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Press Release Julie Archer June 29, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Freedom to Vote Coalition Launches Survey to Identify Obstacles Voters Faced in the 2022 Primary Election
The WV Freedom to Vote Coalition has launched a Voter Issue and Action Survey as part of a campaign that aims to expand voter access to the polls by directly listening to West Virginians More
Issues: Clean electionsVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer June 24, 2022
Two Actions You Can Take to Help Protect West Virginia’s Environment
Action #1: Urge Lawmakers to Solve Abandoned Mine Lands Crisis Without Gouging WV Taxpayers! Action #2: Attend the Marcellus Academy 2022 on July 22 and 23. More
Issues: Abandoned Mine LandsClean EnergyClimate ChangeReclamationwater quality
Newsletter article Julie Archer May 25, 2022
Bans Off Our Bodies: Protect Abortion Access in WV
This is a pivotal moment for the U.S. Supreme Court to demonstrate that it decides cases based on precedent and rule of law, not politics or ideology. It remains to be seen whether it will.  More
Issues: AbortionBodily Autonomy
Action Alert Julie Archer April 29, 2022
Let’s Vote Together!
Charleston Area Friends, Join local community, civic, religious, and panhellenic groups for a Stroll to the Polls. We're also co-hosting a Candidates Forum May 3 featuring candidates for various City of Charleston and Kanawha County offices. Details here. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting
Action Alert Julie Archer April 27, 2022
Early Voting Starts Today!
Voting is fundamental to our democracy. Early voting for the 2022 primary election starts TODAY. Know your options and make a plant to VOTE! More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 23, 2022
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas... More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Action Alert Julie Archer March 17, 2022
Take Action: Support TMG Economic Justice Proposal
Please contact the Governor’s Office, Senate President Craig Blair, House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, and Senate and House Finance Committee Chairs and encourage them to support this proposal to address the challenges facing our most impoverished and distressed communities, and begin to transform and restructure our economy in a way that is responsive to the collective needs of all our people. More
Issues: ARPACARES ActEconomic JusticeInequalityRacial Justice
Action Alert Julie Archer March 9, 2022
Economic Justice, Fairness and Equity Movement Rally – March 11th at 9AM
Tuesday Morning Group Economic Justice, Fairness and Equity Movement Rally - March 11th at 9AM, at the State Capitol Lower Rotunda, Charleston, WV More
Issues: Economic JusticeEquityInequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 7, 2022
Election Bills are a Disservice to West Virginia Voters
We need to restore balance to our democracy, attract qualified people who want to go into public service, and make sure every vote is counted and everyone’s voice is heard. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 28, 2022
Voting Rights Restoration Bill in Jeopardy; Several Bad Bills Advancing
As we head into the final two weeks here’s a look at various election and court related bills that are still in play and their status.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDark MoneyDemocracyFair CourtsInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer February 24, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Urgent Actions – Week Six
This mid-week update is focused on urgent actions to help move good bills and stop bad ones, as critical deadlines on the Legislative Calendar approach. More
Issues: CensorshipDiscriminationFair CourtsHealth CareHuman RightsInequalityVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 21, 2022
Judicial Power Grab Would Weaken West Virginians’ Say-So on the Courts
In response to former Justice Evan Jenkins’s recent resignation from the State Supreme Court, members of the House of Delegates are moving quickly to strip West Virginians of their ability to have a say in who will fill the seat left vacant by Jenkins’s departure. More
Issues: Fair CourtsFair RepresentationVoting Rights
Press Release Julie Archer February 17, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Community Members and Local Faith Leaders Rally in Support of Early Voting Site on Charleston’s West Side
Community members and local faith leaders gathered for a press conference and rally to show support for establishing an early voting site on the West Side of Charleston. The event took place at the Kanawha County Courthouse, immediately prior to the County Commission meeting. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer February 15, 2022
Local Action Alert: Support Early Voting on Charleston’s West Side
Show Up, Speak Out! The Kanawha County Commission has proposed adding a new early voting location on Charleston’s West Side and will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 17 at 5:00 PM in the Commission Courtroom at Kanawha County Courthouse.The proposed location for this community voting site is the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council building at 321 Virginia Street West. Community members and local faith leaders will gather for a press conference and rally at 4:00 PM to show support for the establishing this additional voting site.  More
Issues: DemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Black Policy Day Held at State Capitol
On Friday, February 11th, a collaboration of West Virginia organizations held a series of events focused on policy issues impacting Black West Virginians.  Organizers said one of the goals was to create space for West Virginians that have been historically oppressed or ignored to share their stories. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Local Action Alert: Kanawha Co. Republican Executive Committee Blocking Early Voting Location on Charleston’s West Side
The Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee is holding up approval for an early voting location on Charleston’s West Side. The proposed location for this community voting site is the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council building at 321 Virginia Street West.  More
Issues: DemocracyInequalityVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Five
This week’s forecast is primarily a news round up from various media outlets, partners, and allies on the bills we’ve been following, along with actions you can take where relevant. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareIncarcerationInequalityRacial JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Action Alert Julie Archer February 8, 2022
Hearing on HB 4011: Take Action to Stop Classroom Censorship
NOTE: This public hearing is limited to in-person participation. If you wish to speak, registration begins at 8:30 AM. You must arrive and sign up no later than 8:45 AM. More
Issues: Inequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2022
Don’t Be Fooled by “Curriculum Transparency” Farce – Take Action to Stop Classroom Censorship
The deceptively titled “Anti-Racism Act of 2022” (SB 498) is one of several bills supported by extremists who want to suppress the truth about actions and policies that have injured and continue to harm marginalized people and communities. More
Issues: EducationInequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Four
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to these critical issue areas and actions you can take. Although there are still plenty of bad ideas brewing, this forecast is less dreary. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rightswater quality
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