Sign On Letters

WV CAG has signed the following advocacy letters:

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Banking reform
Advocacy Letter   May 21, 2018
Consumer, Civil Rights, Community Groups Oppose HR 4439 and Sham Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending
In a letter to the House Financial Service Committee, 120 consumer, civil rights, labor, community and legal services organizations including WV CAG voiced their opposition to HR 4439 (Hollingsworth), the so-called Modernizing Credit Opportunities Act. The bill would allow payday lenders to use the fine print of loan terms and sham rent-a-bank arrangements to make loans at 100% to 400% APR or higher in states where those rates are illegal. The bill would undercut the historic power of the states to protect people from dangerous, usurious loans. More
Issues: DiscriminationInequalityPoverty
Advocacy Letter   March 7, 2018
Letter to Senator Capito Regarding Short-Term Limited-Duration Policies
WV CAG joined other advocacy organizations in sending a letter to Senator Capito regarding short-term limited-duration policies and their impact on insurance coverage, premiums, and federal spending. According to a report by the Urban Institute, as a result of repealing the individual mandate and expanding access to these so-called “short-term” plans, premiums will increase, and millions of people will lose access to comprehensive coverage, or lose coverage altogether. West Virginians cannot afford this scheme. We need Senator Capito to stand up for our state and stop the never-ending war on health care. More
Issues: Healthcare
MCHM tanks
Advocacy Letter   January 12, 2018
Letter Requesting the Legislature Consider Recommendations of the Public Water System Supply Study Commission
Following the water crisis of 2014, the Legislature established the Public Water System Supply Study Commission to provide annual recommendations to protect the state’s drinking water supplies. WV CAG joined allies in urging the Legislature to give the Commission's 2017 report and its recommendations ample consideration in the interest of advancing public policy protective of public health.  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnergyMCHMPollutionWater
Advocacy Letter   October 31, 2017
Letter of Concern to FBI Regarding Assessment Targeting “Black Identity Extremists”
An FBI intelligence assessment was recently leaked that singled out "Black Identity Extremists" as a likely threat to attack law enforcement officers. Given the FBI's history of survelling and harassing African American leaders, and the reality that white supremacy constitutes a much greater threat, this assessment raises serious concerns. More
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationInequality
Advocacy Letter   October 25, 2017
Letter to Governor Justice Regarding DEP Review of Water Quality Effects of Proposed Pipelines
WV CAG is one of twenty citizen groups urging Gov. Jim Justice to ensure that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection performs a complete review of the water quality effects of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More
Issues: EnergyFrackingWater
Advocacy Letter   October 16, 2017
EPA Funding Letter to Senators Capito and Manchin
WV CAG joined other West Virginia organizations in urging our Senators to support the continuation of the 2017 appropriations for key EPA programs that help West Virginia’s rivers and streams. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesWater
Advocacy Letter   October 12, 2017
Comments on Proposed Modification of Consent Decree Regarding Bayer CropScience Plant Explosion
Letter to the U.S. Department of Justice about an administration effort to cut Bayer’s payments under a federal settlement with the DOJ and the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve safety violations cited in a 2008 explosion at its plant in Institute. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCivil JusticePollutionWater
Water
Advocacy Letter   October 10, 2017
Public Comment on WVDEP Rules with Federal Counterparts
We joined West Virginia Rivers Coalition and other organizations in submitting comments on the WVDEP's review of its rules with federal counterparts. More
Issues: EnergyPollutionWater
Advocacy Letter   July 11, 2017
ACLU-WV, WV CAG Letter to Secretary of State Mac Warner re: Trump ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission
The American Civil Liberties Union of WV (ACLU-WV) and the WV Citizen Action Group (WV-CAG) have serious concerns about the Presidential Election Integrity Commission and its recent attempt to collect personal information on every U.S. voter, and urge Secretary Warner to join the many election officials around the country who are refusing to cooperate with this sham commission. More
Advocacy Letter   June 13, 2017
Citizen Action Endorses Call for a Fair Budget from Congress in 2018
Dear Senator Manchin, Senator Capito, and Representatives McKinley, Mooney, and Jenkins: As Congress begins its work on the FY 2018 budget, we are writing to urge you to ensure that funding is adequate to meet the needs of all people and communities. The undersigned are organizations from West Virginia including faith groups, human service providers, […] More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxation
Fracking
Advocacy Letter   May 11, 2017
Antero Landfill NPDES Comments
WV-CAG joined more than a dozen organizations in submitting comments on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit covering stormwater discharges from the Antero Landfill facility which will be used to dispose of the salt generated at its adjacent water treatment facility. More
Issues: FrackingPollutionWater
Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington September 21, 2016
182 Organizations from 35 States Call for Congressional Review of FERC
More than 180 organizations representing communities across America called on leaders in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold congressional hearings into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) extensive history of bias and abuse. The groups are also requesting reform of the Natural Gas Act, which the groups say, gives too much power to FERC and too little to state and local officials. More
Issues: Civil Justice
Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington March 16, 2016
Oppose H.R. 4731, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016”
The undersigned 234 organizations strongly oppose H.R. 4731, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016.” This proposed legislation would dismantle the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, which has been a critical humanitarian and diplomacy tool for over three decades. With more than 60 million refugees and displaced people around the world, it is critically important that the U.S. demonstrates global leadership by welcoming refugees. Enacting legislation that would send the message that refugees are not welcome here is a sharp departure from our nation’s character as a beacon of freedom and our history as a country founded by refugees and immigrants. More
Issues: Discrimination
Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington February 8, 2016
Oppose H.R. 766 (Luetkemeyer)
We oppose H.R. 766 (Luetkemeyer) which will restrict efforts to protect consumers and banks from fraud, money-laundering, and other illegal activities. More
Issues: Civil Justice
Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington January 15, 2016
National and Local Organizations Support the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and Oppose Legislation that Would Stop the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees
As refugee and immigration law experts, humanitarian aid organizations, faith, labor and civil and human rights groups, we write to express our support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program and opposition to legislation that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian refugees. We urge you to oppose the American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038). The world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. More than 4 million Syrians have fled from their home country fleeing conflict and violence, and 6.5 million are displaced internally. More
Issues: DiscriminationKids and families
Advocacy Letter Ciera Pennington December 17, 2015
Oppose HR 4018
We want to alert you to HR 4018 the so called Consumer Protection and Choice Act. The proposed bill to postpone the CFPB's payday rule and exempt states that enact bad consumer rules similar to those currently enacted in Florida. Florida's law has trapped consumers in interest rates that are typically 300% APR, and the average borrower still takes out seven loans per year. We are joined by more than 200 faith-based, consumer, labor, and community organizations across the country in opposing this damaging legislation. More
Issues: Civil Justice
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