Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 4: Week Four of the WV Legislative Session

It’s the fourth 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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Halfway There
Yes, we’re almost halfway through the 2022 session, but the frantic half is coming up. Next Tuesday (February 15th) is the last day to introduce bills in the House, thankfully. They already have 1,181 bills on their plate...
Legislative Forecast: Week Four
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to these critical issue areas and actions you can take. Although there are still plenty of bad ideas brewing, this forecast is less dreary.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesDemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationInequalityRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rightswater quality
Mama Bears Take a Stand for the CTC
Last Wednesday, February 2nd, at 11:30AM, a coalition of West Virginia organizations and directly impacted mothers, parents and grandparents held simultaneous press conferences in both DC and Charleston, WV, to amplify the voices of WV “Momma Bears” who wanted to remind Senator Manchin that 50,000 West Virginia children are now back below the poverty line with the elimination of the enhanced CTC.
Tagged: Build Back BetterCTCKids and families
Don’t Be Fooled by “Curriculum Transparency” Farce – Take Action to Stop Classroom Censorship
The deceptively titled “Anti-Racism Act of 2022” (SB 498) is one of several bills supported by extremists who want to suppress the truth about actions and policies that have injured and continue to harm marginalized people and communities.
Tagged: EducationInequality
Neighbor to Neighbor – Be a Part of Healing WV – Jan 8th @6PM
Why are we doing this? Well, we want to find out about the issues that are most important to West Virginians. To do that, we need to talk with them, listen to them, and rebuild trust while reaching across the divide. 
Tagged: Build Back BetterCivic EngagementDeep CanvassingDemocracy
Health Care Bills to Keep An Eye On
Health Care for All WV and our partners are eagerly watching a couple of really important bills this legislative session: HB 4252 and HB 3001.
Tagged: DiabetesMedicaid
Dr. Laurie Santos, professor of psychology at Yale University and host of the podcast, The Happiness Lab. (Original image cropped from - Courtesy Pushkin Industries)
Keeping your Activist Heart Happy: A Series – part 1
It can be overwhelming, as an activist, just trying to maintain the courage, the energy, the passion to continue the “good trouble”, the good fight. Here's some help, with advice from Dr. Laurie Santos.
Tagged: Resilient ActivismSelf-Care
Updated: February 7, 2022 — 12:54 pm
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