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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 22, 2021
Haste Makes Waste – Week Two @ Legislature
Phil Kabler’s February 13th column outlines several quirks of this bizarre legislative session. One of the more concerning ones is the sheer number of ‘single shot’ bills, assigned to only one committee. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityTaxesWorkers
Newsletter   February 22, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 2: 2021 – Week 3 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 3 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: Budget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityTaxesWorkers
Newsletter article   February 22, 2021
Virtual WV E-DAY at the Capitol: March 10th, 6-7:30PM
Mark your calendars for this year’s E-Day on March 10 from 6:00 – 7:30PM. While the event is free, registration is required. More
Issues: Environment
Newsletter article   February 22, 2021
Take Action – Say No to Removing Regulations of Tanks Near Drinking Water Intakes
Industry lobbyists are trying to exempt oil and gas tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. This year's bill, HB 2598, would exempt certain oil and gas tanks that are closest to our public drinking water intakes. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnvironmentPollutionWater
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 CAG February 2, 2021
FEB 18 @ 7PM – Dr. Sandra Steingraber webinar on the Risks and Harms of Fracking
Free, live, public lecture by Dr. Sandra Steingraber on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST.  Hosted by Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action, with co-sponsors FaCTOhio/The Ohio Health Project, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, West Virginia Citizen Action Group and made possible with generous funding from the Dunn Foundation and our donors, Dr. Steingraber's lecture will include findings from the recently released 7th edition of The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking, a fully referenced compilation of evidence outlining the risks and harms of fracking.  More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFracking
Action Alert Alexandra Gallo January 29, 2021
FEB 2nd @ 7PM: 100 Days for Climate, Jobs and Justice – grassroots livestream on the THRIVE agenda
This Tuesday, February 2nd, at 7PM Eastern / 4PM Pacific, the Green New Deal Network will host a grassroots livestream: “100 Days for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Winning the THRIVE Agenda.” We hope you can join. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentInequalityJobsLiving wagePollutionPovertyRacial JusticeSustainabilityWater
Action Alert CAG January 13, 2021
Holding Water in WV: A Community Discussion – JAN 13th @4PM
This is the first session of a five-part discussion series, "Standing Up for Appalachia: Dialogue for a Positive Change," hosted by West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light and funded with grant support from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. More
Issues: EnvironmentPollutionWater
Action Alert CAG January 7, 2021
5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement: A WV Celebration – JAN 9th @7PM
Join Corazón Latino, Moms Clean Air Force and the West Virginia Climate Alliance to celebrate five years since the negotiation of the Paris Climate Agreement. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironment
Press Release CAG December 14, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Renewable energy is key to West Virginia’s economic future
Titled “West Virginia’s Energy Future,” the report shows that ramping up renewable energy and energy efficiency would be cost-effective and can be done in a way that creates thousands of jobs — and may even save consumers money. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnvironmentJobsSustainability
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG November 23, 2020
VIDEO – “Climate Generations” Webinar, Oct. 22, 2020: West Virginia Center on Climate Change
VIDEO - "Climate Generations" Webinar, October 22, 2020: from the West Virginia Center on Climate Change "What Do We Tell The Kids -- and What Are They Telling Us? -- Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis." More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironment
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson November 6, 2020
Join WVEC’s Virtual Annual Meeting to Talk About the Future of West Virginia’s Environment, Nov 12, 6PM
Register Today for the WV Environmental Council's virtual Annual Meeting to Talk About the Future of West Virginia’s Environment, on Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 -8:00 pm. This meeting will focus heavily on 2021 legislative priorities, including a confirmed panel of West Virginia lawmakers who will be participating in discussion and taking questions. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironment
Action Alert CAG October 15, 2020
SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 22nd, 6-8PM – What Do We Tell the Kids, and What Are they Telling Us? — Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis
Are you concerned about global warming and the climate crisis, and looking for solutions that involve people of all ages? If your answer is “yes,” then please join others from around the world for a free, live, expert-led Internet webinar about how different generations can work together for climate solutions. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironment
Category A - Drinking Water
Press Release CAG September 23, 2020
IN THE NEWS: Legislators & citizen groups call for a stronger water quality rule
West Virginia legislators called for a strong water quality rule at a virtual press conference hosted by West Virginia Citizen Action Group and the West Virginia Environmental Council. More
Issues: EnvironmentWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 22, 2020
“Don’t Weaken Water Quality Standards” – Press Conference on Rule 47CSR2
The Legislative Rule Making Committee meets tomorrow, 9/23, to discuss the Water Quality Standards Rule 47CSR2. This rule would weaken 13 of the human health criteria, making them less stringent than our current standards. More
Issues: EnvironmentWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 21, 2020
NEW RELEASE: A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change
The West Virginia Climate Change Alliance has created a new resource guide for all West Virginians passionate or just curious about Climate Change. "A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change: The Causes, Impacts, and Potential Solutions" was officially released to the public today. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnvironment
Newsletter CAG August 4, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 10 – Summer 2020
Since mid-March, WV CAG has worked with partners and allies to provide a local, state, and federal response to the pandemic, and communicate to our governor, DHHR, and other state and local officials what regular folks really need to get through this crisis. You make this and all of our work possible. Thank you! Keep reading to learn more about other projects we're focused on and ways you can keep this work going and growing. More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate JusticeDemocracyEnvironmentHealthcareSNAPUnemployment benefitsVoting RightsWorkers
Action Alert   December 21, 2019
Power to the People: TWO Grassroots Trainings Coming in 2020!
We're excited to announce TWO days of powerful training, networking and campaign strategy planning in February 2020, hosted by a coalition of state and local organizations in WV. These events are especially for people involved in local grassroots groups and local campaigns, or people who want to be. But all are welcome! Scholarships are available. Learn more below, and register for either or both event days here. More
Issues: Climate JusticeDemocracyElectionsEnvironmentEventHealthcareTraining
Action Alert   September 21, 2019
Charleston Events You Don’t Want to Miss
Two Charleston events you don't want to miss! On Tuesday, September 24, help out WV Citizen Action while enjoying music and friends. Join us for a night of live, local music to benefit WV Citizen Action Group featuring That High Country Revival with special guests Chet Lowther, Trey Kay, Andy Park, and more. On Thursday, September 26 take part in a public rally during Climate Strike week to show our elected officials that we want meaningful climate action now! Details here. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnvironmentEventSustainability
Action Alert   June 16, 2019
Reminder & Update: Education Rally & Teach-In Monday, Resist Rockwool Wednesday
This is just a friendly reminder about tomorrow's (Monday, June 17th) student-led rally and teach-in in support of public education. Students, parents and community members who want to show solidarity with our hard-working teachers and school service personnel, please join us at 10 AM in front of the House chamber. We also wanted to let you know that Monday's planned actions against Rockwool have been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 19th. Please check this event's Facebook page for updates and locations. Eastern panhandle residents would love supporters to join them. More
Issues: EducationEnvironmentKids and familiesOur children our futurePollution
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