WV Citizen Action Group
Action Alert

January 17,
 Alert Archive

Below: Prepare for Change! Plan to arm yourself with knowledge as we head into the legislative session by attending some of the trainings and educational events happening throughout the state in the coming weeks

         Advocacy Trainings in Charleston, Huntington, and Morgantown

         Public Forum on "Clean Elections" : Public Financing of Campaigns

         Rally for a Resolution -- Take to the Capitol with West Virginians for Democracy

         Register Today for the Building Conference

Advocacy Trainings in Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown

Learn, Speak, Act: Understand the legislative process. Get tips on speaking with elected officials. Learn about progressive organizations in West Virginia.

     January 23: Monongalia Courthouse, 243 High Street, Morgantown, WV. 6-8 PM
     February 5: Shawkey Dining Room, 2nd Floor - Marshall University Student Center
                       Huntington, WV. 5-7 PM
     February 6: Covenant House, 600 Shrewsbury Street, Charleston, WV. 5:30 - 7:30 PM

These trainings are free, and ALL are welcome to attend. Food and drinks served. For more information about the Morgantown Training, contact aclements@acluwv.org or call 304-345-9246. To find out more about Huntington and Charleston trainings, please contact Danielle@wvfree.org or call (304) 342-9188.

Sponsored by: ACLU WV, Citizen Action Group, Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG), Fairness WV, Healthy Kids & Families Coalition, NASW WV, Planned Parenthood, WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence, WV Environmental Council, WV Nurses Association, WV Rivers Coalition and WV FREE.

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Public Forum on "Clean Elections" -- Public Financing of Campaigns

The public forum will highlight how public financing of elections has been used as a
comprehensive approach to campaign finance reform. Also highlighted will be the
Legislature’s 2010 passage of a bill creating the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program (HB 4130), and its success in the 2012 Supreme
Court of Appeals race (i.e. Allen Loughry campaign).

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Fairmont State University, Caperton Center, Room 148
501 W. Main St. Clarksburg, WV
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(Social Hour from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm with free refreshments)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Presentation by WV Citizens for Clean Elections

Sponsored by: Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), WV Citizen Action Group (CAG), North Central WV Democracy for America (DFA)

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Rally for a Resolution -- Take to the Capitol with West Virginians for Democracy

Mark your calendars. Spread the word.  Overturn Citizen's United vs. FEC! West Virginians for Democracy will kick off the legislative session with a rally:

Capitol Building, Lower Rotunda
Tuesday, February 19th
11:30 - 12:30 

The event will feature lively theatrical performances and various speakers asking the West Virginia Legislature to pass a resolution overturning the toxic Supreme Court decision that gives corporations the rights of people.  For more information, contact norm@wvcag.org.

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Register Today for the Building Conference!

Do you live in a building? Work in a building? Build, remodel, or maintain buildings? If you own, buy, manage or sell buildings, power buildings, appraise buildings, demolish or preserve buildings, pay more than you like to heat, cool and operate a building, or know someone who does, The Building Conference | Expo 2013 is for you.

The Building Conference pairs some of the best minds in the nation in design, business, and education with our best minds in the region. Come, join others who make the most of our region’s assets—including our brains, resources and ideas.

Learn no-cost, low-cost ways to save money as we collectively create and improve our built environment. Skeptical about the green, sustainable and smart movement? Wary of change? All the more reason to be there. You’ll learn what the old-timers got right, and about new techniques and materials that improve health, safety, and efficiency.

It’s about more than buildings. It’s about revitalizing communities, creating self-sustaining places where students, families, entrepreneurs, and innovators can choose to invest their talent and pursue their interests.

Come prepared to hit the ground running at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, with a star-studded lineup of local and national innovators. Mingle with thought leaders, suppliers, policy experts, building owners, and municipal leaders focused on high performance, quality of place, affordability, and return on investment.

On Friday, network around technical sessions in four tracks designed to answer your questions about efficiency, design, retrofits, and more. Get free advice, pre-qualify experts you may want to work with—or for—and steal ideas from some of the best. Friday evening, enjoy Ignite @ The Building Conference, the presentational equivalent of the 50-yard dash, five minute talks that leave everyone a little breathless and remarkably invigorated.

Saturday, February 2, the Mind Garage opens, where you’ll meet emerging professionals who are already racking up 21st century successes. Hear Reality Check panelists dish on important trends and mind-bending collaborations. The conference ends with the Placemaker Awards, a celebration of local and regional leaders in design and community revitalization.

It’s affordable, just $199 per person for conference registration and a conference hotel rate at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown of $109.00 per night, plus taxes.

Register online NOW. January 31-February 2, Waterfront Place Hotel, Morgantown, WV. Questions? Email Sarah, or call 304 343 5287.

Brought to you by people you can trust: WVU, WVSU, WV GreenWorks, US Green Building Council, WV Chapter.


CALL TO BOOK NOW! 866 782 9974

2. WV DESPERATELY NEEDS ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED HVAC Professionals – Get Energy Star Certified so you can work on Energy Star, LEED, and other projects! Special pre-conference training available to you on Wednesday, January 30, 8:00 – 5:00. Register NOW!

3. LEED Green Associate Prep Course – Special Session – January 31, 8:00 – noon! Only $70.00. Register NOW!

4. SCHOLARSHIPS –Appalachian Power Company is offering 10 scholarships to general contractors, insulation professionals and HVAC professionals interested in furthering their professional knowledge of residential and commercial energy efficient building design, construction, retrofitting, and certification. Offer ends SOON. For details, click here.

5. WV Housing Development Fund is offering points for attending The Building Conference. Please coordinate with conference organizers to obtain confirmation of attendance.

6. Community and Economic Development professionals will be awarded 15 LED credits by the WV Development Office. Please coordinate with conference organizers to obtain confirmation of attendance. 

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