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Action Alert CAG February 26, 2024
Stand with WV Workers – Oppose SB 840 and SB 841
The Senate Finance Committee has passed two bills that would take away earned unemployment benefits from West Virginia workers. The move came despite significant job losses announced in recent days. The bills would restrict the amount of time and of benefits. More
Issues: JobsUnemployment benefitsWorkers
Action Alert CAG February 26, 2024
Support Charleston USPS Jobs
Postal workers and community members are sounding the alarm about the potential loss of jobs, as well as delayed mail and late deliveries to postal customers if local mail that is processed at the Charleston Processing and Distribution Center is trucked to Pittsburgh for cancellation and sorting. More
Issues: JobsUSPSWorkers
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 21, 2024
Anti-Democracy Bills, Threats to Civil Liberties Advancing in the House
There were so many bad bills on the House Judiciary agenda Monday, Jan. 22 they couldn't get to them all! Updates here on what passed and what's likely under consideration when they meet again on Wednesday, Jan. 24. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationHealthcareImmigrationWorkers
Action Alert   March 3, 2023
Action Needed Now on PEIA Bill
The PEIA Cost Shifting Bill (aka SB 268) is being rapidly moved through the legislative process. Legislative leaders are trying to make PEIA solvent by reducing benefits and kicking participants off the plan instead of creating a dedicated revenue stream for long-term stability. Learn more and take action here. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareWorkers
Newsletter article CAG January 23, 2023
(Other) Big Things That Happened – Week 2
Here’s a quick overview of some of the other big things that happened this past week — things that aren’t covered elsewhere in this update on the second week of the 2023 legislative session. This includes action on "zombie bills" on guns and unemployment in the Senate. In the House, the Health Committee advanced bills to reorganize DHHR and limit health care options for transgender youth. More
Issues: EducationKids and familiesUnemployment benefitsWorkers
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 Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 28, 2022
Reject Ineffective and Harmful Cuts to Earned Unemployment Benefits
Essential workers were championed throughout the pandemic for their critical jobs keeping our economy afloat. But now, West Virginia legislators are considering gutting earned unemployment benefits for those very same workers if they lose their jobs through no fault of their own. More
Issues: Unemployment benefitsWorkers
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 RepresentationInequalityKids and familiesWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 21, 2022
Mushroom Session
This session reminds me of an old saying “I feel like a mushroom because they keep me in the dark and feed me BS.” This is appropriate in so many ways as committees are sprouting (originating) lots of bills and short circuiting the normal process for introducing bills. More
Issues: Aboveground Storage TanksEnergyFair RepresentationInequalitySurface Owner Rightswater qualityWorkers
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 taxationInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidTaxesUnemployment benefitsWorkersWV Legislature
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: HealthcareKids and familiesWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 31, 2022
The Year of Babydog?
The second full week of session had several highlights. As of Friday, 1,551 bills had been introduced by both chambers, our governor held his belated ‘State of the State’ address, and a public hearing on ending the nuclear power ban in WV was held. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationEnergyHealthcareWorkers
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 CAG August 16, 2021
Charleston – Bridge To West Virginia’s Future Rally: Aug 19th, 5:30 PM
On August 19th, 2021, as a part of a statewide and nationwide day of action, West Virginian’s will gather in front of Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s office to rally and demand an investment in a “Bridge to West Virginia’s Future”. More
Issues: Care EconomyFamiliesInfrastructureJobsSocial JusticeWorkers
Action Alert CAG August 16, 2021
Morgantown – Bridge to West Virginia’s Future Rally: Aug 19th, Noon
On August 19th, 2021, as a part of a statewide and nationwide day of action, West Virginian’s will gather in front of Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s office to rally and demand an investment in a “Bridge to West Virginia’s Future”. More
Issues: Care EconomyFamiliesInfrastructureJobsSocial JusticeWorkers
Action Alert CAG August 16, 2021
Martinsburg – Bridge to West Virginia’s Future Rally: Aug 19th, 5:30 PM
On August 19th, 2021, as a part of a statewide and nationwide day of action, West Virginian’s will gather in front of Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s office to rally and demand an investment in a “Bridge to West Virginia’s Future”. More
Issues: Care EconomyFamiliesInfrastructureJobsSocial JusticeWorkers
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 20, 2021
Thursday 7/22: PRO Act Rallies in Charleston & Martinsburg
Please join West Virginia AFL-CIO leaders, West Virginia union members and friends, for an in-person rally outside the offices of Senator Shelley Moore Capito on Thursday, July 22, beginning at 11:30 am, to urge Senator Capito to support the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.  More
Issues: JobsWorkers
Press Release   April 20, 2021
Green New Deal Network Applauds introduction of Green New Deal legislation and Civilian Climate Corps Act
Today, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Ed Markey, and congressional allies re-introduced the Green New Deal Resolution and introduced accompanying legislation including the Civilian Climate Corps Act. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnergyInequalityJobsWorkers
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
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 Storage TanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
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