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Citizen Action Group Blog CAG September 25, 2020
IN THE NEWS: How incremental healthcare reforms built the industries we’re fighting today (Part One)
There’s a common joke among single payer advocates that America’s healthcare system is not a “system” at all, in that its pieces don’t function or connect to each other particularly well, and that it has come together relatively ad-hoc, rather than being intentionally designed. This is certainly accurate in some respects. When you think about it, from providers to insurance companies to drug manufacturers the majority of the actual provision of healthcare in... More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Category A - Drinking Water
Press Release CAG September 23, 2020
IN THE NEWS: Legislators & citizen groups call for a stronger water quality rule
West Virginia legislators called for a strong water quality rule at a virtual press conference hosted by West Virginia Citizen Action Group and the West Virginia Environmental Council. More
Issues: EnvironmentWater
Press Release CAG September 23, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Community Health and Justice Groups Call on Senate to Protect Our Care, Let Next President Appoint to SCOTUS
As we continue through the worst health crisis the United States--and the world--has seen in our lifetime, no less than the health care of the entire country is in the hands of the Supreme Court. Looming over the discussions of installing a new justice before the November 3rd election is the lawsuit challenging the Affordable Health Act (ACA). This lawsuit, California vs US,  is due to be heard at our highest Court on November 10th. More
Issues: ACADemocracyHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Action Alert CAG September 16, 2020
West Virginia Doctors Call on State AG to Stop Attacking Health Act
Charleston, WV - A group of over 30 doctors from across West Virginia are asking state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to withdraw the state’s support for the federal lawsuit seeking to throw out the Affordable Care Act which has extended and protected health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of West Virginians. More
Issues: ACACovid-19HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert CAG August 26, 2020
Protect Our Democracy – Take Action to Ensure We Can Vote Safely By Mail
As your probably know, all voters have the option of voting absentee due to concerns about COVID-19. This is the safest option because you can vote safely from home. However, despite our efforts to make the process consistent with the primary, for the general election registered voters won’t be mailed an absentee ballot application. Click here for more information and actions you can take to ensure our democracy can function in this pandemic. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyElectionsUSPSVotingVoting Rights
WV WFP Virtual Convention
Action Alert CAG August 5, 2020
WV Working Families Party Virtual Convention, Aug. 8th, 3-6PM
Join the West Virginia Working Families Party on August 8th from 3-6PM and help build a stronger collective of people and organizations moving together towards our shared vision for the country. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/wv-wfp/event/289206/. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
Newsletter CAG August 4, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 10 – Summer 2020
Since mid-March, WV CAG has worked with partners and allies to provide a local, state, and federal response to the pandemic, and communicate to our governor, DHHR, and other state and local officials what regular folks really need to get through this crisis. You make this and all of our work possible. Thank you! Keep reading to learn more about other projects we're focused on and ways you can keep this work going and growing. More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate JusticeDemocracyEnvironmentHealthcareSNAPUnemployment benefitsVoting RightsWorkers
Action Alert CAG July 22, 2020
Demand a #PeoplesBailout & Access to Absentee Voting
We need you to take two important actions. First, our Senators need to hear from you on their late pandemic response. Tell Senators Capito and Manchin that our families need robust support now. Second, in this time of crisis, we need clarity from state leaders about how we can cast our ballots safely in the upcoming election. Demand that Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of State Mac Warner protect our health and our right to vote by making this option available to all West Virginia voters again in the general election.  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksDemocracyElectionsHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesUnemployment benefitsVotingWorkers
Action Alert CAG July 18, 2019
Volunteers needed! Healthcare for All canvassing starts Sunday.
Healthcare is a human right, and all of us deserve affordable, quality healthcare. Yet most West Virginians that we talk to have trouble accessing or affording the care that they need. We will never get the healthcare system that we deserve until we organize people to demand it. More
Issues: EventHealthcare
Action Alert CAG July 9, 2019
Actions & Trainings to Support People-Powered Campaigns
Send a letter to the State Election Commission today to ask them to hold politicians and special interests accountable. After you've sent your letter, sign up for one or both of these FREE trainings to build power though  on building power through community conversations, and how you can use your skills to help ordinary West Virginians running for office.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyHealthcareInequalityTraining
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG April 29, 2016
James A. Haught: Liberals are the future
In the chaotic presidential campaign, the remarkable popularity of Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders spotlights a large, not-always-recognized vein of liberal political sympathy in America. Suddenly, the L-word is popular again -- not an embarrassment to be avoided. That’s great, I think, because progressives have been the driving force behind most social improvements in western civilization. More
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG January 5, 2016
Competitions Inspiring Energy Savings for ApCo Customers
WV CAG's Energy Efficient West Virginia (EEWV) project has been hard at work recently preparing for two new energy saving competitions in West Virginia: The Non-Profit Efficiency Engagement Program and Energy Efficient Charleston. Energy efficiency can help improve a number of problems facing our state, such as high unemployment and lowering bills for people struggling in today’s economy. More
Issues: Energy efficiency
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG October 21, 2015
Grassroots energy campaign also happening in the neighborhood President Obama is visiting
Today, President Obama will make his way to Charleston’s East End to discuss the overwhelming problem of opioid abuse and overdose in the state. The East End Family Resource Center will host the president in the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center building near the offices of WV Citizen Action Group and Energy Efficient West Virginia (EEWV). One of the problems cited as leading to widespread prescription drug abuse has the sluggish economy in West Virginia, but right across the street from where the President is speaking, residents have taken steps to improve their homes and create new jobs in energy efficiency. More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Newsletter CAG September 22, 2015
Capital Eye, Fall 2015
Check out our Fall 2015 'Capital Eye' newsletter! More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyFair taxationOur children our futureWater
Advocacy Letter CAG September 17, 2015
Coalition Letter to House Opposing HR 1737 Auto Discrimination
On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we urge you to oppose H.R. 1737, the so-called “Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act.” This legislation is simply an effort to stop the CFPB from enforcing laws against discrimination. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscrimination
Advocacy Letter CAG November 12, 2014
Support the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule
As West Virginia organizations who seek protection of our state’s water resources, we believe that clean local streams and rivers are the foundation for strong communities, a vibrant economy, and a healthy population. Although we are diverse community of interests, we all strongly support the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG July 15, 2014
Statewide Survey of Attitudes on Women’s Health and Water Quality of West Virginians
WVFREE, a nonprofit organization which focuses on reproductive justice and women’s health issues, commissioned Rainmaker Inc. to conduct a statewide survey of West Virginia voters – primarily focusing on environmental justice and reproductive justice issues in the state. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG June 30, 2014
No One Should Have to Choose Between Job and Family
When we asked USAction members if they had ever used family or sick leave to care for themselves or a family member, we were flooded with responses. More
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesWorkers
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG June 5, 2014
Offshore Shell Games 2014: The Use of Offshore Tax Havens by Fortune 500 Companies
Many large U.S.-based multinational corporations avoid paying U.S. taxes by using accounting tricks to make profits made in America appear to be generated in offshore tax havens—countries with minimal or no taxes. More
Issues: Fair taxation
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Citizen Action Group Blog CAG January 10, 2014
WV Citizen Action Group 2014 Public Policy Priorities
Thousands of hard working West Virginians earn minimum wage, but no matter how hard they work, minimum wage is simply not enough to cover their basic needs, like food, rent and health. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergyHealthcare
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