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Action Alert CAG September 16, 2020
West Virginia Doctors Call on State AG to Stop Attacking Health Act
Charleston, WV - A group of over 30 doctors from across West Virginia are asking state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to withdraw the state’s support for the federal lawsuit seeking to throw out the Affordable Care Act which has extended and protected health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of West Virginians. More
Issues: ACACovid-19HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett September 10, 2020
WV Groups support national THRIVE Agenda released in Congress today
A coalition of grassroots groups, labor unions, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation, and members of Congress today announced the introduction of a bold plan for economic renewal known as the THRIVE Agenda. THRIVE — Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy — was introduced today in Congress. More
Issues: Climate JusticeCovid-19EconomyHealthcareInequalityRacial JusticeTHRIVE
Action Alert   August 28, 2020
Tell Senator Capito to Pass the Pandemic Relief Bill
Congress has taken no action to support families struggling with the threat of eviction, lack of healthcare and inability to put food on the table due to the pandemic driven recession. Meanwhile, the USPS and our right to vote are still under attack. Take Action Today. Call Senator Capito and tell her to Pass the Pandemic Relief Bill. More
Issues: Clean electionsCovid-19HousingHungerInequalityMedicaidPandemicPovertySNAPUnemployment benefitsUSPSVotingVoting RightsWorkers
Action Alert   August 25, 2020
Health Care For All 2020 Virtual Summit, Sept. 21-22
Save the date! SEPTEMBER 21 and 22 from 6:00-7:30pm, we'll be hosting our Health Care Summit, hosting medical professionals, Medicaid experts, and average citizens telling their health care stories. Are you tired of struggling, or watching friends and family struggle, to get life-saving health care?  Do you think health care is a human right? Do you agree that West Virginians deserve better? We do and we need your help! More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidVoting
Action Alert   August 12, 2020
Inaction is Unacceptable: Demand Senators Pass a #PeoplesBailOut NOW
Although the House passed the HEROES Act in May, the Senate has failed to pass another relief package, resulting in an interruption in benefits for more than 25 million Americans, leaving many of them unable to pay their rent, buy food or medicine, or take care of their families. This inaction is unacceptable. We must insist that our Senators do their job and pass a robust relief package in response to the ongoing crisis.  More
Issues: Covid-19HealthcareHousingHungerInequalityPovertySNAPUnemployment benefitsWorkers
WV WFP Virtual Convention
Action Alert CAG August 5, 2020
WV Working Families Party Virtual Convention, Aug. 8th, 3-6PM
Join the West Virginia Working Families Party on August 8th from 3-6PM and help build a stronger collective of people and organizations moving together towards our shared vision for the country. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/wv-wfp/event/289206/. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
Action Alert CAG July 22, 2020
Demand a #PeoplesBailout & Access to Absentee Voting
We need you to take two important actions. First, our Senators need to hear from you on their late pandemic response. Tell Senators Capito and Manchin that our families need robust support now. Second, in this time of crisis, we need clarity from state leaders about how we can cast our ballots safely in the upcoming election. Demand that Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of State Mac Warner protect our health and our right to vote by making this option available to all West Virginia voters again in the general election.  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksDemocracyElectionsHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesUnemployment benefitsVotingWorkers
Advocacy Letter   July 10, 2020
Economic Justice and Equity Fund Needed to Address Health & Economic Disparities
WV CAG and other organizations sent a letter of support for the Hope 20/20/20 Economic Justice & Equity Fund to Governor Justice and legislative leaders calling on them to make additional funding and resources available to address COVID-related and other health and economic disparities in African American and poor communities in West Virginia. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityPoverty
Action Alert   June 24, 2020
Join Us for a Healthcare for All Virtual Town Hall
Are you tired of struggling -- or watching friends and family struggle -- to get life-saving healthcare? Do you think healthcare is a human right? Do you agree that West Virginians deserve better? We do! And we need your help. Tune in for one of our upcoming Town Halls to learn about our recent victories, hear about changes we can win together in 2021, tell us what else we should be working on, and learn how to get involved. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   May 23, 2020
Join Us for a Healthcare for ALL Virtual Town Hall
Are you tired of struggling -- or watching friends and family struggle -- to get life-saving healthcare? Do you think healthcare is a human right? Do you agree that West Virginians deserve better? We do! And we need your help. Tune in for a Healthcare for All Virtual Town Hall this Tuesday, May 26 at 6pm, to share your ideas and join the Healthcare for All WV movement. Save your spot today! More
Issues: HealthcareInequality
Action Alert   May 8, 2020
Help Fix Our Broken Health Care System – Tell Us What You Think
Many of us were already struggling to get healthcare. Now, a global pandemic has uncovered even more gaps in the system.  Even more West Virginians are falling through the cracks.  It's unacceptable. We deserve better. And this Spring we we showed that when we come together for better healthcare -- healthcare that values people over profit -- we can win. So, what should we do next to fix our broken healthcare system? Tell us what you think! More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityMedicareWorkers
Action Alert Gary Zuckett April 22, 2020
Earth Day 2020: Strike, divest, and vote for our future
This year, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we're taking action online at a scale the climate movement has never done before. On April 22-24, millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency. Activists, performers, influencers, and thought leaders are coming together to host a 3-day digital event full of teach-ins, performances, and more. Click here to find out more. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnergyInequalityOur children our futurePollutionSustainability
Action Alert   April 17, 2020
Collective Care in the Time of Covid-19
Our health and safety depends on the health of the person next to us, and the person next to them. It was true before COVID. It will be true after COVID. But in this pandemic, it must be our guiding principle. It is also true that individual action and social distancing–while critical–aren't enough. Join us this Saturday for "Collective Care in the Time of COVID," a livestream about getting a strong, inclusive public response that takes care of everyone.  More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesSick leaveWorkers
Newsletter   April 8, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 9 – Spring 2020
In this Spring edition of the Capital Eye: Legislative Wrap Up & What's Next - Big Victories for Health Care for All WV Coalition - Attacks on the Courts Defeated; Reforms, Informed Voting in Judicial Elections Needed - Absentee Voting Available to All Due to Coronavirus Emergency - Coming Together, Building Grassroots Power - Awards Dinner Postponed but Not Our People First Agenda - 4 Things You Can Do During the Covid-19 Pandemic More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeCriminal JusticeEnergyFair CourtsHealthcareInequality
Press Release   March 27, 2020
Coalition Calls on Governor to Reduce Jail Populations Due to COVID-19
With the daily spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in West Virginia, public and private entities are taking significant steps to prevent a flood of cases that would overwhelm our health care system. In this context, public health experts, homelessness advocates, criminal justice leaders, and other concerned individuals call on Gov. Jim Justice to use his executive authority to minimize the harm inflicted on inmates and correctional staff in West Virginia – and, by extension, the harm inflicted on our communities. More
Issues: Criminal JusticeHealthcareInequality
Action Alert   March 4, 2020
So close to the finish line…
With only days left in session, it's imperative our legislators hear from us fast and frequently. Here are a few updates on some of the bills we've been following this session and quick actions you can take today. More
Issues: Civil JusticeClean electionsFair CourtsHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 29, 2020
One Week to Go
Anti-protest bill HB 4615 (so-called protecting critical infrastructure) is now in Senate Judiciary. Calls to Chair Charles Trump are needed to ask him to ignore it and let it expire. Back-up messages to Judiciary members to vote no are also encouraged, if it does make the committee agenda. This is the bill that adds felonies and high fines tor those charged with civil disobedience (or even conspiracy to do so) at so-called "critical infrastructure" sites! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter   February 29, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 8: One Week to Go
Legislative committees will be meeting Saturday with one week left in the session. Several bills need our help to pass or expire. See below for critical actions needed now. Saturday calls or e-mails would be very helpful right now! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 25, 2020
Staring Down Crossover
The pace ramps up again as the legislature faces down the "drop dead" date of February 26th - Crossover Day - after which all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered done for this year. That being said, bills can still be amended into other bills that have made the journey across and other parliamentary tricks can be engaged when leadership wants a bill to stay alive. Many terrible bills will expire on Wednesday along with several good ones we’ve been working, watching, and rooting for. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Newsletter   February 25, 2020
Capital Eye Vol. 13 No. 7: Staring Down Crossover
The pace ramps up again as the legislature faces down the "drop dead" date of February 26th - Crossover Day - after which all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered done for this year. That being said, bills can still be amended into other bills that have made the journey across and other parliamentary tricks can be engaged when leadership wants a bill to stay alive. Many terrible bills will expire on Wednesday along with several good ones we’ve been working, watching, and rooting for. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
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