Capital Eye Vol. 12 No. 2

West Virginia Citizen Action Group
Capital Eye
 
Jan 21, 2019 View / Comment Online

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Week two at the legislature was a busy one. Meetings with potential bill sponsors, checking daily bills introduced (now totaling 876), monitoring committees as they take up and amend legislation. This is just the daily grind. Then there are the special events and actions we’re co-sponsoring and/or showing up for.

Keep reading for more about these activities, and a short list of the good, bad, and just plain ugly bills that we’re either promoting or trying to stop here, as well as actions you can take to help end the government shutdown, protect our water and our health, and strengthen our democracy.

Yours for Action,

Team WV CAG

Week Two – Full to Overflowing!

Week two at the legislature was a busy one. Meetings with potential bill sponsors, checking daily bills introduced (now totaling 876), monitoring committees as they take up and amend legislation. This is just the daily grind. Then there are the special events and actions we’re co-sponsoring and/or showing up for. More about the some of these activities, and a short list of the good, bad, and just plain ugly bills that we’re either promoting or trying to stop here.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair taxationSNAPWater
The Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform: Stand Up, Stamp Up for Your Rights

We had a great time last week promoting the Pro-Democracy Anti-Corruption Platform at Kids and Families Day hosted by the Our Children, Our Future (OCOF) campaign. We also encouraged folks to help spread the word about the need to fight the influence of money in politics, and demonstrate support for the solution by stamping their money with messages like “Stamp Money Out of Politics, “Not to Be Used to Buy Elections,” and “Stop the Attack on Voting Rights.” Several bills have been introduced that advance the goals of the platform have been introduced. Learn more here.
Tagged: Clean electionsKids and familiesOur children our future
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.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAPWorkers
Tell Lawmakers to Protect Our Health

Please call the members of the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining committee today. Tell them “to adopt the EPA-recommended human health criteria updates that strengthen our water protections!”
Tagged: PollutionWater
 
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