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Press Release   May 18, 2018
House Farm Bill Should Protect SNAP and Health Care Rather Than Attacking Our Most Vulnerable
In response to the partisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a version of the Farm Bill that includes new restrictions and cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Health Care for America Now released a statement calling on lawmakers to continue to reject partisan bills that cut food assistance and threaten health care, and develop a bipartisan measure that recognizes the importance of ensuring people have enough food to eat. More
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesPovertySNAP
Press Release   April 25, 2018
New Election App Helps Voters Choose Candidates
On the first day of early voting, WV Citizen Action Education Fund (WV CAEF), our 501c3 sister organization, is excited to announce a new resource for helping voters identify candidates and issues they support with a new, easy to use election app called BallotReady. BallotReady is a non-partisan civic engagement tool that enables users to find comprehensive ballot information for their own voting precinct. The tool displays candidate bios, stances, endorsements, and relevant news all in one place; and helps users to find their polling place, make a plan to vote, easily save, and be reminded of the information prior to and on Election Day. More
Press Release   April 17, 2018
New ‘Tax Day’ Study Reports on How Tax Law Enriches Corporations, Wealthy While Putting Health Care, Public Services at Risk
Today, WV Citizen Action released a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness and Health Care for America Now detailing the affects of the tax cut package on families in West Virginia and compares that with the tax benefits that health insurance companies and prescription drug manufacturers receive under the same law. Read the full report and highlights here. More
Issues: Fair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicareSNAPSocial security
Press Release   October 20, 2017
Senator Capito Votes for Senate Budget Resolution That Puts Health Care for West Virginia Families at Risk
The budget resolution sets up blueprint for tax cuts that mostly benefit wealthy households while cutting health care and education for everyone else. Senator Capito voted for the Resolution that could put Medicaid for 438,000 West Virginians at risk as well as Medicare for 416,000 seniors and people with disabilities. Time and time again, Senator Capito has shown that, despite what she says, her priorities are taking care of the wealthy and big business, not her constituents. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Press Release   October 18, 2017
West Virginia Families Will Be Harmed by Proposed Senate Budget
The Republican’s proposed budget will be very harmful to West Virginia’s families if it becomes law. It slashes funding for vital services and programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and education in order to provide huge tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations while raising taxes many working families who are already struggling to make ends meet. Read our complete statement on this immoral scheme and its effects on West Virginia families. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Press Release   May 31, 2017
Press Release: WV Citizens Announce Support for “A 21st Century New Deal”on Infrastructure
For Immediate Release: Wednesday May 31, 2017 @ 11 AM Contact: Gary Zuckett, garyz@wvcag.org (304) 346-5891   WV Citizens Announce Support for “A 21st Century New Deal”on Infrastructure   CHARLESTON—WV Citizen Action Group hosted a media teleconference to announce support for the “21st Century New Deal”—a massive infrastructure proposal developed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus […] More
Issues: EnergyInequalityLiving wageSustainabilityTransaportation
Press Release   May 4, 2017
Press Release: GOP Repeal Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Finance $600 Billion Tax Giveaway to Corporations, and 1%
For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Contact: Gary Zuckett, garyz@wvcag.org (304) 346-5891   GOP Repeal Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Finance $600 Billion Tax Giveaway to Corporations, and 1% Below is a statement from Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of West Virginia Citizen Action Group, on the House vote to pass the American […] More
Issues: HCANHealthcare
Press Release   April 23, 2017
From Protest to Power: WV CAG Members and Staff Heading to D.C. for People’s Action “Rise Up” Convention
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        April 23, 2017 Contact: Gary Zuckett, garyz@wvcag.org (304) 437-3701   From Protest to Power: West Virginia Citizen Action Group Members and Staff Heading to Washington D.C. for People’s Action “Rise Up” Convention   CHARLESTON – More than a thousand activists from throughout the country, including seven […] More
Issues: Event
Press Release   April 18, 2017
Press Release: New Tax Day Report Shows How Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks to the Wealthy and Big Corporations While Cutting Health Care for Everyone Else
WV Citizen Action Group today joined two national groups, Americans for Tax Fairness and Health Care for America Now (HCAN), to release a joint report entitled, Republican Health Care Repeal Plan: Tax Cuts for the Rich, Health Care Cuts for Everyone Else, details how the Republican plan to repeal the ACA would give billions in tax breaks to wealthy households, insurance companies and drug manufacturers, paid for by cutting the health care of low- and moderate-income families. More
Press Release   April 14, 2017
Former WV Secretary of State Natalie Tennant Joins Brennan Center for Justice
From the Brennan Center for Justice: April 4, 2017 Natalie E. Tennant, former West Virginia Secretary of State, has joined the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law as Manager of State Advocacy on voting rights and elections. Tennant served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2017 and was instrumental in passing […] More
Issues: Clean elections
Press Release Ciera Pennington October 20, 2016
WV Citizen Action Group Releases Legislative Scorecard for 2015-16 Sessions: “Heroes & Zeros”
WV Citizen Action Group released its 2015-16 legislative scorecard - “Heroes and Zeros” - today rating the 82nd West Virginia Legislature for their votes on a variety of public policy issues. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationInequalityKids and familiesPovertyRight to work
Press Release Ciera Pennington May 11, 2016
Special Interests Win in Supreme Court Takeover
Wealthy special interests groups pulled off another victory in a West Virginia Supreme Court race. After spending more than $2 million in support of Beth Walker’s candidacy, these anonymous groups have duplicated the feat Don Blankenship pulled off 12 years ago. More
Issues: Clean elections
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 15, 2015
Tax Dodging Fortune 500 Companies
Citizen Action calls for closing loopholes on “Tax Dodging Dozen” Fortune 500 Companies who paid zero 2014 income taxes More
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
Press Release CAG October 13, 2013
Citizens to Hold Cease and Desist Action at Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s Office
West Virginia Citizen Action Group and other labor and social justice organizations will be issuing a cease and desist order to Rep Shelley Capito’s office asking her to stop going along with her party’s extreme politics that’s destroying the American dream. More
Issues: Fair taxationHealthcareSNAP
Press Release CAG October 8, 2013
West Virginia Citizen Action Group To Appeal PSC Order
The West Virginia Citizen Action Group (WVCAG) announced today that it would appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals the order of the Public Service Commission approving Mon Power and Potomac Edison’s proposal to purchase – at a $257 million markup – 80% of the Harrison Power Plant from their affiliated company, Allegheny Energy Supply. More
Issues: EnergyInequality
Press Release CAG September 21, 2013
Citizen Action Statement on House GOP’s SNAP Cuts
Less than 24 hours after passing a bill to slash food assistance* for nearly 4 million vulnerable Americans, House Republicans today passed a short-term spending measure to keep the federal government in business but included a poison pill that defunds the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). More
Issues: HealthcarePovertySNAP
Press Release CAG September 18, 2013
WV Faith & Civic Groups Call for an End to Political “Hunger Games” in Response to Proposed SNAP Cuts
Local anti‐hunger advocates supporting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) held a press conference today Covenant House in response to a likely vote in the U.S. House of Representatives this week that would years and affect up to six million Americans. More
Issues: PovertySNAP
Press Release CAG August 26, 2013
Citizen Action Group Files Objection to Harrison Case Settlement
West Virginia Citizen Action Group (WV-CAG) filed a formal objection with the W.Va. Public Service Commission Friday, contending that a proposed settlement agreeing to the purchase of the Harrison power station should not be approved and that the companies’ petition should be denied in its entirety. WV-CAG argues that the price that ratepayers are being asked to pay for Harrison is still way too high and that acquiring the plant will increase long-term price risks for ratepayers. More
Issues: Energy
Press Release CAG August 7, 2013
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calling on Corporate America to Pay Its Fair Share
At a time when the 1% have demanded so much sacrifice from working people in the name of deficit reduction, we must ask something of big corporations. That means “revenue positive” corporate tax reform that raises significant amounts of new tax revenue. We must start by ending all tax incentives for outsourcing jobs overseas, which would raise more than $583 billion in tax revenue over 10 years. More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorkers
Banking reform
Press Release CAG March 21, 2013
Citizens & Workers Call on Congress to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes
Activists expose Verizon’s stashed offshore profits; urge Senator Manchin to support $1 trillion in revenue from the richest 2% and Big Corporations during Senate budget debate More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorkers
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