Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 15: #Roevember

Election Day is just two weeks away, inflation continues to hit hard, and we continue to see the deadly effects of Climate Change. Plus, our wins in the IRA are already in jeopardy. Here’s the 15th edition of our Capital Eye newsletter to share what WVCAG and friends have been doing to try to help, and how you can help, too!

In this issue:


#Roevember, Inflation & Climate in ‘22
With the 2022 elections upon us, let’s take some time to review both the damage done this year and the opportunities that lay ahead.
Hold WV Electeds Accountable Too – WFP Endorsements Will Help!
WV WFP has a rigorous process for vetting candidates and voters can be sure the list vetted by the state committee is a solid one. See and share the list HERE and consider signing up for their mailings to keep abreast on progressive politics in WV and the nation.
Tagged: ElectionsVoting
Much At Stake With Proposed Constitutional Amendments
In addition to the congressional, legislative, county and local elected offices that will appear on the ballot this November, voters must also consider four separate amendments to the state’s constitution. Here’s a refresher on what’s at stake with these proposed changes to the West Virginia Constitution. 
Tagged: Budget prioritiesElectionsFair CourtsFair taxationTaxesVoting
Are You Ready to Vote?
The General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 8. Make sure you are ready to vote.
Tagged: Clean electionsElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Health Care, Candidates, and Taking Action
WVCAG and our partners have been hard at work over the last few months on a myriad of health care projects, including video interviews, educational webinars, an action in DC, and four candidate forums!
Tagged: Health CareHealthcareInequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Tell Governor Justice to Protect Child Care for Essential Workers
In less than two weeks, beginning November 1st any essential worker household with income exceeding 85% of the State Median Income will lose this critical support.  
Tagged: Care EconomyEssential WorkersKids and familiesWorking Families
WV New Jobs Coalition Visioning Project
This month the WV New Jobs Coalition kicked off our Visioning Project. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, please reach out!
Tagged: Visioning Project
Together WV Get Out the Vote Phone & Text Banking
Join us and our partners in the WV Civic Engagement table to call and text fellow West Virginians to get out and vote in the 2022 election.
Tagged: VotingVoting Rights
Energy, Jobs, & Justice: Candidate Forum for Kanawha County Region – Oct. 25th, 5:30-8:30PM
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance, Our Future West Virginia, West Virginia Citizen Action Group, West Virginia Environmental Council, and West Virginia New Jobs Coalition for a candidate forum on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Tagged: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeClimate JusticeJobs
Groups Gathered for Jan 6 Justice: Our Freedoms, Our Vote Rally
[VIDEO] Rise Up WV, WV Common Defense, WV Citizens Action Group and others gathered Friday Oct. 21st from noon until 1:00 PM in front of the WV State Capitol river side steps for a rally to speak out for Justice, our Freedoms, and Our Vote.
Tagged: FreedomsJusticeVotingVoting Rights
2022 Awards Picnic: Photos, Video, and More
We had a great time on Thursday, Sept. 15th at Little Creek Park for our 2022 Awards Picnic. The temperature was delicious, as was the food, the games were fun, and the music was just lovely. See pictures from the picnic, our livestreamed video of the music and awards ceremony, a full list of our sponsors and read more about our outstanding awardees here.
Tagged: AwardsFundraiser
Crystal Good & Emily Thompson: 2022 Paul Nyden & Don Marsh Public Service Awardees
The 2022 Don Marsh & Paul Nyden Public Service Award was presented to two individuals committed to the furtherance of justice and equity in our state, our country and our world: Crystal Good, an Affrilachian artist, social advocate, digital media entrepreneur, founder, publisher and Editor of Black By God the West Virginian, and the fiercely committed reproductive and social equity advocate, Emily Thompson, Director of Organizing for Planned Parenthood Votes South Atlantic. 
Takeiya Smith: 2022 Thomas A. Knight Excalibur Awardee
The 2022 Thomas A. Knight Excalibur Award was presented to Takeiya Smith, founder and Executive Director of Young WV Forward, for her leadership, commitment to racial, social and economic justice and working to improve the quality of life for all West Virginians. Takeiya is leading a youth and Black led movement empowering students to mobilize in their own communities to make change in the systems impacting our daily lives.
Natalie Tennant: 2022 Si Galperin in Defense of Democracy Awardee
The 2022 Si Galperin in Defense of Democracy Award was presented to Natalie Tennant for her commitment to public service, her ongoing work to safeguard our elections and protect the freedom to vote for all Americans.
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Updated: October 26, 2022 — 8:50 am
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