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September 10
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Support Fairness at Patriot: UMWA Rally & March Sept. 11 in Charleston

On Tuesday, September 11 to United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) will be holding a  rally and march in Charleston in protest of the recent bankruptcy filing by the Patriot Coal Company and the impact it will have on UMWA workers and retirees.

"Patriot was a company created to fail," the latest UMW Journal says. It relates that Peabody Energy put its unionized mines into Patriot in 2007, making Patriot liable for pensions and medical insurance for multitudes of retired West Virginia miners. A federal filing said Patriot accepted $617 million in retiree medical obligations.

As Charleston Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr. outlined, the fate of about 2,000 current Patriot union miners in West Virginia and Kentucky -- plus more than 10,000 retirees and another 10,000 dependents -- hinges on the bankruptcy case. If pensions and health insurance are halted, enormous hardship would result. 

Please attend Tuesday's rally and march to show your support for Fairness at Patriot. 

12:30 PM - Rally at Haddad River Front Park, Charleston, WV

1:30 PM – March from Haddad Park to Robert C. Byrd Federal Building for Demonstration and Speakers

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Call Out Capito & McKinley for Supporting More Tax Cuts for Millionaires

Join Citizen Action and others for actions this Wednesday, September 12 at 11:30 AM in Morgantown and Charleston. (More details below.)

Protest against Congressional Representatives Capito and McKinley, as part of National Day of Action against members of Congress who recently voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2%.  These cuts would give people who make over $1 million a year an average tax cut of $160,000, while raising taxes on 25 million working Americans.

To symbolize this vote, we will deliver massive $160,000 checks from Capito and McKinley payable to “Millionaires.”

Action at Representative Capito’s office in Charleston at 4815 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston at 11:30 AM.

Action at Congressman McKinley’s Morgantown office, 709 Beechurst Ave., Suite 14B (Seneca Center), Morgantown. Meet in the parking lot at 11:30 AM, then we'll go up to the office as a group to deliver the check. 

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