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Action Alert Julie Archer August 21, 2023
Our Lunch Out Loud Webinar Series Continues With Two Events in August
Our Lunch Out Loud webinar series continues this month with two informative events. Thursday, August 24th, join a panel of lobbyists, former legislators, and journalists as they discuss what is happening, the lack of transparency and the impacts on democratic participation. We'll also have a "bonus" event for this month to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Monday, August 28th to hear from West Virginians who were there on that historic day. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationHealth CareInequalityJobsVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett August 19, 2023
You’re Invited to Our 2023 Awards Picnic & Fun(d)raiser Sat., Sept. 16
Join us to celebrate our awardees, reflect on the work we've done and what's to come, and spend time with old and new friends! Our 2023 Awardees are: Mike Tony - Don Marsh & Paul Nyden Public Service Award; Pam Nixon - Thomas A. Knight Excalibur Award; and Shalom Tazewell - Si Galperin In Defense of Democracy Award. I hope you can join us in September to lift up these awesome folks and their work. More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentHealth Care
Action Alert Julie Archer July 21, 2023
Join Us July 28 at Noon for Lunch Out Loud
Join WV Citizen Action and partners for a series of webinars focused on challenges to our democracy and the actions we can take to protect our freedom to vote and hold those in power accountable. For our first “Lunch Out Loud” on July 28, Atiba Ellis, Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Anthony Majestro, a Charleston attorney with experience in election law, will discuss recent decisions by the US Supreme Court that affect voting rights, and what they mean for ballot access in West Virginia. The conversation will be moderated by former Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Advocacy Letter Julie Archer July 18, 2023
WV CAG & WV Citizens for Clean Elections Support the Freedom to Vote Act
WV CAG and WV Citizens for Clean Elections joined other members of the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition in sending letters of support to our to our House allies in support of the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and in opposition to the "American Confidence in Elections" (ACE) Act. You can read our letter below ahead of the FTVA's reintroduction. To fortify free and fair elections and help get big, secret money out of politics, Congress must pass the Freedom to Vote Act. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2023
Elections & Courts Update
The Senate Judiciary has referred three bills to its Elections and Public Integrity Subcommittee. The Senate Judiciary Committee has also advanced two bills that would decrease transparency of political spending. The House Committee on Political Subdivisions has advanced three bills. Plus judicial redistricting is underway. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsFair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter CAG January 23, 2023
Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 2 – Legislative Update Week 2: Battle of the Tax Cuts
The House quickly passed the governor’s bad idea of eliminating one quarter of our state’s annual revenue by cutting 50% off personal income taxes over the next three years. However, Senate leadership has deemed HB 2526 DOA and, not to be outdone, they’re cooking up their own tax cuts. Also keep reading to learn more about health care bills we're keeping an eye on, action on environmental and climate legislation, election bills that are gaining traction, and other major actions in the House and Senate. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyEnergyEnvironmentHealth CareKids and families
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 23, 2023
Much Ado About Elections, and More
Ten days into the 2023 legislative, more than 50 bills related to elections have been introduced. Two have traction, and action is needed to keep HB 2244 off the House Judiciary Committee agenda. Related to elections, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Saturday's anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s devastating Citizens United decsion, the role of dark money in shifting the balance of the Court to the right, and it's impact on our fundamental rights. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsHealth CareInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer January 6, 2023
Livestream of Washington, D.C. Our Freedoms, Our Vote January 6 Rally
Join the Not Above the Law Coalition, Declaration for American Democracy and special guests Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King for a livestream of the Our Freedoms, Our Vote January 6 Rally in Washington, DC. More
Issues: DemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer October 31, 2022
Don’t Ghost the Election. Make Your Plan to Vote
Make a plan to vote and bring your boo! Then join us and our partners in the WV Civic Engagement table to call and text fellow West Virginians to get out and vote in the 2022 election.  More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting
Citizen Action Group Blog   August 15, 2022
Voter Issues and Action Survey: Full Summary of Results
Our Voter Issues and Action Survey was very successful in calling attention to many of the issues voters face when attempting to make their voices heard at the polls. We are confident that this will serve as a stable foundation as we work with our partners to devise new initiatives to hold election officials accountable and encourage them to resolve many of the issues identified through this campaign. Read the full summary here. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
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
Action Alert Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
Launch Event for the Excessive Wealth Disorder Institute and Tax the Ultra-Rich Now (TURN) Campaign
On Thursday, July 14th, join us for the launch of the TURN campaign and the Excessive Wealth Disorder Institute. We’ll hear from experts and activists alike about why now is the time to tax the ultra-rich, and how you can get involved. More
Issues: DemocracyFair taxationWorking Families
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
Action Alert CAG July 12, 2022
A Survey to Safeguard Democracy: Help Us Spread the Word
As you may be aware, WVCAG and our partners in the WV Freedom to Vote Coalition have been engaged in an initiative to distribute a Voter Issues and Action Survey in order to identify the barriers WV voters face when attempting to access the polls. If you had an issue voting in the primary, we want to hear from you! Additionally, your help with disseminating the survey is crucial to the success of this initiative, so let’s get out there to listen to our fellow West Virginians and protect our vote! More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyDiscriminationVoting Rights
Action Alert   June 24, 2022
A Survey to Safeguard Democracy
As we gather, as a nation, to reflect upon the prevalent circulation of the “Big Lie,” the alarming spread of right-wing extremism, and the resulting January 6th coup attempt, it is more important than ever that we take the necessary steps to safeguard our democracy. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article   May 25, 2022
Let’s Work Together to Move Democracy Forward in WV
A lot has changed since West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections (WVCCE) released the WV Pro-Democracy Anti-Corruption Platform in 2018... Then the pandemic hit... More
Issues: Civil JusticeDemocracyFair CourtsInequality
Action Alert Julie Archer April 29, 2022
Let’s Vote Together!
Charleston Area Friends, Join local community, civic, religious, and panhellenic groups for a Stroll to the Polls. We're also co-hosting a Candidates Forum May 3 featuring candidates for various City of Charleston and Kanawha County offices. Details here. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting
Action Alert Julie Archer April 27, 2022
Early Voting Starts Today!
Voting is fundamental to our democracy. Early voting for the 2022 primary election starts TODAY. Know your options and make a plant to VOTE! More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 23, 2022
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas... More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 7, 2022
Election Bills are a Disservice to West Virginia Voters
We need to restore balance to our democracy, attract qualified people who want to go into public service, and make sure every vote is counted and everyone’s voice is heard. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
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