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Newsletter article Julie Archer July 23, 2021
Defending and Strengthening Democracy: Fair Courts and the For the People Act
Tell Governor Jim Justice and State Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins that West Virginia courts work for the people, not for corporate interests. More
Issues: Fair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer July 23, 2021
WV Legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting to Host Public Hearings
Starting Tuesday, July 27th, the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting will host a series of public hearings around the state to allow West Virginians to weigh in on the process of redrawing the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts. More
Issues: Fair CourtsRedistrictingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer May 4, 2021
The National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day Of Action – May 8th
The basic right to vote is under attack across the country. For our democracy to survive, we need bold, transformative democracy reforms. More
Issues: InequalityVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer April 20, 2021
WV Moving Forward With Establishing Intermediate Court, Keeping Courts Out of Impeachment
Two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts were passed by the WV Legislature. One was signed into law by the Governor. The other will go before voters in November of 2022 in the form of a proposed amendment to the state Constitution. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair Courts
Newsletter article Julie Archer April 20, 2021
With Voting Restrictions Defeated at the Legislature, Focus Shifts to Federal Democracy Initiatives
Here’s a bit of good news from the legislative session: Someone was listening. After the public hearing on SB 565 drew mostly opposition, House Judiciary Chair Moore Capito (R-Kanawha) said... More
Issues: ElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer April 5, 2021
West Virginia Voters Speak Out Against Voting Restrictions
West Virginia voters turned out in force to oppose a bill that would eliminate the most popular Early Voting days, gut the efficiency of automatic voter registration and start the process of removing voters from rolls after two years (instead of four) if someone hasn’t voted. More
Action Alert Julie Archer April 2, 2021
URGENT: Call 1-2PM Today to say NO to Limiting Voting Access!
Please call (304) 340-3252 between 1 and 2 PM TODAY to sign up to speak or to watch the Monday public hearing. SB 565 that would limit access to early voting, gut automatic voter registration, and make it easier to remove voters from the registration rolls is picking up steam in the WV Legislature. The bill has already passed the Senate and is now before the House Judiciary Committee, who willl hold a virtual public hearing Monday, April 5 at 8 AM. More
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Take Action to Fight Voter Suppression
With 43 states, including West Virginia, trying to make it harder to vote, we need to fight voter suppression efforts and ensure the The For the People Act stays robust in order to protect every American’s freedom and right to vote. We also need to oppose SB 565 which would restrict West Virginians’ access to voting. We can’t let the assault on voting rights in West Virginia and around the country go unanswered. Please take action today.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyElectionsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Courts and the Constitution
After quickly passing their house of origin and then clearing their first committee assignment in the other, two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts slowed down. Now one has cleared another legislative hurdle, and the other is likely to be on the move again soon as we enter the final two weeks of the legislative session. Here’s a quick update and actions you can take to stop these power grabs and attempts to politicize the judiciary.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyFair Courts
Action Alert Julie Archer March 23, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Voting Right Are Under Attack, But We Can Fight Back
Contact Senator Manchin and Capito by email or phone and let them know you support the For the People Act to guarantee every American's freedom to vote, and make democracy work for everyone. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 22, 2021
Building Civic Action: A Policy Roundtable to Move Community to Action
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a policy roundtable hosted by the Charleston-Institute Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to discuss issues before the WV Legislature and their connection to and impact on the Black community. Here’s a recap of what was discussed and actions you can take.  More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair taxationHealthcareInequalityMedicaidVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 22, 2021
Voting Rights Are Under Attack, But We Can Fight Back
Call Senators Manchin and Capito today. Tell them to do their job, defend our democracy, and protect and strengthen the sacred right to vote by supporting the For the People Act. More
Issues: DemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 1, 2021
Still Time to Contact Delegates on HJR 2
It’s obvious that at least some members of the Legislature are under the mistaken impression that the acting Supreme Court that intervened in the impeachment of former Justice Margaret Workman stripped them of their power to impeach. This is completely false. More
Issues: Clean electionsFair Courts
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 22, 2021
Power Grabs and a Gift to Special Interests
In our action alerts for Week 2, we told you about a proposed constitutional amendment put forth by the House of Delegates (HJR 2). Not to be outdone, the Republican leadership in the Senate has reintroduced the proposed “Protecting the Separation of Powers Amendment” (SJR 8) More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair Courts
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 12, 2021
THIS Moral Monday @3PM: Poor People’s Campaign Fight for $15 Comes to WV
Update: MORAL MONDAY GOES VIRTURAL ONLY TOMORROW Due to inclement weather and the prediction of dangerous ice, the decision was made to move this to a virtual event. MORAL MONDAY WILL NOT BE IN PERSON as initially planned. Feb 15th @3PM: Join Rev. William Barber and WV Poor People's Campaign to demand $15 an hour minimum wage NOW; unions for all; & a just, full COVID relief package! More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesLiving wagePovertyWorkers
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 12, 2021
This Valentine’s Day, Show Democracy Some Love
Although we may end up playing defense at the WV Legislature, we have a real opportunity with the new Congress to transform our democracy with the passage of the For The People Act (HR 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR 4). More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentHealthcareSustainabilityVoting RightsWorkers
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 12, 2021
Defending and Strengthening Our Democracy and Our Courts: Challenges and Opportunities
We are at a critical juncture that presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to reforms that strengthen our democracy, and protect judicial independence. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair CourtsFair taxationVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer January 26, 2021
“Conversations on Democracy” – Tues. JAN 26th @ 7:30 PM
"Conversations on Democracy" this Tuesday, January 26th at 7:30 PM. Discussion will be on improving our democracy before the next election by ending Citizens United and the electoral college, instituting ranked choice voting, ending corruption, and more. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer January 26, 2021
ACTION ALERTS: We need your voice and WVCCE needs your support
As we begin a new year with a new president, we are at a critical juncture that presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to reforms that strengthen our democracy, and protect judicial independence. WV Citizen Action, in partnership with our WV Citizens for Clean Elections coalition partners, remains committed to the work needed to hold our government accountable, to ensure we create a country where everyone can thrive. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer January 13, 2021
We Demand Democracy Virtual Town Hall – JAN 16th @7PM
The WV NAACP, Our Future WV, WV Working Families Party, and the WV Citizens for Clean Elections coalition invite you and your organization to join us and the Declaration for American Democracy in the movement to pass the For The People Act (HR 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR 4) to protect and strengthen the sacred right to vote and return the power of our democracy to the people. More
Issues: PolicyVotingVoting Rights
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