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Press Release Gary Zuckett August 13, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Support the Inflation Reduction Act as a Good First Step
The WV Climate Alliance has come together to release a joint statement in support of the Inflation Reduction Act as a “Good First Step”. More
Issues: Climate ChangeInflation
Press Release Gary Zuckett August 8, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Senate Democrats Pass Manchin’s Inflation Reduction Act To Lower Drug Prices, Make Health Care & Energy Costs More Affordable, and Deal with Climate Change
Following the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill set to enact historic drug pricing reform, lower energy costs and reduce the national deficit, Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of WV Citizen Action Group released the following statement: More
Issues: Climate ChangeDeficitFair taxationHealth CareInflationMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Action AlertCitizen Action Group BlogPress Release Gary Zuckett August 1, 2022
Much to Celebrate and Still Much To Do As They Turn 57 Years Old
It’s time for Congress to step in and guarantee equal access to coverage for everyone, no matter where they live or what they look like or what kind of job they have. There’s never been a better time than now.  More
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 31, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Healthcare Reforms and Prescription Drug Pricing Take Center Stage at Medicare/Medicaid Anniversary Celebration
coalition of West Virginia groups and healthcare advocates hosted a press conference this past Saturday centered around the 57th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, with healthcare and prescription drug pricing reforms taking center stage. More
Issues: Health CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug PricesPrivatization
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 16, 2022
PRESS ADVISORY: Rally to be held outside Senator Manchin’s Charleston office on Monday
This Monday, July 18th, at 5PM, WV Citizen Action and others will host a public rally outside of Senator Manchin’s office at These WV groups and citizens are inviting the press to attend, and everyone who is concerned about passing a robust climate change policy funded by fair taxation. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationInequalityInfrastructureResilient Communities
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 15, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WEST VIRGINIA GROUPS FRUSTRATED BY SENATOR MANCHIN DELAYING ACTION ON CLIMATE
Climate Alliance representing dozens of regional groups underscores the urgency of the climate crisis; rally at Manchin office planned for Monday at 5PM. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeDemocracyEnvironmentInequalityInfrastructureResilient Communities
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 14, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Comment on Negative Impacts of WV VS EPA – video link included
Today at 1pm, the WV Climate Alliance, and speakers from several member organizations, hosted a virtual press conference/webinar to discuss the real impacts of the WV vs EPA ruling by the United States Supreme Court.  More
Issues: Climate ChangeEmissionsEnvironmentSCOTUS
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: WV vs EPA Virtual Press Conference, July 14th at 1PM
On Thursday, July 14th, the WV Climate Alliance, and speakers from several member organizations, will be hosting a virtual press conference/webinar at 1PM to discuss the real impacts of the WV vs EPA ruling by the United States Supreme Court.  More
Issues: Climate ChangeEmissionsEnvironmentEPASCOTUS
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: 147 NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT THE TAX FILING SIMPLIFICATION ACT
As groups dedicated to promoting the well-being of children and families and advancing social, racial, gender, disability, worker and economic justice, we write to express our strong support for the Tax Filing Simplification Act (TFSA) of 2022. More
Issues: CTCEITCEquityFair taxation
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: NEW REPORT SHOWS GROWING TREND: BILLIONAIRES BUYING FEDERAL ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY IS AT RISK
America’s Wealthiest Pump Millions Into 2022 Campaigns, Mostly to Republicans Who Will Cut Their Taxes and Supported Trump’s January 6th Insurrection  More
Issues: DemocracyFair taxation
Press Release   June 30, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Mitigate Climate Change and Pollution
Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in West Virginia vs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back the authority of EPA to set carbon pollution standards from power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. More
Issues: Clean AirClimate ChangeClimate JusticeEmissionsEPAPollutionSCOTUS
Press Release Julie Archer June 29, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Freedom to Vote Coalition Launches Survey to Identify Obstacles Voters Faced in the 2022 Primary Election
The WV Freedom to Vote Coalition has launched a Voter Issue and Action Survey as part of a campaign that aims to expand voter access to the polls by directly listening to West Virginians More
Issues: Clean electionsVotingVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 28, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: MMA Congressional letter to Secretary Becerra
The Make Meds Affordable Congressional letter to Secretary Becerra (see below) went out last week. Approx. 100 Members of Congress signed on. More
Issues: Health CarePrescription Drug Prices
Press Release Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Betrays Constitutional Rights – Vigils Scheduled Across the State
The decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion is the latest effort by the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority to erase fundamental Americans rights. The language of this decision may not mirror the leaked draft opinion but the result is just as devastating, with abortion care being pushed even further out of reach for millions of people. More
Issues: AbortionBodily AutonomyFair CourtsHealth CareHuman RightsInequality
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 13, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: MANCHIN, BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS ANNOUNCE GUN SAFETY AGREEMENT
“Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities. Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons. Most importantly, our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense proposal into law.” More
Press Release Gary Zuckett June 9, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Send Gun Safety Resolution to Congress
On Thursday, June 9th, 16 West Virginia groups and organizations submitted a resolution on gun violence to our congressional members, urging them to take real, effective action More
Issues: Gun Violence
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
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