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Action Alert CAG April 29, 2024
Early Voting Starts Wed. May 1st
With Early Voting set to begin Wednesday, May 1st, we wanted to make sure you have all the information you need to vote. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting
Action Alert CAG April 22, 2024
Make Sure You’re Ready to Vote!
TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 23 is the deadline to register to vote in the 2024 WV Primary Election. Register, check, or update your registration at GoVoteWV.com, then make a plan to vote. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 18, 2024
Dead Election Bills More Notable Than Ones That Passed
100+ bills related to elections were introduced this session. Of those, only 6 made it to the Governor’s desk. With the trend of state lawmakers limiting voting access and making it harder for eligible Americans to vote continuing around the country, we’re fortunate that no voter suppression bills passed. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting Rights
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
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
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
Newsletter article CAG January 18, 2024
Upcoming Events
Visit https://wvcag.org/event-calendar/ to see more about upcoming events! More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentRacial Justice
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG November 28, 2023
#GivingTuesday: Grateful, Good, and Giving
This holiday season, we’re grateful for YOU. Thanks for all you do to support WV Citizen Action’s mission. Your generosity keeps us in the fight for a stronger democracy, a sustainable future, and quality, affordable healthcare for all. This #GivingTuesday is the perfect time to contribute to help us sustain and grow our movement. We can't do it without YOU! More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentHealthcare
Action Alert CAG November 14, 2023
Manna Meal Needs Your Support
Manna Meal is ready to serve. They offer sanctuary as well as nourishment, tucked in the side of St. John's Episcopal Church. Generations of church leadership have supported this beacon of mercy in the City of Charleston. This past week, their on-site program was shut down. We call on elected representatives to work together to create solutions that safeguard ALL and allow services to continue at the Quarrier Street location. Join us by taking action here. More
Issues: DemocracyEconomyFamilies
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
Newsletter article CAG October 25, 2023
United Vision Project Training- November 2023
Our best days will not come from our division, but our unity and our ability to come together across differences. Join us for another United Vision training session Nov. 15th and 16th and be a part of helping to heal the divide. More
Issues: Community OrganizingDemocracyInequality
Action Alert Julie Archer October 24, 2023
Thursday, October 26th: “Lunch Out Loud” Webinar Series Continues, Followed by “No Time to Fail” Virtual Watch Party
Join us this Thursday, October 26th at noon for the next webinar in our Lunch Out Loud series. Takeiya Smith and student leaders from Young West Virginia will be hosting a discussion on the challenges that youth face in our democracy. On Thursday evening, join us and our friends at Public Citizen for the premiere of “No Time to Fail,” a powerful film that gives voice to the unsung heroes of the 2020 election - election administrators. More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett October 24, 2023
The Three Facets of WV Citizen Action
When I get the question, “What does WV Citizen Action do?”, it presents a challenge as we’re not a one-issue group, or a two-issue group, but a multi-faceted one, so I tell them this: We focus on three main issue or policy areas democracy, the environment, and health care for all, doing the work needed to make positive change in our state and nation. More
Issues: DemocracyEnergyEnvironmentHealthcare
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: DemocracyDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityJobsVoting 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: DemocracyEnvironmentHealthcare
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
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
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