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Newsletter article Julie Archer May 25, 2022
Bans Off Our Bodies: Protect Abortion Access in WV
This is a pivotal moment for the U.S. Supreme Court to demonstrate that it decides cases based on precedent and rule of law, not politics or ideology. It remains to be seen whether it will.  More
Issues: AbortionBodily Autonomy
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett May 25, 2022
We’re Counting on You, Joe! Black Lung Press Conference and Campaign Launch held May 12th
The event was to roll out the www.BlacklungKills.org campaign and ask our Senators, especially Sen Manchin, to restore and extend funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. More
Issues: Black LungCoal MinersDisabilities
Newsletter article   May 25, 2022
Let’s Work Together to Move Democracy Forward in WV
A lot has changed since West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections (WVCCE) released the WV Pro-Democracy Anti-Corruption Platform in 2018... Then the pandemic hit... More
Issues: Civil JusticeDemocracyFair CourtsInequality
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 25, 2022
Share Your Voice and Fight for Affordable Health Care
Fighting against Medicare Privatization, making meds affordable, fighting to continue the ACA and Medicaid subsidies so that people don't lose their coverage, and telling our state legislators we want a Medicaid Buy-in and caps on diabetic supply costs is all part of my 2022 to-do list. Will you join me? More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealth InsuranceMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug PricesPrivatization
Newsletter article   May 25, 2022
More About the Visioning Project
We’re starting in the southern coalfields - specifically Boone, Logan, and Mingo counties - because the vagaries of the coal industry have arguably hit that area the hardest... More
Issues: Community OrganizingFellowshipMini-grantVisioning Project
Newsletter article   May 25, 2022
Health Care and the People’s Action Summit
It was powerful to hear how people from all over the country are working towards justice. I was particularly moved by the personal stories of people who got involved in this work... More
Issues: Health CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Newsletter article   May 25, 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition Has Big Plans for 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition (WVNJC) is a partnership of organizations seeking to bring new, well-paying jobs to the Mountain State. We believe that West Virginians deserve... More
Issues: Climate ChangeElectionsInfrastructureJobsResilient Communities
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett May 25, 2022
Election Blues
May brings spring blooms and election postcards filling our mailboxes. Regardless, this mid-term primary should be noted for its dismal voter turnout of less than 23% of registered voters... More
Issues: ElectionsGOTVRedistrictingVoting Rights
Newsletter article   March 23, 2022
Ethylene Oxide Town Hall – March 26th
Open House about Ethylene Oxide Health Impacts, Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dunbar Recreation Center More
Issues: Air QualityEmissionsPollution
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 23, 2022
ACA: Happy 12th Birthday!
Twelve years ago, March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed. Since then, many of us have been working hard to defend it. More
Issues: ACADiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceInequalityMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Newsletter article   March 23, 2022
Environmental Wrap-Up
The good and bad that passed this Legislative Session…  More
Issues: Oil and GasPollutionPrivatizationReclamationWaterwater qualityWorker's Safety
Newsletter article   March 23, 2022
Health Care Bills Gaining Momentum – Let’s Keep It Going!
In 2019, Delegate Barbara Fleischauer took a group of West Virginians on a bus to Canada to buy insulin. This trip was followed by the introduction of the first Insulin Affordability Bill in 2020... More
Issues: DiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceMedicaid
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 23, 2022
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas... More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 23, 2022
Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationHealth CareKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
Newsletter article   March 7, 2022
Let’s get two good bills over the finish line!
Two good bills are alive and kicking!  But the extended supervision bill which passed the House we are still worried might continue to move in the Senate.  Consider sending a message about all three bills to Senate judiciary members... More
Issues: Fair Representationharm reductionHealth CareInequality
Newsletter article   March 7, 2022
Environmental Update: The good and bad of CROSSOVER DAY!
Remember when 300,000 West Virginians in nine counties had their water contaminated by a toxic chemical leak? Apparently our Legislature either has a really short memory, or they don’t care. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAir QualityOil and GasPrivatizationReclamationwater qualityWorker's Safety
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 7, 2022
Election Bills are a Disservice to West Virginia Voters
We need to restore balance to our democracy, attract qualified people who want to go into public service, and make sure every vote is counted and everyone’s voice is heard. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 7, 2022
Final Stretch, Beware of Zombie Bills
Last Wednesday was Crossover Day, when all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered “dead”. “Dead” is in quotations because, when leadership wants a bill, it can come back to life like zombies. More
Issues: WV Legislature
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 28, 2022
Medicaid Helped Her Work and From Falling Through the Cracks
Working from home during COVID gave her the ability to both do her job while working around her many health challenges, and care for Micah, her adult special needs daughter. As someone with disabilities, Priscilla was able to keep her Medicaid while working full-time through a program called M-WIN. More
Issues: DisabilitiesHealth CareHealth InsuranceMedicaid
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 28, 2022
Reject Ineffective and Harmful Cuts to Earned Unemployment Benefits
Essential workers were championed throughout the pandemic for their critical jobs keeping our economy afloat. But now, West Virginia legislators are considering gutting earned unemployment benefits for those very same workers if they lose their jobs through no fault of their own. More
Issues: Unemployment benefitsWorkers
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