Tag: Fair Representation

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Newsletter article Julie Archer February 21, 2023
Week 6 Highlights & Actions: Black Policy Day, Campus Carry, Child Care Day
On Wednesday, February 15th was Black leaders and allies gathered at the state Capitol for Black Policy Day to raise awareness on the pressing policy issues impacting Black West Virginians. More
Issues: Covid-19Fair RepresentationGun SafetyInequalityKids and familiesReproductive Justice
Action Alert   February 7, 2023
Join Us for Black Policy Day at the Capitol on February 15
Join the WV Black Voter Impact Initiative and its partners for breakfast at the Cultural Center starting at 7:00 am, followed by activities and speakers related to the Black policy framework.  More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequality
Press Release   February 1, 2023
PRESS RELEASE: WV Truth in History Poll Release, Statement on SB 130
A recent scientific poll indicates young West Virginians are unhappy with the Legislature’s focus on divisive social issues to the point that a majority would at least consider leaving the state if the restrictive bills are passed and the trend continues. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 21, 2022
Judicial Power Grab Would Weaken West Virginians’ Say-So on the Courts
In response to former Justice Evan Jenkins’s recent resignation from the State Supreme Court, members of the House of Delegates are moving quickly to strip West Virginians of their ability to have a say in who will fill the seat left vacant by Jenkins’s departure. More
Issues: Fair CourtsFair RepresentationVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Black Policy Day Held at State Capitol
On Friday, February 11th, a collaboration of West Virginia organizations held a series of events focused on policy issues impacting Black West Virginians.  Organizers said one of the goals was to create space for West Virginians that have been historically oppressed or ignored to share their stories. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequality
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 RepresentationHealthcareMedicaidRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWaterwater quality
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer December 6, 2021
Redistricting: New Maps Reinforce Need for Reform
In October, the Legislature convened in special session to draw new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. The outcome has only reinforced calls for establishing an independent redistricting commission rather than letting legislators draw the maps that govern their own elections. Additionally, with hyper-partisan legislative and congressional maps being adopted around the country it’s critical that we pass the Freedom to Vote Act to end partisan gerrymandering once and for all. More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistrictingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer October 12, 2021
Speak Out for Fair Districting: Public Hearing 10/13 @8AM
The Legislature has convened in special session to approve new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. These maps will shape our lives and communities for the next decade and beyond. That’s why it’s important to come together to speak out on fair districting so that our communities are whole and have equal resources to meet our needs. There’s still time to provide input on the proposed maps and nobody knows our communities better than the people who live in them.  More
Issues: Fair RepresentationRedistricting
Action Alert   September 14, 2021
Speak Out on Fair Districting in WV! – Sign-up on 9/17
There’s still time to let legislators know that when it comes to our districts, we want a transparent process we can trust, where communities remain whole and where voters have an equal voice.  More
Issues: Fair RepresentationRedistrictingVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 13, 2021
Redistricting Public Hearing: Virtual – District 3
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – for residents of current WV Congressional District 3 (Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster, and Wyoming Counties) More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistricting
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 13, 2021
Redistricting Public Hearing: Virtual – District 2
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – for residents of current WV Congressional District 2 (Berkeley, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Hampshire, Hardy, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Morgan, Pendleton, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur, and Wirt Counties) More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistricting
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 13, 2021
Redistricting Public Hearing: Virtual – District 1
Monday, September 20, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – for residents of current WV Congressional District 1 (Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel, and Wood Counties) More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistricting
Newsletter article   July 23, 2021
Good Trouble Vigils for Democracy
To mark the anniversary of Congressman John Lewis’ passing, CAG, Protect Our Vote WV, and West Virginians for Democracy hosted candlelight vigils in both Charleston and Huntington on July 17th. More
Issues: Civil JusticeFair RepresentationRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 23, 2021
Welcome Gathering! WV Working Families Party
Are you looking for a place to connect with others about your dreams frustrations and visions for West Virginia? WVWFP is on a mission to bring joy and power back to the people! More
Issues: Fair RepresentationJobs
Newsletter article   February 22, 2021
How Representative Is ​Our Democracy? – 2/25 & 3/10 @7PM
Join the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education for two conversations on electoral systems and reform movements to make them more representative of our nation's electorate More
Issues: Fair RepresentationVotingVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG January 29, 2021
40 WV Groups sign onto letter concerning public access at legislature
When the 2021 Legislative Session begins on February 10, the undersigned organizations encourage legislative leaders to take all necessary steps to assure an open and transparent session that allows for meaningful access to and input from all interested members of the public. Every West Virginian has a vested interest in ensuring that the legislative process is open to the public. Our organizations, representing thousands of West Virginians across this great state, are joining together to ask that you hold an Open Session. More
Issues: Covid-19Fair CourtsFair Representation