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Action Alert   December 1, 2017
Join Us for a Great Movie & Healthcare Forum
We are really excited and grateful for the opportunity to bring the documentary, Waking the Sleeping Giant, here to Charleston. Don't miss a chance to see this amazing film. The first screening taking place Monday, December 4 at the Underground Cinema. Read this post for details and additional showtimes. We are also co-hosting a healthcare forum with our allies on Thursday, December 7 to discuss why our current system is broken, how it could be improved, and what we're doing locally to build a movement for healthcare for all. More details here.More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareInequalityPoverty
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Newsletter article   November 25, 2017
Suicide of Environmentalist and Other Poems
by the Hillbilly Poet "I ponder on small thoughts how they trouble big people. I am a spectator in the game of life."More
Issues: DiscriminationInequalityPollutionPovertyWater
Newsletter   November 25, 2017
Capital Eye: Fall 2017 Vol. 10 No. 12
We may not have been able to stop Trump from taking office, but we can and will continue to fight back against his disastrous policies and executive orders. With your support, WV Citizen Action is ready to keep the pressure on Trump, as well as federal and state lawmakers supporting his agenda. Click here for actions you can take now to push back against efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and giving massive, unnecessary tax cuts to billionaires that will force cuts in health care, education and other vital programs. Our fight isn’t just in Washington. We've also included actions you can take to protect West Virginia consumers and energy efficiency programs at the PSC. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEnergyEnergy efficiencyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityPollutionPovertyWater
Action AlertNewsletter article   September 8, 2017
Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Edition
We leapt straight from the tough legislative session, including an extended budget battle, into several other state and national fights. Our crew rarely misses a beat in their efforts to bring justice and sanity to public policy. Keep reading for a post-legislative session overview.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergy efficiencyEventFair taxationHCANHealthcareInequalityMedicarePovertySNAP
Newsletter   September 8, 2017
Capital Eye: Summer 2017 Vol.10 No.11
We leapt straight from the tough legislative session, including an extended budget battle, into several other state and national fights. Our crew rarely misses a beat in their efforts to bring justice and sanity to public policy. Keep reading for a post-legislative session overview.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsDiscriminationEnergy efficiencyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityPoverty
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 AlertNewsletter   March 20, 2017
Capital Eye: This Week: The AHCA vs ACA
Capital Eye Update: This Week – ACA vs AHCA ACA vs AHCA By Gary Zuckett This week national events competed with the drama at the state capitol. The Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) was released as a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) immediately it was attacked from both the […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyEnergy efficiencyHCANHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPovertyWater
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
Press Release Ciera Pennington October 20, 2016
WV Citizen Action Group Releases Legislative Scorecard for 2015-16 Sessions: “Heroes & Zeros”
WV Citizen Action Group released its 2015-16 legislative scorecard - “Heroes and Zeros” - today rating the 82nd West Virginia Legislature for their votes on a variety of public policy issues.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationInequalityKids and familiesPovertyRight to work
Action Alert Ciera Pennington June 22, 2016
Stop Payday Predators
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released proposed rules that, if strengthened, could rein in the worst abuses of payday and car-title lending. Thankfully West Virginia protects its citizens against abusive payday loans, but the CFPB still needs to hear from you.More
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationInequalityPoverty
Newsletter Ciera Pennington March 7, 2016
Capital Eye: Finally, the Last Week
The countdown is on! We are in the final days of the 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session...and to be honest, we can't wait for it to be over. More
Issues: EventFrackingInequalityPoverty
Newsletter Ciera Pennington February 29, 2016
Capital Eye: Triage
Wednesday is “crossover day” when all bills must be voted out of their house of origin (Senate or House of Delegates) and pass over to the other, or be considered “dead.” Dead is in quotes because there are numerous ways for leadership to resurrect a bill after crossover, but these zombie bills are a topic for another week. Triage is the word this week – the wholesale scrapping of all bills leftover on committee dockets on "crossover day".More
Issues: DiscriminationEnergy efficiencyInequalityPovertySNAP
Action Alert Ciera Pennington February 11, 2016
Take action for a state EITC!
Support West Virginia enacting an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Great! Here are a few actions you can take (if you haven't already!) to help.More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington November 11, 2015
Help keep vets out of poverty
Today is Veteran’s Day and we give thanks to the proud men and women who serve in our armed forces. We want to serve them back by ensuring they keep their benefits from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).More
Issues: Fair taxationPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 27, 2015
Help working families!
The West Virginia state legislature has created a temporary committee to look at ways to improve our tax system. Tell members of this committee that West Virginia will be a better place to live, work, and raise a family with an EITC.More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington September 29, 2015
Time is running out…
During the upcoming legislative session, one of WV CAG’s focuses will be on passing a state-based earned income tax credit (EITC); this happens to be one of the policy proposals for the Our Children, Our Future campaign. We need your help to get the WV EITC on the 2016 OCOF platform! More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePoverty
Action Alert Julie Archer July 7, 2015
Contact Senator Capito to Help End Child Hunger
Citizen Action Group Action Alert View / Comment Online Contact Senator Capito to help end Child Hunger! The summer is in full swing and Congress is moving quickly to make important decisions about our country’s priorities.The Senate Appropriations subcommittee tasked with the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is expected to make recommendations soon about funding […]More
Issues: Kids and familiesPovertyWIC
Press Release CAG September 21, 2013
Citizen Action Statement on House GOP’s SNAP Cuts
Less than 24 hours after passing a bill to slash food assistance* for nearly 4 million vulnerable Americans, House Republicans today passed a short-term spending measure to keep the federal government in business but included a poison pill that defunds the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).More
Issues: HealthcarePovertySNAP
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