Posts by Gary Zuckett

Gary Zuckett

Gary is Executive Director of WV-CAG

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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Senator Manchin – Don’t Gamble with Our Future
Just days after Sen Manchin announced he was ‘postponing’ his support for the reconciliation bill being negotiated in the US Senate and delaying investments necessary to address the climate crisis, WV CAG and partners organized a rally outside his Charleston office calling on him to put #PeopleOverProfits and not to gamble with our future! More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationHealth CareInfrastructureResilient CommunitiesVoting Rights
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 15, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WEST VIRGINIA GROUPS FRUSTRATED BY SENATOR MANCHIN DELAYING ACTION ON CLIMATE
Climate Alliance representing dozens of regional groups underscores the urgency of the climate crisis; rally at Manchin office planned for Monday at 5PM. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeDemocracyEnvironmentInequalityInfrastructureResilient Communities
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 14, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Comment on Negative Impacts of WV VS EPA – video link included
Today at 1pm, the WV Climate Alliance, and speakers from several member organizations, hosted a virtual press conference/webinar to discuss the real impacts of the WV vs EPA ruling by the United States Supreme Court.  More
Issues: Climate ChangeEmissionsEnvironmentSCOTUS
Action Alert Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
Launch Event for the Excessive Wealth Disorder Institute and Tax the Ultra-Rich Now (TURN) Campaign
On Thursday, July 14th, join us for the launch of the TURN campaign and the Excessive Wealth Disorder Institute. We’ll hear from experts and activists alike about why now is the time to tax the ultra-rich, and how you can get involved. More
Issues: DemocracyFair taxationWorking Families
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: WV vs EPA Virtual Press Conference, July 14th at 1PM
On Thursday, July 14th, the WV Climate Alliance, and speakers from several member organizations, will be hosting a virtual press conference/webinar at 1PM to discuss the real impacts of the WV vs EPA ruling by the United States Supreme Court.  More
Issues: Climate ChangeEmissionsEnvironmentEPASCOTUS
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: 147 NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT THE TAX FILING SIMPLIFICATION ACT
As groups dedicated to promoting the well-being of children and families and advancing social, racial, gender, disability, worker and economic justice, we write to express our strong support for the Tax Filing Simplification Act (TFSA) of 2022. More
Issues: CTCEITCEquityFair taxation
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: NEW REPORT SHOWS GROWING TREND: BILLIONAIRES BUYING FEDERAL ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY IS AT RISK
America’s Wealthiest Pump Millions Into 2022 Campaigns, Mostly to Republicans Who Will Cut Their Taxes and Supported Trump’s January 6th Insurrection  More
Issues: DemocracyFair taxation
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett July 11, 2022
Abortion Rights Rally Draws Large Crowd in the Rain
On Saturday, July 9th, a crowd of nearly 1,000 gathered, in spite of the rain, as part of the "We Dissent!: A Rally for Abortion Rights" event, hosted by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, ACLU of WV, Women's Health Center, and WV FREE. WVCAG and many others were there to show support and solidarity.  More
Issues: AbortionBodily AutonomyEquityHuman Rights
Press Release Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Betrays Constitutional Rights – Vigils Scheduled Across the State
The decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion is the latest effort by the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority to erase fundamental Americans rights. The language of this decision may not mirror the leaked draft opinion but the result is just as devastating, with abortion care being pushed even further out of reach for millions of people. More
Issues: AbortionBodily AutonomyFair CourtsHealth CareHuman RightsInequality
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
AEP Rate Increases, Public Hearings, and Going Solar!
American Electric Power affiliates Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power want their customers to pay nearly $300 million more per year because the cost of fuel keeps going up. What fuel? Coal of course! More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnergyEnergy efficiencyFuel PricesInflationSolar PowerUtility Rates
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
Big Pharma Funded Group Attacks Manchin on Rx Costs
WV seniors have been getting multiple big flashy fliers in the mail accusing Senator Manchin of supporting a $300 Billion ‘cut’ in Medicare. Who's funding it? More
Issues: Medicare
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
Tobacco or Guns, Which is More Deadly?
This bi-partisan bill, if passed, would be the first piece of such legislation to move out of the Senate in this century. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it leaves much to be desired. More
Issues: Gun Safety
Press Release Gary Zuckett June 9, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Send Gun Safety Resolution to Congress
On Thursday, June 9th, 16 West Virginia groups and organizations submitted a resolution on gun violence to our congressional members, urging them to take real, effective action More
Issues: Gun Violence
First Friday gathering at CAG
Action Alert Gary Zuckett June 1, 2022
First Friday Happy Hour at WVCAG – 6/3/2022
Join us for this month's edition of our First Friday Happy Hour at the WVCAG office front porch. Please wear masks & use social distancing... More
Issues: First Friday
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett May 25, 2022
We’re Counting on You, Joe! Black Lung Press Conference and Campaign (Launch held May 12th)
The event was to roll out the www.BlacklungKills.org campaign and ask our Senators, especially Sen Manchin, to restore and extend funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. More
Issues: Black LungCoal MinersDisabilities
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett May 25, 2022
Election Blues
May brings spring blooms and election postcards filling our mailboxes. Regardless, this mid-term primary should be noted for its dismal voter turnout of less than 23% of registered voters... More
Issues: ElectionsGOTVRedistrictingVoting Rights
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 20, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: WV New Jobs Coalition will deliver over 1300 messages to Sen Manchin on Jobs and Economy
Representatives from WV New Jobs Coalition will gather to present a petition to Sen. Manchin’s Charleston office at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 21. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEconomyHealth CareInfrastructureJobsUnionsWorking Families
Newsletter Gary Zuckett April 18, 2022
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 10: What’s Next?
Our Spring Issue has Sprung! More
Issues: Newsletter
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 18, 2022
PRESS RELEASE – US Billionaires Doubled Wealth During Pandemic – Should Pay Fair Share of Taxes
ON THIS TAX DAY, WEST VIRGINIA’S WORKING FAMILIES ARE PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE BUT AMERICA’S BILLIONAIRES ARE NOT! More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorking Families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 23, 2022
Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationHealth CareKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
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