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Newsletter article Julie Archer March 14, 2023
Elections & Courts – Final Legislative Update
Of the nine election bills passed by the Senate, three were taken up and passed by the House during the final week of the session. Unfortunately, two of these would decrease transparency of political spending in West Virginia. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyWorker's Safety
Newsletter article CAG March 14, 2023
Gary’s Wrap-up: The Final Daze
Our state employees will be using most, if not all, of their $2,300 pay raise to pay for the increases in premiums and co-pays on their PEIA health plans... But hey, let’s give away $700 million in tax revenue and make state workers spend their raise on healthcare… More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyEconomyFamiliesHealthcare
Action Alert CAG March 6, 2023
WV Poor People’s Campaign Mass Rally: WV Mothers & Families Deserve Answers – 11AM, March 10th
Join the West Virginia mothers and families of those who have died in our regional jails, along with the West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign and partners, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, other clergy, and impacted people, to demand justice and a full investigation of our jails from the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice!   More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyFamilies
Newsletter article CAG February 28, 2023
WV Poor People’s Campaign Demands Justice for West Virginians Who Died in Custody
The West Virginia Poor People's Campaign is joining Ms. Kim Burks to honor the life of her son, Quantez, and all of the lives taken senselessly at the Southern Regional Jail on Saturday, March 4th at 11am. Together we will pray and then march for his memory and for justice. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyFamilies
Newsletter article CAG February 21, 2023
Elections & Courts Update – Week 6
The WV Association for Justice has flagged two bills related to our civil justice system that are worth watching: HB 3270 and SB 560. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyEconomyFamiliesWorkers
From Facebook @WVCLRC - Kenneth Matthews testified about his lived experience around not being able to vote after incarceration while on parole yesterday in front of the Senate Judiciary Sub Committee B in favor of SB235, a bill that would restore voting rights to people on probation and parole. The vote on the bill was postponed until next week.
Newsletter article CAG February 21, 2023
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
HB 2471 which would reinstate the harmful policy of suspending drivers licenses for unpaid fines has been parked. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyEconomyWorkers
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
West Virginia Citizen Action Group Executive Director Gary Zuckett holds up a copy of the single-page HB 2883, which would give $500 million in unallocated COVID-19 relief funding to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority. The proposed bill drew ire Thursday from West Virginians who believe the money should go to help the areas hit hardest by the pandemic. - PERRY BENNETT | WV Legislative Photography wvgazettemail.com
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 7, 2023
Remarks at Public Hearing for HB 2883 on Allocation of ARPA Funds
According to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s final rule, ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds are intended to “provide state, local, and tribal governments with the resources needed to respond to the pandemic and its economic effects and to build a stronger, more equitable economy during the recovery.” More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesDemocracyFair taxationHealthcare
Newsletter article CAG January 31, 2023
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
With the legislative session in full swing, here is a brief rundown of bills that we and American Friends Service Committee are watching. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyFamilies
Action Alert CAG January 26, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Housing & Reparations – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 31st
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
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 PrioritiesDemocracyEnergyEnvironmentHealthcareKids 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 CourtsHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 19, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Food & Health – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 24th
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG January 13, 2023
“Leading with Justice” Legislative Breakfast and Day of Action
The West Virginia Criminal Law Reform Coalition hosted a "Leading for Justice" legislative day of action to bring awareness to the 2023 legislative session.  More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracyEconomyWorkers
Action Alert CAG January 12, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Criminal Justice & Economics – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 17th
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
Action Alert CAG January 7, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Education & Environment – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Session 1 of 4 on Jan 10th
The Black Voter Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays at 7pm starting Jan. 10th. More
Issues: Civil RightsDemocracy
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
Newsletter article   October 24, 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition Visioning Project
This month the WV New Jobs Coalition kicked off our Visioning Project. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, please reach out! More
Issues: Democracy
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG October 23, 2022
2022 Awards Picnic: Photos, Video, and More
We had a great time on Thursday, Sept. 15th at Little Creek Park for our 2022 Awards Picnic. The temperature was delicious, as was the food, the games were fun, and the music was just lovely. See pictures from the picnic, our livestreamed video of the music and awards ceremony, a full list of our sponsors and read more about our outstanding awardees here. More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentHealthcare
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