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    Power to the People: WV CAG’s Awards Dinner & Fundraiser

    On Friday, June 1, we are hosting our annual awards dinner and fundraiser at the Charleston Woman’s Club (1600 Virginia Street). We hope you can join us!

    In honor of Paul Nyden, long-time Charleston Gazette investigative reporter who passed away earlier this year, we are dedicating, the Paul Nyden and Don Marsh Public Service Award, which recognizes a lifetime commitment to truth, justice, and service in the public interest. Paul’s wife, Sarah Sheets, will be there for the dedication, as we remember Paul and honor his legacy as an advocate for social and economic justice.

    Cathy Kunkel will be the first recipient of the Paul Nyden and Don Marsh Public Service Award. Cathy has made it her life’s work to fight for social justice and progressive policy, as well as co-founding, Rise Up WV. Rise Up formed out of a community meeting in Charleston after the 2016 election. People came together out of concern for the direction of our country and a belief that politics-as-usual has failed us. Rise Up is building power, in order to pressure politicians to fight for the common good. We felt there was no better person than Cathy to receive this newly dedicated award.

    We hope you will join us in honoring Paul and Cathy. In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of our awardees, this is a great opportunity to lift up the great work we all have been doing over this past year, while raising money so that we can continue to fight for a healthy environment,  healthcare for all, and a democracy that works for all of us — oh, and have a little fun, too!

    You can purchase tickets or become a sponsor online at www.wvcag.org/awards or by sending a check to 1500 Dixie Street, Charleston, WV 25311.

    We look forward to seeing you June 1!

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    Now What? People Power & Policy Workshop

    This legislative session, thousands of public school employees and supporters converged on the Capitol and demanded full participation in our policy making process and won a historic victory!

    Now that the legislative session is over, you probably have questions about how to continue to participate in creating positive change, or how the policies passed this session might impact you. Maybe you want to learn new skills that will help you build on this momentum to move West Virginia and your community forward.

    If this sounds like you, join us for a Now What? People Power and Policy workshop near you.

    WV CAG is joining with our partners at the WV Community Development Hub, the Our Children, Our Future campaign, American Friends Service Committee, the WV Center on Budget and Policy, and Inspire WV to host a series of workshops and updates on:

    • Next Steps for Public School Employees and PEIA
    • Health Care, SNAP Benefits and Safety Nets
    • State Budget: How It Impacts You
    • Turning Your Idea into a Policy Solution
    • And More!

    Now What? is coming to the following locations (from 10 am to 1 pm):

    • Saturday, May 5 – Ohio County Library in Wheeling, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, May 19 – First United Methodist Church in Parkersburg, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, June 2 – Chief Logan State Park, Logan, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, June 9 – Blue Ridge Community & Technical College, Martinsburg, WV (register here)
    • Wednesday, June 20 – the Raleigh Playhouse & Theater, Beckley, WV (register here)

    Now is the time to keep yourself informed and help push for change in your community. We hope to see you at one of the workshops!

    Now What? People Power & Policy Workshop

    This legislative session, thousands of public school employees and supporters converged on the Capitol and demanded full participation in our policy making process and won a historic victory!

    Now that the legislative session is over, you probably have questions about how to continue to participate in creating positive change, or how the policies passed this session might impact you. Maybe you want to learn new skills that will help you build on this momentum to move West Virginia and your community forward.

    If this sounds like you, join us for a Now What? People Power and Policy workshop near you.

    WV CAG is joining with our partners at the WV Community Development Hub, the Our Children, Our Future campaign, American Friends Service Committee, the WV Center on Budget and Policy, and Inspire WV to host a series of workshops and updates on:

    • Next Steps for Public School Employees and PEIA
    • Health Care, SNAP Benefits and Safety Nets
    • State Budget: How It Impacts You
    • Turning Your Idea into a Policy Solution
    • And More!

    Now What? is coming to the following locations (from 10 am to 1 pm):

    • Saturday, May 5 – Ohio County Library in Wheeling, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, May 19 – First United Methodist Church in Parkersburg, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, June 2 – Chief Logan State Park, Logan, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, June 9 – Blue Ridge Community & Technical College, Martinsburg, WV (register here)
    • Wednesday, June 20 – the Raleigh Playhouse & Theater, Beckley, WV (register here)

    Now is the time to keep yourself informed and help push for change in your community. We hope to see you at one of the workshops!

    Fair Courts 101: Protecting Our Democracy

    You are invited to a training and discussion about the critical role the courts play in achieving success on the issues we are fighting for in West Virginia on Monday, June 18th, 2018  at the Four Points Sheraton, 600 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25301.

    Please register online at faircourts101.eventbrite.com

    Choice of Sessions:*

    • Afternoon Session 1:00pm- 4:30pm
    • Evening Session 5:30pm-9:00pm

    *Attendance Includes an Appetizer Buffet Reception 4:30pm-5:30pm

    FAIR COURTS 101 “Protecting Our Democracy”

    With civil rights and democracy increasingly under attack, the strength and impartiality of our courts may be the last mainstay for achieving justice on all of our issues. Our rights as voters, parents, workers, and community members depend on the decisions of our elected judges.

    What can you learn about this critical piece of our democracy?

    How do the courts play a role in justice for our people?

    In attendance will be an experienced Judge, as well as expert trainers and facilitators from Wellstone Action. We will explore the direct link between people power at the community level and the impartiality of our courts. Through a series of interactive discussions and presentations, participants will leave with knowledge about:

    • Who sits on the bench in West Virginia
    • How judges are selected/elected
    • Threats to the courts
    • Taking action to strengthen the courts

    We hope you will join us for the opportunity to learn more about this often overlooked branch of government and the pivotal role it plays in protecting our democracy and our fundamental rights.

    Hosted by WV Citizens for Clean Elections and the WV Association for Justice 

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    Now What? People Power & Policy Workshop

    This legislative session, thousands of public school employees and supporters converged on the Capitol and demanded full participation in our policy making process and won a historic victory!

    Now that the legislative session is over, you probably have questions about how to continue to participate in creating positive change, or how the policies passed this session might impact you. Maybe you want to learn new skills that will help you build on this momentum to move West Virginia and your community forward.

    If this sounds like you, join us for a Now What? People Power and Policy workshop near you.

    WV CAG is joining with our partners at the WV Community Development Hub, the Our Children, Our Future campaign, American Friends Service Committee, the WV Center on Budget and Policy, and Inspire WV to host a series of workshops and updates on:

    • Next Steps for Public School Employees and PEIA
    • Health Care, SNAP Benefits and Safety Nets
    • State Budget: How It Impacts You
    • Turning Your Idea into a Policy Solution
    • And More!

    Now What? is coming to the following locations (from 10 am to 1 pm):

    • Saturday, May 5 – Ohio County Library in Wheeling, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, May 19 – First United Methodist Church in Parkersburg, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, June 2 – Chief Logan State Park, Logan, WV (register here)
    • Saturday, June 9 – Blue Ridge Community & Technical College, Martinsburg, WV (register here)
    • Wednesday, June 20 – the Raleigh Playhouse & Theater, Beckley, WV (register here)

    Now is the time to keep yourself informed and help push for change in your community. We hope to see you at one of the workshops!

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