Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 2: Week Two of the WV Legislative Session: Voting Rights, Health Care Rights, and more!

It’s the second full week of the 2022 Legislative Session! Stay up-to-date 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).  

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Week of Weather & Disappointment
It’s hard to know whether to begin with federal or state issues in this week's update since so much has been going on in both areas. In addition, winter has indeed arrived with black ice and power outages, too. 
Tagged: Budget prioritiesBuild Back BetterCovid-19Fair RepresentationFilibusterReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rights
Legislative Forecast: Week 2
As we head into the second full week of the 2022 legislative session, I’m going to provide a quick status update on these issues, hopefully without duplicating too much of what Gary has already covered. 
Tagged: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair RepresentationHealth CareHealthcareMedicaidRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWaterwater quality
Health Care for All WV Update
The Health Care for All WV coalition is continuing the fight for all West Virginians to have access to affordable health care. This year's 2022 Health Care Legislative Agenda..
Tagged: ACADiabetesHealth CareHealthcareMedicaidTraining
Photo credit Hisham Ibrahim/Getty and The Brennan Center for Justice
We Must Continue the Fight to Strengthen and Protect Our Democracy
Friday marked the 12th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Citizens United v. FEC. In the case, the Court ruled that corporations and other outside groups could not be restricted from spending money on elections.
Tagged: Dark MoneyDemocracyFair RepresentationFilibusterVoting Rights
Photo courtesy of Maverick Media and The West Virginia Holler
The Fight for Reproductive Rights in WV
Pregnancy is a complicated health care issue, fraught with serious challenges to both the carrying parent and the child. Individuals and their doctors need to be free to be able to make the hard choices concerning pregnancy, not politicians.
Tagged: Health CareHealthcareInequalityPovertyReproductive Justice
WVEC’s GREEN Legislative Update – Week 2
Click below to read more on the WV Environmental Council's breakdown of all the "green" issues at the WV Legislature this week.
Tagged: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentwater quality
Coffee & Call: Phone Bank into WV – Patch through to Manchin – Jan 26th, 12-2PM
At this phone bank, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office. Training will be offered!
Health Care Thursdays!
The West Virginia legislative session is moving forward full-throttle! Now is the time to influence. Here’s how you can be part of the action!
Tagged: Healthcare
BLAC Paper Release Webinar – Jan 27th @10AM/1PM
Join the Black Appalachian Coalition (BLAC) on Thursday, January 27th at 1 p.m. for a deep-dive webinar on their newly released paper.
Tagged: Fair RepresentationInequalityPolicy
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Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 11: Election Reds & Blues
Updated: January 24, 2022 — 12:12 pm
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