Tag: Kids and families

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Newsletter article CAG March 3, 2024
Healthcare for All – Week 8
Besides the vital insurance coverage it provides to the people of the state, Medicaid is vital to West Virginia’s hospitals and providers. Our health care infrastructure is more heavily dependent on Medicaid than most other states. More
Issues: Kids and familiesMedicaidVaccines
Newsletter article   February 15, 2024
Support Child Care – Tell Delegates to Vote YES on HB 4797
Families can’t work without child care. Child care providers can’t continue to operate in the red financially. Something's gotta give! More
Issues: Kids and families
Newsletter article CAG February 8, 2024
SB 562 – SNAP and a Starving Job Market in WV
SB 562 would make optional work and job training mandatory in order to receive food. WV already tested this model in a 2016 Pilot. The model not only FAILED to increase employment, but it increased hunger across the state! More
Issues: food insecurityInequalityKids and familiesSNAP
Action Alert   January 31, 2024
Take Action to Protect SNAP Food Assistance for Children and Families
SB 562 would kick West Virginia families off SNAP by imposing a confusing and ineffective work requirement. One that was tested and failed to increase employment in 2016. More
Issues: Kids and familiesSNAP
Newsletter article   January 31, 2024
Anti-Vax Bills are a Threat to Our Kids and Communities
West Virginia doesn’t have a great track record on health or health outcomes. But one thing we have been doing right is the success of our childhood immunization program. We are leaders in the nation in protecting our children and public health. Unfortunately, every year some members of our legislature try to roll back the laws on childhood immunizations. This year is no different. Around a dozen bills take aim at creating exemptions or eliminating protections for infants and children. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaid
Newsletter article   January 24, 2024
January 23rd was Maternal Health Awareness Day
Access to maternal healthcare is a crisis around the country, especially rural states. More than 2.2 million US women live in maternity care deserts, which means that in their county there are no hospitals that provide obstetric care, birth centers, ob/gyns or certified nurse midwives. Women in the Mountain State deserve to have the best care before and after their babies are born. It is up to our leaders to make sure these services are available.  More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaid
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 24, 2024
‘Bad Idea Factory’ in Full Swing
Some of the most harmful proposals deal with criminal law. Not only are they doubling down on the failed war on drugs, but two different death penalty bills have been introduced in the Senate. Not satisfied that they did enough harm to trans youth during the last legislative session, there is yet another bill (SB 194) aimed at further restricting access to care to life-saving care for these vulnerable young people. There's also a transphobic ‘bathroom bill’ (HB 4806) seeks to prohibit trans youth from using school restrooms associated with their gender identity. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationHealthcareKids and families
Action Alert   January 24, 2024
Urgent Partner Alerts: Keep Guns and Propaganda Out of WV Schools
Call to Action from Moms Demand Action: We received notice that HB 4299, the Arming Teachers and Administrators bill will be heard in the House Education Committee WEDNESDAY 1/24 at 2:00 p.m. Plus details and ways to take action on other bills soon to be considered by the full Senate, including SB 468, which would require West Virginia teachers to use curriculum developed by out-of-state, anti-science, anti-abortion extremists. More
Issues: EducationGun SafetyGun ViolenceKids and families
Action Alert CAG January 16, 2024
We can lift 400,000 kids out of poverty
Tell Rep. Miller, “Please support the child tax credit in the federal tax bill being considered by the House Ways and Means Committee. West Virginia kids and families need this lifeline. And, NO child should be too poor to receive the Child Tax Credit.” More
Issues: Kids and families
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG January 8, 2024
Fully Funding WIC is a Matter of Priorities
WIC is an investment in families and kids’ that benefits all of us in the future and requires action RIGHT NOW! More
Issues: Kids and families
Press Release Gary Zuckett May 24, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Republicans Put West Virginia Millionaires Over State’s Workers, Children & Seniors
U.S. House Republicans Voted to Strip $8.3 billion of Federal Funding from West Virginia To Give Corporations and the Ultra-Wealthy Another Tax Cut More
Issues: Fair taxationInfrastructureJobsKids and familiesMedicaid
Action Alert   May 19, 2023
Medicaid Work Requirements Would Be Disastrous for WV
As many as 220,000 West Virginians could lose their vital health coverage. Tell our Senators to stand up for West Virginia families, and vote to pass a debt ceiling extension without cuts or redtape barriers to Medicaid, food stamps and other programs. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidSNAP
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 27, 2023
Make a Difference! Share Your WV Health Care Story.
A story can change the hearts and minds of the public, and our policymakers! This helps protect needed programs from harmful funding cuts and changes, programs that provide affordable health care to you and your family. This also helps expand programs to provide more coverage when so many West Virginians fall through the cracks. Let's raise our voices together and fight for affordable, accessible, equitable #HealthcareForAll in WV.  More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and families
Action Alert   March 6, 2023
WV Poor People’s Campaign Mass Rally: WV Mothers & Families Deserve Answers – 11AM, March 10th
Join the West Virginia mothers and families of those who have died in our regional jails, along with the West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign and partners, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, other clergy, and impacted people, to demand justice and a full investigation of our jails from the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice!   More
Issues: IncarcerationJusticeKids and familiesPoverty
Action Alert   March 4, 2023
Protest Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills: 2PM, March 9th
Show up to the WV State Capital Thursday, March 9th at 2pm to protest the anti-LGBTQ+ bills that have been introduced and passed this legislative session. It’s time to show our lawmakers that West Virginia's LGBTQ+ community and allies will not tolerate these attacks. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 28, 2023
Working Through the Weekend
The Legislature worked over the weekend to move bills ahead of Wednesday’s crossover deadline. As has been the case these past sessions, more bad bills are moving than ones we’d like to see pass. More
Issues: DiscriminationFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidPollutionPovertyPrescription Drug PricesSolar Power
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 21, 2023
Week 6 Highlights & Actions: Black Policy Day, Campus Carry, Child Care Day
On Wednesday, February 15th was Black leaders and allies gathered at the state Capitol for Black Policy Day to raise awareness on the pressing policy issues impacting Black West Virginians. More
Issues: Covid-19Fair RepresentationGun SafetyInequalityKids and familiesReproductive Justice
Action Alert   February 1, 2023
URGENT: Protect Healthcare for Trans Youth & Support Investments in Our Communities
TOMORROW, Thursday, February 2, the House of Delegates will hold public hearings on two bills we told you about in our Capital Eye Legislative Update. See details below on how you can speak out to protect healthcare for trangender youth in West Virginia and support investments to help our communities thrive. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCoronavirus ReliefHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter article CAG January 31, 2023
It’s About to Get Ugly, Very Ugly
The Anti-Racism Act of 2023, HB 2007 banning physicians from providing gender-affirming surgery to minors, SB 59 cutting the number of weeks that laid off workers are eligible for unemployment, Bills SB 158 and HB 3018 that would to End Child Marriage, misuse of ARPA funds and more. More
Issues: EducationInequalityKids and familiesRacial JusticeUnemployment benefits
Action Alert Gary Zuckett January 28, 2023
Keep WV Funded: Take Action to Stop Dangerous Tax Cuts!
Right now the Governor and the Legislature are sparring over the best way to give tax cuts to the wealthy and big businesses — at our expense. Every West Virginian would pay the price because of the gaps that would be left in the state budget. We need a budget that reflects our priorities: investments in programs that benefit all West Virginians, not tax cuts for the wealthiest. Tell the Governor and your legislators: No tax cuts until our needs are met! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareInfrastructureKids and families
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