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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 23, 2022
Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationHealth CareKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
Action Alert   March 2, 2022
Urgent Action: Tell our Senators to Stop HB 4007 – No Tax Breaks for the Wealthy on the Backs of Working Families
Tell our Senators to Stop HB 4007! Our wealthy West Virginians do not need a tax break on the backs of working families. More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
Newsletter article   February 21, 2022
WVNOW Legislative Action Alert 2.21.22
From Meredith Hartery, President of the WV Chapter National Organization for Women More
Issues: DiscriminationEconomic JusticeFair PayFair RepresentationHealth CareInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
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
Press Release Gary Zuckett February 7, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: West Virginians Adapt “Country Roads” Song to Urge Sen. Joe Manchin to Support Build Back Better
West Virginia Citizen Action Group released a video today of West Virginians from across the state singing and fiddling along to a parody of “Country Roads”, urging Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to change his position and support the popular Build Back Better legislative package. More
Issues: Build Back BetterClimate JusticeHealth CareJobsKids and families
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 7, 2022
Mama Bears Take a Stand for the CTC
Last Wednesday, February 2nd, at 11:30AM, a coalition of West Virginia organizations and directly impacted mothers, parents and grandparents held simultaneous press conferences in both DC and Charleston, WV, to amplify the voices of WV “Momma Bears” who wanted to remind Senator Manchin that 50,000 West Virginia children are now back below the poverty line with the elimination of the enhanced CTC. More
Issues: Build Back BetterCTCKids and families
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 2, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Poverty is #Unbearable! WV Mothers/Groups AGAIN Urge Senator Manchin To Negotiate Extension of Child Tax Credit
A coalition of West Virginia organizations and directly impacted mothers, parents and grandparents held a press conference on the public sidewalk across from Senator Joe Manchin’s office, to amplify the voices of WV “Momma Bears” who want to remind him that 50,000 West Virginia children are now back below the poverty line with the elimination of the enhanced CTC. For WV children and families, poverty is #Unbearable. More
Issues: Build Back BetterCTCKids and families
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 31, 2022
Why WV Needs A Medicaid Buy-In
The fight for accessible affordable health care in West Virginia is what Health Care for All WV is all about. Key to our efforts is the Medicaid Buy-In bill HB 3001. This bill would create a new affordable health insurance plan that would eliminate the “cliff effect” of those who are working and want to keep coverage while earning increased hours or increased pay, or who’s employers do not offer insurance coverage for their full-time employees. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareKids and familiesWorkers
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
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
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 26, 2021
WV Orgs and others across the country respond to Sen. Manchin’s decision with public statements in support of Build Back Better
"The expanded CTC allowed families to feel as if they were finally able to  breathe a little easier, and Senator Manchin's announcement yesterday was devastating, especially so close to the holidays." - Amy Jo Hutchison, Organizer and Movement Builder, Rattle the Windows More
Issues: Build Back BetterCare EconomyInequalityKids and familiesPovertyWorkers
Newsletter article Alexandra Gallo October 7, 2021
WV New Jobs Coalition and Why We Need to Build Back Better
Building a brighter future for West Virginia should not be a partisan issue, and we hope to inspire both our senators to support the Build Back Better act. Here’s why. More
Issues: Build Back BetterCare EconomyClimate ChangeDemocracyHealth CareInfrastructureJobsKids and familiesUnions
Newsletter   March 29, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 7: Week 8 of the 2021 Legislative Session
With two weeks to go in 2021 WV Legislative Session here's a look at what's happening under the dome and actions you can take. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyFair CourtsHealth CareKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 29, 2021
What A Taxing Week!
Conservatives are constantly harping about their desire for small local governance - except when they don’t. Too many examples this session to list them all but one of the whoppers is a proposed amendment to the WV constitution to give the Legislature more control over county property taxes with the intent to slash taxes paid by big, out of state corporations. The House is also debating an alternative to the Governor's income tax phase our that would devastate the state budget. More here on these and other updates from the 'Bad Idea Factory.' More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergyHealth CareKids and families
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 22, 2021
Session Moves into Spring
Spring equinox brings new life back in the earthly cycle of death and rebirth. After this legislative session we’ll need a rebirth of our political cycle to make sure that the next elections bring new life behind the desks at the Capitol. New faces pushing those red and green buttons which have such a profound […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 22, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 6: 2021 – Week 7 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 7 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: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 15, 2021
What’s really Happening at the Legislature
More than ever this session, laws are being made to benefit corporations and enrich their millionaire and billionaire owners at the expense of regular West Virginians and their families. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 15, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 5: 2021 – Week 6 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 6 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: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 8, 2021
Midway (Almost) – Session Rolls On
Friday was day 24 of the 60-day legislative session. Believe it or not, bills will now begin moving even faster as we approach several deadlines limiting their progress to the finish line. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 8, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 4: 2021 – Week 5 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 5 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: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
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