Capital Eye Vol. 17, No. 1: Welcome to Capitol High!

Welcome to our weekly Legislative update. In it we can’t possibly cover all the more than 1,300 bills that have been introduced so far as of this writing, but we’ll endeavor to cover some of the highlights (and the lowlights) of the session. This update isn’t an armchair document, but a call to action! So read on and then take action! After all that’s what Citizen Action is all about!

Stay up-to-date each week on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our weekly Capital Eye e-blast! 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). Also consider bookmarking our events page to keep track of upcoming events.

We work extra hard during the session to make sure our supporters have the information and contacts they need to make WV a better place for everyone. This means longer hours and more expenses for staff and materials. Your financial support is essential. Consider pitching in with a membership contribution. Thank YOU for your support!

Welcome to Capitol High
Welcome to our 2024 weekly Legislative update. In it we can’t possibly cover all the more than 1,300 bills that have been introduced so far as of this writing, but we’ll endeavor to cover some of the highlights (and the lowlights) of the session. This update isn’t an armchair document, but a call to action! So read on and then take action! After all that’s what Citizen Action is all about!
West Virginia Looses Veteran Environmental Movement Organizer
Norm Steenstra, Jr, a founder of West Virginia’s environmental movement and former director of WV Citizen Action, passed away at his in his home in Charleston on January 16, at the age of 72. Norm was a remarkable leader and mentor for many who remain active in West Virginia's environmental movement and others who are working to create a government that is open, honest and accountable to the needs of our communities. He leaves an outstanding legacy, but also a tremendous hole in our hearts.
Tagged: Environment
Take Action to STOP Voter Suppression
The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to take up a bill that would “require all registered voters to produce a photo ID to vote in all public office elections.” We can’t let false allegations of voter fraud cause strict voter ID laws like this that cause voter suppression.
Tagged: Voting Rights
We can lift 400,000 kids out of poverty
Tell Rep. Miller, “Please support the child tax credit in the federal tax bill being considered by the House Ways and Means Committee. West Virginia kids and families need this lifeline. And, NO child should be too poor to receive the Child Tax Credit.”
Tagged: Kids and families
Health Care for All-WV Priority #1: Protect Medicaid
The 2024 West Virginia Legislative Session is in full swing! For Health Care for All-WV our highest priority is protecting Medicaid. We 're also following other bills that will improve access to care for our most vulnerable. These include an increase to the Medicaid dental benefit for adults from $1000 to $2000. Stay tuned and we will keep you informed about the healthcare legislation that will affect you and your family.
Tagged: HealthcareMedicaid
Upcoming Events
Visit https://wvcag.org/event-calendar/ to see more about upcoming events!
Tagged: DemocracyEnvironmentRacial Justice

 

Updated: January 18, 2024 — 11:43 am
Send this to a friend