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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 23, 2021
New Movement Politics Director
CAG is pleased to welcome Katie Blount as our new Movement Politics Director!  Born and raised in Elkins and a graduate of WVU, she is a Mountaineer at heart.  More
Newsletter article   July 23, 2021
Good Trouble Vigils for Democracy
To mark the anniversary of Congressman John Lewis’ passing, CAG, Protect Our Vote WV, and West Virginians for Democracy hosted candlelight vigils in both Charleston and Huntington on July 17th. More
Issues: Civil JusticeFair RepresentationRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 23, 2021
Events Galore – WV Summer Jam Tour
We worked with the expanding WV New Jobs Coalition on a six-city bus tour called the “WV Summer Jam: For The People, Jobs and CARE-a-van” More
Issues: Care EconomyClimate JusticeFair CourtsJobsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer July 23, 2021
Defending and Strengthening Democracy: Fair Courts and the For the People Act
Tell Governor Jim Justice and State Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins that West Virginia courts work for the people, not for corporate interests. More
Issues: Fair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 23, 2021
Medicare/Medicaid Rally & ACA Enrollment Events
July 30th will be the 56th anniversary of the passage of both Medicare and Medicaid. And West Virginians have until August 15, 2021, to enroll in the ACA. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Newsletter article   July 23, 2021
CAG/CAEF Awards Picnic – Aug 26th, 6PM
On August 26th, at 6PM, WV Citizen Action and Citizen Action Education Fund will return to bringing people together (albeit outside in the park) to have an evening picnic and recognize several individuals for their contributions to the progressive movement in our state. More
Issues: AwardsFundraiserPicnic
Newsletter article Julie Archer July 23, 2021
WV Legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting to Host Public Hearings
Starting Tuesday, July 27th, the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting will host a series of public hearings around the state to allow West Virginians to weigh in on the process of redrawing the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts. More
Issues: Fair CourtsRedistrictingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 23, 2021
Democracy Summer
Federal issues have dominated our work since the end of the WV legislative session and no issue has taken up more bandwidth than the effort to pass the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and DC Statehood More
Issues: Care EconomyDemocracyEnvironmentFair RepresentationFair taxationJobsVoting Rights
Action AlertNewsletter article   July 22, 2021
Young WV’s For the People Week of Action
Our democracy is in crisis, but the power is in the next generation. Join Young WV and partners in mobilizing our communities to expand voting rights for all West Virginians and help garner community action in support of pro-democracy legislation like the For the People Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and D.C. Statehood! More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 9, 2021
ATF POLL ON THE BIDEN TAX PLAN
Biden’s plan does NOT raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000! More
Action AlertNewsletter article   June 29, 2021
D.C. Statehood Teach-In
There are more than 700,000 Americans who call Washington, DC home but have no elected representation in Congress. Residents of DC pay taxes, in fact more in federal taxes than 22 states, yet remain voiceless in the issues facing our country. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer April 20, 2021
WV Moving Forward With Establishing Intermediate Court, Keeping Courts Out of Impeachment
Two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts were passed by the WV Legislature. One was signed into law by the Governor. The other will go before voters in November of 2022 in the form of a proposed amendment to the state Constitution. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair Courts
Newsletter article Alexandra Gallo April 20, 2021
WV is Jammin’ for Jobs
On March 31, we launched a new coalition, The West Virginia New Jobs Coalition. The launch was rooted in sharing the national THRIVE Report and will require the forging of a new governing consensus that legitimizes massive government investments to reorganize different sectors of the economy. More
Newsletter article Julie Archer April 20, 2021
With Voting Restrictions Defeated at the Legislature, Focus Shifts to Federal Democracy Initiatives
Here’s a bit of good news from the legislative session: Someone was listening. After the public hearing on SB 565 drew mostly opposition, House Judiciary Chair Moore Capito (R-Kanawha) said... More
Issues: ElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett April 20, 2021
It’s Over For Now
The 2021 legislative session is now history, albeit a rather dark page as far as sessions go. We had some wins which, as Julie noted, can be counted on one hand. As with any session, killing off terrible bills took up a major chunk of everyone’s effort and there were successes on that front also.  More
Newsletter article Julie Archer April 5, 2021
West Virginia Voters Speak Out Against Voting Restrictions
West Virginia voters turned out in force to oppose a bill that would eliminate the most popular Early Voting days, gut the efficiency of automatic voter registration and start the process of removing voters from rolls after two years (instead of four) if someone hasn’t voted. More
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson April 5, 2021
Jammin’ For Jobs – Free Concert – April 10th at 1PM
WV organizations announced the formation of the “WV New Jobs Coalition” and their Ten Days of Action, April 1st through the 10th, culminating in a 3-city “Jammin’ For Jobs” live and live-streamed concert event on April 10th in Charleston, Morgantown, and Martinsburg at 1PM.  More
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett April 5, 2021
Senate Tax Bill One-Pager
Finally, Sean’s analysis of the Senate tax bill is live. Please share! More
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett April 5, 2021
Finals Week
Remember finals week in school? Well this week at the Capitol is nothing like that. Bills packing hundreds of pages that very few legislators have read or studied will be given passing or failing grades based not so much on their merit as on perception and faith.  More
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Take Action to Fight Voter Suppression
With 43 states, including West Virginia, trying to make it harder to vote, we need to fight voter suppression efforts and ensure the The For the People Act stays robust in order to protect every American’s freedom and right to vote. We also need to oppose SB 565 which would restrict West Virginians’ access to voting. We can’t let the assault on voting rights in West Virginia and around the country go unanswered. Please take action today.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyElectionsVoting Rights
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