WV Citizen Action Group
Action Alert
May 9
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 Vote by Tuesday then Enjoy Free Movies

This Tuesday, the Capitol Center Theatre located at 123 Summers Street will bring us together. From 6-10pm, experience an evening for the water, sponsored by West Virginia Citizen Action Group, OVEC, and West Virginia Rivers Coalition. 

The evening will begin with a screening of 
Watermark, a gorgeous, award-winning Canadian film shot in ten different countries on three continents about the ways in which people connect to water.

Immediately after Watermark, we will screen several short films or short "work in progress" versions of films about the water crisis made over the past few months. Filmmakers include Jason Gotterdammerung Myer, Keely Kernan, Jake Fertig, Krista Bryson, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, and more. The water crisis films will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A about the films with several of the filmmakers and some water protection advocates.

If you know of other filmmakers who have projects about the water crisis in the works or completed, have them contact

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 Letter Carriers to Pick Up Food Donations this Saturday, May 10

On Saturday, May 10, you can “Stamp Out Hunger” by joining the United Food Operation and the Letter Carriers (NALC) union in its annual food drive—the largest one-day food drive in the nation. All you need to do is collect canned goods and dry food, such as tuna, canned meat, soups, pasta, rice and cereal, and leave them in a bag or box by your mailbox. Your letter carriers will pick them up as they deliver your mail.

Donations are given directly to local food pantries. While most food pantries get the bulk of their donations around Christmas and Thanksgiving, the NALC drive is done during the spring, when many food pantries are struggling. Also, since many school meal programs are suspended during summer months, many children are left scrambling to find alternate sources of nutrition and the food banks are a vital resource for families in need.   

The nation’s labor unions are in full support of the food drive, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: “With America still reeling from devastating unemployment, the 22nd annual food drive comes at a critical time. With the support of unions all across America, the NALC can set a record in collections, helping those who have lost their jobs and the millions more facing economic uncertainty.”

Additionally, UFO Chairperson Elaine Harris said the program is in need of volunteers that day. Work unloading donated food will begin at 1:00 PM and end around 7:00 PM. Food and soft drinks will be provided for volunteers.  Work sites will be at the loading dock area of the main Charleston Post Office on Washington Street and at the United Food Operation distribution center in Institute. If you can help out for an hour or two or three on May 10, please contact Nancy Grist at ngrist@cwa-union.org or (304) 342-2023.

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