Week to Go
Legislative committees will be meeting Saturday with one week left in the session. Several bills need our help to pass or expire. See below for critical actions needed now. Saturday calls or e-mails would be very helpful right now! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter   February 25, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 7: Staring Down Crossover
The pace ramps up again as the legislature faces down the "drop dead" date of February 26th - Crossover Day - after which all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered done for this year. That being said, bills can still be amended into other bills that have made the journey across and other parliamentary tricks can be engaged when leadership wants a bill to stay alive. Many terrible bills will expire on Wednesday along with several good ones we’ve been working, watching, and rooting for. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Action Alert   February 23, 2020
Weekend Wake-up: Urgent Actions Needed Tonight!
State lawmakers seem hellbent this session on pushing their religious views into our public school system. In doing so, they are waging an onslaught against the rights of religious minorities. Religious instruction is the job of parents and faith leaders, not public school employees. And yet, FOUR bills are moving this session that would allow teachers to instruct from the bible. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEvent
Newsletter Gary Zuckett February 16, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 6: Whew – 20 days to go!
We are ⅔ through the 60-day process...but the most intense is yet to come. With over 1,500 bills in the House and nearly 900 introduced in the Senate so far, there is still a lot of damage that can be done; however, some good bills will also make it through the gauntlet. More
Issues: Civil JusticeEnergyEventHealthcareKids and families