WV Citizen Action Group
Action Alert

February 14
 Alert Archive

Happy Valentines Day Active Citizens!

Two common sense pieces of legislation are running into some roadblocks and we need your help

Also, sincere apologies for the errant Action Alert last week.  We're working to make sure that doesn't happen again.  Thank you for your patience.

Maternity and Contraceptive Coverage for Dependents

Women’s Health advocates and their allies, (the Healthy Youth Coalition), ask that you contact members of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and urge them to support Insurance Fairness (SB 194 Maternity and Contraceptive Coverage for Dependents). The committee meets again Thursday and a motion to reconsider needs to be made then.

Let your representative know that you support helping our teens prevent unintended pregnancy, as well as ensuring healthier moms and babies if they do become pregnant. Visiting The Legislative Action Team on Children and Families makes it easy at http://capwiz.com/preventchildabusewv/issues/alert/?alertid=60996696.

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Least Cost Planning Will Save You Money

Support Least Cost Planning Legislation by emailing Senator Kessler at jeff.kessler@wvsenate.gov. Appalachian Power, Mon Power and Potomac Edison are working hard to stop this bill, but we can't let them. Email Senator Kessler and let him know you want him to support lower utility rates. Here is a sample of what to say in your email:

Dear Senator Kessler,

Please ask Chairman Palumbo to put a strong version of SB162, the Integrated Resource Planning bill, in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee for a vote. We need a bill that requires power companies to identify the resources that will serve customers at the "lowest system cost" so that the PSC can effectively manage electric rates.

Least cost planning will save us money. Putting a strong version of this bill on the agenda will show you’re against rate increases. Please support Senate Bill 162 without amendments.

Email Senator Kessler Today!

Once you've emailed him, send this email to your friends and family so that they can support S.B. 162 and lower utility rates, too.

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Energy Efficiency "Call your Legislators" Lunch!

Who: YOU!
What: Energy Efficiency "Call your Legislators" Lunch
When: February 16, 11AM - 1PM
Where: Downstream Strategies
295 High Street
Morgantown, WV

Lunch will be provided. Link to the Facebook Event.

Join Energy Efficient West Virginia (EEWV) on February 16 from 11AM - 1PM to learn about two energy efficiency related bills the WV State Legislature is considering this year and to call your legislators and let them know West Virginians NEED Energy Efficiency. Over the past three years, the average West Virginian’s utility bill has increased by 30-60%. Many families in West Virginia spend one-fourth of their incomes on utilities and rates are still increasing. Something needs to change. Energy efficiency in West Virginia will lower utility bills, create jobs and make our state healthier and happier to live in.

Join EEWV as we learn about these bills and the potential of energy efficiency in West Virginia and then call our legislators and let them know West Virginians NEED energy efficiency.

Because lunch will be provided, please RSVP to molly.eewv@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Be sure to visit and share EEWV's website - www.eewv.org- so you can stay up to date on Energy Efficiency during the legislative session.

Questions? Email Molly at molly.eewv@gmail.com or visit our website at www.eewv.org

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