Posts by Julie Archer

Julie Archer

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Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer October 11, 2017
Without disclosure, we don’t know what conflicts of interest our judges may have
Without common-sense disclosure laws, anyone could end up across the courtroom from another other party who has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to a dark money group supporting the judge ruling on their case. And they wouldn't even have the information, to ask the judge to recuse himself or herself. More
Issues: Clean elections
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer June 8, 2017
Attacks on Democracy Halted
A number of bills were introduced during the 2017 session that would have negatively affected our electoral process. With your help we were able to halt these attacks on democracy.More
Issues: Clean elections
Action Alert Julie Archer July 29, 2016
Take Back Our Democracy
This is our chance to be heard. Tell Senator Manchin we need his support for the We the People package and the Fair Elections Now Act. More
Issues: Clean elections
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer April 22, 2016
Judicial Public Financing: Moving Away from Corruption in the Courtroom
Our state’s judicial public financing system has given voters the ability to choose a judiciary that is truly independent because publicly financed candidates don’t have to rely on support from lawyers and special interest contributors who frequently have cases before the court.More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean elections
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer March 7, 2016
Bill Would Make It Easier to Build Drilling Waste Landfills, Hurt Local Solid Waste Authorities
A bill that would make it easier to site and build landfills for drilling waste will be voted on by the House of Delegates later this week. SB 601 is bad because the Public Service Commission's oversight is important, and prevents unneeded waste dumps from being built. However, the oil and gas provisions are not the only concern. SB 601 also puts our local and regional solid waste authorities at a competitive disadvantage with the so-called “recycling” facilities that are being deregulated, jeopardizing the public investment in these facilities.More
Issues: FrackingPollutionRecycling
Banking reform
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer February 14, 2016
Senate GOP Stalls Campaign Finance Bill
SB 408, a campaign finance bill that would increase contribution limits, stalled in committee after Senators amended the bill to increase disclosure of third-party political spending. It remains to be seen if the bill will reconsidered. In the meantime, six Democrats in the House introduced HB 4527, which would require any group that spends more than $1,000 to influence our elections to say where the money came from. The bill would also close the “covered transfers” loophole that allows so-called “social welfare” groups to serve as money conduits to Super PACs.More
Issues: Clean elections
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer February 14, 2016
House of Delegates Likely to Vote on Voter ID Requirement This Week
Statistically, an individual is more likely to be killed by lightning than to commit in-person voter fraud. HB 4013 is a “solution looking for a problem.” Please contact your delegates and ask them to vote “No” on this unnecessary and restrictive voter ID law.More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequality
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer February 7, 2016
WV Senate to Consider Raising Campaign Contribution Limits
Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and your legislators and tell them to vote "No" on SB 408. Allowing more money into our elections without increasing disclosure is self-serving and keeps West Virginians in the dark about who is trying to influence their votes.More
Issues: Clean elections
Banking reform
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 22, 2016
Meaningful Disclosure of Campaign Cash Needed
If the Legislature wants to get serious about disclosure of campaign cash, they should make sure every secret money group – liberal and conservative – attempting to sway election results has to disclose where the money came from. Our right to know who is influencing our elections is not a partisan issue.More
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer November 3, 2015
Fair Courts: Money, politics tipping scales of justice?
If you went to court tomorrow, would you ultimately get a fair and impartial decision? Or are the scales of justice tilted by special interests spending big and playing dirty in efforts to shape elected courts to their liking? A new national report underscores the troubling answer to these questions. Bankrolling the Bench: The New […]More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsDiscrimination
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer October 15, 2015
Fair Courts Summit Brings Together Advocates Working to Protect Our Courts
In July, Natalie Thompson of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) and I represented WV Citizens for Clean Elections at the second annual Fair Courts State Summit in Washington, DC. The summit, hosted by our national partner Justice at Stake and sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice, Wellstone Action, and the Piper Fund (longtime […]More
Action Alert Julie Archer August 3, 2015
Ask Congress to Support Iran Nuclear Deal
Congress is in a battle over a proposed Iran Nuclear Deal that would dramatically curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing international sanctions on Iran. Republicans are working to kill the deal and put the United States back on a path of confrontation that could lead to war. More
Issues: End to war
MCHM tanks
Action Alert Julie Archer July 29, 2015
This Week: Comment on Tank & Water Regs; Register for Beckley Policy Forum
Comment This Week on Tank & Water Regs Support a Safe Water System: Yard Signs Available Don't Forget to Register for Our Children, Our Future Policy Forums - Thursday Deadline to Register for Beckley ForumMore
Issues: Aboveground tanksDEPOur children our futurePollutionWater
Action Alert Julie Archer July 24, 2015
Register Now for Our Children, Our Future Policy Forums
WV Citizen Action is a co-sponsor of the Our Children, Our Future campaign's Policy Forums in August and we would like to invite our members to participate in this dynamic form of grassroots activism!More
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesOur children our futureRight to work
Action Alert Julie Archer July 7, 2015
Contact Senator Capito to Help End Child Hunger
Citizen Action Group Action Alert View / Comment Online Contact Senator Capito to help end Child Hunger! The summer is in full swing and Congress is moving quickly to make important decisions about our country’s priorities.The Senate Appropriations subcommittee tasked with the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is expected to make recommendations soon about funding […]More
Issues: Kids and familiesPovertyWIC
Action Alert Julie Archer June 3, 2015
Call Today to Stop TPP; Movie Screening, First Friday This Week
Any day now, Congress will vote on a massive outsourcing trade. This deal, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will directly impact the ability of labor unions to negotiate fair contracts this year. All jobs are tradable – including call center work – and this deal will move jobs to Vietnam & Malaysia.Congress has to hear from us, not just from corporate CEOs.Join us for this Day of Action! Call Your Representative Today, June 3.More
Issues: Fast trackTrade agreements
Newsletter Julie Archer March 21, 2015
Legislative Wrap-Up: 2015 Session Closes
Campaign Finance Legislation Stalls in House; Non-Partisan Judicial Elections, Other Reforms Headed to Governor; Aboveground Storage Tank Act Amended; Some Good News For Water Quality; Reflections on Internship with CAG; Recycling Cooperatives Bill Headed to Governor; Energy Efficient WV Fought off Bad Policy, Ran out of Time on Another; Selma Memory March This Sunday. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergy efficiencyMCHMRecyclingWater
Newsletter Julie Archer February 8, 2015
Week 4: Attacks on Water, Health Care Continue
This Week: Attacks on Water, Health Care Continue; Recycling, Election Updates; Upcoming EventsMore
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareRecyclingWater
MCHM
Newsletter Julie Archer January 24, 2015
Week 2: Net Metering Saved, Action Needed on Energy Efficiency
This Friday is the tenth day, and the first full week of the 2015 legislature. On Monday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission’s celebration was held at Asbury United Methodist Church ending with a march at noon to the Capitol and the ringing of the liberty bell. The same day, the West Virginia Education Association held a rally for teachers and UE (United Electrical Workers) Local 170 rallied with the state workers they represent.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergy efficiencyHealthcareKids and familiesNet meteringWater
MCHM tanks
Action Alert Julie Archer January 20, 2015
Tell DEP You Want a Strong Tank Rule
Submit comments on the Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Rule by Wednesday, January 21. These rules are enacting the important bill passed last year to protect our water. More
Issues: DEPWater
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