Capital Eye Vol. 15 No. 5: Week Five of the WV Legislative Session

It’s the FIFTH 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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– Feb 15th: Live Q&A: How to Claim Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credits on your taxes, at 6PM

– Feb 16th: Virtual E-DAY from 6-7:30PM, hosted by WV Environmental Council

– Feb 18th: Friday Action Hour for Voting Rights and Democracy, from 11am to noon

– Feb 22nd: Smart Justice Advocacy Day

– Feb 24th: Mid-Session Legislative Update at 7PM, hosted by WV Rivers Coalition

Downslope to March 12th
Watching the Winter Olympics on TV reminds me of the concept I have of the flow of the legislative session. Imagine it like a snowball that gets started rolling down the mountain and, as it goes on and on, it picks up more and more snow...gettng faster and faster.
Tagged: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidTaxesUnemployment benefitsWorkersWV Legislature
Legislative Forecast: Week Five
This week’s forecast is primarily a news round up from various media outlets, partners, and allies on the bills we’ve been following, along with actions you can take where relevant.
Tagged: DemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareIncarcerationInequalityRacial JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Medicaid Helped Her Get Back To Work – a WV Health Care Story
After gaining assistance, seeking medical treatment, and getting back on her necessary medications, Cassandra was able to get back to work, finding new employment with not just one job, but two!
Tagged: Health CareHealthcareJobsMedicaid
Local Action Alert: Kanawha Co. Republican Executive Committee Blocking Early Voting Location on Charleston’s West Side
The Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee is holding up approval for an early voting location on Charleston’s West Side. The proposed location for this community voting site is the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council building at 321 Virginia Street West. 
Tagged: DemocracyInequalityVotingVoting Rights
Black Policy Day Held at State Capitol
On Friday, February 11th, a collaboration of West Virginia organizations held a series of events focused on policy issues impacting Black West Virginians.  Organizers said one of the goals was to create space for West Virginians that have been historically oppressed or ignored to share their stories.
Tagged: Fair RepresentationInequality
Live Q&A: How to Claim Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credits on your taxes – Feb 15th @6PM
Community Change be hosting another Live Q&A with Linda Dixon, Public Affairs Specialist at the IRS on Tuesday, February 15th at 6:00 pm ET.  Linda will highlight what people need to know for this tax season.
Tagged: Build Back BetterCTCTaxes
Neighbor to Neighbor Canvass a Success!
On Saturday, volunteers fanned out in five cities knocking on doors and talking to their neighbors about the need for more federal investment in WV.
Tagged: Build Back BetterDeep Canvassing
America Ferrera
Keeping your Activist Heart Happy: A Series – Part 2
This week, I want to delve a little deeper. I want to talk about our Power and our Whole Self, and Brene' Brown's interview of America Ferrera.
Tagged: InequalityResilient Activism
Virtual Environment Day: February 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
The WV Environmental Council’s annual E-Day is going virtual again this year, please join by registering here.
Tagged: EnvironmentWV Legislature
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