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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 23, 2021
Events Galore – WV Summer Jam Tour
We worked with the expanding WV New Jobs Coalition on a six-city bus tour called the “WV Summer Jam: For The People, Jobs and CARE-a-van” More
Issues: Care EconomyClimate JusticeFair CourtsJobsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 23, 2021
Democracy Summer
Federal issues have dominated our work since the end of the WV legislative session and no issue has taken up more bandwidth than the effort to pass the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and DC Statehood More
Issues: Care EconomyDemocracyEnvironmentFair RepresentationFair taxationJobsVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 20, 2021
Thursday 7/22: PRO Act Rallies in Charleston & Martinsburg
Please join West Virginia AFL-CIO leaders, West Virginia union members and friends, for an in-person rally outside the offices of Senator Shelley Moore Capito on Thursday, July 22, beginning at 11:30 am, to urge Senator Capito to support the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.  More
Issues: JobsWorkers
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 3, 2021
HINTON: WV Summer Jam For The People: Democracy, Jobs + CARE – a – Van
We’re going on tour! Join us as we celebrate together and take action for DEMOCRACY, JOBS and CARE! FREE FOOD, MUSIC and Family FUN! More
Issues: DemocracyfreeHealth CareJobs
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 23, 2021
Welcome Gathering! WV Working Families Party
Are you looking for a place to connect with others about your dreams frustrations and visions for West Virginia? WVWFP is on a mission to bring joy and power back to the people! More
Issues: Fair RepresentationJobs
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 20, 2021
We Can’t Wait Rally & March
On June 24th, over 5000 excluded workers and immigrants will converge on the Capitol to underscore the urgency for congress to ACT NOW, BE BOLD, and make sure they pass recovery for ALL OF US. #WECANTWAIT More
Issues: citizenshipClimate ChangeClimate JusticeJobs
Press Release CAG May 26, 2021
Congress Must Go BIGGER & BOLDER to Deliver Jobs & Justice
As our nation resurfaces from a pandemic that claimed more than we could have ever imagined, building back better requires an economic renewal and jobs plan rooted in justice that is as big and interconnected as the crises we face. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeInfrastructureJobsSocial Justice
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 26, 2021
Letter to Senator Manchin: Care for Creation is a Call to be Heeded and Acted Upon
We are a group of concerned West Virginians from various faith traditions—leaders and lay persons alike—who believe that care for Creation is a call to be heeded and acted upon. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentJobsPollutionReclamationUnionsVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 12, 2021
Your Story Has Power! Will you share it?
Many of us in WV are struggling to cover medical expenses, care for loved ones, find good paying jobs with medical coverage, or work hard but still not earn a living wage. Share your experiences with us & help make positive change. More
Issues: Care EconomyEconomyHealth CareHealthcareInfrastructureJobs
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 3, 2021
Your Story Has Power! Will you share it?
Many of us in WV are struggling to cover medical expenses, care for loved ones, find good paying jobs with medical coverage, or work hard but still not earn a living wage. Share your experiences with us & help make positive change. More
Issues: Care EconomyEconomyHealth CareHealthcareInfrastructureJobs
Press Release Alexandra Gallo April 29, 2021
THRIVE Act introduced: $10 trillion infrastructure plan prioritizes climate, care, jobs and justice
Members of Congress backed by a cross-movement nationwide grassroots organizing effort announced the formal introduction of the THRIVE Act in Congress today. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnvironmentHealth CareJobsUnions
Action Alert   April 28, 2021
May 1st – Care & Jobs Rally on International Workers’ Day Event @ 1PM
Join SEIU District 1199, WV New Jobs Coalition, and many more on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at 1:00pm by the fountain inside Ritter Park, Huntington, WV. More
Issues: Care EconomyInfrastructureJobs
Action Alert   April 28, 2021
Calling All Wednesdays! Today’s Calls: Tell Sen. Manchin to Keep CARE in the Infrastructure Bill
Call Senator Manchin and tell him to keep Care in President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, support Care Infrastructure and Jobs, and help more West Virginians Get Back To Work! More
Issues: Care EconomyInfrastructureJobs
Action Alert   April 27, 2021
WED. 1:30PM: Delegate Sean Hornbuckle to Be A #ServerForAnHour to Highlight the Need for Congress to Pass the Raise the Wage Act, End the Subminimum Wage for Tipped Workers
Delegate Sean Hornbuckle will be a “server for an hour” at Giovanni’s Pizza in Huntington to draw attention to the struggles of restaurant employees earning the subminimum wage for tipped workers and being forced to tolerate inappropriate behavior from consumers, managers and co-workers in order to feed their families in tips.  More
Issues: Fair WagesJobs
Action Alert   April 27, 2021
33rd Annual Workers Memorial Ceremony – Facebook Live Event
The West Virginia AFL-CIO is inviting the press and public to view a Facebook Live event at noon Wednesday, April 28, to honor the 17 West Virginians lost on the job in 2020. More
Issues: Jobs
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
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 14, 2021
STUNNING NEW REPORTS DETAIL HOW REPAIRING THE DAMAGE CREATED BY ABANDONED WELLS, MINES COULD BRING 30,000 JOBS TO APPALACHIA
This morning, the Ohio River Valley Institute and ReImagine Appalachia released a striking set of new reports detailing how Appalachian communities can create more than 30,000 new jobs by reclaiming and remediating abandoned coal mines and oil and gas wells.  More
Issues: EnvironmentJobs
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
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
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 29, 2021
PRESS ADVISORY: West Virginia Working Families Party, WV Citizen Action Group, and Sierra Club Announce Formation Of ‘WV New Jobs Coalition’
On Wednesday, March 31st at 10 AM, West Virginia Working Families Party, WV Citizen Action Group, Service Employees International Union, Sierra Club, and others will hold an online press conference announcing the formation of the “WV New Jobs Coalition”, the release of the WV New Jobs report and announce ten days of action April 1 - 10, calling on Sen. Manchin and Sen. Capito to support the THRIVE ACT.  More
Issues: AgricultureClean EnergyClimate JusticeHealth CareInfrastructureJobsLiving wage
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