Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 1: 2022 Session Starts and Winter Is Here

The 2022 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).  

Click on the articles below to see what’s been happening.

Bookmark our events page to keep track of upcoming events! Also, here are some additional actions you can take.

If you find this newsletter informative and valuable, please join us by becoming a supporting member of Citizen Action!

PS: Thank You for Your Support!

We work extra hard during the session to make sure our supporters have the information and contacts they need to make WV a better place for everyone. This means longer hours and more expenses for staff and materials. In addition to your policy support, your financial support is also essential. Since this Capital Eye Update goes out to everyone, we’re hoping that everyone will pitch in with a membership contribution. Thanks in advance for your support!

Welcome to the Super Spreader Session of 2022
Hard to believe it’s 2022 now, seems like science fiction - especially with the Delta and Omicron villains roaming the streets. But not at the 2022 legislative ‘Super Spreader’ session...
Tagged: Build Back BetterWV Legislature
Legislative Forecast: Winter is Here. Brace Yourself.
Here’s a glimpse of what transpired over the first few days, opportunities to learn, and information about how to engage your legislators and make your voice heard.  
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
We Are The Economy: Community Well-Being & Mutual Aid – Jan 17th, 8PM
Tonight at 8PM, WV NAACP and WV NOW officer, Katonya Hart will be part of a dynamic panel of women leading an online conversation about mutual aid, including revolving credit circles, cooperative businesses, trade agreements, and how they build resilient communities.
Tagged: EconomyMutual AidResilient Communities
Feasibility of Advanced Nuclear in West Virginia – Jan 18th, 6PM
Join us for an informational session on both the PROs and CONs of repowering coal plant sites for advanced nuclear energy development.
Tagged: Clean EnergyEnergy efficiency
Legislative Advocacy Training – Jan 19th, 6-7:30PM
Are you interested in making your voice heard on the decisions that will be made in Charleston during the 2022 legislative session?
Citizen Civic Engagement Training – Jan 20th, 6PM
Learn how to find your representative(s), build relationships with them, and share what's most important to you as a West Virginian.
Tagged: Health CareHealthcare
PRESS RELEASE: West Virginia Groups Urge Senator Manchin To Negotiate Extension of Child Tax Credit
Charleston, West Virginia -- On Friday January 14th, a coalition of West Virginia organizations and directly impacted parents and grandparents held a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol to tell Senator Joe Manchin that families in West Virginia are worried that no deal has been made in Congress for an extension of the child tax credit.  
Tagged: InequalityKids and familiesPoverty
MLK Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our Democracy – Jan 17th
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the West Virginia Faith Table and the Charleston Branch NAACP invite you to join us for a day of prayer and fasting for our democracy.
Tagged: Democracy
Monday Events: MLK, Jr. Day & Public Hearing
As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, Dr. King's family has called for us to focus on demanding voting rights legislation and access to the ballot box. We wanted to let you know about these opportunities to raise our collective voices and call on our elected leaders to cement his legacy.
Tagged: DemocracyHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
A Year After Jan. 6th Attack on US Capitol, West Virginians Demand Action to Prevent Another Attack on Our Democracy
On January 6th, 2022, WV Freedom to Vote Coalition, a coalition of organizations and concerned West Virginians representing veterans, young people, small business owners, faith leaders and current and former elected officials, held a candlelight vigil to remember the events of January 6th, 2021 and demand action to prevent future attacks on our democracy.
Tagged: DemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Apr 18 2022  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 10: What’s Next?
Mar 23 2022  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 9: Legislative Wrap Up
Mar 7 2022  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 8: Week Eight of the WV Legislative Session
Feb 28 2022  Newsletter
Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 7: Week Seven of the WV Legislative Session
Updated: January 24, 2022 — 11:17 am
Send this to a friend