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Newsletter article Julie Archer January 24, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 2
As we head into the second full week of the 2022 legislative session, I’m going to provide a quick status update on these issues, hopefully without duplicating too much of what Gary has already covered.  More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair RepresentationHealth CareHealthcareMedicaidRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWaterwater quality
Photo credit Hisham Ibrahim/Getty and The Brennan Center for Justice
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 24, 2022
We Must Continue the Fight to Strengthen and Protect Our Democracy
Friday marked the 12th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Citizens United v. FEC. In the case, the Court ruled that corporations and other outside groups could not be restricted from spending money on elections. More
Issues: Dark MoneyDemocracyFair RepresentationFilibusterVoting Rights
Action Alert   January 17, 2022
MLK Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our Democracy – Jan 17th
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the West Virginia Faith Table and the Charleston Branch NAACP invite you to join us for a day of prayer and fasting for our democracy. More
Issues: Democracy
Action Alert Julie Archer January 15, 2022
Monday Events: MLK, Jr. Day & Public Hearing
As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, Dr. King's family has called for us to focus on demanding voting rights legislation and access to the ballot box. We wanted to let you know about these opportunities to raise our collective voices and call on our elected leaders to cement his legacy. More
Issues: DemocracyHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
Press Release   January 6, 2022
A Year After Jan. 6th Attack on US Capitol, West Virginians Demand Action to Prevent Another Attack on Our Democracy
On January 6th, 2022, WV Freedom to Vote Coalition, a coalition of organizations and concerned West Virginians representing veterans, young people, small business owners, faith leaders and current and former elected officials, held a candlelight vigil to remember the events of January 6th, 2021 and demand action to prevent future attacks on our democracy. More
Issues: DemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 5, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Remembrance Vigil on Jan 6th Among More than 175 Events Across the Country
Charleston, WV— January 6, 2022 marks one year since a faction of elected officials incited armed right-wing militants to attack the U.S. Capitol.  More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer December 23, 2021
The Foundation of Our Democracy: Fair and Impartial Courts
we must keep the pressure on our Senators to pass bold democracy reform at the federal level that will protect and strengthen our freedom to vote, while continuing the fight at the state level to ensure that our courts are free from political and special interest influence and can protect our rights and guard against abuses of power. Double your impact with a year-end donation to keep us fighting for free, fair, and safe elections and fair and impartial courts. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter   December 13, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 13: Winter 2021
In this Winter 2021 edition of the Capital Eye: Winter is Coming - a 2021 Review & Goals for 2022 (pg 1), Legislative Forecast (pg 2), Health Care for All WV - Health Care Legislative Agenda (pg 4), WV for Democracy - Freedom to Vote Act (pg 5), WV New Jobs Coalition - Connecting with West Virginians (pg 6), Redistricting and Fair Maps - (pg 7), Our New Legislative and Congressional Maps: What New Districts Are You In? (pg 8), Share Your Health Care Stories (pg 9), We Need to Build Back Bolder (pg 10) More
Issues: Build Back BetterClimate ChangeDemocracyHealth CareHealthcareJobsRedistrictingVoting RightsWV Legislature
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer December 12, 2021
Legislative Forecast
Winter is coming, and that means the legislative session is just around the corner. As 2021 comes to a close and we head into a new year and another legislative session, here are some issues we expect to take up time and attention under the dome.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyHealth CareWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer December 6, 2021
Redistricting: New Maps Reinforce Need for Reform
In October, the Legislature convened in special session to draw new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. The outcome has only reinforced calls for establishing an independent redistricting commission rather than letting legislators draw the maps that govern their own elections. Additionally, with hyper-partisan legislative and congressional maps being adopted around the country it’s critical that we pass the Freedom to Vote Act to end partisan gerrymandering once and for all. More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistrictingVoting Rights
Action Alert   November 9, 2021
Time to Act to Protect Our Freedom to Vote
It’s urgent that the Senate acts now to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and delivers for the American people so all our voices are heard. Please take two minutes to call Senator Manchin’s office. Tell him it’s up to him to save democracy, history is watching and urge him to prioritize the Freedom to Vote Act.  More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting Rights
Action Alert   October 8, 2021
Bring It Home Joe! Freedom to Vote Rally Flyer
We are bringing the movement for voting rights to Sen. Manchin’s hometown of Fairmont to the Freedom to Vote Act and to say loud and clear: Bring it home, Joe! West Virginia needs you to get this done. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Newsletter article Katie Blount October 7, 2021
Freedom To Vote – Rally and Relay to DC
October is #FreedomToVoteAct Month, and West Virginia is taking action with states across the nation as we host a series of events in-state, that lead up to a big DC Rally on the 23rd. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Newsletter article Alexandra Gallo October 7, 2021
WV New Jobs Coalition and Why We Need to Build Back Better
Building a brighter future for West Virginia should not be a partisan issue, and we hope to inspire both our senators to support the Build Back Better act. Here’s why. More
Issues: Build Back BetterCare EconomyClimate ChangeDemocracyHealth CareInfrastructureJobsKids and familiesUnions
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett October 7, 2021
Build Back Bolder
As the Equinox passes and the leaves begin to turn, we’re looking back on a maxed out summer pushing for Democracy, Jobs Care and Climate around the state and in DC. More
Issues: Build Back BetterCare EconomyDemocracyHealth CareJobsRedistrictingVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 13, 2021
Redistricting Public Hearing: Virtual – District 3
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – for residents of current WV Congressional District 3 (Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster, and Wyoming Counties) More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistricting
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 13, 2021
Redistricting Public Hearing: Virtual – District 2
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – for residents of current WV Congressional District 2 (Berkeley, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Hampshire, Hardy, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Morgan, Pendleton, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur, and Wirt Counties) More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistricting
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 13, 2021
Redistricting Public Hearing: Virtual – District 1
Monday, September 20, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – for residents of current WV Congressional District 1 (Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel, and Wood Counties) More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistricting
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 7, 2021
Rally to Support Manchin’s Leadership on Voting Rights and Ending Dark Money
Let’s stand together to support Joe Manchin's leadership in bringing West Virginia's values to Washington! Come enjoy BBQ and join the fight to defend our democracy! More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 28, 2021
Young WV’s For the People Week of Action │ Unity for the Community: Martinsburg – July 31st
As part of the Young WV Week of Action, please join us for a day in the community of fun and togetherness. There will be sponsored activities from Proctor and Gamble and Blue Ridge CTC. FedEx Freight, NAACP and many more organizations. Raffle, face painting, bouncy houses, games & more! More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
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