Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 11: Election Reds & Blues

It’s May, all the flowers are blooming like crazy, and there is a lot going on in Charleston and in DC, so here’s the 11th edition of our Capital Eye newsletter to break it all down.

In this edition: 

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If you experienced a problem voting in the primary, we want to hear about it! We’re working with partners and allies to gather information about issues and challenges experienced in West Virginia’s 2022 primary election and to pressure state and local election officials to take action on these issues before the general election. Please fill out our 2022 Primary Election Issues and Action Survey to share your story or contact julie@wvcag.org about your voting experience. 

If you would like to volunteer with Health Care for All WV, or help with the Make Meds Affordable campaign, please contact us at healthcareforallwv@gmail.com.

– Tell Our Senators to Extend the Black Lung Excise Tax – go to blacklungkills.org and fill out the form.

Contact your legislators, and let them know that, although we have made great progress towards a Medicaid Buy-in, and copay caps on diabetic supplies, we need their support in 2023 to get them both over the finish line.

Let’s call our members of congress and ask them to support this proposal, so medications are made more affordable for all.

Take Action here (https://protectmedicare.net/take-action/), and contact your Congress members. Tell them they should demand answers, and an end to the REACH program or any Medicare privatization, from the Biden administration.

We all need to make some calls to Senator Manchin, asking him to support a reconciliation package deal that would continue the ACA and Medicaid subsidies.

 

Election Blues
May brings spring blooms and election postcards filling our mailboxes. Regardless, this mid-term primary should be noted for its dismal voter turnout of less than 23% of registered voters...
Tagged: ElectionsGOTVRedistrictingVoting Rights
Bans Off Our Bodies: Protect Abortion Access in WV
This is a pivotal moment for the U.S. Supreme Court to demonstrate that it decides cases based on precedent and rule of law, not politics or ideology. It remains to be seen whether it will. 
Tagged: AbortionBodily Autonomy
WV New Jobs Coalition Has Big Plans for 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition (WVNJC) is a partnership of organizations seeking to bring new, well-paying jobs to the Mountain State. We believe that West Virginians deserve...
Tagged: Climate ChangeElectionsInfrastructureJobsResilient Communities
Health Care and the People’s Action Summit
It was powerful to hear how people from all over the country are working towards justice. I was particularly moved by the personal stories of people who got involved in this work...
Tagged: Health CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
More About the Visioning Project
We’re starting in the southern coalfields - specifically Boone, Logan, and Mingo counties - because the vagaries of the coal industry have arguably hit that area the hardest...
Tagged: Community OrganizingFellowshipMini-grantVisioning Project
Let’s Work Together to Move Democracy Forward in WV
A lot has changed since West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections (WVCCE) released the WV Pro-Democracy Anti-Corruption Platform in 2018... Then the pandemic hit...
Tagged: Civil JusticeDemocracyFair CourtsInequality
Share Your Voice and Fight for Affordable Health Care
Fighting against Medicare Privatization, making meds affordable, fighting to continue the ACA and Medicaid subsidies so that people don't lose their coverage, and telling our state legislators we want a Medicaid Buy-in and caps on diabetic supply costs is all part of my 2022 to-do list. Will you join me?
Tagged: ACAHealth CareHealth InsuranceMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug PricesPrivatization
Billionaire Taxation – Tele-Town Hall, May 26th at 6:30PM
Please join us for a tele-town hall on Billionaire Taxation, with featured speakers: Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness, WV State Delegate Mike Pushkin, and Lida Shepherd of WV Economic Justic Project.
Tagged: EquityFair taxation
Benefit for Ukraine – Wed. 6/1 at 7PM
On Wednesday, June 1st, from 7-9PM, a Benefit for Ukraine fundraiser will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charleston, WV located at 520 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston, WV.
Tagged: Fundraiser
Save the Date! 2022 Awards Picnic to be held on Sept. 15th, 5-7PM
SAVE THE DATE! On September 15th, from 5-7PM, WVCAG and WVCAEF will again bring people together in an outdoor setting to have an evening Awards Picnic...
Tagged: FundraiserPicnic
Caring for Creation Together – A WV Interfaith Climate Conference – June 4th, 10AM-3PM
People of faith across our state will come together to discuss our concerns for West Virginia’s changing climate, its effects on our way of life, our future, and our response.
Tagged: Climate ChangeClimate Justice
We’re Counting on You, Joe! Black Lung Press Conference and Campaign (Launch held May 12th)
The event was to roll out the www.BlacklungKills.org campaign and ask our Senators, especially Sen Manchin, to restore and extend funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.
Tagged: Black LungCoal MinersDisabilities
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