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Action Alert   February 1, 2023
URGENT: Protect Healthcare for Trans Youth & Support Investments in Our Communities
TOMORROW, Thursday, February 2, the House of Delegates will hold public hearings on two bills we told you about in our Capital Eye Legislative Update. See details below on how you can speak out to protect healthcare for trangender youth in West Virginia and support investments to help our communities thrive. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCoronavirus ReliefHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter article   January 31, 2023
Health Care Week 3
Take Action to help us make this the year that diabetics in WV get relief from the cruel and unfair cost of their insulin and supplies, support the Affordable Medicaid Buy-In, and expand dental coverage for adults. More
Issues: DiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article   January 31, 2023
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
With the legislative session in full swing, here is a brief rundown of bills that we and AFSC are watching. More
Issues: Fair CourtsIncarcerationInequalityJusticeVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog   January 23, 2023
Health Care Bills to Keep an Eye On
WV-CAG and our partners in the Health Care for All-WV coalition are excited to share the news that the insulin and diabetic supplies bill (HB 2430) was introduced in the House. Another bill that could strengthen the health of West Virginians (SB 269) by raising the Medicaid Dental Benefit from $1,000 to $2,000 a year for adult recipients has advanced in the Senate. And we expect the Affordable Medicaid Buy-In bill to be introduced this week. More details here. More
Issues: Health CareMedicaidPrescription Drug Prices
Newsletter   January 16, 2023
Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 1 – Legislative Update Week 1: What’s the Rush?
The legislative session started out with a BANG on day one as the Senate leadership promptly used their super majority to suspend the rules, ram through 23 bills and send them to the House. The House is moving mostly at the normal pace, but their Finance committee pulled a fast one on Thursday and added the governor’s 50% personal income tax cut to their agenda at the last minute and passed it out to the floor. Keep reading for more on the big things that happend during the first week of the 2023 legislative, along with actions you can take, and resources for staying up to date. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareInequalityKids and familiesVoting Rights
Action Alert   October 25, 2022
Swingstein and Robin Benefit for WVCAG – Oct. 27, 5:30PM
Join us on Thursday, October 27th from 5:30-7:30PM for a Swingstein and Robin musical fundraiser for WVCAG at the Empty Glass on Elizabeth St. in Charleston, WV. More
Issues: Fundraiser
Newsletter   October 24, 2022
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 15: #Roevember
Election Day is just two weeks away, inflation continues to hit hard, and we continue to see the deadly effects of Climate Change. Plus, our wins in the IRA are already in jeopardy. Here's the 15th edition of our Capital Eye newsletter to share what WVCAG and friends have been doing to try to help, and how you can help, too! More
Issues: Newsletter
Action Alert   October 24, 2022
Together WV Get Out the Vote Phone & Text Banking
Join us and our partners in the WV Civic Engagement table to call and text fellow West Virginians to get out and vote in the 2022 election. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article   October 24, 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition Visioning Project
This month the WV New Jobs Coalition kicked off our Visioning Project. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, please reach out! More
Issues: Visioning Project
Action Alert   October 24, 2022
Tell Governor Justice to Protect Child Care for Essential Workers
In less than two weeks, beginning November 1st any essential worker household with income exceeding 85% of the State Median Income will lose this critical support.   More
Issues: Care EconomyEssential WorkersKids and familiesWorking Families
Citizen Action Group Blog   October 24, 2022
Crystal Good & Emily Thompson: 2022 Paul Nyden & Don Marsh Public Service Awardees
The 2022 Don Marsh & Paul Nyden Public Service Award was presented to two individuals committed to the furtherance of justice and equity in our state, our country and our world: Crystal Good, an Affrilachian artist, social advocate, digital media entrepreneur, founder, publisher and Editor of Black By God the West Virginian, and the fiercely committed reproductive and social equity advocate, Emily Thompson, Director of Organizing for Planned Parenthood Votes South Atlantic.  More
Action Alert   October 20, 2022
Jan 6 Justice: Our Freedoms, Our Vote Rally – Oct. 21st at Noon
Join members from Rise Up WV, WV Common Defense, WV Citizens Action Group and others in a Justice, Our Freedoms and Our Vote rally on Friday Oct. 21st from noon until 1:00 PM, in front of the WV State Capitol river side steps, for a rally as part of a national week of action. More
Issues: FreedomsJusticeVotingVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog   September 5, 2022
We’re Hiring!
WE’RE HIRING!!! Want to help shape the future of WV? WV New Jobs Coalition has FOUR opportunities available! More
Citizen Action Group Blog   August 15, 2022
Voter Issues and Action Survey: Full Summary of Results
Our Voter Issues and Action Survey was very successful in calling attention to many of the issues voters face when attempting to make their voices heard at the polls. We are confident that this will serve as a stable foundation as we work with our partners to devise new initiatives to hold election officials accountable and encourage them to resolve many of the issues identified through this campaign. Read the full summary here. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert   August 14, 2022
Speed Updating
Join ReImagine Appalachia and partners for their second Speed Updating event where the group will cross-pollinate how groups are working on building capacity in local communities to take advantage of federal funding opportunities and which issues they are prioritizing. Participants prepare and share 2-4 minute mini-presentations with 2-3 slides. More
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Citizen Action Group Blog   August 5, 2022
Passing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan will provide an opportunity to make historic investments in working families, jobs, the environment, affordable health care, education and so much more. It will also help unrig our tax code and economy to ensure millionaires, billionaires and corporations begin to pay their fair share. More
Issues: Fair taxation
Newsletter article   July 21, 2022
Major Issues Facing West Virginia Voters
The campaign surrounding the Voter Issues and Action Survey (VIAS) concluded on Friday, July 15th. From this campaign, we received a total of 43 responses from West Virginia voters. More
Issues: Voting Rights
Newsletter article   July 21, 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition Updates
Visioning Project, Now Hiring, 9th St. Live and more! More
Issues: JobsResilient Communities
Newsletter   July 21, 2022
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 13: A Record Summer
July has seen record temperatures, deadly flooding, lost bodily autonomy, reduced EPA authority to control emissions, and more. WVCAG has been head down & nose-to-the-grind-stone doing what we can to help. More
Issues: Newsletter
Press Release   June 30, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Mitigate Climate Change and Pollution
Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in West Virginia vs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back the authority of EPA to set carbon pollution standards from power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. More
Issues: Clean AirClimate ChangeClimate JusticeEmissionsEPAPollutionSCOTUS
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