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Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson April 15, 2022
WVU Sierra Student Coalition’s Earth Day Celebration – 4/22 at 4PM
The WVU Sierra Student Coalition will be hosting their Earth Day Celebration on The Mountainlair Green, on Friday, April 22nd, from 4-8PM. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEarth DayEnvironment
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson April 15, 2022
Earth Day at Marshall University – 4/20 at 11AM
Marshall University will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 20th, from 11AM-2PM at the Marshall University Student Center Plaza and Buskirk Field. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEarth DayEnvironment
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
Newsletter article   February 28, 2022
Environmental Update
Companion bills HB 4408/SB 485 expanding private companies’ ability to develop recreational facilities were voted on in their respective committees last week...  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAir QualityCorporate InterestsEnvironmentGas WellsOil and GasPollutionPrivatizationSurface Owner RightsWaterwater qualityWorker's Safety
Action Alert Gary Zuckett February 14, 2022
Virtual Environment Day: February 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
The WV Environmental Council’s annual E-Day is going virtual again this year, please join by registering here. More
Issues: EnvironmentWV Legislature
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
Citizen Action Group Blog   January 24, 2022
WVEC’s GREEN Legislative Update – Week 2
Click below to read more on the WV Environmental Council's breakdown of all the "green" issues at the WV Legislature this week. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentwater quality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 14, 2021
Call Sen. Manchin – We Need Climate in BBB!
TODAY, take part in a statewide call and social media storm day on the climate provisions in the Build Back Better Act. More
Issues: Build Back BetterClimate ChangeEnvironment
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 23, 2021
Democracy Summer
Federal issues have dominated our work since the end of the WV legislative session and no issue has taken up more bandwidth than the effort to pass the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and DC Statehood More
Issues: Care EconomyDemocracyEnvironmentFair RepresentationFair taxationJobsVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 26, 2021
Letter to Senator Manchin: Care for Creation is a Call to be Heeded and Acted Upon
We are a group of concerned West Virginians from various faith traditions—leaders and lay persons alike—who believe that care for Creation is a call to be heeded and acted upon. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentJobsPollutionReclamationUnionsVoting Rights
Press Release Alexandra Gallo April 29, 2021
THRIVE Act introduced: $10 trillion infrastructure plan prioritizes climate, care, jobs and justice
Members of Congress backed by a cross-movement nationwide grassroots organizing effort announced the formal introduction of the THRIVE Act in Congress today. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnvironmentHealth CareJobsUnions
Newsletter   April 20, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 9: Legislative Wrap Up
Here's our wrap up of the 2021 WV Legislative Session. Even though it has ended, exciting federal programs will be moving in DC and our senior senator is a key vote in moving most everything. As such, we’ll be pivoting to put much more of our focus on some very promising legislation.  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsDemocracyEducationEnergyEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareInequalityPollutionVoting Rights
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
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 14, 2021
STUNNING NEW REPORTS DETAIL HOW REPAIRING THE DAMAGE CREATED BY ABANDONED WELLS, MINES COULD BRING 30,000 JOBS TO APPALACHIA
This morning, the Ohio River Valley Institute and ReImagine Appalachia released a striking set of new reports detailing how Appalachian communities can create more than 30,000 new jobs by reclaiming and remediating abandoned coal mines and oil and gas wells.  More
Issues: EnvironmentJobs
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 22, 2021
Session Moves into Spring
Spring equinox brings new life back in the earthly cycle of death and rebirth. After this legislative session we’ll need a rebirth of our political cycle to make sure that the next elections bring new life behind the desks at the Capitol. New faces pushing those red and green buttons which have such a profound […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 22, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 6: 2021 – Week 7 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 7 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: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Action Alert   March 16, 2021
The THRIVE Act – Kick-off Party: TONIGHT at 7PM EST
Congress has passed COVID relief, and now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fight for climate action, jobs and justice. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentJobsSocial Justice
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 15, 2021
What’s really Happening at the Legislature
More than ever this session, laws are being made to benefit corporations and enrich their millionaire and billionaire owners at the expense of regular West Virginians and their families. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 15, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 5: 2021 – Week 6 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 6 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: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 8, 2021
Midway (Almost) – Session Rolls On
Friday was day 24 of the 60-day legislative session. Believe it or not, bills will now begin moving even faster as we approach several deadlines limiting their progress to the finish line. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
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