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Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 24, 2022
Health Care, Candidates, and Taking Action
WVCAG and our partners have been hard at work over the last few months on a myriad of health care projects, including video interviews, educational webinars, an action in DC, and four candidate forums! More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 13, 2022
Kanawha County Candidate Forum on Health Care and Health Equity – Oct. 18th, 6PM
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Candidate Forum for the Kanawha County region, on Tuesday, Oct. 18th, from 5-8:30 PM. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequality
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG October 12, 2022
Advocates Converged in DC Calling for Executive Action on Drug Prices from HHS Sec. Becerra
Advocates from across the nation, including from West Virginia, converged outside of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 6 to remind Secretary Xavier Becerra that he has the power to help lower drug prices for Americans right now, and make medicines affordable in ways the Inflation Reduction Act cannot, using existing executive authorities. More
Issues: InequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 4, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Advocates to Converge in DC to Call for Executive Action on Drug Prices from HHS Sec. Becerra
Advocates from across the nation, including from West Virginia, will converge outside of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 6 to remind Secretary Xavier Becerra that he has the power to help lower drug prices for Americans right now More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 3, 2022
Sign Our Petition! Make Meds Affordable NOW!
Help us to reach Sec. Becerra with your signatures and your health care stories, to drive home the urgent need of millions of people across the country. We must put #PatientsOverProfits and #MakeMedsAffordable NOW! More
Issues: InequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 28, 2022
Don’t Sacrifice West Virginia’s Rights to Fair and Equal Protections Under Federal Law
"We're calling on Congressional leadership to put a stop to this reckless and unfair legislation. Send a message to Congress now that fast-tracking the Mountain Valley Pipeline would deprive West Virginians of the right to fair and equal treatment under federal law. Tell them to keep the Energy Independence and Security Act out of the budget continuing resolution." More
Issues: Climate JusticeFair RepresentationInequalityOil and Gas
Newsletter article Julie Archer July 21, 2022
We Dissent: A Rally for Abortion Rights
Decades of attacks left abortion rights hanging by a thread. That thread was cut with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but we are not defeated. We must keep fighting until every person, no matter where we live, how much money we make, or what we look like, has the freedom to make our own decisions about our lives and futures. More
Issues: AbortionBodily AutonomyHuman RightsInequality
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 16, 2022
PRESS ADVISORY: Rally to be held outside Senator Manchin’s Charleston office on Monday
This Monday, July 18th, at 5PM, WV Citizen Action and others will host a public rally outside of Senator Manchin’s office at These WV groups and citizens are inviting the press to attend, and everyone who is concerned about passing a robust climate change policy funded by fair taxation. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationInequalityInfrastructureResilient Communities
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 15, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WEST VIRGINIA GROUPS FRUSTRATED BY SENATOR MANCHIN DELAYING ACTION ON CLIMATE
Climate Alliance representing dozens of regional groups underscores the urgency of the climate crisis; rally at Manchin office planned for Monday at 5PM. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeDemocracyEnvironmentInequalityInfrastructureResilient Communities
Action Alert CAG July 11, 2022
Stop Skyrocketing Premium Hikes!
West Virginians who buy their own health insurance could see their premiums automatically skyrocket in 2023 if Congress doesn't act soon. We need you to call Senator Manchin and ask him to vote to protect West Virginians from these automatic premium jumps. Take action here. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcareInequality
Press Release Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Betrays Constitutional Rights – Vigils Scheduled Across the State
The decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion is the latest effort by the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority to erase fundamental Americans rights. The language of this decision may not mirror the leaked draft opinion but the result is just as devastating, with abortion care being pushed even further out of reach for millions of people. More
Issues: AbortionBodily AutonomyFair CourtsHealth CareHuman RightsInequality
Newsletter article   May 25, 2022
Let’s Work Together to Move Democracy Forward in WV
A lot has changed since West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections (WVCCE) released the WV Pro-Democracy Anti-Corruption Platform in 2018... Then the pandemic hit... More
Issues: Civil JusticeDemocracyFair CourtsInequality
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 18, 2022
PRESS RELEASE – US Billionaires Doubled Wealth During Pandemic – Should Pay Fair Share of Taxes
ON THIS TAX DAY, WEST VIRGINIA’S WORKING FAMILIES ARE PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE BUT AMERICA’S BILLIONAIRES ARE NOT! More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorking Families
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 23, 2022
ACA: Happy 12th Birthday!
Twelve years ago, March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed. Since then, many of us have been working hard to defend it. More
Issues: ACADiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceInequalityMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 23, 2022
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas... More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Action Alert Julie Archer March 17, 2022
Take Action: Support TMG Economic Justice Proposal
Please contact the Governor’s Office, Senate President Craig Blair, House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, and Senate and House Finance Committee Chairs and encourage them to support this proposal to address the challenges facing our most impoverished and distressed communities, and begin to transform and restructure our economy in a way that is responsive to the collective needs of all our people. More
Issues: ARPACARES ActEconomic JusticeInequalityRacial Justice
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 10, 2022
URGENT: Contact Your Delegate(s) TODAY About These Bills!
Please contact your Delegates TODAY about these bills. The top three are on Second Reading (amendment stage) today, and will be up for Third Reading and a final vote tomorrow. More
Issues: CensorshipInequalityRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsWorker's Safety
Action Alert Julie Archer March 9, 2022
Economic Justice, Fairness and Equity Movement Rally – March 11th at 9AM
Tuesday Morning Group Economic Justice, Fairness and Equity Movement Rally - March 11th at 9AM, at the State Capitol Lower Rotunda, Charleston, WV More
Issues: Economic JusticeEquityInequality
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
Action Alert   March 6, 2022
Urgent Action: Stop Classroom Censorship Bills!
SB 498, another classroom censorship bill that would chill speech and instruction in schools about important topics like race, gender, and sex, will be discussed in a public hearing TOMORROW, Monday, March 7th at 8AM, hosted by the House Education Committee. More
Issues: CensorshipInequalityRacial Justice
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