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Newsletter article   March 7, 2022
Let’s get two good bills over the finish line!
Two good bills are alive and kicking!  But the extended supervision bill which passed the House we are still worried might continue to move in the Senate.  Consider sending a message about all three bills to Senate judiciary members... More
Issues: Fair Representationharm reductionHealth CareInequality
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 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 Gary Zuckett February 21, 2022
Mushroom Session
This session reminds me of an old saying “I feel like a mushroom because they keep me in the dark and feed me BS.” This is appropriate in so many ways as committees are sprouting (originating) lots of bills and short circuiting the normal process for introducing bills. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnergyFair RepresentationInequalitySurface Owner Rightswater qualityWorkers
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 RepresentationHealth CareHealthcareMedicaidRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWaterwater quality
Photo credit Hisham Ibrahim/Getty and The Brennan Center for Justice
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 24, 2022
We Must Continue the Fight to Strengthen and Protect Our Democracy
Friday marked the 12th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Citizens United v. FEC. In the case, the Court ruled that corporations and other outside groups could not be restricted from spending money on elections. More
Issues: Dark MoneyDemocracyFair RepresentationFilibusterVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 24, 2022
Week of Weather & Disappointment
It’s hard to know whether to begin with federal or state issues in this week's update since so much has been going on in both areas. In addition, winter has indeed arrived with black ice and power outages, too.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesBuild Back BetterCovid-19Fair RepresentationFilibusterReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rights
Action Alert   January 24, 2022
BLAC Paper Release Webinar – Jan 27th @10AM/1PM
Join the Black Appalachian Coalition (BLAC) on Thursday, January 27th at 1 p.m. for a deep-dive webinar on their newly released paper. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequalityPolicy
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
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
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   February 22, 2021
Letter to Speaker Hanshaw: Video stream ALL committees to promote transparency and openness in the legislative process
This letter to WV Speaker Hanshaw from the WV House of Delegates Democratic Caucus asks for all committees to provide video streams, so as to promote transparency and openness in the legislative process. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationTransparency
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