Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Vol.10 No.11

Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Edition

We leapt straight from the tough legislative session, including an extended budget battle, into several other state and national fights. Our crew rarely misses a beat in their efforts to bring justice and sanity to public policy. Keep reading for a post-legislative session overview.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesEnergy efficiencyEventFair taxationHCANHealthcareInequalityMedicarePovertySNAP
Health Care Repeal Roller Coaster Rolls On

On January 1st it seemed inevitable that we would see the ACA repealed within months, if not weeks. Today, the public has little to no appetite for another attempt at repeal, and the Congress knows it. Health care as a right has entered the discussion, and grassroots groups around the country are growing in size and influence. We should be proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, for it’s only the beginning of what is possible.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesMedicare
Have You Registered for the WV Grassroots Summit?

The WV Grassroots Summit is this month. Have you registered? Have you invited a friend, neighbor, or acquaintance that may interested in developing deeper connections, learning new skills, and gaining tools and resources for building people power to take back to their community?
Tagged: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationInequality
Coalition Opposes FirstEnergy’s Bad Deal for WV

WVCAG’s Energy Efficient West Virginia (EEWV) project has helped launch a coalition called West Virginians For Energy Freedom (WV4EF) to oppose FirstEnergy’s plan to transfer the obsolete Pleasants Power Plant to Mon Power and Potomac Edison. West Virginians don’t want to bail out FirstEnergy Corp. and its shareholders, and we shouldn’t have to!
Tagged: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Trump ‘fraud’ commission is a tool for voter suppression

The Presidential Election Integrity Commission has no credibility and is a pretext for voter suppression. This waste of government resources and invasion of our privacy is all being done in an attempt to suppress people’s right to vote.  West Virginians and our state officials should refuse to cooperate in any way with this sham commission.
Tagged: Clean electionsDiscriminationInequality
2017 West Virginia Solar Congress Shines

In June, more than 40 solar supporters came together to learn about solar, energy efficiency, and more at the 2017 West Virginia Solar Congress hosted by EEWV and WV SUN. The event was a huge success!
Tagged: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Climate March Beats the Heat

The last Saturday in April was a scorcher with temperatures in the 90’s, as we gathered in Charleston for a ‘sister’ march to the People’s Climate March. Despite the heat, we nearly 400 folks from around the state assembled and marched to a rally at the state Capitol in solidarity with the national march in DC.
Tagged: EnergySustainability
Power to the People

Our annual fundraiser and awards dinner, the Spring Fling, was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our sponsors, silent auction contributors, those who attended and those who supported from afar. Citizen Action is only as powerful as the people and together we can make the necessary changes to live in a world that works for all of us!
Tagged: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair taxationHealthcare
Budget Battle Over (For Now)

West Virginia dodged the bullet at the last possible moment. However, this is not a budget to celebrate. It cuts higher education and Medicaid and doesn’t raise enough new revenue to keep this annual fight over cuts v. revenue from playing out again next year and into the future.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
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.
Tagged: Clean elections
Dec 1 2017  Action Alert
Join Us for a Great Movie & Healthcare Forum
Nov 26 2017  Newsletter article
Grassroots Summit Helps Grow People-Powered Movement
MCHMNov 25 2017  Newsletter article
Suicide of Environmentalist and Other Poems
Nov 25 2017  Newsletter article
Surprise Fight at the PSC Over Appalachian Power Energy Efficiency Programs

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