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Action Alert   March 3, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Protect Public Services by Keeping the WV Income Tax; Citizens Guide to Online Advocacy
Shifting more taxes onto low and middle income citizens is not fair – this is what efforts to reduce or eliminate the income tax will do - raise other taxes on low-income and middle-income families, and will result in cuts to public services that benefit all families and businesses. More
Issues: EducationFair taxationHealthcareInequality
Newsletter article   March 1, 2021
COVID Immunity Bill (SB 277) Lets Health Care Providers & Businesses Off the Hook for Reckless & Intentional Misconduct
As drafted, SB 277 will let health care providers and other businesses off the hook even when they have refused to follow proper protocols, safety requirements and other scientific recommendations to prevent the spread of the virus. More
Issues: Civil JusticeCovid-19Health CareHealthcare
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 1, 2021
Hearing from the People
This week’s extra-curricular activities out-shined many events inside the Capitol. A Moral Monday event by the Poor People's Campaign landed on Senator Manchin’s doorstep in Charleston More
Issues: Above ground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19EducationEnvironmentHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 1, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 3: 2021 – Week 4 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 4 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-19EducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
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
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 18, 2021
ACTION ALERTS: From Week 2 of the 2021 WV Legislative Session
Contact Your Legislators about These Bills & Resolutions! Since many important bills are moving so fast up at the legislature, we’ve decided to pull together a mid-week action list to help folks keep up with the dizzy pace at the capitol. We’ve never seen so much proposed legislation referenced to only one committee (which is usually a signal that leadership wants it ‘greased’). Take a look below and take action on those issues that call out for it. Please contact your Legislators Right Away. Let your voices be heard. Visit www.wvlegislature.gov to find who represents YOU in the WV House and Senate, and how to contact them. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCollective Bargaining RightsConsumer ProtectionCovid-19DEPEducationFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPollutionTaxesVoting RightsWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Alexandra Gallo February 12, 2021
Protect the Personal Income Tax
GOP lawmakers are considering a proposal that would shift tax responsibility from the wealthiest residents to those who’ve suffered the worst effects of the pandemic: low-income families, Black and brown West Virginians, and women. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareTaxes
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
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 12, 2021
Health Care and the 2021 WV Legislative Session
The 2021 Legislative Session will be extremely important for the people of West Virginia, and protecting and expanding health care coverage will be a significant part of our agenda. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidTaxes
Newsletter   February 12, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 1: 2021 Session Starts During “Best of Times, Worst of Times”
The 2021 Legislative Session started Wednesday. Stay up-to-date each week on what’s happening under the dome with WVCAG! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Press Release Gary Zuckett February 12, 2021
WV’s Lone Billionaire, Gov. Jim Justice, Got $12M Richer During Pandemic – How Will Elimination of Income Tax Increase His Wealth?
The wealth of West Virginia’s only billionaire, Gov. Jim Justice, increased by $12 million between mid-March of last year and Jan. 29 of this year, according to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and West Virginia Citizen Action Group. While the governor’s bank account is getting fatter, he is expected to outline a plan to eliminate the Income Tax in his State of the State address today. How much wealth will he gain from this proposal? More
Issues: Coronavirus ReliefCovid-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG February 3, 2021
Broad Coalition of Organizations Calls on State Leaders to Protect Revenues, Public Services in Upcoming Legislative Session
With West Virginia still feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic recession, the state’s leaders face difficult decisions in the upcoming legislative session. Increasing numbers of West Virginians are struggling to feed their families, remain in their homes, keep their businesses afloat, and protect their jobs, all while fighting to stay healthy. More
Issues: Covid-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Action Alert Alexandra Gallo January 29, 2021
FEB 4th @ 5PM – Health Care: Citizen Civic Engagement Training (Virtual)
Join us for our 2021 Citizen Civic Engagement Training on Feb 4th from 5-7 PM, where we’ll be discussing the healthcare policies we’re fighting for & strategies to make those policies a reality. This training session is free & virtual. Mark your calendars. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Press Release CAG January 29, 2021
Media Advisory – Bi-Partisan Legislative Effort Launches to make Diabetes Drugs and Supplies more Affordable
A virtual press conference will take place at 2:45 on Tuesday, February 2nd over Zoom to announce a bipartisan effort to pass legislation to make diabetes treatment more affordable. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Action Alert Alexandra Gallo January 13, 2021
Health Care: Citizen Civic Engagement Training (Virtual) – JAN 14, 16 & FEB 4th
The Health Care for All WV team fights for quality, affordable healthcare for all West Virginians. We believe that healthcare IS a fundamental human right. We’re surviving a pandemic. Every single one of us deserves affordable & accessible healthcare NOW. The changes we need won’t come without grassroots support. That is, real, everyday people demanding from their state representatives what they need to make their lives better. If you want to be part of the fight, join us for our 2021 Citizen Civic Engagement Trainings. More
Issues: Civic EngagementHealth CareHealthcarePolicy
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 17, 2020
Thousands of WV Medicaid members get $1,000 in Dental Coverage Jan. 1st
Thousands of West Virginia Medicaid members, ages 21 and older, received a letter this week announcing that on January 1st, 2021, they will be able to get up to $1,000 in preventative dental care. WV Citizen Action Group was part of the Health Care for All WV coalition team that lobbied for this breakthrough. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 7, 2020
Action Alert: Sign Our Petition to Protect The ACA!
Please Share & *Sign This Petition* asking our lawmakers and legislators to Defend Our Health Care and to Protect The ACA, including Medicaid Expansion and Pre-Existing Conditions coverage. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Action Alert Gary Zuckett November 23, 2020
WV joins Moral Monday caravans of mourning for COVID relief; elderly couple died within days of each other
TODAY, 2:30PM @ The Capitol - The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will organize Moral Monday caravans to mourn the nearly quarter-million Americans who have died from COVID-19, demand a smooth and open transition of power and lift up the moral policies we need immediately and in the first days of the new administration.  More
Issues: Covid-19Health CareHealthcare
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson November 6, 2020
TAKE ACTION – Defend the ACA!
TAKE ACTION - Defend the ACA! Add your voice by signing this petition asking our lawmakers and justices to #DefendOurHealthCare and to #ProtectTheACA. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
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