CAG Action Alert

Join Us for a Great Movie & Healthcare Forum

West Virginia Citizen Action Group
West Virginia
Citizen Action Group
Dec 1, 2017 View / Comment Online Donate to WV SORO

We’re writing to let you know about two great events you don’t want to miss.

We are really excited and grateful for the opportunity to bring the documentary, Waking the Sleeping Giant, here to Charleston. Don’t miss a chance to see this amazing film. The first screening taking place Monday, December 4 at the Underground Cinema. See below for details and additional showtimes. 

Next week, we are also co-hosting a healthcare forum with our allies on Thursday, December 7 to discuss why our current system is broken, how it could be improved, and what we’re doing locally to build a movement for healthcare for all. More details below.

We hope you can join us!

Yours for Action,


What: Waking the Sleeping Giant

When: Monday, December 4, 11, & 18 at 7:00PM

Where: Underground Cinema, 230 Capitol Street, Charleston WV 25301

Reserve your tickets here:

About the film:

This documentary focuses on five remarkable individuals wrestling with persistent racial injustice, growing economic inequality, and the corrupting influence of money in politics that shaped this extraordinary election cycle.

From the presidential campaign trail with Senator Bernie Sanders to a local political race in the failing economy of rural West Virginia, from a mass sit-in on the U.S. Capitol steps to racially charged police commission hearings in Los Angeles, Waking the Sleeping Giant makes sense of this singular moment in American politics, probing the widespread discontent of the past two years, Donald Trump’s dramatic electoral victory, and the challenges ahead for those hoping to build a re-energized progressive movement.

At the December 11 screening, we will be joined by Sabrina Shrader, who is featured in the film. Sabrina was born and raised in McDowell. She began publicly speaking about her experience living in generational poverty in 2013. Months later she’d go from speaking at West Virginia’s Capitol to speaking at the U.S. Senate. Filmmakers Jon Erickson and Jacob Smith reached out to Sabrina and documented her race for a seat in WV House of Delegates in 2016.


What: Community Forum on Healthcare for All: Why not now? 
When: Thursday,​​​​ Dec. 7th, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Mary C. Snow Elementary School (100 Florida Street, Charleston)

After all of the debate in Congress this year, we still have a healthcare system that leaves thousands of West Virginians uninsured or unable to afford the healthcare they need. The U.S. healthcare system is b​​oken: we have the most expensive healthcare system in the developed world, yet we have among the worst health outcomes.

Come to this forum to learn more about why our healthcare system is so broken, how it could be improved, and what we’re doing locally to build a movement for healthcare for all.

We will also have information available on whether your family is eligible for low-cost health insurance options and how to enroll in Medicaid if you qualify.

Co-sponsored by: Rise Up WV, WV Citizen Action, WV FREE, Our Children Our Future and East End Family Resource Network. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please spread the word and hope to see you there! ​
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