WV Citizen Action Group
Action Alert

July 16
 Alert Archive


Canvass for Health Care This Weekend! 

Organizing for America will conduct a canvass for health care reform on Charleston's East End this Saturday, July 18 from 1PM-5PM. People will meet at the residence of Mary Beth Beller on 1504 Lee St E.

For more information, please contact Lauren Buie at (336) 848-3218 or hpla25@gmail.com.

If you can attend, please RSVP to (304) 346-5891,  jeremybrannon@hotmail.com or Meagan Gardner at (505) 980-5815 or meagan.gardner@gmail.com.

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 Then..... check out the WVEC Summer Blast - Capitol Region benefit on Saturday night, July 18 at The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St., Charleston. 6 PM - 9 PM. Live Music, refreshments, auction, great friends! For more information, contact Greg Carroll at greg.carroll@wvculture.org or call the WVEC office: (304) 414-0143.

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 Ask Congress To Support Verified Voting

The 2010 elections are approaching, and once again we are confronted with the fact that millions of votes in America cannot be verified, audited, or recounted. Next year, over 10 states, including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Texas, will see most votes cast on electronic voting machines - unless we persuade Congress to take action.

You can help. We have made a great deal of progress toward verifiable and trustworthy elections, but it is long past time for this situation to end. Please tell your Representative to support the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2009. Visit our Action Center to send a letter urging passage of HR 2894:


HR 2894 would establish a national standard requiring voter-marked paper ballots, so that audits and recounts are possible. Jurisdictions using voting machines with a cash-register "paper trail" printer would have until 2014 to convert to paper ballot voting. Jurisdictions where voting machines do not offer any kind of paper trail would have to convert to paper ballots by 2010.  The bill would require hand-counted audits of electronic vote tallies in all federal elections, would offer funding for non-proprietary accessible voting systems,  would ban wireless communication by voting systems, and other important reforms.


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 August 2:  Turn Around America Rally.  1PM at the state Capitol.  Featured guest speaker Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer.  Join working families from across West Virginia in a fun-filled afternoon with music, free food and children’s activities.  For more info, contact 304-344-3557 or wvalfcio@wvaflcio.org.

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