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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 Julie Archer February 12, 2021
THIS Moral Monday @3PM: Poor People’s Campaign Fight for $15 Comes to WV
Update: MORAL MONDAY GOES VIRTURAL ONLY TOMORROW Due to inclement weather and the prediction of dangerous ice, the decision was made to move this to a virtual event. MORAL MONDAY WILL NOT BE IN PERSON as initially planned. Feb 15th @3PM: Join Rev. William Barber and WV Poor People's Campaign to demand $15 an hour minimum wage NOW; unions for all; & a just, full COVID relief package! More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesLiving wagePovertyWorkers
Action Alert Alexandra Gallo January 29, 2021
FEB 2nd @ 7PM: 100 Days for Climate, Jobs and Justice – grassroots livestream on the THRIVE agenda
This Tuesday, February 2nd, at 7PM Eastern / 4PM Pacific, the Green New Deal Network will host a grassroots livestream: “100 Days for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Winning the THRIVE Agenda.” We hope you can join. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentInequalityJobsLiving wagePollutionPovertyRacial JusticeSustainabilityWater
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 Julie Archer January 26, 2021
“Conversations on Democracy” – Tues. JAN 26th @ 7:30 PM
"Conversations on Democracy" this Tuesday, January 26th at 7:30 PM. Discussion will be on improving our democracy before the next election by ending Citizens United and the electoral college, instituting ranked choice voting, ending corruption, and more. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer January 26, 2021
ACTION ALERTS: We need your voice and WVCCE needs your support
As we begin a new year with a new president, we are at a critical juncture that presents both challenges and opportunities in regards to reforms that strengthen our democracy, and protect judicial independence. WV Citizen Action, in partnership with our WV Citizens for Clean Elections coalition partners, remains committed to the work needed to hold our government accountable, to ensure we create a country where everyone can thrive. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
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
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG December 17, 2020
People’s Action Letter – Re.: Need for a Secretary of Labor Ready to Usher in Structural Reforms
COVID-19 has revealed and exacerbated the extreme inequality that has come to be the norm in our country. That’s not how it’s always been; and that’s not how it needs to be. There were times in our history when this extreme division wasn’t the case. Our current stability as a country depends on us getting back to a more equitable society. Cabinet positions and other key personnel in federal agencies are critical for advancing the necessary agenda. More
Issues: Covid-19EconomyInequalityWorkers
Press Release Gary Zuckett October 23, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Billionaires wealth increased 29% so far during Covid Shutdown
Billionaires’ Wealth Increased by 29% Between March and September, While Pandemic Batters West Virginia’s Economy - Meanwhile, State & Local Government Services Face Deep Cuts as Congress Prioritizes Confirmation of Anti-ACA Supreme Court Justice Over Passing an Overdue Coronavirus Financial Aid Package More
Issues: ACACovid-19Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicarePovertySCOTUS
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG September 28, 2020
RACE-CLASS: OUR PROGRESSIVE NARRATIVE
Both economic and racial justice are core progressive priorities, but too often we discuss them separately. In fact, racial and economic harms are intertwined as are our desired solutions to them. Wealthy elites exploit racial fears to turn working people against each other and government; economic pain increases racial resentment, fueling anti-immigrant sentiment and lending credence to the notion of a “rural-urban” divide... More
Issues: ClassInequalityRace
Press Release CAG September 23, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Community Health and Justice Groups Call on Senate to Protect Our Care, Let Next President Appoint to SCOTUS
As we continue through the worst health crisis the United States--and the world--has seen in our lifetime, no less than the health care of the entire country is in the hands of the Supreme Court. Looming over the discussions of installing a new justice before the November 3rd election is the lawsuit challenging the Affordable Health Act (ACA). This lawsuit, California vs US,  is due to be heard at our highest Court on November 10th. More
Issues: ACADemocracyHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
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
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