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Action Alert Julie Archer January 15, 2022
Monday Events: MLK, Jr. Day & Public Hearing
As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, Dr. King's family has called for us to focus on demanding voting rights legislation and access to the ballot box. We wanted to let you know about these opportunities to raise our collective voices and call on our elected leaders to cement his legacy. More
Issues: DemocracyHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 14, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: West Virginia Groups Urge Senator Manchin To Negotiate Extension of Child Tax Credit
Charleston, West Virginia -- On Friday January 14th, a coalition of West Virginia organizations and directly impacted parents and grandparents held a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol to tell Senator Joe Manchin that families in West Virginia are worried that no deal has been made in Congress for an extension of the child tax credit.   More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Press Release   January 6, 2022
A Year After Jan. 6th Attack on US Capitol, West Virginians Demand Action to Prevent Another Attack on Our Democracy
On January 6th, 2022, WV Freedom to Vote Coalition, a coalition of organizations and concerned West Virginians representing veterans, young people, small business owners, faith leaders and current and former elected officials, held a candlelight vigil to remember the events of January 6th, 2021 and demand action to prevent future attacks on our democracy. More
Issues: DemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 26, 2021
WV Orgs and others across the country respond to Sen. Manchin’s decision with public statements in support of Build Back Better
"The expanded CTC allowed families to feel as if they were finally able to  breathe a little easier, and Senator Manchin's announcement yesterday was devastating, especially so close to the holidays." - Amy Jo Hutchison, Organizer and Movement Builder, Rattle the Windows More
Issues: Build Back BetterCare EconomyInequalityKids and familiesPovertyWorkers
Press Release   August 9, 2021
The president’s fiscal plans will fulfill his general goal to achieve greater racial equity. Federal tax and spending policies have historically contributed to the troubling income and wealth gaps between Black and white Americans; Biden’s proposed reforms will reverse many of those policies More
Issues: Build Back BetterCare EconomyHealth CareInequalityInfrastructureJobs
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 7, 2021
End Vaccine Apartheid Teach-in
Only 0.03% of COVID-19 vaccines have been given to people in low income countries. This means needless untold illness, suffering, and death, AND the certainty that the virus will continue to mutate and sweep the globe. To defeat this virus anywhere, we MUST vaccinate people EVERYWHERE!   More
Issues: Care EconomyCovid-19Health CareInequality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 12, 2021
Calling All Wednesdays! Today’s Calls: Tell Our Senators to Support the For The People Act!
HR-1 and S-1 are the first bills the new Congress introduced because they are critically important to pass in order to preserve our democracy! Our Senators need to hear from YOU to make sure they know how important this is. More
Issues: InequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 10, 2021
You, Me & Democracy: a storytelling training on the For the People Act – May 13th @ 8PM
Join West Virginians for Democracy and the Declaration for American Democracy for a storytelling training on the For the People Act! More
Issues: InequalityTrainingVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 4, 2021
John Lewis Action Day Events in Charleston, WV – May 8th, 1PM-4PM
On Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 3:00 PM, Charleston voting rights advocates and community organizations will join activists across West Virginia and nationwide to host a John Lewis Voting Rights Act “Votercade,” departing from Municipal Auditorium. More
Issues: InequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer May 4, 2021
The National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day Of Action – May 8th
The basic right to vote is under attack across the country. For our democracy to survive, we need bold, transformative democracy reforms. More
Issues: InequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 1, 2021
West Virginians for Democracy Activist Launch! – May 4th, 8PM
Join West Virginians for Democracy, WV Citizen Action Group, Rise Up WV, WV Citizens for Clean Elections, OHVEC, and the Declaration for American Democracy coalition for an activist call on the For the People Act, the most transformative democracy legislation in a generation. More
Issues: DemocracyHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
Press Release   April 20, 2021
Green New Deal Network Applauds introduction of Green New Deal legislation and Civilian Climate Corps Act
Today, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Ed Markey, and congressional allies re-introduced the Green New Deal Resolution and introduced accompanying legislation including the Civilian Climate Corps Act. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnergyInequalityJobsWorkers
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
Action Alert Alexandra Gallo April 2, 2021
Jammin’ For Jobs – Free Concert – April 10th
This event will bring Joy To The People through music, art, culture, and story-telling in Charleston, Morgantown, and Martinsburg, WV, while bringing to light how the THRIVE Act will benefit West Virginians, including 50,000 new jobs a year, and $5.2 Billion Dollars invested in our state. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate JusticeEnergy efficiencyInequalityInfrastructureJobsLiving wagePovertyRacial JusticeSocial JusticeSustainabilityWorkers
Action Alert   April 2, 2021
Rally to Reject HB3300 – TODAY @ 11AM
🚨Rally to Reject HB3300🚨 - 4/2 @ 11AM - Capitol Circle, North Steps. JOIN US & Tell our Lawmakers - We don't want to pay More to get Less! This bill would raise overall taxes for 60% of WV families & require cuts to critical public services. (Masks & Social Distancing required) More
Issues: EducationFair taxationInequalityMedicaid
Press Release Gary Zuckett March 31, 2021
Report Just Released – THRIVE Agenda Would Create 50K New WV Jobs!
A new coalition of labor, economic justice, and environmental groups announced the formation today of the WV New Jobs Coalition with the release of a jobs report by the PERI Institute at U of Mass. that estimates a gain of 50,000 new jobs would be created in WV from the enactment of the THIRVE agenda, soon to be introduced in Congress.  More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate JusticeEconomyEnergy efficiencyInequalityJobsRacial JusticeSocial JusticeSustainability
Action Alert   March 24, 2021
URGENT ACTION: Call 1-2PM Today 3/24 to say NO on Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest in WV!
Call TODAY between 1-2PM to speak at the Public Hearing - Thursday at 3PM More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityTaxes
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 22, 2021
Building Civic Action: A Policy Roundtable to Move Community to Action
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a policy roundtable hosted by the Charleston-Institute Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to discuss issues before the WV Legislature and their connection to and impact on the Black community. Here’s a recap of what was discussed and actions you can take.  More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair taxationHealthcareInequalityMedicaidVoting Rights
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
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