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Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 21, 2022
Register for the 2022 BLAC Policy Summit!
This virtual and free Policy Summit will provide keynote speakers and workshops that will demonstrated the importance of incorporating Black storytelling for effective policymaking.  More
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 21, 2022
2022 Environmental Summit: Growing West Virginia’s Environmental Power – Sept 24th & 25th
Registration is now open! The 2022 Environmental Summit, to be held in Morgantown, WV, Sept. 24th and 25th, will bring together local and state environmental organizations to facilitate conversation around the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement. More
Issues: Clean AirClean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentPollutionwater quality
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Oppose Tax Cuts for the Rich
On Wednesday morning, Governor Justice announced a special legislative session beginning at noon on Monday to begin phasing out the state income tax. Don’t be fooled, this is the first salvo in eventually eliminating the personal income tax completely. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Newsletter article   July 21, 2022
Major Issues Facing West Virginia Voters
The campaign surrounding the Voter Issues and Action Survey (VIAS) concluded on Friday, July 15th. From this campaign, we received a total of 43 responses from West Virginia voters. More
Issues: Voting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
WV CAG Statement on WV vs EPA at Climate Alliance Press Conference
The WV Climate Alliance, of which WV Citizen Action is a founding member, lifted up concerns on the terrible WV vs EPA Supreme Court ruling through a virtual press conference on July 14th. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEmissionsPollution
Newsletter article   July 21, 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition Updates
Visioning Project, Now Hiring, 9th St. Live and more! More
Issues: JobsResilient Communities
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 21, 2022
Take Action on Healthcare
Make Meds Affordable campaign, breaking pharmaceutical and patent monopolies, collecting health care stories, insulin copay caps, Medicare drug price negotiations, and more! More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 21, 2022
Medicare/Medicaid Birthday Celebration & Press Event – July 30th at noon
Join us on Saturday, July 30th at noon outside the Cabin Creek Health Systems’ Kanawha City Health Center, located at 4602 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV, for a celebration and press event centered around the 57th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Newsletter article Julie Archer July 21, 2022
Plugging Orphaned Wells: A Win for Our Economy, Environment and Public Health
Not only is this an economic liability, but these orphaned wells also pose a major threat to landowners’ property rights, to the environment and to the communities in which they are located. More
Issues: Orphaned WellsPollution
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Billionaires are Buying Federal Elections, Putting Democracy at Risk
On July 13th, WV Citizen Action Group co-released a new report in collaboration with Americans for Tax Fairness showing that America’s billionaires are pumping tens of millions of dollars into the 2022 midterm elections, mostly backing Republican candidates for Congress who will cut taxes for the ultra-rich and the corporations they own. More
Issues: Clean electionsDark MoneyFair RepresentationFair taxationVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer July 21, 2022
We Dissent: A Rally for Abortion Rights
Decades of attacks left abortion rights hanging by a thread. That thread was cut with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but we are not defeated. We must keep fighting until every person, no matter where we live, how much money we make, or what we look like, has the freedom to make our own decisions about our lives and futures. More
Issues: AbortionBodily AutonomyHuman RightsInequality
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Senator Manchin – Don’t Gamble with Our Future
Just days after Sen Manchin announced he was ‘postponing’ his support for the reconciliation bill being negotiated in the US Senate and delaying investments necessary to address the climate crisis, WV CAG and partners organized a rally outside his Charleston office calling on him to put #PeopleOverProfits and not to gamble with our future! More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationHealth CareInfrastructureResilient CommunitiesVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
AEP Rate Increases, Public Hearings, and Going Solar!
American Electric Power affiliates Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power want their customers to pay nearly $300 million more per year because the cost of fuel keeps going up. What fuel? Coal of course! More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnergyEnergy efficiencyFuel PricesInflationSolar PowerUtility Rates
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
Big Pharma Funded Group Attacks Manchin on Rx Costs
WV seniors have been getting multiple big flashy fliers in the mail accusing Senator Manchin of supporting a $300 Billion ‘cut’ in Medicare. Who's funding it? More
Issues: Medicare
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
Tobacco or Guns, Which is More Deadly?
This bi-partisan bill, if passed, would be the first piece of such legislation to move out of the Senate in this century. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it leaves much to be desired. More
Issues: Gun Safety
Newsletter article   June 24, 2022
Meet Richard Rose!
Hi! My name is Richard Rose (he/him), I am from Princeton, and I am beyond excited to be working with CAG as an intern this summer! More
Issues: Internship
Newsletter article   June 24, 2022
Jammin’ for Jobs and Justice in Fairmont
CAG staff celebrated WV Day at Jammin’ for Jobs and Justice in Fairmont, WV, where Carey Jo spoke to the crowd and Gary was interviewed by Sen. Manchin’s hometown newspaper. More
Issues: Care EconomyClimate ChangeEnvironmentJobsJustice
Newsletter article   June 24, 2022
Candidate Forums and Medicaid Summit News
Healthcare for All WV is revving up for our 2022 Candidate Forums! We are also preparing to present at the 2002 Medicaid Summit in September. More
Issues: Health CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Newsletter article   June 24, 2022
WV New Job’s Coalition Visioning Project: We’re Hiring!
The newest addition to the WV New Jobs Coalition’s work is a series of meetings and one-on-one conversations to listen to regular West Virginians about their community’s needs, and their vision for the future of our state.  More
Issues: Care EconomyClimate ChangeJobsJustice
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 24, 2022
Help Amplify our Key Health Care Campaigns for 2022
West Virginia Citizen Action has been a part of the fight for Health Care for All for decades... and, in 2022, we will definitely need your help to make health care policy and legislation a priority for our elected officials. More
Issues: Health CareHealth InsuranceMedicaidMedicare
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