Tag: Our children our future

Our Children, Our Future is a state-wide campaign of over 150 organizations – WV CAG being one of them – working to end child poverty in West Virginia.

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Newsletter article Julie Archer March 16, 2018
Redistricting Reform Stalls; Election Transparency Fails to Advance
Unfortunately, the two election related bills we most wanted to see pass this session failed to reach the Governor’s desk. A bill to reform the redistricting process – the redrawing of the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts – made significant progress before stalling in the House of Delegates. While a bill to improve election transparency and strengthen disclosure of political spending was never taken up by its assigned committee. Here's is a summary of what happened with these, other election, and ethics bills during the 2018 legislative session. More
Issues: Clean electionsOur children our future
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 4, 2018
Teachers’ Strike Continues As We Enter the Final Week of the Session
In this article: Teachers' Strike Continues, Paycheck Deception Checked (for Now), Textbook Wars Anyone?, Medical Cannabis Act Improvements Continued, Big Win on Your Electric Bill!, State Parks Get Logging Reprieve, Hunger Games Still SNAPpening, Guns on Campus Nixed - OK'd at Work!?, Eliminating Education and the Arts, Killing Two Rules with a New One?, and Home Stretch Approaching More
Issues: HealthcareKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertySNAPWorkers
Newsletter   February 26, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 7
Last week was Strike Week at the Legislature, with Thursday and Friday being Day 1 and 2 of a statewide walkout by teachers and school service personnel demanding better wages and a permanent fix to PEIA. On Thursday, more than 5,000 people entered the Capitol through two public access points, with equally large crowds gathering on subsequent days of the ongoing strike. Despite the presence of thousands of outraged teachers and state employees and more pressing issues to deal with, the "bad idea factory" keeps churning undeterred.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationEducationEnergyHealthcareKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertySNAPWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 26, 2018
Strike Week at the Legislature
In this article: Hunger Games Continue; Teachers Strike On; Governor Justice MIA; Corporate Welfare Lives; Religious Nanny State; Medical Cannabis Update; Crossover Day; Greens Keep Us Going More
Issues: Budget prioritiesKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertySNAPWorkers
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
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
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 22, 2018
Two Weeks Down, Seven to Go
Friday was the 10th day of the 2018 legislative session with Senate now listing 333 bills introduced, and the House (with nearly three times the members) having 739. It's a small comfort that the majority of these will never make it out the ‘sausage grinder’ that is the legislative process. Here's a look at some of the bad (and good) bills that are starting to work their way through the process, as well as some other highlights from the second week of the session. More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareInequalityOur children our futurePovertySNAP
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
Newsletter article   November 25, 2017
Get on a Bus Tuesday to Defend the Clean Power Plan
The Sierra Club and allies are hosting the People’s Hearing for Healthy Communities on November 28 in Charleston, They’ll collect comments to share with the EPA. Bus are available to bring you to Charleston from Huntington and Morgantown. Details here. Join us to remind Trump and his administration that he is out of step with the public and the world, and that we support climate action now! More
Issues: EnergyInequalityOur children our futurePollution
Action Alert   June 21, 2017
Major Rally asks Senator to “#SaveMeCapito!” This Sunday
Come ask our Senator to “#SaveMeCapito!” Next week, the U.S. Senate is likely to vote on an immoral healthcare bill that would take away health care for 23 million Americans in exchange for more tax breaks for the wealthy. Senator Capito is a key swing vote on this bill. It’s no exaggeration to say that […] More
Issues: HCANHealthcareKids and familiesOur children our future
Action Alert   April 28, 2017
Climate Marches TOMORROW, a Rally to Protect WV’s Budget Next Thursday
Happy Friday! We want to remind you that tomorrow, April 29th, The People’s Climate March and its sister marches all across the country are happening! We have two rally and march events planned for our area, and for our friends in the eastern panhandle, the main event is just a couple hours away. And next […] More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyEventKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionPovertySustainabilityWater
Action AlertNewsletter   April 2, 2017
Crossover Chaos! – The Capitol Eye Legislative Update for April 2, 2017
This Week in our Capitol Eye Legislative Update, it’s Crossover Chaos!   Crossover Chaos As mentioned last week, Wednesday the 29th was crossover day so the legislature worked through last weekend, started early mornings, and met late into the evenings to get as many of their must pass bills over to the other side. One […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 27, 2016
Help get-out-the-vote!
Join us and Our Children Our Future for one or more get-out-the-vote canvasses the weekend leading up to Election Day! Our door-to-door and phone canvasses will be focused on reminding voters about Election Day and equipping them with information on their voting rights, where their polling location is, and the hours the polls are open. More
Issues: EventOur children our future
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 26, 2016
Rock the vote!
It's time to vote! Early voting is underway now through Saturday, November 5th. Election day is Tuesday, November 8th. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEventInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertyWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 25, 2016
Candidate forum this Thursday!
Join us this Thursday, October 27th for a candidate forum at the East End Family Resource Center on Charleston's East End! We'll be asking candidates about issues that affect West Virginia families. More
Issues: EventInequalityKids and familiesOur children our future
Action Alert Ciera Pennington July 12, 2016
Spread the word about Young WV
The Young WV Power Building Conference will give young individuals a chance to let our voices be heard, a chance for us to make real and lasting change here in our beautiful state. If you're between the ages of 15 and 25 or know someone in that age range, please consider coming and/or sharing. More
Issues: EventOur children our future
Action Alert Ciera Pennington July 11, 2016
Register for a Civic Engagement Workshop in your area
From election law 101 to organizing candidate forums to voter registration drives to knocking doors, come learn how to get involved in the November election in a non-partisan way at a Civic Engagement Workshop near you. More
Issues: EventOur children our future
Action Alert Ciera Pennington May 9, 2016
Don’t forget to vote…twice!
Don't forget we want you to vote TWICE! Yes, you read that right; we want you to vote twice. First, vote for the issues you care about on the Our Children, Our Future Policy Platform Ballot; the deadline is tomorrow! After you vote for the issues, vote for your elected officials tomorrow, May 10th in West Virginia's primary election! More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futureWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington April 28, 2016
It’s time to vote…twice!
We want you to vote TWICE! Yes, you read that right; we want you to vote twice. First, vote for the issues you care about on the Our Children, Our Future Policy Platform Ballot. After you vote for the issues, vote for your elected officials! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyHealthcareOur children our futureRight to workWater
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