Posts by Gary Zuckett

Gary Zuckett

Gary is Executive Director of WV-CAG

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Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett March 6, 2021
Testimony on HCR 9, by Gary Zuckett 3/5/2021
An Article V convention is a dangerous path that puts all of our civil liberties, and freedoms at risk. There is nothing stopping a new convention from rolling back our constitutional rights and civil liberties. More
Issues: Civil LibertiesDemocracyFree SpeechVoting Rights
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 5, 2021
Contact Your Legislators NOW! Tell them to Say NO to HB 2257
HB 2257 is a No Jobs/No Hope bill for those who have completed their drug offense sentences. Contact you House of Delegates member NOW to ask them to VOTE NO on HB 2257, a draconian bill that doubles down on the failed and costly war on drugs—and is up for final vote around noon. More
Issues: Civil JusticeCriminal JusticeDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationInequalityTaxes
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett March 1, 2021
Public Hearing Testimony on HB 2389, by Gary Zuckett
HB 2389 actually INCREASES the allowable discharge amounts for a baker’s dozen of toxic chemicals in our rivers and streams – to allow more than our current limits! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 1, 2021
Hearing from the People
This week’s extra-curricular activities out-shined many events inside the Capitol. A Moral Monday event by the Poor People's Campaign landed on Senator Manchin’s doorstep in Charleston More
Issues: Above ground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett February 26, 2021
Testimony of Gary Zuckett at People’s Public Hearing on HB 2598 – 2/26/21
Above Ground Storage Tank (AGST) Act is a good law. It’s not broken and doesn’t need fixed – HB 2598 will break it. Taking away protections against ‘Fracking Fluids” getting into our tap water intakes. What are these Fracking Fluids? More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironmentPollutionWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett February 25, 2021
Media Advisory – People’s Public Hearing on Tank Bill HB 2598 Friday @ 8AM
After several public interest groups were denied their requests for the usual public hearing procedure in the House regarding House Bill 2598, they’ve banded together to hold their own Public Hearing so the voice of citizens can be heard on critical issues that affect them, their families and communities. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnvironmentPollutionWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 22, 2021
Haste Makes Waste – Week Two @ Legislature
Phil Kabler’s February 13th column outlines several quirks of this bizarre legislative session. One of the more concerning ones is the sheer number of ‘single shot’ bills, assigned to only one committee. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityTaxesWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 12, 2021
Best of Times, Worst of Times
One thing is for sure, YOUR VOICE is more important now than ever on both the federal and state policies that we all care about. Senator Joe Manchin could provide the ‘swing’ vote on many critical issues and needs to hear from his constituents...  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19Taxes
Press Release Gary Zuckett February 12, 2021
WV’s Lone Billionaire, Gov. Jim Justice, Got $12M Richer During Pandemic – How Will Elimination of Income Tax Increase His Wealth?
The wealth of West Virginia’s only billionaire, Gov. Jim Justice, increased by $12 million between mid-March of last year and Jan. 29 of this year, according to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and West Virginia Citizen Action Group. While the governor’s bank account is getting fatter, he is expected to outline a plan to eliminate the Income Tax in his State of the State address today. How much wealth will he gain from this proposal? More
Issues: Coronavirus ReliefCovid-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Press Release Gary Zuckett December 9, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Citizen Groups Call on Governor and Senate to be a Santa not a Scrooge on Covid Relief & Call for more Federal Covid Aid
State community organizations held a virtual press conference today to call on governor Justice and our Senators to be Santas not Scrooges and to cap this holiday season with actions that keep families fed, housed and healthy as we move into 2021. More
Issues: Covid-19Federal Aid
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett December 2, 2020
First Friday Progressive Happy Hour ZOOM – Dec. 4th, 5:30PM
Join us for our last virtual happy hour of 2020, meeting over ZOOM with other citizen activists, to chat politics, make new friends, catch up with old friends, and more. BYOB and favorite snacks for yourself – bring your favorite issues to share! More
Action Alert Gary Zuckett November 23, 2020
WV joins Moral Monday caravans of mourning for COVID relief; elderly couple died within days of each other
TODAY, 2:30PM @ The Capitol - The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will organize Moral Monday caravans to mourn the nearly quarter-million Americans who have died from COVID-19, demand a smooth and open transition of power and lift up the moral policies we need immediately and in the first days of the new administration.  More
Issues: Covid-19Health CareHealthcare
Press Release Gary Zuckett October 27, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: WV Citizen Action Statement on Barrett Vote
Charleston, WV -  Following Senator Capito’s vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, WV Citizen Action Group’s Executive Director, Gary Zuckett, released the following statement: More
Issues: Covid-19Health CareHealthcareSCOTUS
Press Release Gary Zuckett October 23, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Billionaires wealth increased 29% so far during Covid Shutdown
Billionaires’ Wealth Increased by 29% Between March and September, While Pandemic Batters West Virginia’s Economy - Meanwhile, State & Local Government Services Face Deep Cuts as Congress Prioritizes Confirmation of Anti-ACA Supreme Court Justice Over Passing an Overdue Coronavirus Financial Aid Package More
Issues: ACACovid-19Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicarePovertySCOTUS
Advocacy Letter Gary Zuckett October 19, 2020
CARES Act letter to Governor Justice
On March 27, the CARES Act was signed into law as part of Congress’ federal COVID response. The legislation contained Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) awarded to state and local governments. West Virginia received $1.25 billion. As of October 6, just under $1 billion of the state’s CRF still remains per the West Virginia Auditor’s Office. More
Issues: Coronavirus ReliefHealth CareHealthcare
Press Release Gary Zuckett September 29, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: WV Citizen Action Rejects President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee and Rushed Confirmation Before the Election
Long-time consumer advocate organization, WV Citizen Action Group (WV-CAG) went to bat for people who get coverage and consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) today with an alert to the public about the negative consequences of President Trump’s efforts to appoint a new anti-ACA justice to the Supreme Court in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. More
Issues: ACACivil JusticeHealth CareHealthcare
Press Release Gary Zuckett September 24, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Groups to Hold a Car-A-Van Around Senator Capito’s Office
Charleston WV- WV Community groups will be holding a press briefing along with a physical-distanced roving Car Demonstration to underline their message that, instead of taking time to consider any Supreme Court nominations, the Senate should be doing its job and passing a second round of Covid relief to protect families from eviction, provide food security and protect front line workers. More
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 22, 2020
“Don’t Weaken Water Quality Standards” – Press Conference on Rule 47CSR2
The Legislative Rule Making Committee meets tomorrow, 9/23, to discuss the Water Quality Standards Rule 47CSR2. This rule would weaken 13 of the human health criteria, making them less stringent than our current standards. More
Issues: EnvironmentWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 21, 2020
NEW RELEASE: A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change
The West Virginia Climate Change Alliance has created a new resource guide for all West Virginians passionate or just curious about Climate Change. "A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change: The Causes, Impacts, and Potential Solutions" was officially released to the public today. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnvironment
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 10, 2020
WV Groups support national THRIVE Agenda released in Congress today
A coalition of grassroots groups, labor unions, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation, and members of Congress today announced the introduction of a bold plan for economic renewal known as the THRIVE Agenda. THRIVE — Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy — was introduced today in Congress. More
Issues: Climate JusticeCovid-19EconomyHealthcareInequalityRacial JusticeTHRIVE
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