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Citizen Action Group BlogNewsletter article Julie Archer June 28, 2024
1974-2024: Celebrating 50 Years of Citizen Action
It's hard to believe it’s been 50 years since David Grubb returned to West Virginia after working for consumer advocate Ralph Nader with the idea of forming a statewide organization designed to represent the interests of average citizens. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesDemocracyEconomyEnvironmentFair taxationFamiliesHealthcareWorkers
Citizen Action Group BlogNewsletter article Julie Archer June 28, 2024
Judicial Integrity: Ethical, Accountable Courts Are A Pillar of a Strong Democracy
In the current political climate, state courts and constitutions are playing an increasingly central role in protecting and advancing rights around reproductive freedom, gender justice, voting rights, and more. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracy
Citizen Action Group BlogNewsletter article Gary Zuckett June 28, 2024
2024 Legislative Session: It Just Keeps on Happening
The legislature gaveled out in March after passing 279 bills. The governor vetoed seven of them, including a controversial one loosening school vaccination requirements and a popular bipartisan effort to allow our electric utilities to build more solar power in our state. However, it's never really over. As we were going to press, the governor called the legislature into special session. More details here. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesDemocracyEconomyEnergyEnvironmentFair taxationFamiliesHealthcare
Citizen Action Group BlogNewsletter article Gary Zuckett June 28, 2024
The 2024 WV Primary: Musical Chairs Anyone?
As the dust settles from this major primary election, it's evident that we all have our work cut out for us between now and November. We all need to do everything we can to help our friends and neighbors understand our critical juncture as a state and a nation. We must get like-minded folks registered and out to the polls to help restore balance and move toward a state government that better represents us all. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyHealthcare
Newsletter CAG June 28, 2024
Capital Eye: Vol. 17 No. 9
We’re celebrating the Mountain State by rallying West Virginians to join us in strengthening, invigorating, and empowering our communities. Dive into our latest newsletter to discover more about our initiatives and ways to volunteer or get involved. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEnvironmentHealthcare
Newsletter article CAG March 18, 2024
Bad Bills: Dead or Alive? (Mostly Dead)
The lawmaking process was designed to make it hard to pass legislation. That’s a 2-edged sword, but lately it has been working in our favor. Even if the news itself isn't always good, we are fortunate to have an amazing statehouse press corps. Links here to some of their wrap-ups for further reading. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article CAG March 18, 2024
ALERT – Landmen Buying Pore Space Rights!
A summary of WV SORO's actions on bills during the 2024 West Virginia Legislature's regular session, which ended March 9th. Also land agents are going door to door trying to get surface owners to sign away rights to the pore space in the rock formations under their land, and we need to educate surface owners about that. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEconomyEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article CAG March 18, 2024
HCFA 2024 Legislative Wrap Up
There are two bills that many are calling on the Governor to veto. One is SB 841, which cuts unemployment benefits. The other, HB 5105, creates exemptions for childhood immunizations in private, parochial, and virtual public schools. The best news at the end of the session might be the bills that didn't pass. Unfortunately, the “flat” budget passed on the last night of the session, failed to fill the $114 million dollar gap in Medicaid funding. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsFamiliesHealthcare
Newsletter article CAG March 3, 2024
‘Crossover Day’ is History – One Week to Go
Our job moving forward is to try to get the few good bills still in play over the finish line and make as many bumps in the road as possible for those we want to die. This is where you, our citizen activists, can really help! More
Issues: Budget Priorities
Newsletter article CAG February 8, 2024
SB 562 – SNAP and a Starving Job Market in WV
SB 562 would make optional work and job training mandatory in order to receive food. WV already tested this model in a 2016 Pilot. The model not only FAILED to increase employment, but it increased hunger across the state! More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesDemocracyEconomyFamilies
Action Alert CAG January 31, 2024
Take Action to Protect SNAP Food Assistance for Children and Families
SB 562 would kick West Virginia families off SNAP by imposing a confusing and ineffective work requirement. One that was tested and failed to increase employment in 2016. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesDemocracyEconomyFamilies
Newsletter article CAG August 17, 2023
Advocates Celebrate Inflation Reduction Act Anniversary
"On the first anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), advocates held a press conference to discuss resources available to West Virginians under the law." More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEconomyFamiliesWorkers
Press Release CAG May 24, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Republicans Put West Virginia Millionaires Over State’s Workers, Children & Seniors
U.S. House Republicans Voted to Strip $8.3 billion of Federal Funding from West Virginia To Give Corporations and the Ultra-Wealthy Another Tax Cut More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEconomyFair taxationFamiliesHealthcareWorkers
Action Alert   May 19, 2023
Medicaid Work Requirements Would Be Disastrous for WV
As many as 220,000 West Virginians could lose their vital health coverage. Tell our Senators to stand up for West Virginia families, and vote to pass a debt ceiling extension without cuts or redtape barriers to Medicaid, food stamps and other programs. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidSNAP
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 1, 2023
Tax Cuts: Truth & Consequences
The more than $750 million tax giveaway (mostly to the rich) passed by the Legislature, is trickle-up economics at its worst. Check out one of the WV Center on Budget and Policy’s upcoming community meetings called “More Money for Who?” on “how state tax changes undermine schools, libraries and healthcare,” to participate in an interactive discussion on how the recent tax changes can affect vital public services. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesFair taxation
Action Alert CAG April 25, 2023
Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow – MORGANTOWN THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2023 AT 6 PM – 8 PM
Come to learn about how individuals, municipalities, and organizations in West Virginia can benefit from millions of dollars of investments contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. Last summer, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act which includes historic investments in clean energy, energy efficiency, and community development initiatives. At these events, community members and elected officials will have the opportunity to learn from experts from around the state about how to put these investments to use in homes and communities. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEconomyEnvironmentFamilies
Action Alert CAG April 19, 2023
Public hearing and extended commenting time for Pleasants bailout
Tell the PSC that you don't want to pay to keep open a power plant that we don't need, and won't benefit us. Join us for a public hearing on Thursday, April 20th at 3:30pm at the PSC office in Charleston. Can't make it on Thursday? No problem! Submit your comments now! Tell the PSC how increased electric bills would affect your family or business. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEconomyEnergyEnvironment
Action Alert CAG April 19, 2023
Summer Policy Institute 2023 – Application Deadline May 1
Students can work with professors to receive course credit! All participants are asked to attend all sessions. There is no cost. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyEconomyEnergyEnvironmentFair taxationFamiliesHealthcareWorkers
Action Alert CAG April 10, 2023
Say NO to the Pleasants Power Station Bailout: Submit Your Comments to the PSC TODAY!
If you are a Mon Power or Potomac Edison customer, we need your voice! FirstEnergy is scheming to keep Pleasants Power Station open by forcing it on ratepayers like you. Take Action now to send your comments to the WV Public Service Commission demanding they say NO to the Pleasants Power Station bailout. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEconomyEnergyEnvironment
Action Alert CAG April 5, 2023
Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow – HUNTINGTON APRIL 22, 2023 AT 1 PM – 3 PM
Come to learn about how individuals, municipalities, and organizations in West Virginia can benefit from millions of dollars of investments contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. Last summer, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act which includes historic investments in clean energy, energy efficiency, and community development initiatives. At these events, community members and elected officials will have the opportunity to learn from experts from around the state about how to put these investments to use in homes and communities. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEconomyEnvironmentFamilies
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