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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
Action Alert Julie Archer February 3, 2022
Protect Honesty in Education: Tell Delegates Not to Censor the Truth
A bill introduced in the House of Delegates (HB 4011) would suppress the discussion of topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion; and bury the truth about how actions and policies have injured and continue to harm marginalized people and communities. Contact members of the House Education Committee today! Tell them to oppose HB 4011. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationInequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 31, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 3
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to several critical issue areas and actions you can take. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEducationFair CourtsHealth CareInequalityPollutionVoting RightsWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 27, 2022
Campaign Launched to Inform West Virginians That They May Have Been Removed from the Voter Rolls
The campaign communicates to West Virginians whose names have been removed from the voter rolls according to data provided by the Secretary of State. The campaign encourages these individuals to double check their registration status. If they remain eligible to vote, the mailers provide information on how to re-register so they may vote in this year’s elections. More
Issues: ElectionsVoting
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 24, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 2
As we head into the second full week of the 2022 legislative session, I’m going to provide a quick status update on these issues, hopefully without duplicating too much of what Gary has already covered.  More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair RepresentationHealth CareHealthcareMedicaidRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWaterwater quality
Photo credit Hisham Ibrahim/Getty and The Brennan Center for Justice
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 24, 2022
We Must Continue the Fight to Strengthen and Protect Our Democracy
Friday marked the 12th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Citizens United v. FEC. In the case, the Court ruled that corporations and other outside groups could not be restricted from spending money on elections. More
Issues: Dark MoneyDemocracyFair RepresentationFilibusterVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 17, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Winter is Here. Brace Yourself.
Here’s a glimpse of what transpired over the first few days, opportunities to learn, and information about how to engage your legislators and make your voice heard.   More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Action Alert Julie Archer January 15, 2022
Monday Events: MLK, Jr. Day & Public Hearing
As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, Dr. King's family has called for us to focus on demanding voting rights legislation and access to the ballot box. We wanted to let you know about these opportunities to raise our collective voices and call on our elected leaders to cement his legacy. More
Issues: DemocracyHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer December 23, 2021
The Foundation of Our Democracy: Fair and Impartial Courts
we must keep the pressure on our Senators to pass bold democracy reform at the federal level that will protect and strengthen our freedom to vote, while continuing the fight at the state level to ensure that our courts are free from political and special interest influence and can protect our rights and guard against abuses of power. Double your impact with a year-end donation to keep us fighting for free, fair, and safe elections and fair and impartial courts. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer December 12, 2021
Legislative Forecast
Winter is coming, and that means the legislative session is just around the corner. As 2021 comes to a close and we head into a new year and another legislative session, here are some issues we expect to take up time and attention under the dome.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyHealth CareWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer December 6, 2021
Where and How to View WV’s New Legislative and Congressional Maps
The new legislative and congressional maps can be viewed in various formats. The maps reflect the districts for elected offices beginning in the 2022 election. Which new districts are you in? More
Issues: ElectionsRedistrictingVoting
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer December 6, 2021
Redistricting: New Maps Reinforce Need for Reform
In October, the Legislature convened in special session to draw new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. The outcome has only reinforced calls for establishing an independent redistricting commission rather than letting legislators draw the maps that govern their own elections. Additionally, with hyper-partisan legislative and congressional maps being adopted around the country it’s critical that we pass the Freedom to Vote Act to end partisan gerrymandering once and for all. More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistrictingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer October 12, 2021
Speak Out for Fair Districting: Public Hearing 10/13 @8AM
The Legislature has convened in special session to approve new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. These maps will shape our lives and communities for the next decade and beyond. That’s why it’s important to come together to speak out on fair districting so that our communities are whole and have equal resources to meet our needs. There’s still time to provide input on the proposed maps and nobody knows our communities better than the people who live in them.  More
Issues: Fair RepresentationRedistricting
Newsletter article Julie Archer October 7, 2021
Fair Districting is About Accurate Representation and Keeping Our Communities Whole
With the Legislature expected to convene for a special session next week to approve new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts, the House and Senate Redistricting Committees have started considering proposed maps that will shape our lives and communities for the next decade and beyond.  More
Issues: Redistricting
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
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