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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
MCHM
Newsletter article   November 25, 2017
Suicide of Environmentalist and Other Poems
by the Hillbilly Poet "I ponder on small thoughts how they trouble big people. I am a spectator in the game of life."More
Issues: DiscriminationInequalityPollutionPovertyWater
Newsletter article   November 25, 2017
West Virginians Continue Fight Against FirstEnergy
FirstEnergy Corp, the Ohio-based parent company of Mon Power and Potomac Edison, wants to have Mon Power purchase the Pleasants plant from another FirstEnergy subsidiary. This plan shifts the cost and economic risk of the Pleasants plant from FirstEnergy onto its customers. As of the time of publication, no decision has been made by the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC), so your input can still have an impact.More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Newsletter article   November 25, 2017
Get on a Bus Tuesday to Defend the Clean Power Plan
The Sierra Club and allies are hosting the People’s Hearing for Healthy Communities on November 28 in Charleston, They’ll collect comments to share with the EPA. Bus are available to bring you to Charleston from Huntington and Morgantown. Details here. Join us to remind Trump and his administration that he is out of step with the public and the world, and that we support climate action now!More
Issues: EnergyInequalityOur children our futurePollution
Newsletter   November 25, 2017
Capital Eye: Fall 2017 Vol. 10 No. 12
We may not have been able to stop Trump from taking office, but we can and will continue to fight back against his disastrous policies and executive orders. With your support, WV Citizen Action is ready to keep the pressure on Trump, as well as federal and state lawmakers supporting his agenda. Click here for actions you can take now to push back against efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and giving massive, unnecessary tax cuts to billionaires that will force cuts in health care, education and other vital programs. Our fight isn’t just in Washington. We've also included actions you can take to protect West Virginia consumers and energy efficiency programs at the PSC. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEnergyEnergy efficiencyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityPollutionPovertyWater
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
Advocacy Letter   October 31, 2017
Letter of Concern to FBI Regarding Assessment Targeting “Black Identity Extremists”
An FBI intelligence assessment was recently leaked that singled out "Black Identity Extremists" as a likely threat to attack law enforcement officers. Given the FBI's history of survelling and harassing African American leaders, and the reality that white supremacy constitutes a much greater threat, this assessment raises serious concerns.More
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationInequality
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
Advocacy Letter   October 25, 2017
Letter to Governor Justice Regarding DEP Review of Water Quality Effects of Proposed Pipelines
WV CAG is one of twenty citizen groups urging Gov. Jim Justice to ensure that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection performs a complete review of the water quality effects of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingWater
Press Release   October 20, 2017
Senator Capito Votes for Senate Budget Resolution That Puts Health Care for West Virginia Families at Risk
The budget resolution sets up blueprint for tax cuts that mostly benefit wealthy households while cutting health care and education for everyone else. Senator Capito voted for the Resolution that could put Medicaid for 438,000 West Virginians at risk as well as Medicare for 416,000 seniors and people with disabilities. Time and time again, Senator Capito has shown that, despite what she says, her priorities are taking care of the wealthy and big business, not her constituents.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
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
Press Release   October 18, 2017
West Virginia Families Will Be Harmed by Proposed Senate Budget
The Republican’s proposed budget will be very harmful to West Virginia’s families if it becomes law. It slashes funding for vital services and programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and education in order to provide huge tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations while raising taxes many working families who are already struggling to make ends meet. Read our complete statement on this immoral scheme and its effects on West Virginia families.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Advocacy Letter   October 16, 2017
EPA Funding Letter to Senators Capito and Manchin
WV CAG joined other West Virginia organizations in urging our Senators to support the continuation of the 2017 appropriations for key EPA programs that help West Virginia’s rivers and streams.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesWater
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
Advocacy Letter   October 12, 2017
Comments on Proposed Modification of Consent Decree Regarding Bayer CropScience Plant Explosion
Letter to the U.S. Department of Justice about an administration effort to cut Bayer’s payments under a federal settlement with the DOJ and the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve safety violations cited in a 2008 explosion at its plant in Institute. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCivil JusticePollutionWater
Water
Advocacy Letter   October 10, 2017
Public Comment on WVDEP Rules with Federal Counterparts
We joined West Virginia Rivers Coalition and other organizations in submitting comments on the WVDEP's review of its rules with federal counterparts.More
Issues: EnergyPollutionWater
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