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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
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
Action Alert Julie Archer February 24, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Urgent Actions – Week Six
This mid-week update is focused on urgent actions to help move good bills and stop bad ones, as critical deadlines on the Legislative Calendar approach. More
Issues: CensorshipDiscriminationFair CourtsHealth CareHuman RightsInequalityVoting Rights
Newsletter article   February 21, 2022
WVNOW Legislative Action Alert 2.21.22
From Meredith Hartery, President of the WV Chapter National Organization for Women More
Issues: DiscriminationEconomic JusticeFair PayFair RepresentationHealth CareInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
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
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
Action Alert Julie Archer February 3, 2022
Protect Honesty in Education: Tell Delegates Not to Censor the Truth
A bill introduced in the House of Delegates (HB 4011) would suppress the discussion of topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion; and bury the truth about how actions and policies have injured and continue to harm marginalized people and communities. Contact members of the House Education Committee today! Tell them to oppose HB 4011. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationInequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 31, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 3
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to several critical issue areas and actions you can take. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEducationFair CourtsHealth CareInequalityPollutionVoting RightsWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 31, 2022
The Year of Babydog?
The second full week of session had several highlights. As of Friday, 1,551 bills had been introduced by both chambers, our governor held his belated ‘State of the State’ address, and a public hearing on ending the nuclear power ban in WV was held. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationEnergyHealthcareWorkers
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
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 20, 2021
Status of 2021 Bills by Topic/Subject
Consumer Protection, Civil Justice, Courts, Constitutional Amendments, Health Care, Voting Rights, and so much more. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesDiscriminationEducationEnergyEnvironmentFair taxationHealthcarePovertyVoting RightsWater
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
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 5, 2021
Contact Your Legislators NOW! Tell them to Say NO to HB 2257
HB 2257 is a No Jobs/No Hope bill for those who have completed their drug offense sentences. Contact you House of Delegates member NOW to ask them to VOTE NO on HB 2257, a draconian bill that doubles down on the failed and costly war on drugs—and is up for final vote around noon. More
Issues: Civil JusticeCriminal JusticeDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationInequalityTaxes
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Action Alert CAG August 5, 2020
WV Working Families Party Virtual Convention, Aug. 8th, 3-6PM
Join the West Virginia Working Families Party on August 8th from 3-6PM and help build a stronger collective of people and organizations moving together towards our shared vision for the country. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/wv-wfp/event/289206/. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
Advocacy Letter   July 10, 2020
Economic Justice and Equity Fund Needed to Address Health & Economic Disparities
WV CAG and other organizations sent a letter of support for the Hope 20/20/20 Economic Justice & Equity Fund to Governor Justice and legislative leaders calling on them to make additional funding and resources available to address COVID-related and other health and economic disparities in African American and poor communities in West Virginia. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityPoverty
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 25, 2020
Staring Down Crossover
The pace ramps up again as the legislature faces down the "drop dead" date of February 26th - Crossover Day - after which all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered done for this year. That being said, bills can still be amended into other bills that have made the journey across and other parliamentary tricks can be engaged when leadership wants a bill to stay alive. Many terrible bills will expire on Wednesday along with several good ones we’ve been working, watching, and rooting for. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Newsletter   February 25, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 7: Staring Down Crossover
The pace ramps up again as the legislature faces down the "drop dead" date of February 26th - Crossover Day - after which all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered done for this year. That being said, bills can still be amended into other bills that have made the journey across and other parliamentary tricks can be engaged when leadership wants a bill to stay alive. Many terrible bills will expire on Wednesday along with several good ones we’ve been working, watching, and rooting for. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Action Alert   February 23, 2020
Weekend Wake-up: Urgent Actions Needed Tonight!
State lawmakers seem hellbent this session on pushing their religious views into our public school system. In doing so, they are waging an onslaught against the rights of religious minorities. Religious instruction is the job of parents and faith leaders, not public school employees. And yet, FOUR bills are moving this session that would allow teachers to instruct from the bible. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil LibertiesDiscriminationEducationEvent
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 11, 2020
Hump Week – Halfway Over, Session Speeding Up
Committees are meeting earlier and lasting longer, and floor sessions are going on for hours as the work of the 2020 legislative session barrels toward several deadlines this month. There are now 1,340 bills introduced in the House, and 740 in the Senate. More
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationEnergyEventKids and familiesWater
Newsletter   February 11, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 5: Hump Week – Halfway Over, Session Speeds Up
Last week we hit day 30 of the 60 calendar day session. Committees are meeting earlier and lasting longer, and floor sessions are going on for hours as the work of the 2020 legislative session barrels toward several deadlines this month. There are now 1,340 bills introduced in the House, and 740 in the Senate. Crossover Day, when these bills must move out of their house of origin or die, is a little over two weeks away - February 26th. The 11th is the last day to introduce bills in the House, and the 17th is the deadline for the Senate. More
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationEnergyEventHealthcareKids and familiesWater
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