Posts by Savanna Lyons

Savanna Lyons

https://wvcag.org

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Newsletter article Savanna Lyons February 25, 2020
Support HB 4543 for Affordable, Life Saving Insulin!
The WV legislature is considering a bipartisan bill, HB 4543, that would cap copays for life-saving insulin at $25 for a 30-day supply. Currently, the cost of insurance co-payments for insulin can exceed $600 per month. The average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, and has continued to rise. As many as 1 in 4 diabetics, including many with insurance, have started rationing their insulin because of the higher prices. Rationing insulin can result in strokes, comas or even death. More
Issues: Healthcare
Newsletter article Savanna Lyons February 11, 2020
Support HB 4543 for Affordable, Life Saving Insulin
Tell legislators its time to save West Virginians from price-gouging on insulin! The WV legislature is considering a bipartisan bill, HB 4543, that would cap copays for life-saving insulin at $25 for a 30-day supply. Currently, the cost of insurance co-payments for insulin can exceed $600 per month. The average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, and has continued to rise. More
Issues: Healthcare
Newsletter article Savanna Lyons February 4, 2020
CALL TO ACTION: STAND UP TO BIG PHARMA, SUPPORT AFFORDABLE INSULIN
Every death caused by too-high insulin costs is a death too many. It’s time to choose PEOPLE over drug company PROFIT. For months we've been supporting the WV Team for Insulin Affordability on HB 4543, a great bipartisan bill that would cap insulin co-pays at $25. It would save hundreds or thousands of dollars per year for Type I Diabetics who depend on life-saving insulin. But on Monday, when the bill went to House Banking and Insurance, the pharmaceutical lobby came out in force. More
Issues: Healthcare
Newsletter article Savanna Lyons January 14, 2020
Power to the People: Electoral Strategy Day
2020 is our big chance to shift the political balance in West Virginia and push our elected leaders to stand up work for working people. There are lots of ways to get involved. More
Issues: Event
Action Alert Savanna Lyons March 20, 2019
Join WV CAG at the People’s Action Convention!
We're excited to invite YOU to be a part of the Second Annual People's Action Convention with us! The application to apply for a chance to attend with WV CAG staff, board members, and supporters is live now. Why should you apply? Click to read our top three reasons! More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article Savanna Lyons February 11, 2019
Say NO to charter schools (and other updates)!
This week, State Superintendent Steve Paine reportedly ordered the creation of a "charter school pilot" project in two predominantly Black communities in Cabell and Kanawha counties. The project would transform Mary C. Snow Elementary (in Charleston's West side neighborhood) and Spring Hill Elementary (and Huntington's Fairfield West neighborhood) into charter schools, after little or no conversation with these communities and their students, parents and educators. This announcement follows in the heels of Republicans' efforts to ram charter schools through the legislature as part of the education omnibus bill. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationInequality
Newsletter article Savanna Lyons January 21, 2019
How You Can Help End the Government Shutdown
On Tuesday, about 50 people rallied at Senator Capito's Charleston office, asking her to "stop playing politics with our lives," end the government shutdown, and forget the border wall. Rally speakers emphasized how the shutdown does the most harm to the people who need the most support – seniors, struggling families, and kids. More here on how you can help end the shutdown. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAPWorkers