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Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 1, 2021
West Virginians for Democracy Activist Launch! – May 4th, 8PM
Join West Virginians for Democracy, WV Citizen Action Group, Rise Up WV, WV Citizens for Clean Elections, OHVEC, and the Declaration for American Democracy coalition for an activist call on the For the People Act, the most transformative democracy legislation in a generation. More
Issues: DemocracyHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
Newsletter   April 20, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 9: Legislative Wrap Up
Here's our wrap up of the 2021 WV Legislative Session. Even though it has ended, exciting federal programs will be moving in DC and our senior senator is a key vote in moving most everything. As such, we’ll be pivoting to put much more of our focus on some very promising legislation.  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsDemocracyEducationEnergyEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareInequalityPollutionVoting Rights
Newsletter   March 29, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 7: Week 8 of the 2021 Legislative Session
With two weeks to go in 2021 WV Legislative Session here's a look at what's happening under the dome and actions you can take. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyFair CourtsHealth CareKids and families
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Take Action to Fight Voter Suppression
With 43 states, including West Virginia, trying to make it harder to vote, we need to fight voter suppression efforts and ensure the The For the People Act stays robust in order to protect every American’s freedom and right to vote. We also need to oppose SB 565 which would restrict West Virginians’ access to voting. We can’t let the assault on voting rights in West Virginia and around the country go unanswered. Please take action today.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyElectionsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Courts and the Constitution
After quickly passing their house of origin and then clearing their first committee assignment in the other, two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts slowed down. Now one has cleared another legislative hurdle, and the other is likely to be on the move again soon as we enter the final two weeks of the legislative session. Here’s a quick update and actions you can take to stop these power grabs and attempts to politicize the judiciary.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyFair Courts
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 22, 2021
Building Civic Action: A Policy Roundtable to Move Community to Action
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a policy roundtable hosted by the Charleston-Institute Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to discuss issues before the WV Legislature and their connection to and impact on the Black community. Here’s a recap of what was discussed and actions you can take.  More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair taxationHealthcareInequalityMedicaidVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 22, 2021
Voting Rights Are Under Attack, But We Can Fight Back
Call Senators Manchin and Capito today. Tell them to do their job, defend our democracy, and protect and strengthen the sacred right to vote by supporting the For the People Act. More
Issues: DemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 22, 2021
Session Moves into Spring
Spring equinox brings new life back in the earthly cycle of death and rebirth. After this legislative session we’ll need a rebirth of our political cycle to make sure that the next elections bring new life behind the desks at the Capitol. New faces pushing those red and green buttons which have such a profound […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 22, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 6: 2021 – Week 7 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 7 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 15, 2021
What’s really Happening at the Legislature
More than ever this session, laws are being made to benefit corporations and enrich their millionaire and billionaire owners at the expense of regular West Virginians and their families. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 15, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 5: 2021 – Week 6 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 6 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 10, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Tell your Legislators – Say YES to Medicaid Buy-in, NO to COVID Liability Immunity and NO to Income Tax cuts!
Contact Your Legislators! (1) Tell them TODAY to Say NO to SB 277 - Don't let Irresponsible Businesses Off the Hook! (2) Tell them to Say YES to HB 3001 - Create the Affordable Medicaid Buy-in Program. (3) Tell them to Say NO to SB 600/HB 2027 - Protect Public Services by Keeping the WV Income Tax! More
Issues: Covid-19DemocracyFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaidPovertyWorkers
Newsletter article   March 8, 2021
Tell Senate Judiciary Members to Protect Democracy, Vote NO on HJR 2 and SB 303
By voting to approve HJR 2 last week, a majority of House members have made clear they believe themselves to be above the law. SB 303 is a direct attack on the ability for local communities to govern themselves. More
Issues: DemocracyFair Courts
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 8, 2021
Midway (Almost) – Session Rolls On
Friday was day 24 of the 60-day legislative session. Believe it or not, bills will now begin moving even faster as we approach several deadlines limiting their progress to the finish line. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 8, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 4: 2021 – Week 5 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 5 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett March 6, 2021
Testimony on HCR 9, by Gary Zuckett 3/5/2021
An Article V convention is a dangerous path that puts all of our civil liberties, and freedoms at risk. There is nothing stopping a new convention from rolling back our constitutional rights and civil liberties. More
Issues: Civil LibertiesDemocracyFree SpeechVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 12, 2021
This Valentine’s Day, Show Democracy Some Love
Although we may end up playing defense at the WV Legislature, we have a real opportunity with the new Congress to transform our democracy with the passage of the For The People Act (HR 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR 4). More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentHealthcareSustainabilityVoting RightsWorkers
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 26, 2021
Text to Defend Democracy – Tues. JAN 26th @ 6PM
Join WV Citizen Action, People's Action, and our people-powered member organizations to send texts to folks in our communities to mobilize them to action. It's an amazing and historic time to be organizing for racial justice, economic justice, and move towards winning our long term agenda! More
Issues: Democracy
Action Alert Julie Archer January 26, 2021
“Conversations on Democracy” – Tues. JAN 26th @ 7:30 PM
"Conversations on Democracy" this Tuesday, January 26th at 7:30 PM. Discussion will be on improving our democracy before the next election by ending Citizens United and the electoral college, instituting ranked choice voting, ending corruption, and more. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer January 26, 2021
ACTION ALERTS: We need your voice and WVCCE needs your support
As we begin a new year with a new president, we are at a critical juncture that presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to reforms that strengthen our democracy, and protect judicial independence. WV Citizen Action, in partnership with our WV Citizens for Clean Elections coalition partners, remains committed to the work needed to hold our government accountable, to ensure we create a country where everyone can thrive. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
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