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Newsletter   January 21, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 2: Insulin, Guns, & Democracy
Welcome back to Week 2! Read our latest update articles here to see what's been happening since we touched base last Wednesday. Happy reading! More
Issues: Clean electionsEventHealthcareInequalityWaterWorkers
Newsletter article   January 14, 2020
Join us for a VIRTUAL Citizen Lobbyist Training!
Are you getting ready to lobby an elected official for the first time? Need to brush up on your skills? No sweat! This virtual training session will walk you through the basics of lobbying -- what to expect, how to prepare, and why you shouldn't feel nervous about speaking to elected leaders who answer to YOU. More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article   January 14, 2020
Say No to Removing Regulations of Tanks Near Drinking Water Intakes
HB4079 exempts certain tanks used by the oil and gas industry from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. This bill is particularly alarming because it deregulates tanks that are located closest to our public drinking water intakes! Tell members of the House Energy committee to protect our drinking water and reject HB4079. More
Issues: Water
Newsletter   January 13, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 1: 2020 Session Kicks off with a State of the State Yawn
New year, new legislative session. We know you have a life and can't track everything that happens during legislative session, so let us help. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEventHealthcareWater
Action Alert   December 21, 2019
Power to the People: TWO Grassroots Trainings Coming in 2020!
We're excited to announce TWO days of powerful training, networking and campaign strategy planning in February 2020, hosted by a coalition of state and local organizations in WV. These events are especially for people involved in local grassroots groups and local campaigns, or people who want to be. But all are welcome! Scholarships are available. Learn more below, and register for either or both event days here. More
Issues: EventTraining
Newsletter   October 31, 2019
Capital Eye Vol. 12 No. 10 – Fall 2019
In this edition of the Capital Eye: Building power through the WV Citizen Action Network; Restoring the Voting Rights Act to halt voter suppression; #CountMeInWV strives to count everyone; Getting ready for 2020 - the year of the unlikely voter; Call to action for pro-voter reforms and diversity on the bench; Our Healthcare for All Platform; Be #WVProDemocracy; and more. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityMedicare
Action Alert   October 8, 2019
Raise Your Hand & Your Voice for the Rx Drug Day of Action
Drug corporations, their powerful Pharma lobbyists and their allies in Congress are gearing up to stop any legislative that takes away their unlimited power to price-gouge patients and inflate their profits. It’s up to us to fight back! Wherever you are, join us by signing the petition supporting the “Lower Drug Prices Now” campaign principles and urging members of Congress to act. If you're in the Charleston area, join us for an "Rx Day of Action" to Lower Prescription Drug Prices this Thursday, Oct. 10, 12:15 - 1 PM outside Senator Shelley Moore Capito's office at 500 Virginia St. East in Charleston. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityPoverty
Action Alert   September 21, 2019
Charleston Events You Don’t Want to Miss
Two Charleston events you don't want to miss! On Tuesday, September 24, help out WV Citizen Action while enjoying music and friends. Join us for a night of live, local music to benefit WV Citizen Action Group featuring That High Country Revival with special guests Chet Lowther, Trey Kay, Andy Park, and more. On Thursday, September 26 take part in a public rally during Climate Strike week to show our elected officials that we want meaningful climate action now! Details here. More
Action Alert   September 17, 2019
Easy Actions to Prevent SNAP Cuts, Protect Access to Justice
Click here for easy actions you can take to prevent cuts to SNAP benefits for 3 million people, and to protect access to justice for West Virginia consumers and workers. After you take action, keep reading for details on how you can participate in the People's Presidential Forum on Saturday, September 21.  More
Issues: Civil JusticeInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAP
Action Alert   September 14, 2019
What the Heck is Medicare for All? Find Out Monday (9/16) in Charleston
You've heard the buzz, and you might be wondering... What the heck is Medicare for All? And what can it do for me? Find out Monday at a Medicare for All Forum in Charleston! If you're tired of not getting the healthcare you need, or paying through the nose, this event is for you. Learn how this big idea could help save money and lives across America... and how we can make it happen soon. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityMedicare
Action Alert   September 4, 2019
What the Heck is Medicare for All? Find Out Tomorrow (9/5) in Beckley
You've heard the buzz, and you might be wondering... What the heck is Medicare for All? And what can it do for me? Find out tomorrow at a Medicare for All Forum in Beckley! If you're tired of not getting the healthcare you need, or paying through the nose, this event is for you. Learn how this big idea could help save money and lives across America... and how we can make it happen soon. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityMedicare
Action Alert   August 23, 2019
You’ve heard the buzz, and you might be wondering …
You've heard the buzz, and you might be wondering... What the heck is Medicare for All? And what can it do for me? You may have also heard about a series of ICE raids in West Virginia last week and be wondering what you can do to show solidarity with our immigrant neighbors? More here on opportunities to learn and ways you can help. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   August 2, 2019
Democracy Works Best When Everyone Can Fully Participate
Please join us Tuesday, August 6 at noon at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston to stand up for voting rights and call on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1962 by passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4). More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscrimination
Action Alert   June 16, 2019
Reminder & Update: Education Rally & Teach-In Monday, Resist Rockwool Wednesday
This is just a friendly reminder about tomorrow's (Monday, June 17th) student-led rally and teach-in in support of public education. Students, parents and community members who want to show solidarity with our hard-working teachers and school service personnel, please join us at 10 AM in front of the House chamber. We also wanted to let you know that Monday's planned actions against Rockwool have been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 19th. Please check this event's Facebook page for updates and locations. Eastern panhandle residents would love supporters to join them. More
Issues: EducationKids and familiesOur children our futurePollution
Action Alert   May 7, 2019
Take Action: Tell the CFBP to keep its strong payday lending rule!
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is rolling back a recently created rule that requires predatory payday lenders to make affordable loans. Without this rule, payday loan sharks can prey on vulnerable consumers with debt trap loans causing default on other bills, overdraft fees, and even bankruptcy. Even though payday lending is illegal in West Virginia, many people fall victim to predatory lending in our neighboring states or online. A strong rule is so important to protect people from falling into the debt trap. More
Issues: Civil JusticeInequality
Newsletter   April 2, 2019
Capital Eye Vol. 12 No. 9 – Spring 2019
This year's legislative session proved once again that people power really can win on issues like education, healthcare, and public safety. But is also demonstrated that now is the time to tip the political scales so that we can start setting the political agenda, instead of fighting back bad ideas. This edition of the Capital Eye recaps our successes and highlights things you can do today to help us grow and build power this year.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEducationEnergyFair taxationHealthcareKids and families
Action Alert   March 21, 2019
Time is running out!
Time is running out! Contact Governor Justice TODAY and urge him to veto HB 2010 and SB 622. It's easy to do with our online action forms. You can also call his office at 304.558.2000. Every email and phone call matters! More
Issues: Clean electionsKids and families
Action Alert   March 13, 2019
Veto of the Day: Ask Gov. Justice to veto HB 2010 & protect our foster care youth
HB 2010, if signed into law by Governor Justice, will make DHHR turn child welfare and foster care over to a managed care organization (MCO); meaning our government would experiment with the lives of our most vulnerable kids and families by making our state the only one in the country to give a combination of Medicaid and child welfare funds to an MCO. More
Issues: HealthcareKids and families
Action Alert   March 13, 2019
Veto of the Day: Tell Gov. Justice to Veto SB 543 & Keep Dangerous, Defective Vehicles off our Roads
When you buy a used car from a dealer, you expect it to be drivable. You also expect the dealer to disclose any problems with the vehicle because repairs could cost you thousands more. SB 543 changes that and allows the sale of "as is" cars. The law would also permit the sale of used, defective vehicles if the defects are "disclosed"--even though most consumers don't read the fine print--and the defects can be major ones that make the vehicle unsafe to drive. More
Issues: Transaportation
Action Alert   March 11, 2019
Veto of the Day: Tell Gov. Justice to veto SB 622 because WV needs election reform, not more $ in elections!
Send a direct message to Governor Jim Justice asking him to VETO SB 622. This bill raises the current contribution limit to a candidate almost THREE times - from $1,000 to $2,800 for individuals - the same as for Congress! WV needs election reform, not MORE BIG MONEY in elections. More
Issues: Clean elections
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