Posts by Gary Zuckett

Gary Zuckett

Gary is Executive Director of WV-CAG

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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 16, 2023
What’s the Rush? – Legislative Session Kicks Off with a Bang
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. More here, plus actions you can take, and resources for staying up to date. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesKids and families
Citizen Action Group BlogPress Release Gary Zuckett January 12, 2023
PRESS RELEASE: Gary Zuckett, WV Citizen Action, Statement on 2023 WV State of State
Governor’s State of State presented through ‘Rose Colored Glasses’ - Part pep rally, part campaign opener for a potential US Senate run in 2024, Governor Jim Justice presented a rosy picture of his tenure as CEO of West Virginia and our future prospects. More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesWorking Families
Press Release Gary Zuckett December 20, 2022
ATF PRESS RELEASE: In Blocking Renewal Of Three Corporate Tax Breaks, Congress Is Poised To Win One For Tax Fairness
In a victory for tax fairness, Congress has rejected in the newly released omnibus spending package the renewal of three major tax breaks urgently sought by big corporations, which were part of the 2017 Trump-GOP tax law. Together they could have cost $600 billion in lost revenue over 10 years. More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityTaxes
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett November 14, 2022
Letter to Sen. Manchin & Capito: 17 WV orgs share strong support for prioritizing extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit as part of any year-end budget deal
17 organizations in West Virginia have shared with Senators Manchin and Capito their strong support for prioritizing extension the expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit as part of any year-end budget deal. More
Issues: CTCKids and familiesTaxes
Action Alert Gary Zuckett October 24, 2022
Hold WV Electeds Accountable Too – WFP Endorsements Will Help!
WV WFP has a rigorous process for vetting candidates and voters can be sure the list vetted by the state committee is a solid one. See and share the list HERE and consider signing up for their mailings to keep abreast on progressive politics in WV and the nation. More
Issues: ElectionsVoting
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett October 24, 2022
#Roevember, Inflation & Climate in ‘22
With the 2022 elections upon us, let’s take some time to review both the damage done this year and the opportunities that lay ahead. More
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 28, 2022
Historic Climate Legislation Passed – An IRA Summary
West Virginians will benefit from this historic legislation through money-saving incentives and additional support for communities on the frontlines in the transition to clean energy. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeInflationIRAMedicare
Press Release Gary Zuckett August 26, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Host Webinar on How We Can Make Meds Affordable NOW
On Thursday, August 25th, a group of West Virginia organizations hosted an educational webinar on August 25th at 7PM, centered around how we can make medications more affordable to everyone, without waiting on Congress to act, while helping to break pharmaceutical monopolies in the process. More
Issues: HealthcarePrescription Drug Prices
Press Release Gary Zuckett August 26, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV progressive leaders discuss IRA in Tele Town Hall
Last night, West Virginians United hosted a telephone town hall to promote the benefits of the historic Inflation Reduction Act. Thousands of Mountain State citizens joined the discussion moderated by Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente, and the panelists included West Virginia Delegates Mike Pushkin (D-37) and Kayla Young (D-35).  More
Issues: InflationIRA
Press Release Gary Zuckett August 13, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Support the Inflation Reduction Act as a Good First Step
The WV Climate Alliance has come together to release a joint statement in support of the Inflation Reduction Act as a “Good First Step”. More
Issues: Climate ChangeInflation
Press Release Gary Zuckett August 8, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Senate Democrats Pass Manchin’s Inflation Reduction Act To Lower Drug Prices, Make Health Care & Energy Costs More Affordable, and Deal with Climate Change
Following the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill set to enact historic drug pricing reform, lower energy costs and reduce the national deficit, Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of WV Citizen Action Group released the following statement: More
Issues: Climate ChangeDeficitFair taxationInflationMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Action AlertCitizen Action Group BlogPress Release Gary Zuckett August 1, 2022
Much to Celebrate and Still Much To Do As They Turn 57 Years Old
It’s time for Congress to step in and guarantee equal access to coverage for everyone, no matter where they live or what they look like or what kind of job they have. There’s never been a better time than now.  More
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 31, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Healthcare Reforms and Prescription Drug Pricing Take Center Stage at Medicare/Medicaid Anniversary Celebration
coalition of West Virginia groups and healthcare advocates hosted a press conference this past Saturday centered around the 57th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, with healthcare and prescription drug pricing reforms taking center stage. More
Issues: Health InsuranceHealthcareMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug PricesPrivatization
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Oppose Tax Cuts for the Rich
On Wednesday morning, Governor Justice announced a special legislative session beginning at noon on Monday to begin phasing out the state income tax. Don’t be fooled, this is the first salvo in eventually eliminating the personal income tax completely. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
WV CAG Statement on WV vs EPA at Climate Alliance Press Conference
The WV Climate Alliance, of which WV Citizen Action is a founding member, lifted up concerns on the terrible WV vs EPA Supreme Court ruling through a virtual press conference on July 14th. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEmissionsPollution
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Billionaires are Buying Federal Elections, Putting Democracy at Risk
On July 13th, WV Citizen Action Group co-released a new report in collaboration with Americans for Tax Fairness showing that America’s billionaires are pumping tens of millions of dollars into the 2022 midterm elections, mostly backing Republican candidates for Congress who will cut taxes for the ultra-rich and the corporations they own. More
Issues: Clean electionsDark MoneyFair RepresentationFair taxationVoting Rights
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 taxationInfrastructureResilient 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
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