Morgantown to rally for Bridge to WV Future outside Sen. Capito’s office

Morgantown to rally for Bridge to WV Future outside Sen. Capito’s office

 

Residents and advocates from West Virginia Sierra Club, WV Citizen Action Group, and WV Working Families urge Sen. Capito to invest in our democracy, infrastructure, and climate.

Media Advisory: For September 2nd, 2021
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Morgantown, WV:  On Thursday, September 2nd, residents of Morgantown, will join activists at a rally outside of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office to demonstrate the widespread popular support for the $3.5T reconciliation package. It’s part of a number of rotating weekly events they have been holding outside her office since August. Advocates from West Virginia Sierra Club, WV Citizen Action Group, and WV Working Families will urge Senator Capito to take a once in a generation opportunity to invest in our democracy, infrastructure, and environmental sustainability in the coming month.

“Why do Republicans only worry about the deficit when Democrats want to invest in ordinary people? Proposed programs like the Civilian Climate Corps will improve the quality of life in so many ways. These investments will pay huge dividends. Failure to invest in jobs, infrastructure, clean energy, clean water and education is the ultimate burden on our children. Senators Capito and Manchin could be seen as heroes in future history books if they have the courage to vote for investment in our people,”said Betsy Lawson, WV Sierra Club.

“This is a historic time in our nation when we can advance policies that lift up and support working families for generations. We must meet this moment with bold solutions,” said Gary Zuckett, WV Citizen Action Group

“For far too long, Senator Capito has turned her back on the critical needs of West Virginians. We know that bridges and roads are not enough and right now Senator Capito has a clear path to vote yes on $3.5T to move our people and state forward,” said Alex Gallo, WV Working Families Party.

 

Details
Who:  Morgantown voters, West Virginia Sierra Club, WV Citizen Action Group, and Working Families
What: A rally outside Sen. Capito’s office calling for investment in the people and land of WV now and for future generations to come
Where: 48 Donley St, Morgantown, WV 26501
When: Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Visuals: Participants will carry banners that read “Senator Capito, Don’t Compromise On Our Future”,“No cuts to climate, care, and justice!,“”Climate crisis is here,” and “Necesitamos empleos verdes!”. Individuals will come with visual representations of some of the burdens Congressional inaction will force on our children and grandchildren: climate disasters that are increasingly the norm, a democracy that is being subverted, jobs that are not coming to the state because of crumbling infrastructure, and water that’s a real danger to citizens across the state. Students will communicate with the Senator through various different art forms that will be delivered directly to her office. 

The WV New Jobs Coalition is led by WV Citizen Action, Sierra Club, SEIU 1199 and WV Working Families Party — bringing together West Virginians to build healthy, thriving communities for our children and grandchildren. For more information visit: www.wvnewjobs.org 

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Charleston, Morgantown & Martinsburg Voters Host #SealTheDeal Day of Action

The Events Are Among Over 60 Happening Around Country Urging Support for Reconciliation Bill With Climate Protections and Care Provisions

Media Advisory: For August 19th, 2021
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Morgantown, WV:  On Thursday, August 19th, residents of Charleston, Morgantown, and Martinsburg will join activists at rallies outside of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office to demonstrate the widespread popular support for the $3.5T reconciliation package. It’s the first of a number of rotating weekly events they plan to hold outside her office from August to October. 

Event organizers will urge members of Congress to pass the full economic recovery plan that invests in climate justice, new jobs, and the care economy. 

“It’s time for Democrats to keep their promise and for our Congress to fight for climate justice, care jobs, and an infrastructure bill that works for working families in West Virginia,” said Vickie Swain, WV WFP volunteer and registered nurse. 

 

“That’s why we’re going to Sen. Capito’s office to make sure she hears from the people how urgent it is for her to pass the full jobs and infrastructure deal, including the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package,” said  Aileen Curfman, Co-Chair of West Virginia Sierra Club.

Participants will carry banners that read “No cuts to climate, care, and justice!,“”Climate crisis is here,” and “Necesitamos empleos verdes!” and hold signs that call for immediate action on climate change, care jobs, and infrastructure.

Details
Charleston Event
500 Virginia St E, Charleston, WV 25301
Thursday, August 19th, 5:30 PM

Martinsburg Event
300 Foxcroft Ave Suite 202A, Martinsburg, WV 25401
Thursday, August 19th, 5:30 PM

Morgantown Event
48 Donley St, Morgantown, WV 26501
Thursday, August 19th, Noon

MORE INFO: https://wfpus.org/bridgetowvfuture

Thursday’s events are part of a national day of action organized by the Green New Deal Network coalition in support of passage of the full jobs and infrastructure package including climate, care, and justice priorities such as electric school buses and lead pipe replacement. Other events are happening in dozens of towns and cities across the country.

You can see a list of all national events, with more information about the #SealTheDeal campaign HERE: https://www.greennewdealnetwork.org/map

Updated: September 6, 2021 — 9:12 am
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