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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
Photo courtesy of Maverick Media and The West Virginia Holler
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 24, 2022
The Fight for Reproductive Rights in WV
Pregnancy is a complicated health care issue, fraught with serious challenges to both the carrying parent and the child. Individuals and their doctors need to be free to be able to make the hard choices concerning pregnancy, not politicians. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityPovertyReproductive Justice
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
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 15, 2021
Tax Day Pie Delivery to Senators Manchin and Capito
WHAT: Rally and pie delivery to bake the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit into the budget. Rally at Senator Manchin’s office in Charleston. WHO: Community Change Action, West Virginia Citizen Action, Our Future WV, and Rise Up WV WHERE: Senator Manchin Charleston WV office WHEN: Tax Day, May 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET More
Issues: food insecurityPoverty
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 20, 2021
Status of 2021 Bills by Topic/Subject
Consumer Protection, Civil Justice, Courts, Constitutional Amendments, Health Care, Voting Rights, and so much more. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesDiscriminationEducationEnergyEnvironmentFair taxationHealthcarePovertyVoting RightsWater
Action Alert Alexandra Gallo April 2, 2021
Jammin’ For Jobs – Free Concert – April 10th
This event will bring Joy To The People through music, art, culture, and story-telling in Charleston, Morgantown, and Martinsburg, WV, while bringing to light how the THRIVE Act will benefit West Virginians, including 50,000 new jobs a year, and $5.2 Billion Dollars invested in our state. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate JusticeEnergy efficiencyInequalityInfrastructureJobsLiving wagePovertyRacial JusticeSocial JusticeSustainabilityWorkers
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 10, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Tell your Legislators – Say YES to Medicaid Buy-in, NO to COVID Liability Immunity and NO to Income Tax cuts!
Contact Your Legislators! (1) Tell them TODAY to Say NO to SB 277 - Don't let Irresponsible Businesses Off the Hook! (2) Tell them to Say YES to HB 3001 - Create the Affordable Medicaid Buy-in Program. (3) Tell them to Say NO to SB 600/HB 2027 - Protect Public Services by Keeping the WV Income Tax! More
Issues: Covid-19DemocracyFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaidPovertyWorkers
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 12, 2021
THIS Moral Monday @3PM: Poor People’s Campaign Fight for $15 Comes to WV
Update: MORAL MONDAY GOES VIRTURAL ONLY TOMORROW Due to inclement weather and the prediction of dangerous ice, the decision was made to move this to a virtual event. MORAL MONDAY WILL NOT BE IN PERSON as initially planned. Feb 15th @3PM: Join Rev. William Barber and WV Poor People's Campaign to demand $15 an hour minimum wage NOW; unions for all; & a just, full COVID relief package! More
Issues: InequalityKids and familiesLiving wagePovertyWorkers
Action Alert Alexandra Gallo January 29, 2021
FEB 2nd @ 7PM: 100 Days for Climate, Jobs and Justice – grassroots livestream on the THRIVE agenda
This Tuesday, February 2nd, at 7PM Eastern / 4PM Pacific, the Green New Deal Network will host a grassroots livestream: “100 Days for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Winning the THRIVE Agenda.” We hope you can join. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentInequalityJobsLiving wagePollutionPovertyRacial JusticeSustainabilityWater
Press Release Gary Zuckett October 23, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Billionaires wealth increased 29% so far during Covid Shutdown
Billionaires’ Wealth Increased by 29% Between March and September, While Pandemic Batters West Virginia’s Economy - Meanwhile, State & Local Government Services Face Deep Cuts as Congress Prioritizes Confirmation of Anti-ACA Supreme Court Justice Over Passing an Overdue Coronavirus Financial Aid Package More
Issues: ACACovid-19Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicarePovertySCOTUS
Action Alert   August 28, 2020
Tell Senator Capito to Pass the Pandemic Relief Bill
Congress has taken no action to support families struggling with the threat of eviction, lack of healthcare and inability to put food on the table due to the pandemic driven recession. Meanwhile, the USPS and our right to vote are still under attack. Take Action Today. Call Senator Capito and tell her to Pass the Pandemic Relief Bill. More
Issues: Clean electionsCovid-19HousingHungerInequalityMedicaidPandemicPovertySNAPUnemployment benefitsUSPSVotingVoting RightsWorkers
Action Alert   August 12, 2020
Inaction is Unacceptable: Demand Senators Pass a #PeoplesBailOut NOW
Although the House passed the HEROES Act in May, the Senate has failed to pass another relief package, resulting in an interruption in benefits for more than 25 million Americans, leaving many of them unable to pay their rent, buy food or medicine, or take care of their families. This inaction is unacceptable. We must insist that our Senators do their job and pass a robust relief package in response to the ongoing crisis.  More
Issues: Covid-19HealthcareHousingHungerInequalityPovertySNAPUnemployment benefitsWorkers
Action Alert   July 10, 2020
Charleston NAACP & Tuesday Morning Group Letter Proposing Economic Justice and Equity Fund
In May, the Charleston WV NAACP has submitted a letter to our state leadership including Governor Justice, Senate President Mitch Carmichael, and Speaker Delegate Henshaw requesting additional resources that address COVID-related health disparities in African American and poor communities in WV. The text of the letter can be found here. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityPoverty
Advocacy Letter   July 10, 2020
Economic Justice and Equity Fund Needed to Address Health & Economic Disparities
WV CAG and other organizations sent a letter of support for the Hope 20/20/20 Economic Justice & Equity Fund to Governor Justice and legislative leaders calling on them to make additional funding and resources available to address COVID-related and other health and economic disparities in African American and poor communities in West Virginia. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealthcareInequalityPoverty
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 25, 2020
Staring Down Crossover
The pace ramps up again as the legislature faces down the "drop dead" date of February 26th - Crossover Day - after which all bills not passed out of their house of origin are considered done for this year. That being said, bills can still be amended into other bills that have made the journey across and other parliamentary tricks can be engaged when leadership wants a bill to stay alive. Many terrible bills will expire on Wednesday along with several good ones we’ve been working, watching, and rooting for. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Action Alert   October 8, 2019
Raise Your Hand & Your Voice for the Rx Drug Day of Action
Drug corporations, their powerful Pharma lobbyists and their allies in Congress are gearing up to stop any legislative that takes away their unlimited power to price-gouge patients and inflate their profits. It’s up to us to fight back! Wherever you are, join us by signing the petition supporting the “Lower Drug Prices Now” campaign principles and urging members of Congress to act. If you're in the Charleston area, join us for an "Rx Day of Action" to Lower Prescription Drug Prices this Thursday, Oct. 10, 12:15 - 1 PM outside Senator Shelley Moore Capito's office at 500 Virginia St. East in Charleston. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityPoverty
Action Alert   September 17, 2019
Easy Actions to Prevent SNAP Cuts, Protect Access to Justice
Click here for easy actions you can take to prevent cuts to SNAP benefits for 3 million people, and to protect access to justice for West Virginia consumers and workers. After you take action, keep reading for details on how you can participate in the People's Presidential Forum on Saturday, September 21.  More
Issues: Civil JusticeElectionsFair CourtsInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAP
Action Alert   March 1, 2019
Citizen Action Needed to Stop Guns on Campus, Protect Our Water & More
This end of the week update that is time sensitive. Several bad bills made it past Crossover Day and need to be stopped ASAP, while one bill expanding Medicaid coverage needs some help to pass. Both the House and Senate will be in session tomorrow (Saturday) so lawmakers will be at the Capitol at least through the morning. So please take a few minutes to make some calls before you get on with your weekend chores. Thanks! More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyWater
Newsletter article   January 21, 2019
How You Can Help End the Government Shutdown
On Tuesday, about 50 people rallied at Senator Capito's Charleston office, asking her to "stop playing politics with our lives," end the government shutdown, and forget the border wall. Rally speakers emphasized how the shutdown does the most harm to the people who need the most support – seniors, struggling families, and kids. More here on how you can help end the shutdown. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesInequalityKids and familiesPovertySNAPWorkers
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