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America Ferrera
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 14, 2022
Keeping your Activist Heart Happy: A Series – Part 2
This week, I want to delve a little deeper. I want to talk about our Power and our Whole Self, and Brene' Brown's interview of America Ferrera. More
Issues: InequalityResilient Activism
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Black Policy Day Held at State Capitol
On Friday, February 11th, a collaboration of West Virginia organizations held a series of events focused on policy issues impacting Black West Virginians.  Organizers said one of the goals was to create space for West Virginians that have been historically oppressed or ignored to share their stories. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Local Action Alert: Kanawha Co. Republican Executive Committee Blocking Early Voting Location on Charleston’s West Side
The Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee is holding up approval for an early voting location on Charleston’s West Side. The proposed location for this community voting site is the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council building at 321 Virginia Street West.  More
Issues: DemocracyInequalityVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Five
This week’s forecast is primarily a news round up from various media outlets, partners, and allies on the bills we’ve been following, along with actions you can take where relevant. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareIncarcerationInequalityRacial JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 14, 2022
Downslope to March 12th
Watching the Winter Olympics on TV reminds me of the concept I have of the flow of the legislative session. Imagine it like a snowball that gets started rolling down the mountain and, as it goes on and on, it picks up more and more snow...gettng faster and faster. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidTaxesUnemployment benefitsWorkersWV Legislature
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 9, 2022
Press conference on HB 3001 “Medicaid Buy-in” bill: Feb 10th at 10AM
Thursday at 10:00 am, the Health Care for All WV coalition will be having a press conference from the Capitol. Please join us virtually, or if you would like to attend in-person, contact us...  More
Issues: Health CareInequalityMedicaid
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 9, 2022
Black Policy Breakfast and Day of Action
Join us via Facebook Live on Feb. 11, 2022 at 7am to learn about the WV Black Policy Agenda. WATCH HERE:  https://fb.me/e/1yJ9d492H More
Issues: Inequality
Action Alert Julie Archer February 8, 2022
Hearing on HB 4011: Take Action to Stop Classroom Censorship
NOTE: This public hearing is limited to in-person participation. If you wish to speak, registration begins at 8:30 AM. You must arrive and sign up no later than 8:45 AM. More
Issues: Inequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2022
Don’t Be Fooled by “Curriculum Transparency” Farce – Take Action to Stop Classroom Censorship
The deceptively titled “Anti-Racism Act of 2022” (SB 498) is one of several bills supported by extremists who want to suppress the truth about actions and policies that have injured and continue to harm marginalized people and communities. More
Issues: EducationInequality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Four
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to these critical issue areas and actions you can take. Although there are still plenty of bad ideas brewing, this forecast is less dreary. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rightswater quality
Action Alert   February 7, 2022
Young Gifted and Black
“There is no such thing as a nonracist or a race-neutral policy. Every policy in every institution in every community is producing or sustaining either racial inequality or equity between racial groups.” More
Issues: Inequality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 6, 2022
Black Policy Breakfast and Day of Action
Join us via Facebook Live on Feb. 11, 2022 at 7am to learn about the WV Black Policy Agenda. WATCH HERE:  https://fb.me/e/1yJ9d492H More
Issues: Inequality
Action Alert Julie Archer February 3, 2022
Protect Honesty in Education: Tell Delegates Not to Censor the Truth
A bill introduced in the House of Delegates (HB 4011) would suppress the discussion of topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion; and bury the truth about how actions and policies have injured and continue to harm marginalized people and communities. Contact members of the House Education Committee today! Tell them to oppose HB 4011. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationInequality
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 31, 2022
Unbearable Without the Child Tax Credit
With the elimination of the enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC), 50,000 West Virginia children have been pushed back below the poverty line. West Virginia mothers are traveling to Washington, DC to share their stories with senators in front of 500+ teddy bears at the US Capitol. We hope the stories will be heard by the senate and inspire action by the federal government. You can help amplify their voices More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePoverty
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 31, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 3
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to several critical issue areas and actions you can take. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEducationFair CourtsHealth CareInequalityPollutionVoting RightsWater
Photo courtesy of Maverick Media and The West Virginia Holler
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 24, 2022
The Fight for Reproductive Rights in WV
Pregnancy is a complicated health care issue, fraught with serious challenges to both the carrying parent and the child. Individuals and their doctors need to be free to be able to make the hard choices concerning pregnancy, not politicians. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityPovertyReproductive Justice
Action Alert   January 24, 2022
BLAC Paper Release Webinar – Jan 27th @10AM/1PM
Join the Black Appalachian Coalition (BLAC) on Thursday, January 27th at 1 p.m. for a deep-dive webinar on their newly released paper. More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequalityPolicy
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 19, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: TOP 10 AMERICAN BILLIONAIRES GET $1 BILLION RICHER EVERY DAY
A member of the billionaire Top 10 made in a single minute (about $75,600 on average) nearly the median household income earned for the whole year ($80,000 in 2021). More
Issues: EconomyInequality
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
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