Action Alert

February 3, 2005  

Clean Elections Update!

We may be on the verge of a victory.  Select Committee F on Campaign Finance Reform will be meeting Monday, February 7th at 1 p.m. in Senate Judiciary Chambers.  The committee will be taking up the proposed pilot project for Clean Elections (2 Senate seats and 3 single-member House districts).  Our goal is to have this pass out of committee with recommendation.  Your attendance at this interim meeting can make a real difference.


If the pilot project bill is passed, then it will go to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance which meets Tuesday 3-4 p.m. in the Senate Finance Chambers.  If the Joint committee passes it, we couldn’t get a better endorsement!  We'll keep you posted!


WV Environmental Council Legislative Blast OFF Party
When:   Wed. Feb. 16th ...from 6:30 to 10:30
Where:    Perfater's Law Offices at 1311 Virginia St. East In Charleston

Great entertainment by the famous VOO DOO KATZ and opening will be the exciting new band, THE BLACK EYED SUSANS.  There will be a great buffet with food from the SAHARA and home cooked goodies from volunteers.

Suggested donation - $15.00 to fund the WVEC Lobby team. 
Remove Your Personal Info From Google
Google has implemented a new feature wherein you can type someone's telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and then you will be given a map to their house.   Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked.  Please look up your own number.  Read below for details.   Think about it--if a child, ANYONE gives out his/her phone number, someone can actually now look it up to find out where he/she lives. The safety issues are obvious, and alarming.  In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to:  Type your phone number in the search bar (i.e. 555-555-1212)  and hit enter. If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, simply click on the telephone icon next to your phone number. Removal takes 48-hours.   If you are unlisted in the phone book, you might not be in there, but it is a good idea just to check.  If your number does come up if you hit map, it will show you a direct map to your house...
Linda Mallet
WV-Citizen Action Group
1500 Dixie St., Charleston, WV  25311
304-346-5891 (phone); 304-346-8981 (fax)