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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 31, 2024
Too Many Bills, and Not Enough Good Ones!
Week four has seen the introduction of 1,388 bills in the House and 613 in the Senate as of today, Jan. 31, 2024. Your input is important! As you read through this update take a few minutes to send a personal note to your legislators on issues that resonate with you. More
Issues: ElectionsEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article   January 31, 2024
Misc. Updates with Links for More In-Depth Reading
Some good news! The progress of a number of bad bills we alerted you about last week has slowed. Other bills, both good and bad, have advanced, but are pending in other committees for further consideration. Lots of links here for more on what happened last week, a look at where things are heading this week, and other great resources for legislative updates and actions. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationElectionsHealthcare
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
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
Action Alert Gary Zuckett October 24, 2022
Hold WV Electeds Accountable Too – WFP Endorsements Will Help!
WV WFP has a rigorous process for vetting candidates and voters can be sure the list vetted by the state committee is a solid one. See and share the list HERE and consider signing up for their mailings to keep abreast on progressive politics in WV and the nation. More
Issues: ElectionsVoting
Action Alert Julie Archer October 24, 2022
Are You Ready to Vote?
The General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 8. Make sure you are ready to vote. More
Issues: Clean electionsElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer October 24, 2022
Much At Stake With Proposed Constitutional Amendments
In addition to the congressional, legislative, county and local elected offices that will appear on the ballot this November, voters must also consider four separate amendments to the state’s constitution. Here’s a refresher on what’s at stake with these proposed changes to the West Virginia Constitution.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesElectionsFair CourtsFair taxationTaxesVoting
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
Newsletter article   May 25, 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition Has Big Plans for 2022
WV New Jobs Coalition (WVNJC) is a partnership of organizations seeking to bring new, well-paying jobs to the Mountain State. We believe that West Virginians deserve... More
Issues: Climate ChangeElectionsInfrastructureJobsResilient Communities
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett May 25, 2022
Election Blues
May brings spring blooms and election postcards filling our mailboxes. Regardless, this mid-term primary should be noted for its dismal voter turnout of less than 23% of registered voters... More
Issues: ElectionsGOTVRedistrictingVoting Rights
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
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
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 27, 2022
Campaign Launched to Inform West Virginians That They May Have Been Removed from the Voter Rolls
The campaign communicates to West Virginians whose names have been removed from the voter rolls according to data provided by the Secretary of State. The campaign encourages these individuals to double check their registration status. If they remain eligible to vote, the mailers provide information on how to re-register so they may vote in this year’s elections. More
Issues: ElectionsVoting
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer December 6, 2021
Where and How to View WV’s New Legislative and Congressional Maps
The new legislative and congressional maps can be viewed in various formats. The maps reflect the districts for elected offices beginning in the 2022 election. Which new districts are you in? More
Issues: ElectionsRedistrictingVoting
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
Newsletter article Julie Archer April 20, 2021
With Voting Restrictions Defeated at the Legislature, Focus Shifts to Federal Democracy Initiatives
Here’s a bit of good news from the legislative session: Someone was listening. After the public hearing on SB 565 drew mostly opposition, House Judiciary Chair Moore Capito (R-Kanawha) said... More
Issues: ElectionsVotingVoting Rights
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
Action Alert CAG August 26, 2020
Protect Our Democracy – Take Action to Ensure We Can Vote Safely By Mail
As your probably know, all voters have the option of voting absentee due to concerns about COVID-19. This is the safest option because you can vote safely from home. However, despite our efforts to make the process consistent with the primary, for the general election registered voters won’t be mailed an absentee ballot application. Click here for more information and actions you can take to ensure our democracy can function in this pandemic. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyElectionsUSPSVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson August 18, 2020
Request Your Mail-In Ballot Online
Did you know you can request a WV mail-in ballot ONLINE? If you are considering using a mail-in ballot, we highly recommend requesting your mail-in ballot as soon as possible, and as soon as you receive it, to complete and mail it in, to allow ample time for delivery and receipt of your ballot, so that your vote can be counted. The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 28. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting Rights
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