Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 1: 2021 Session Starts During “Best of Times, Worst of Times”

The 2021 Legislative Session started Wednesday. Stay up-to-date each week on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our weekly Capital Eye e-blast and following us on Facebook and Twitter!  Encourage your friends to stay-up-to-date, too, by signing up for our emails (you can also use this form to update your email interests).  

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Best of Times, Worst of Times
One thing is for sure, YOUR VOICE is more important now than ever on both the federal and state policies that we all care about. Senator Joe Manchin could provide the ‘swing’ vote on many critical issues and needs to hear from his constituents... 
Tagged: Budget prioritiesCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19Taxes
Protect the Personal Income Tax
GOP lawmakers are considering a proposal that would shift tax responsibility from the wealthiest residents to those who’ve suffered the worst effects of the pandemic: low-income families, Black and brown West Virginians, and women.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareTaxes
Defending and Strengthening Our Democracy and Our Courts: Challenges and Opportunities
We are at a critical juncture that presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to reforms that strengthen our democracy, and protect judicial independence.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFair CourtsFair taxationVotingVoting Rights
Health Care and the 2021 WV Legislative Session
The 2021 Legislative Session will be extremely important for the people of West Virginia, and protecting and expanding health care coverage will be a significant part of our agenda.
Tagged: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidTaxes
This Valentine’s Day, Show Democracy Some Love
Although we may end up playing defense at the WV Legislature, we have a real opportunity with the new Congress to transform our democracy with the passage of the For The People Act (HR 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR 4).
Tagged: DemocracyEnvironmentHealthcareSustainabilityVoting RightsWorkers
THIS Moral Monday @3PM: Poor People’s Campaign Fight for $15 Comes to WV
Update: MORAL MONDAY GOES VIRTURAL ONLY TOMORROW Due to inclement weather and the prediction of dangerous ice, the decision was made to move this to a virtual event. MORAL MONDAY WILL NOT BE IN PERSON as initially planned. Feb 15th @3PM: Join Rev. William Barber and WV Poor People's Campaign to demand $15 an hour minimum wage NOW; unions for all; & a just, full COVID relief package!
Tagged: InequalityKids and familiesLiving wagePovertyWorkers
Additional Actions – V14N1
Here are some additional actions you can take to get involved! Writing letters, Making calls, Sending Emails, Signing Petitions, Joining Events, and Attendng Webinars and Presentations. It all adds up to a LOT of Action and making positive change.
May 12 2021  Action Alert
Your Story Has Power! Will you share it?
May 5 2021  Action Alert
Calling All Wednesdays! Today’s Calls: Sen. Manchin – Please Lower Prescription Drug Prices!
May 3 2021  Action Alert
Your Story Has Power! Will you share it?
May 1 2021  Action Alert
West Virginians for Democracy Activist Launch! – May 4th, 8PM
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