Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 13: A Record Summer

July has seen record temperatures, deadly flooding, lost bodily autonomy, reduced EPA authority to control emissions, and more. WVCAG has been head down & nose-to-the-grind-stone doing what we can to help. Here’s the 13th edition of our Capital Eye newsletter to share some of it all.

In this issue:


Senator Manchin – Don’t Gamble with Our Future
Just days after Sen Manchin announced he was ‘postponing’ his support for the reconciliation bill being negotiated in the US Senate and delaying investments necessary to address the climate crisis, WV CAG and partners organized a rally outside his Charleston office calling on him to put #PeopleOverProfits and not to gamble with our future!
Tagged: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationHealth CareInfrastructureResilient CommunitiesVoting Rights
We Dissent: A Rally for Abortion Rights
Decades of attacks left abortion rights hanging by a thread. That thread was cut with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but we are not defeated. We must keep fighting until every person, no matter where we live, how much money we make, or what we look like, has the freedom to make our own decisions about our lives and futures.
Tagged: AbortionBodily AutonomyHuman RightsInequality
Billionaires are Buying Federal Elections, Putting Democracy at Risk
On July 13th, WV Citizen Action Group co-released a new report in collaboration with Americans for Tax Fairness showing that America’s billionaires are pumping tens of millions of dollars into the 2022 midterm elections, mostly backing Republican candidates for Congress who will cut taxes for the ultra-rich and the corporations they own.
Tagged: Clean electionsDark MoneyFair RepresentationFair taxationVoting Rights
Plugging Orphaned Wells: A Win for Our Economy, Environment and Public Health
Not only is this an economic liability, but these orphaned wells also pose a major threat to landowners’ property rights, to the environment and to the communities in which they are located.
Tagged: Orphaned WellsPollution
Take Action on Healthcare
Make Meds Affordable campaign, breaking pharmaceutical and patent monopolies, collecting health care stories, insulin copay caps, Medicare drug price negotiations, and more!
Tagged: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
WV New Jobs Coalition Updates
Visioning Project, Now Hiring, 9th St. Live and more!
Tagged: JobsResilient Communities
WV CAG Statement on WV vs EPA at Climate Alliance Press Conference
The WV Climate Alliance, of which WV Citizen Action is a founding member, lifted up concerns on the terrible WV vs EPA Supreme Court ruling through a virtual press conference on July 14th.
Tagged: Climate ChangeEmissionsPollution
Major Issues Facing West Virginia Voters
The campaign surrounding the Voter Issues and Action Survey (VIAS) concluded on Friday, July 15th. From this campaign, we received a total of 43 responses from West Virginia voters.
Tagged: Voting Rights
Oppose Tax Cuts for the Rich
On Wednesday morning, Governor Justice announced a special legislative session beginning at noon on Monday to begin phasing out the state income tax. Don’t be fooled, this is the first salvo in eventually eliminating the personal income tax completely.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Register for the 2022 BLAC Policy Summit!
This virtual and free Policy Summit will provide keynote speakers and workshops that will demonstrated the importance of incorporating Black storytelling for effective policymaking. 
Medicare/Medicaid Birthday Celebration & Press Event – July 30th at noon
Join us on Saturday, July 30th at noon outside the Cabin Creek Health Systems’ Kanawha City Health Center, located at 4602 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV, for a celebration and press event centered around the 57th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid.
Tagged: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
SAVE THE DATE – WVCAG Awards Picnic, Sept. 15th 5-7PM
Join us for our 2022 Awards Picnic Fundraiser, September 15th from 5-7PM at Little Creek Park in South Charleston, WV, at the Soap Box Pavilion.
Tagged: FundraiserPicnic
2022 Environmental Summit: Growing West Virginia’s Environmental Power – Sept 24th & 25th
Registration is now open! The 2022 Environmental Summit, to be held in Morgantown, WV, Sept. 24th and 25th, will bring together local and state environmental organizations to facilitate conversation around the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement.
Tagged: Clean AirClean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentPollutionwater quality
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