WV Citizen Action Group
Action Alert

November 29
 Alert Archive


 November 30 - National Call Congress Day - Call for Social Security and Unemployment Benefits - We Need Both!

Join the National Call Congress Day at 1-866-529-7630 and tell Senators Manchin and Rockefeller to SAY NO to Cutting our Social Security and YES to extending unemployment benefits.

The Co-Chairs of the National Fiscal Commission have proposed deep cuts to Social Security –  increasing the retirement age to 69, cutting benefits for middle-class workers and reducing annual Cost of Living Adjustments. We need your help to stop them!

Social Security is a promise that must not be broken—we’ve worked hard for it and paid taxes for it. Social Security belongs to our children, our parents, our neighbors and ourselves.

ACT NOW! Your voice needs to be heard.

Call your Senators RIGHT NOW at 1-866-529-7630. After providing your zip code you’ll be given a choice of which of your state’s two senators to be connected with. Call BOTH if you have the time. It only takes a minute each.

Tell the person who answers the phone:

You are a voter/constituent living in West Virginia. I am calling to tell the Senator – NO TO SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT CUTS! HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY.

Please take the time for this very important effort today. This is for you, your children and your grandchildren. Don’t let politicians in Washington cut OUR Social Security. Act today.

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 And While You Have Them on the Phone....

Please ask Senators Manchin and Rockefeller to vote to extend unemployment benefits for millions of people who are out of work.  Tell them it's more important to protect the unemployed than to give millionaires more tax cuts!

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Tell Chase Bank To Protect Farm Labor!

 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), AFL-CIO has a campaign to bring 20,000 tobacco farm workers in North Carolina under a FLOC agreement with the North Carolina Growers Association.  The tobacco farm workers work on farms whose growers contract with Reynolds Tobacco, one of the largest producers of cigarettes in the US.  Reynolds sets the terms with its growers and is ultimately responsible for the conditions of these tobacco farm workers.  FLOC has asked to meet with Reynolds but Reynolds refuses.

JP Morgan Chase is the lead bank in a group of lenders that provides $489 million in credit to Reynolds.  FLOC has asked Chase to use its relationship with Reynolds to arrange a meeting and is engaging Chase because Chase is profiting from the condition of the tobacco farm workers.

The United Auto Workers (UAW), AFL-CIO is working with FLOC to support the farm workers in their campaign to bring justice to the tobacco fields.  The UAW is also leading a campaign to protest Chase*s foreclosures, many processed improperly, causing great harm to American homeowners.    

FLOC is asking supporters across the country to conduct small leafleting events in front of  selected Chase banks in their cities on Friday, December 10th. 

Can you help to hand out fliers in front of the a Chase bank from Noon to 1 PM on Dec 10th?  If so, call 304-346-5891 and we'll let you know the next step.


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