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Action Alert   October 30, 2018
Make a Plan to Vote & Vote Early
Early voting is underway now through Saturday, November 3. It’s important to make sure you’re ready to vote. This means making sure you have your ID, informing yourself about the issues and candidates, and last but not least, getting yourself to the polls. Use our election app to make a plan to vote and vote early. Can't vote early? Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsHealthcare
Action Alert   October 16, 2018
Be Registered & Be Ready: Voter Registration Deadline is Today
Today is the deadline to register to in the upcoming election. With many important races on the ballot this year, it’s important to make sure you’re registered to vote and ready to vote. Check your status and/or register today. Don't miss a chance to make your voice heard in November.   More
Action Alert   October 12, 2018
October Events You Don’t Want to Miss
There are several upcoming events in Charleston that offer an opportunity to engage with other folks who are exploring ways to respond to climate change, how to achieve health care for all, and common sense solutions to fight the influence of big money in politics.There are also chances to learn more about and hear directly from the candidates in key races this election (see details here). More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsEnergyFrackingHealthcare
Action Alert   October 5, 2018
Last Chance to Stop Kavanaugh – Call Now
Unfortunately, Brett Kavanaugh just got closer to confirmation. Earlier today, the Senate voted 51-49 to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to a final vote. Senator Joe Manchin was among those who voted to advance the nomination, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. He and other Senators who voted 'Yes' on this procedural vote could still vote 'NO' in the end. Please call Senator Manchin and tell him to vote NO on Kavanaugh before it's too late - (202)-224-3954. For the sake of every survivor, and for everyone of us who will be harmed by the anti-democratic decisions he will make if he gets a lifetime appointment to the court, we must continue to make our voices heard.  More
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionPovertyWorkers
Action Alert   September 29, 2018
West Virginians Must Stop Kavanaugh & Protect Our Care
Now that the Senate has agreed to let the FBI investigate sexual abuse claims against Kavanaugh, there is still time to contact Sen. Manchin and tell him to ‘Just Vote No, JOE’ on the lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court. Even if cleared by the FBI (and we believe the women) Kavanaugh is still dangerous to our health care. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   September 4, 2018
Take Action to Save Our Courts
There's still time to make your voice heard. Senator Joe Manchin is continuing to solicit thoughts and concerns as he evaluates Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ahead of a vote by the full Senate. While Kavanaugh's confirmation will push SCOTUS further to the right, it is quite possible that at the state level a single party, through a pre-planned partisan impeachment process, will seize control of the WV Supreme Court of Appeals for the next 2 years. Take action to save our courts, and if you're in the Charleston area, join us for a community conversation about the Supreme Court impeachments why they matter, and how they affect West Virginians. More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsHealthcare
Action Alert   August 2, 2018
Help Families Reunite; Denounce Mayor Jones’ Scare Tactics
This weekend, People's Action affiliates around the country, including WV CAG, and their supporters will be hosting Families Belong Together Community Cookouts to bring together friends, family and neighbors to raise money and help migrant families get out of detention and reunited with their children. We're also asking Charleston residents to join us in urging mayoral candidates to publicly denounce Mayor Jones’s scare tactics, and pledge to engage in open dialogue about our drug epidemic. More
Issues: HealthcareKids and families
Action Alert   August 2, 2018
West Virginians Must Stop Kavanaugh & Protect Our Care
Nearly 800,000 West Virginians and their families will be directly affected if the GOP latest attack on the Affordable Care Act succeeds in court. We must come together and let Senator Manchin know we're counting on him to continue to protect our care. Too much is at stake. Please contact Senator Manchin today and urge him to oppose Brett Kavanaugh's nomination.    More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicareOur children our future
Action Alert   July 25, 2018
Reminder: Opioid Crisis Forums Tomorrow and Saturday
Dealing with the opioid crisis -- preventing disease outbreaks, helping people into recovery and protecting public health and safety -- is one of the key challenges facing our state. We hope you can join us for one of two upcoming forums to get beyond the headlines and learn more about successful approaches to tackling the opioid epidemic from local and international public health experts. The forums will be held Thursday evening, July 26 in Charleston and Saturday morning, July 28 in Huntington. More details here. More
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesOur children our future
Action Alert   July 19, 2018
What’s At Stake? Kavanaugh Could Harm Health Care if Confirmed
Last week, Trump announced his pick for the Supreme Court. Here's what's at stake: protections for the 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, women's health and rights, Medicaid coverage for low-income families, and so much more. Kavanaugh will do everything in his power to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), workers' rights, and reproductive justice. Senator Manchin has consistently voted to defend the ACA against Trump and the GOPs attacks. Tell Senator Manchin to continue fighting to #ProtectOurCare by opposing Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.  More
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesWorkers
Action Alert   July 17, 2018
Join Us for Community Discussions on Restorative Justice & the Opioid Crisis
Please join us for these important community discussions in Charleston and Huntington on the importance of restorative justice practices and solutions to the opioid crisis. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequality
Action Alert   July 9, 2018
Speak Out for Water Protections, Against Family Separations; Support Youth Organizing in WV
We're writing to let you know about opportunities this week to speak out for water protections for West Virginia, and against the Trump administration's separation of families. We also wanted to let you know about a special opportunity to support youth organizing in West Virginia this summer. Keep reading to learn more, then raise your voice and speak out on these important issues! More
Issues: DiscriminationInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionWater
Action Alert   July 9, 2018
Raise Your Voice! – Speak Out for Water Protections, Against Family Separations; Support Youth Organizing in West Virginia
There are several opportunities this week to make your voice heard on water protections for West Virginia, the Trump administration's separation of families, the next nominee to the US Supreme Court, and more. We also wanted to let you know about a special opportunity to support youth organizing in West Virginia this summer. Keep reading to learn more, then raise your voice and speak out on these important issues! More
Issues: DiscriminationInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionWater
Action Alert   June 26, 2018
Join Today’s National Call-In Day to Protect SNAP
The Senate is expected for vote on the Farm Bill this week. Join today's national call-in day to protect SNAP benefit levels and eligibility for those struggling to put food on the table. Urge your Senators to vote to protect and strengthen SNAP, to vote “YES” on the Senate Agriculture Committee version of the Farm Bill (S. 3042), and to vote “NO” on any and all harmful amendments that would cut or weaken SNAP. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAP
Action Alert   June 7, 2018
Don’t Miss These Climate Change, Fair Courts Events in Charleston
On Tuesday, June 12 celebrate science and honor two U.S. heroes from their work in defense of America at a luncheon hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby WV. The following week (Monday, June 18) WV Citizens for Clean Elections invites you to a training and discussion on the critical role the courts play in protecting our democracy and fundamental rights. We hope you can join us at one or both events. More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsEnergyOur children our futureSustainability
Action Alert   June 5, 2018
Join Us for a Now What? People Power & Policy Workshop
Have questions about how to continue to participate in creating positive change, or how the policies passed this session might impact you? Want to learn new skills that will help you build on this momentum to move West Virginia and your community forward? If this sounds like you, join us for a Now What? People Power and Policy workshop in Martinsburg this Saturday, June 9. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesPovertySNAPWorkers
Action Alert   May 24, 2018
Join Us at Our Awards Dinner & Fundraiser on Friday, June 1st
Just a friendly reminder that we are hosting our annual awards dinner and fundraiser next Friday, June 1st at the Charleston Woman’s Club (1600 Virginia Street). We hope you can join us in honoring long-time Charleston Gazette investigative reporter Paul Nyden and Cathy Kunkel, the first recipient of the Paul Nyden & Don Marsh Public Service Award. If you haven't already, you can purchase tickets or sponsorships at www.wvcag.org/awards. You can also reserve your ticket(s) by emailing alexandra@wvcag.org and paying at the door. More
Citizen Action Group Blog   May 23, 2018
Check Out Some of the Eclectic Items in Our Silent Auction
We're hosting our annual awards dinner and fundraiser Friday, June 1st at the Charleston Woman’s Club (1600 Virginia Street). Here are a few the items that will be in our silent auction. These include handmade mugs, West Virginia books, jewelry, eclectic masks, folk art, and more. This year our auction will also feature photography by Betty Rivard, a weekend at the Benedict Haid Farm, and an hour long drum circle for you & your friends donated by Drum n Fun. Come out for an opportunity to bid on these items and more. More
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Advocacy Letter   May 21, 2018
Consumer, Civil Rights, Community Groups Oppose HR 4439 and Sham Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending
In a letter to the House Financial Service Committee, 120 consumer, civil rights, labor, community and legal services organizations including WV CAG voiced their opposition to HR 4439 (Hollingsworth), the so-called Modernizing Credit Opportunities Act. The bill would allow payday lenders to use the fine print of loan terms and sham rent-a-bank arrangements to make loans at 100% to 400% APR or higher in states where those rates are illegal. The bill would undercut the historic power of the states to protect people from dangerous, usurious loans. More
Issues: DiscriminationInequalityPoverty
Action Alert   May 21, 2018
Farm Bill/SNAP Cuts Defeated, but House May Reconsider
In a last-ditch effort to revive the bill, House Speaker Ryan filed a motion to reconsider. This request for a new vote on the Farm Bill expires tomorrow (Tuesday). Please call West Virginia Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, today at 1-888-398-8702. Urge them to reconsider their support for the bill if it comes up for another vote. More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAP
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