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Action Alert Valerie Woody January 11, 2018
Call Now to Save CHIP
This week marks 100 days since Congress failed to extend full funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides 9 million U.S. children and pregnant women with comprehensive and affordable health care coverage. Please call your member of Congress and urge them to extend CHIP funding for five years right now: (877) 233-9025. More information and talking points to help guide your call here.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and families
Action Alert   January 5, 2018
Documentary Film Screening Marks Anniversary of 2014 Water Crisis
To mark the fourth anniversary of the water crisis, the WV International Film Festival (WVIFF) is hosting a work in-progress preview of a new film with an important connection to our community. Still Life, is a feature documentary about the chemical spill of 2014, the urban crises it caused, and the foundation of chronic environmental devastation within which it occurred. Click here for showtimes and more information. This is also a reminder that those affected by the water crisis are eligible to file claims as part of the proposed class action settlement of lawsuits filed in response to the chemical spill. More info. here. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCivil JusticeEnergyMCHMWater
Action Alert   December 21, 2017
Tell Congress to Investigate Big Pharma and HHS Nominee Alex Azar
In the next few weeks, the Senate will be voting on the confirmation of Alex Azar, a former executive of the drug corporation Eli Lilly, to replace Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sign our petition demanding and demand that Congress investigate Azar’s involvement in alleged price-fixing of the lifesaving medication insulin while he was a top executive at Eli Lilly.More
Issues: HealthcareMedicare
Action Alert   December 18, 2017
Last Chance to Stop the Tax Scam
Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington are calling their tax bill a Christmas gift to the middle-class. We can't let members of Congress pass their terrible tax scam while they lie to the American people about the real-life consequences of this bill. Call your U.S. Representative and Senator Capito today and demand they reject a tax plan that hands trillions of dollars in tax breaks to the rich and powerful on the backs of working families, older Americans, and people with disabilities. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   December 1, 2017
Join Us for a Great Movie & Healthcare Forum
We are really excited and grateful for the opportunity to bring the documentary, Waking the Sleeping Giant, here to Charleston. Don't miss a chance to see this amazing film. The first screening taking place Monday, December 4 at the Underground Cinema. Read this post for details and additional showtimes. We are also co-hosting a healthcare forum with our allies on Thursday, December 7 to discuss why our current system is broken, how it could be improved, and what we're doing locally to build a movement for healthcare for all. More details here.More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareInequalityPoverty
Action Alert   November 20, 2017
Tell Senators Capito & Manchin to Say “No Thanks!” to GOP Tax Plan
This week, members of Congress are back home for Thanksgiving recess. When they return to Washington next week, the Senate will vote on a tax plan that would balloon the country’s deficit by giving away massive tax cuts to wealthy individuals and corporations, while giving families, students, people in recovery, and small business owners even less to be thankful for in the coming years. We must send a strong message to Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin and tell them to say “No thanks!” to the GOP tax plan. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   November 16, 2017
Register Today to Comment at Charleston Hearing on Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan
Today, November 16, is the deadline to register to comment at the only public hearing scheduled on the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the Clean Power Plan, our country's first federal standards for carbon pollution from power plants. Register here.More
Issues: EnergyPollution
Action Alert   November 14, 2017
Congress to Vote on Tax Plan Thursday; Tell Your Representative to Protect Working Families
Our hard work over many months comes down to a vote in the House of Representatives this Thursday. Republican leaders are desperately trying to round up the votes needed to pass this turkey of a tax bill -- and we can actually stop it. But we need your help -- no ifs, ands or buts! Call your Representative right now and tell them to protect working families and oppose tax cuts for the rich. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesWorkers
Action Alert   October 27, 2017
Will all energy efficiency programs at APCo / AEP end?
Appalachian Power and AEP's West Virginia energy efficiency programs are at risk! These programs are critical to helping West Virginians take control of their energy bills. Contact the WV Public Service Commission (PSC) today to ask the Commissioners to keep and expand AEP's energy efficiency programs!More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Banking reform
Action Alert   October 26, 2017
Call to Action: Budget Vote TODAY
Last week Republican leaders in Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act once again, but they have not given up on taking away our health care. TODAY, October 26, Congress will vote on a federal budget proposal that cuts Medicaid, Medicare and education and gives big tax breaks to the rich and corporations. Call your Representative and tell them to vote NO!More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   October 19, 2017
Speak Out Now! Decision on FirstEnergy’s Bad Deal for WV Coming Soon
The WV Public Service Commission is considering whether FirstEnergy can transfer a power plant from one subsidiary company to another subsidiary company. A decision on this Bad Deal for WV is coming soon, and if FirstEnergy gets its way, Mon Power and Potomac Edison customers will be on the hook for the $400 MILLION and pay higher rates. Please take action today. Tell the PSC to say NO to FirstEnergy's bailout scheme.More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Action Alert   October 19, 2017
Tell Senators to Vote No on Harmful GOP Budget
Tonight's the night. The U.S. Senate will be debating a Budget Resolution that will set the framework for how much federal spending will be cut, with a vote expected very early Friday morning. Senators Capito and Manchin have a responsibility to stop this immoral scheme, which will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable among us. Call NOW and tell them to vote NO.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action Alert   October 12, 2017
Tell Senator Capito to Vote NO on Republicans’ Proposed Budget
We can't let Republicans use the budget to make the same devastating health care cuts that Americans overwhelmingly rejected during repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Please call Senator Capito today at 888-516-5820 and tell her to vote NO! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   October 4, 2017
Call Congress: Vote NO on cuts to Medicare, Medicaid to Pay for Tax Cuts
On THURSDAY, OCT. 5, Congress will vote on a federal budget proposal that cuts Medicaid, Medicare and education and gives big tax breaks to the rich and corporations. Call your Representative NOW at 888-516-5820 and tell them to vote NO on the House budget resolution.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSocial security
Action Alert   September 26, 2017
Join Actions All Around WV to Stop Zombie Healthcare Repeal Bill!
West Virginia is KILLING IT, y’all! There are multiple rallies happening in our state this week that will all focus on urging Senator Capito to protect our healthcare and vote NO on the dangerous Graham-Cassidy bill that will devastate West Virginians. If you are in the area and are able, please stop by one of […]More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEventHCANHealthcareMedicare
Action Alert   September 18, 2017
Healthcare Repeal is Back, and Meaner than Ever!
Just when we thought the repeal fight was over, we've got a new and serious threat. This week Senators Cassidy, Graham, Heller and Johnson released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and it's gaining steam. We have to stop this in its tracks. Call Senator Capito at 1-888-981-9704 and tell her to vote NO on the Cassidy-Graham repeal bill.More
Issues: HCANHealthcareKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   September 12, 2017
Rally Against AG Sessions, An Inconvenient Sequel
Our friends and neighbors in the Charleston have an opportunity to rally against AG Jeff Sessions, Rep. Alex Mooney, and Patrick Morrisey, and attend a one-time special screening of An Inconvenient Sequel. More
Issues: DiscriminationEnergyHealthcarePollution
Action AlertNewsletter article   September 8, 2017
Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Edition
We leapt straight from the tough legislative session, including an extended budget battle, into several other state and national fights. Our crew rarely misses a beat in their efforts to bring justice and sanity to public policy. Keep reading for a post-legislative session overview.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergy efficiencyEventFair taxationHCANHealthcareInequalityMedicarePovertySNAP
Action Alert   September 2, 2017
Have You Registered for the WV Grassroots Summit?
The WV Grassroots Summit is this month. Have you registered? Have you invited a friend, neighbor, or acquaintance that may interested in developing deeper connections, learning new skills, and gaining tools and resources for building people power to take back to their community?More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationInequality
Action Alert   August 31, 2017
Morgantown Town Hall Saturday on Federal Healthcare Cuts
Join us Saturday for a town hall about the proposed Trump budget, which makes massive cuts to healthcare and education in order to give huge tax breaks to the wealthy. We’ll hear from policy experts and local organizations about how the budget would affect our community. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman David McKinley and the media have been invited. It’s critical that we show up to send a strong message to protect essential services for West Virginians. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
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