Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 9: Legislative Wrap Up

Here’s our wrap up of the 2021 WV Legislative Session. You can also stay connected by following us on Facebook and Twitter

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Can We Count on You?

Even though the legislative session has ended, exciting federal programs will be moving in DC and our senior senator is a key vote in moving most everything. As such we’ll be pivoting to put much more of our focus on some very promising legislation. 

The For the People Act will roll back many states’ new attempts at voter suppression. The THRIVE agenda will create tens of thousands of new jobs in WV by helping us ‘Build Back Better’ and greener. Your green energy by the way of new and renewed member donations will give us the springboard to jump into these exciting campaigns! Thank you in advance for your support.

It’s Over For Now
The 2021 legislative session is now history, albeit a rather dark page as far as sessions go. We had some wins which, as Julie noted, can be counted on one hand. As with any session, killing off terrible bills took up a major chunk of everyone’s effort and there were successes on that front also. 
With Voting Restrictions Defeated at the Legislature, Focus Shifts to Federal Democracy Initiatives
Here’s a bit of good news from the legislative session: Someone was listening. After the public hearing on SB 565 drew mostly opposition, House Judiciary Chair Moore Capito (R-Kanawha) said...
Tagged: ElectionsVotingVoting Rights
WV is Jammin’ for Jobs
On March 31, we launched a new coalition, The West Virginia New Jobs Coalition. The launch was rooted in sharing the national THRIVE Report and will require the forging of a new governing consensus that legitimizes massive government investments to reorganize different sectors of the economy.
WV Moving Forward With Establishing Intermediate Court, Keeping Courts Out of Impeachment
Two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts were passed by the WV Legislature. One was signed into law by the Governor. The other will go before voters in November of 2022 in the form of a proposed amendment to the state Constitution.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair Courts
Jul 23 2021  Newsletter article
Good Trouble Vigils for Democracy
Jul 23 2021  Newsletter article
Events Galore – WV Summer Jam Tour
Jul 23 2021  Newsletter article
Defending and Strengthening Democracy: Fair Courts and the For the People Act
Jul 23 2021  Newsletter article
Medicare/Medicaid Rally & ACA Enrollment Events
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