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Newsletter   February 18, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 6
Week six of the 2018 legislative session kicked off with a public hearing on a bill to restrict access to food assistance (SNAP) and other vital safety net programs, and wrapped up with thousands of teachers filling the halls of the Capitol to demand better pay and a fix for PEIA. Read more about the status of these and other proposals including campus carry, co-tenancy, and bills to reshape our judicial system; and actions you can take to support redistricting reform and energy efficiency, and oppose logging in our state parks.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEducationEnergyEnergy efficiencyInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAPSustainabilityWorkers
Action Alert   February 10, 2018
Don’t Punish Families That Rely on SNAP & Other Safety Net Programs
Similar to last year, some members of the West Virginia House have introduced a bill (H.B. 4001) that would further restrict access to food assistance (SNAP) and other vital safety net programs. On Monday, February 12 at 8:30AM, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 4001 in the House Chamber. If you can’t make it to Charleston, please contact House Judiciary Committee members and your delegate(s). Tell them not to punish families who rely on SNAP, Medicaid, and other safety net programs. More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAP
Action Alert   February 6, 2018
Radical Constitutional Amendment Up for Vote by WV Senate
The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a radical constitutional amendment (SJR 12) that targets Medicaid coverage for abortions for low-income women and opens the door for further attacks on the reproductive rights of all West Virginia women. Please take action by emailing and calling your Senators. Tell them to stand with West Virginia women and families to protect our healthcare and our rights, and vote NO on SJR 12. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 4, 2018
Wild Week Four
In this article: Trump Visits GOP at Greenbrier - We Visited Too; War on Unions Continues; Teachers Rally at Capitol; Free Community College Passes Senate; Intermediate Court of Appeals, Judicial Budget Amendment Clear First Hurdles; Department of Education and the Arts on Chopping Block; DHHR Reorganization Update; What's SNAPpening?; Making it Legal to Noodle Catfish?; Minister Protection Bill is all Fluff; Charleston Gazette-Mail Files for Bankruptcy; Water Crisis Settlement Nears Final Approval; FirstEnergy's Attempt at WV Bailout Continues; and Join In! More
Issues: Civil JusticeEducationEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicarePovertySNAPWaterWorkers
Action Alert   February 4, 2018
Health Not Politics – Public Hearing on HB 4012, Calls to House Judiciary Needed
When a woman in West Virginia is enrolled in the state's Medicaid health insurance program, all of her reproductive health services should be covered including annual check-ups, prenatal and maternity care, family planning services including birth control, and abortion. HB 4012 aims to take away abortion coverage under Medicaid and we must stop it! Please contact House Judiciary Committee members and tell them they shouldn't be playing politics with women's health care.  More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Newsletter   January 28, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 3
A lot has happened over the past week and there are a number of actions you can take. This coming week we hope you can join us for one or more events on legislative and congressional priorities and the need to focus on the common good. We also hope you can join WV CAG and allies the following week for All Kinds Are Welcome Here Lobby Day on February 8 at the State Capitol. To prepare you for your visit to Charleston there are two more opportunities to attend a Your Voice: Citizen Lobbyist Training - February 1 at Bethany College and February 5 in Parkersburg.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 28, 2018
Our Children, Our Future 2018 Legislative Platform Includes WV Anti-Corruption / Voter Empowerment Act
As part of this year's Our Children, Our Future public policy platform, WV CAG is excited to be partnering with Fayette Fair Share to support the WV Anti-Corruption Act. The Act is about empowering voters and having a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, and everyone’s voice is heard. To do this we need to close loopholes in our election and ethics laws, and change political rules that unfairly favor the wealthy and special interests. Two bills introduced this session help accomplish the goals of the Act. More
Issues: Clean electionsKids and familiesOur children our future
Action Alert   January 28, 2018
Health Not Politics – Stop HB 4012
On Wednesday, WV CAG and other social justice organizations joined our friends at WV FREE to launch a new Health Not Politics campaign to defeat a proposed ban on Medicaid coverage for abortions for low-income women in West Virginia. Unfortunately, the following day the House Health Committee passed HB 4012, which bans Medicaid insurance coverage for abortion. Horrifically, the House Health Committee refused to allow an exception for this coverage even in cases of rape or incest. please contact House Judiciary Chair Contact Chair John Shott (R-Mercer) at 304-340-3252 and ask him to stop HB 4012. More
Issues: HealthcareKids and families
Newsletter   January 22, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 2
This week we're writing you on the heels of several West Virginia events commemorating last year’s historic Women’s March. These inspiring events show that our movement(s) are alive and well. Keep reading for a look at some of the bad (and good) bills that are starting to work their way through the process, actions you can take, and other highlights from the second week of the session. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertySNAP
Action Alert   January 22, 2018
Stop HB 4001: Don’t Punish Families Who Rely on SNAP, Medicaid, and TANF
HB 4001 contains several measures that punish families who rely on SNAP, Medicaid or TANF, and contracts with a private vendor to verify eligibility. It is designed to do nothing more than kick people off of these programs and pay millions to a third party administrator. Call House Health Committee members and tell them not to hurt West Virginia families. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAP
Action Alert Valerie Woody January 11, 2018
Call Now to Save CHIP
This week marks 100 days since Congress failed to extend full funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides 9 million U.S. children and pregnant women with comprehensive and affordable health care coverage. Please call your member of Congress and urge them to extend CHIP funding for five years right now: (877) 233-9025. More information and talking points to help guide your call here. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and families
Action Alert   December 18, 2017
Last Chance to Stop the Tax Scam
Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington are calling their tax bill a Christmas gift to the middle-class. We can't let members of Congress pass their terrible tax scam while they lie to the American people about the real-life consequences of this bill. Call your U.S. Representative and Senator Capito today and demand they reject a tax plan that hands trillions of dollars in tax breaks to the rich and powerful on the backs of working families, older Americans, and people with disabilities. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Newsletter article Alexandra Gallo November 26, 2017
Grassroots Summit Helps Grow People-Powered Movement
This September, over 150 people from across the state, came together for the WV Grassroots Summit, a two-day planning and grassroots organizing summit in Buckhannon, WV. During this two day summit, folks had the opportunity to join in on trainings, workshops, projects, networking opportunities, roundtable discussions, and more. We look forward to co-hosting future events to build on this people-powered momentum! More
Issues: DiscriminationInequalityKids and familiesOur children our future
Action Alert   November 20, 2017
Tell Senators Capito & Manchin to Say “No Thanks!” to GOP Tax Plan
This week, members of Congress are back home for Thanksgiving recess. When they return to Washington next week, the Senate will vote on a tax plan that would balloon the country’s deficit by giving away massive tax cuts to wealthy individuals and corporations, while giving families, students, people in recovery, and small business owners even less to be thankful for in the coming years. We must send a strong message to Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin and tell them to say “No thanks!” to the GOP tax plan.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicare
Action Alert   November 14, 2017
Congress to Vote on Tax Plan Thursday; Tell Your Representative to Protect Working Families
Our hard work over many months comes down to a vote in the House of Representatives this Thursday. Republican leaders are desperately trying to round up the votes needed to pass this turkey of a tax bill -- and we can actually stop it. But we need your help -- no ifs, ands or buts! Call your Representative right now and tell them to protect working families and oppose tax cuts for the rich. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesWorkers
Banking reform
Action Alert   October 26, 2017
Call to Action: Budget Vote TODAY
Last week Republican leaders in Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act once again, but they have not given up on taking away our health care. TODAY, October 26, Congress will vote on a federal budget proposal that cuts Medicaid, Medicare and education and gives big tax breaks to the rich and corporations. Call your Representative and tell them to vote NO! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareKids and familiesMedicare
Press Release   October 20, 2017
Senator Capito Votes for Senate Budget Resolution That Puts Health Care for West Virginia Families at Risk
The budget resolution sets up blueprint for tax cuts that mostly benefit wealthy households while cutting health care and education for everyone else. Senator Capito voted for the Resolution that could put Medicaid for 438,000 West Virginians at risk as well as Medicare for 416,000 seniors and people with disabilities. Time and time again, Senator Capito has shown that, despite what she says, her priorities are taking care of the wealthy and big business, not her constituents. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action Alert   October 19, 2017
Tell Senators to Vote No on Harmful GOP Budget
Tonight's the night. The U.S. Senate will be debating a Budget Resolution that will set the framework for how much federal spending will be cut, with a vote expected very early Friday morning. Senators Capito and Manchin have a responsibility to stop this immoral scheme, which will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable among us. Call NOW and tell them to vote NO. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Press Release   October 18, 2017
West Virginia Families Will Be Harmed by Proposed Senate Budget
The Republican’s proposed budget will be very harmful to West Virginia’s families if it becomes law. It slashes funding for vital services and programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and education in order to provide huge tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations while raising taxes many working families who are already struggling to make ends meet. Read our complete statement on this immoral scheme and its effects on West Virginia families. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicareSNAP
Action Alert   October 12, 2017
Tell Senator Capito to Vote NO on Republicans’ Proposed Budget
We can't let Republicans use the budget to make the same devastating health care cuts that Americans overwhelmingly rejected during repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Please call Senator Capito today at 888-516-5820 and tell her to vote NO!  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealthcareKids and familiesMedicare
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