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Press Release Gary Zuckett April 20, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: WV New Jobs Coalition will deliver over 1300 messages to Sen Manchin on Jobs and Economy
Representatives from WV New Jobs Coalition will gather to present a petition to Sen. Manchin’s Charleston office at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 21. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEconomyHealth CareInfrastructureJobsUnionsWorking Families
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 18, 2022
PRESS RELEASE – US Billionaires Doubled Wealth During Pandemic – Should Pay Fair Share of Taxes
ON THIS TAX DAY, WEST VIRGINIA’S WORKING FAMILIES ARE PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE BUT AMERICA’S BILLIONAIRES ARE NOT! More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorking Families
Press Release CAG April 14, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Letter to Manchin
Despite these dire projections there is time, albeit limited and decreasing amounts of time, to avoid the worst impacts of climate change… More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate Justice
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 20, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Home Care is Essential Art Installation
Press conference urging U.S. Senators to invest in home care, raise wages, create jobs, and access access to care More
Press Release   February 23, 2022
OVER ONE HUNDRED FORMERLY INCARCERATED PEOPLE RALLY AT STATE CAPITOL
The event was sponsored by WV Family of Convicted People, ACLU-WV, American Friends Service Committee, The Appalachian Prison Book Project, Jefferson County NAACP, Mountain State Justice, WV Center on Budget and Policy, WV Council of Churches, and WV Re-Entry Councils. More
Press Release Julie Archer February 17, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Community Members and Local Faith Leaders Rally in Support of Early Voting Site on Charleston’s West Side
Community members and local faith leaders gathered for a press conference and rally to show support for establishing an early voting site on the West Side of Charleston. The event took place at the Kanawha County Courthouse, immediately prior to the County Commission meeting. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 9, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Health Advocacy Coalition Highlights Legislation That Could Address Medicaid “Benefits Cliff” at No State Cost
Charleston, WV – On Thursday February 10, Health Care for All WV, a statewide coalition of health advocacy organizations and individuals working to improve access to health care for West Virginians, will hold a press conference at the WV State Capitol Complex in support of HB 3001. More
Press Release Gary Zuckett February 7, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: West Virginians Adapt “Country Roads” Song to Urge Sen. Joe Manchin to Support Build Back Better
West Virginia Citizen Action Group released a video today of West Virginians from across the state singing and fiddling along to a parody of “Country Roads”, urging Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to change his position and support the popular Build Back Better legislative package. More
Issues: Build Back BetterClimate JusticeHealth CareJobsKids and families
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 2, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Poverty is #Unbearable! WV Mothers/Groups AGAIN Urge Senator Manchin To Negotiate Extension of Child Tax Credit
A coalition of West Virginia organizations and directly impacted mothers, parents and grandparents held a press conference on the public sidewalk across from Senator Joe Manchin’s office, to amplify the voices of WV “Momma Bears” who want to remind him that 50,000 West Virginia children are now back below the poverty line with the elimination of the enhanced CTC. For WV children and families, poverty is #Unbearable. More
Issues: Build Back BetterCTCKids and families
Press Release   January 21, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: BILLIONAIRES ARE SPENDING 39 TIMES MORE ON FEDERAL ELECTIONS SINCE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION IN 2010
661 Billionaires Pumped $1.2 Billion Into 2020 Elections—About 1 Out of Every 10 Dollars Contributed As American Tycoons Translate Riches Into Political Clout  More
Issues: Fair taxation
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 19, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: TOP 10 AMERICAN BILLIONAIRES GET $1 BILLION RICHER EVERY DAY
A member of the billionaire Top 10 made in a single minute (about $75,600 on average) nearly the median household income earned for the whole year ($80,000 in 2021). More
Issues: EconomyInequality
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 14, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: West Virginia Groups Urge Senator Manchin To Negotiate Extension of Child Tax Credit
Charleston, West Virginia -- On Friday January 14th, a coalition of West Virginia organizations and directly impacted parents and grandparents held a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol to tell Senator Joe Manchin that families in West Virginia are worried that no deal has been made in Congress for an extension of the child tax credit.   More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 12, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: WV Groups Will Urge Senator Manchin To Negotiate Extension of Child Tax Credit
A recent survey found 86% of West Virginia parents reported the monthly payments made a “huge difference” for their families. More
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 7, 2022
USCCB Letter on Budget Reconciliation
USCCB Letter on Budget Reconciliation More
Press Release   January 6, 2022
A Year After Jan. 6th Attack on US Capitol, West Virginians Demand Action to Prevent Another Attack on Our Democracy
On January 6th, 2022, WV Freedom to Vote Coalition, a coalition of organizations and concerned West Virginians representing veterans, young people, small business owners, faith leaders and current and former elected officials, held a candlelight vigil to remember the events of January 6th, 2021 and demand action to prevent future attacks on our democracy. More
Issues: DemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 5, 2022
Media Advisory: AMERICA’S BILLIONAIRES GOT $1 TRILLION RICHER LAST YEAR
Sources: Forbes, "The World's Real-Time Billionaires, Today's Winners and Losers," accessed Dec. 31, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021 More
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 5, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Remembrance Vigil on Jan 6th Among More than 175 Events Across the Country
Charleston, WV— January 6, 2022 marks one year since a faction of elected officials incited armed right-wing militants to attack the U.S. Capitol.  More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 20, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: Candlelight Vigil/Rally at Sen. Manchin’s Office 12.20.2021 4PM
If you can't come, CALL Manchin via www.tinyurl.com/WV4BBB or dial 202-224-3954. We hope to see you this afternoon! More
Issues: Build Back Better
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 16, 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: PEOPLE’S ACTION: MANCHIN, PROVE YOU SUPPORT FAMILIES
“The Senate should pass both the Build Back Better Act and critical voting rights legislation as fast as possible.” More
Issues: Build Back Better
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 13, 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: “Build Back Better is Good for West Virginia” say Residents Bike Touring Charleston to Highlight Benefits December 13-14
The many people and places on this bike tour tell one story, the Build Back Better Act is good for West Virginia, and Congress should pass this life saving legislation in 2021.  More
Issues: Build Back Better
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