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    All Kinds Are Welcome Civil Liberties Lobby Day

    Join organizations and individuals committed to moving West Virginia forward at the 2020 All Kinds Are Welcome Here Civil Liberties Lobby Day!
     

    We’ll be partnering with incredible folks from all over the state again for the fourth annual event! We’ll have an advocacy training webinar prior to Lobby Day to make sure you are comfortable talking with your elected officials about issues that matter to you.

    Make sure you join us at 9am on January 23rd, outside of the Senate Chamber to learn more about the organizations hosting this year’s Lobby Day. At 10:15, we’ll be hosting a Press Conference and we’ll then be viewing a floor session from the House and Senate Galleries at 11am. Following floor session, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with your legislators during scheduled constituent meetings until 2pm, then join us in the evening for Beer not Bigotry at The Red Carpet.

    Come stand with us in solidarity to show the West Virginia Legislature that West Virginia should be a place that welcomes and respects ALL people!

    Stay tuned for more details, and get registered now: https://secure.everyaction.com/Rs6XFGDVbUaI61YqYwsbuQ2

    Partners:
    ACLU of West Virginia, Planned Parenthood Votes South Atlantic, Fairness West Virginia, WV FREE, Call to Action for Racial Equality: CARE Coalition, Rainbow Pride of West Virginia, Inc., West Virginia Citizen Action Group, and West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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    Opportunities for Action – Environmental Justice is Social Justice

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    Criminal Justice Reform Policy Briefing

    West Virginia’s coalition of criminal justice reform organizations will announce our policy proposals to curb mass incarceration in the Mountain State on Monday, January 27 at 1:30pm in the Lewis McManus Room (252M), State Capitol Charleston, WV.  

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    WV E-Day at the State Capitol

    WVEC’s lobby team is in place and ready to work at the State Capitol to protect the water we drink and the air we breathe. But, we can’t do it without your help. Please join us at E-Day to speak out for the environment with other citizen lobbyists. 

    This year WVEC’s legislative priorities include:

    • Protecting our water by working for updates to the Clean Water Act’s civil and administrative penalties to conform with federal guidelines. These have not been updated or adjusted to inflation since 2001.
    • Making sure the Safe Drinking Water bill sets a maximum chemical contaminant level.
    •  Fighting to take the money out of our elections and promoting anti-corruption legislation.
    • Promoting an Environmental Rights Amendment resolution.
    • Supporting the Modern Jobs Act and Power Purchase Agreements.

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    WV Policy Prescriptions for Healthy Families

    West Virginia Policy Prescriptions for Healthy Families is an event focused on healthier families in West Virginia. Learn how you can be a part of the change. We envision a state where everyone receives the health care and preventive care that they need. Social determinants of health have been a factor for West Virginians and have impacted their health later in life. Join us in exploring what complete health care for West Virginia looks like.

    Who: West Virginians for Affordable Health Care and Allies

    What: West Virginia Policy Prescriptions for Healthy Families

    When: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:30 AM – 11 AM

    Where: WV Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV

    Click here to register. 

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    Power to the People: Grassroots Trainings

    We’re excited to announce TWO days of powerful training, networking and campaign strategy planning in February 2020, hosted by a coalition of state and local organizations in WV.

    These events are especially for people involved in local grassroots groups and local campaigns, or people who want to be. But all are welcome!

    Scholarships are available. Learn more below, and register for either or both event days here.

    DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please register by January 23. 



    Gear Up to Use Your Power: Lobby day trainings in January 

    Will you be lobbying for the first time when you come to the February 3rd lobby day? Are you feeling nervous? Need to brush up on your skills? 

    No sweat! You have options:

    – Join us online for a Virtual Lobby Day Training on Jan. 16 at 7 PM.  Register here.  You’ll get details on how to join after you register.

    – Request a lobbying training for your local group or organization.  Contact Carey Jo Grace at careyjo@ourfuturewv.org for details.

    Can’t make it to the lobby day on Feb 3?  That’s ok!  You can still come to (or set up) a lobby training.  These trainings will help you with skills you can use in lots of different situations — whether you’re talking to elected leaders in your city council, school board, state legislature or Congress. 


    For more information on any of the events above, contact 
    Savanna at savanna@wvcag.org or Carey Jo at careyjo@ourfuturewv.org.


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    2020 Celebration of WV Ratification of the 19th Amendment

    More than 30 organizations, including WV Citizens for Clean Elections, will be setup in the Upper Rotunda at the State Capitol to provide educational information related to women’s suffrage. WVCCE is encouraging supporters to come lobby their legislators and help spread the word about the need to protect voting rights and fight the influence of money in politics. The day is one of many events happening around the state in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. View the Centennial Celebration Commission calendar of events here. Read more about the year-long celebration here

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