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Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett June 2, 2021
Comments on WV polling on Rx Costs
Drug companies are among the most profitable corporations on the planet, especially in the United States where patent laws give them an unfettered monopoly to raise prices at will just because they can. This makes life-saving medications unaffordable for many Americans and needs to stop now! More
Issues: Health CareHealthcarePrescription Drug Prices
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 28, 2021
Advocates Weigh in Following Vote on Bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission: It’s Time to Eliminate the Filibuster and Protect Our Democracy
Following the Senate Republicans filibuster of legislation to create a bipartisan commission investigating the January 6 insurrection, Indivisible, Fix Our Senate, and 56 other organizations representing millions of people across the country released the following statement calling on Senate Democrats to finally eliminate the filibuster: More
Issues: Filibuster
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 26, 2021
Letter to Senator Manchin: Care for Creation is a Call to be Heeded and Acted Upon
We are a group of concerned West Virginians from various faith traditions—leaders and lay persons alike—who believe that care for Creation is a call to be heeded and acted upon. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentJobsPollutionReclamationUnionsVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 21, 2021
In this time of great suffering in our nation as communities are fighting yet another surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are shuttered, and high levels of unemployment are being experienced billionaires and Wall Street have continued to rake in outrageous levels of profit. More
Issues: Fair taxationTaxes
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 20, 2021
Status of 2021 Bills by Topic/Subject
Consumer Protection, Civil Justice, Courts, Constitutional Amendments, Health Care, Voting Rights, and so much more. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesDiscriminationEducationEnergyEnvironmentFair taxationHealthcarePovertyVoting RightsWater
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 14, 2021
This morning, the Ohio River Valley Institute and ReImagine Appalachia released a striking set of new reports detailing how Appalachian communities can create more than 30,000 new jobs by reclaiming and remediating abandoned coal mines and oil and gas wells.  More
Issues: EnvironmentJobs
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett April 2, 2021
Please Reject SB 569 – Public Hearing Testimony, 4/2/2021
My name is Gary Zuckett, I’m E.D. of WV Citizen Action, a consumer protection group active in people-centered public policy since 1974. I’m not a lawyer or a doctor I’m a consumer advocate. Citizens want clean air and water that won’t cause them to get sick or develop environmentally caused diseases. This bill is not good for public health. More
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 12, 2021
WV Bill Tracker – 3/12/2021
Here are the bills we are tracking at the WV Legislature as of today, Friday, 3/12. More
Issues: WV Legislature
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett March 6, 2021
Testimony on HCR 9, by Gary Zuckett 3/5/2021
An Article V convention is a dangerous path that puts all of our civil liberties, and freedoms at risk. There is nothing stopping a new convention from rolling back our constitutional rights and civil liberties. More
Issues: Civil LibertiesDemocracyFree SpeechVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 5, 2021
WV Bill Tracker – 3/5/2021
Here are the bills we are tracking at the WV Legislature as of today, Friday, 3/5.  More
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett March 1, 2021
Public Hearing Testimony on HB 2389, by Gary Zuckett
HB 2389 actually INCREASES the allowable discharge amounts for a baker’s dozen of toxic chemicals in our rivers and streams – to allow more than our current limits! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 26, 2021
WV Bill Tracker – 2/26
Here are the bills we are tracking at the WV Legislature as of noon, Friday, 2/26. More
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett February 26, 2021
Testimony of Gary Zuckett at People’s Public Hearing on HB 2598 – 2/26/21
Above Ground Storage Tank (AGST) Act is a good law. It’s not broken and doesn’t need fixed – HB 2598 will break it. Taking away protections against ‘Fracking Fluids” getting into our tap water intakes. What are these Fracking Fluids? More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironmentPollutionWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett February 25, 2021
Media Advisory – People’s Public Hearing on Tank Bill HB 2598 Friday @ 8AM
After several public interest groups were denied their requests for the usual public hearing procedure in the House regarding House Bill 2598, they’ve banded together to hold their own Public Hearing so the voice of citizens can be heard on critical issues that affect them, their families and communities. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnvironmentPollutionWater
Citizen Action Group Blog   February 22, 2021
Letter to Speaker Hanshaw: Video stream ALL committees to promote transparency and openness in the legislative process
This letter to WV Speaker Hanshaw from the WV House of Delegates Democratic Caucus asks for all committees to provide video streams, so as to promote transparency and openness in the legislative process. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationTransparency
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 19, 2021
WV Bill Tracker – 2/19
Here are the bills we are tracking at the WV Legislature, and our update as of noon, Friday, 2/19.  More
Issues: BillWV Legislature
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG February 3, 2021
Broad Coalition of Organizations Calls on State Leaders to Protect Revenues, Public Services in Upcoming Legislative Session
With West Virginia still feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic recession, the state’s leaders face difficult decisions in the upcoming legislative session. Increasing numbers of West Virginians are struggling to feed their families, remain in their homes, keep their businesses afloat, and protect their jobs, all while fighting to stay healthy. More
Issues: Covid-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG January 29, 2021
40 WV Groups sign onto letter concerning public access at legislature
When the 2021 Legislative Session begins on February 10, the undersigned organizations encourage legislative leaders to take all necessary steps to assure an open and transparent session that allows for meaningful access to and input from all interested members of the public. Every West Virginian has a vested interest in ensuring that the legislative process is open to the public. Our organizations, representing thousands of West Virginians across this great state, are joining together to ask that you hold an Open Session. More
Issues: Covid-19Fair CourtsFair Representation
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 17, 2020
Thousands of WV Medicaid members get $1,000 in Dental Coverage Jan. 1st
Thousands of West Virginia Medicaid members, ages 21 and older, received a letter this week announcing that on January 1st, 2021, they will be able to get up to $1,000 in preventative dental care. WV Citizen Action Group was part of the Health Care for All WV coalition team that lobbied for this breakthrough. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG December 17, 2020
People’s Action Letter – Re.: Need for a Secretary of Labor Ready to Usher in Structural Reforms
COVID-19 has revealed and exacerbated the extreme inequality that has come to be the norm in our country. That’s not how it’s always been; and that’s not how it needs to be. There were times in our history when this extreme division wasn’t the case. Our current stability as a country depends on us getting back to a more equitable society. Cabinet positions and other key personnel in federal agencies are critical for advancing the necessary agenda. More
Issues: Covid-19EconomyInequalityWorkers
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