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Newsletter article CAG February 15, 2024
Multiple Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Are Gaining Momentum In The Legislature
West Virginia could really use your support to fight back against these closed-minded proposals. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG January 21, 2024
Anti-Democracy Bills, Threats to Civil Liberties Advancing in the House
Updates here on what passed and what's likely under consideration when they meet again on Wednesday, Jan. 24th, 2024. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyEconomyHealthcare
Action Alert CAG November 8, 2023
Tell Congress and the Senate: We need a ceasefire now!
Everyone, including all people living in Israel and Palestine, should have safety and freedom, but innocent people in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank are suffering due to the violent actions of Hamas and the Israeli government. We join allies across the country in calling for a ceasefire and immediate access for humanitarian efforts in Gaza and the West Bank. We need our elected officials to speak up and call for a ceasefire now. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
Newsletter article CAG October 25, 2023
WV Citizen Action’s 2023 Awards Picnic: Meet Our Awardees
On Saturday, September 16th we gathered at Coonskin Park to celebrate our awardees, reflect on the work we’ve done and what’s to come, and spend time with old and new friends. We wanted to take another opportunity to lift up our amazing awardees and their work, especially for those who were unable to join us. Special thanks to our attendees and sponsors for making this day and our work possible. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyEnvironmentFamiliesHealthcare
Citizen Action Group Blog   March 24, 2023
Black Policy Day Success!
More than 300 students, Sorority sisters, movers, shakers and policy makers gathered at the Capitol to educate and celebrate each other. Check out the media coverage and pictures from the event here, and save the date for next year’s Black Policy Day: February 7, 2024. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 14, 2023
Elections & Courts – Final Legislative Update
Of the nine election bills passed by the Senate, three were taken up and passed by the House during the final week of the session. Unfortunately, two of these would decrease transparency of political spending in West Virginia. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyWorker's Safety
Newsletter article CAG March 14, 2023
Gary’s Wrap-up: The Final Daze
Our state employees will be using most, if not all, of their $2,300 pay raise to pay for the increases in premiums and co-pays on their PEIA health plans... But hey, let’s give away $700 million in tax revenue and make state workers spend their raise on healthcare… More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyEconomyFamiliesHealthcare
Action Alert CAG March 6, 2023
WV Poor People’s Campaign Mass Rally: WV Mothers & Families Deserve Answers – 11AM, March 10th
Join the West Virginia mothers and families of those who have died in our regional jails, along with the West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign and partners, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, other clergy, and impacted people, to demand justice and a full investigation of our jails from the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice!   More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyFamilies
Newsletter article CAG February 28, 2023
WV Poor People’s Campaign Demands Justice for West Virginians Who Died in Custody
The West Virginia Poor People's Campaign is joining Ms. Kim Burks to honor the life of her son, Quantez, and all of the lives taken senselessly at the Southern Regional Jail on Saturday, March 4th at 11am. Together we will pray and then march for his memory and for justice. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyFamilies
Newsletter article CAG February 21, 2023
Elections & Courts Update – Week 6
The WV Association for Justice has flagged two bills related to our civil justice system that are worth watching: HB 3270 and SB 560. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyEconomyFamiliesWorkers
From Facebook @WVCLRC - Kenneth Matthews testified about his lived experience around not being able to vote after incarceration while on parole yesterday in front of the Senate Judiciary Sub Committee B in favor of SB235, a bill that would restore voting rights to people on probation and parole. The vote on the bill was postponed until next week.
Newsletter article CAG February 21, 2023
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
HB 2471 which would reinstate the harmful policy of suspending drivers licenses for unpaid fines has been parked. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyEconomyWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 14, 2023
The Big Disconnect
Talking with a reentry advocate about the myriad problems in our prison system this week, it hit me that too many in the majority party controlling the Legislature right now are basically disconnected from real solutions needed to address many of the critical problems facing our state. More
Issues: Civil RightsEconomyEnergyFamilies
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2023
Tax & Budget, Culture Wars and Other Bill Action
The Governor continued his roadshow to promote his personal income tax cut proposal, but the plan is going nowhere fast in the Senate... More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsFair taxationHealthcare
Newsletter article CAG January 31, 2023
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
With the legislative session in full swing, here is a brief rundown of bills that we and American Friends Service Committee are watching. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyFamilies
Action Alert CAG January 26, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Housing & Reparations – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 31st
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 19, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Food & Health – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 24th
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG January 13, 2023
“Leading with Justice” Legislative Breakfast and Day of Action
The West Virginia Criminal Law Reform Coalition hosted a "Leading for Justice" legislative day of action to bring awareness to the 2023 legislative session.  More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyEconomyWorkers
Action Alert CAG January 12, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Criminal Justice & Economics – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 17th
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
Citizen Action Group BlogPress Release CAG January 12, 2023
PRESS RELEASE: Gary Zuckett, WV Citizen Action, Statement on 2023 WV State of State
Governor’s State of State presented through ‘Rose Colored Glasses’ - Part pep rally, part campaign opener for a potential US Senate run in 2024, Governor Jim Justice presented a rosy picture of his tenure as CEO of West Virginia and our future prospects. More
Issues: Civil RightsEconomyFamiliesWorkers
Action Alert CAG January 7, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Education & Environment – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Session 1 of 4 on Jan 10th
The Black Voter Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays at 7pm starting Jan. 10th. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
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