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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
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 28, 2022
Voting Rights Restoration Bill in Jeopardy; Several Bad Bills Advancing
As we head into the final two weeks here’s a look at various election and court related bills that are still in play and their status.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDark MoneyDemocracyFair CourtsInequalityVoting Rights
Newsletter article   February 21, 2022
Smart Justice Advocacy Day is Almost Here
We hope to see you tomorrow (2.22.22) at 9 am when we kick off Smart Justice Advocacy Day at the WV State Capitol (Little Rotunda East). More
Issues: Civil JusticeDemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Press Release Julie Archer February 17, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Community Members and Local Faith Leaders Rally in Support of Early Voting Site on Charleston’s West Side
Community members and local faith leaders gathered for a press conference and rally to show support for establishing an early voting site on the West Side of Charleston. The event took place at the Kanawha County Courthouse, immediately prior to the County Commission meeting. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer February 15, 2022
Local Action Alert: Support Early Voting on Charleston’s West Side
Show Up, Speak Out! The Kanawha County Commission has proposed adding a new early voting location on Charleston’s West Side and will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 17 at 5:00 PM in the Commission Courtroom at Kanawha County Courthouse.The proposed location for this community voting site is the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council building at 321 Virginia Street West. Community members and local faith leaders will gather for a press conference and rally at 4:00 PM to show support for the establishing this additional voting site.  More
Issues: DemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Local Action Alert: Kanawha Co. Republican Executive Committee Blocking Early Voting Location on Charleston’s West Side
The Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee is holding up approval for an early voting location on Charleston’s West Side. The proposed location for this community voting site is the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council building at 321 Virginia Street West.  More
Issues: DemocracyInequalityVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Five
This week’s forecast is primarily a news round up from various media outlets, partners, and allies on the bills we’ve been following, along with actions you can take where relevant. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareIncarcerationInequalityRacial JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 7, 2022
Neighbor to Neighbor – Be a Part of Healing WV – Jan 8th @6PM
Why are we doing this? Well, we want to find out about the issues that are most important to West Virginians. To do that, we need to talk with them, listen to them, and rebuild trust while reaching across the divide.  More
Issues: Build Back BetterCivic EngagementDeep CanvassingDemocracy
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Four
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to these critical issue areas and actions you can take. Although there are still plenty of bad ideas brewing, this forecast is less dreary. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rightswater quality
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