WV CAG’s Organizing Revival: Building People Power

WV Citizen Action staff and leadership are proud to announce that the Organizing Revival is underway in West Virginia! Along with our partner People’s Action organizations, we invite you to join us in the Organizing Revival to empower communities by creating infrastructure through training, building a bigger “we,” winning issue campaigns, and organizing philanthropy.

Training to Build Power

This collaborative learning space is open to all and is designed to empower you whether you’re staff, a member, or a volunteer, to become a strong trainer and leader in the movement. 

Date: Saturday, July 27th
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Kanawha County Public Library – Floor 3, Room 311C, 123 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301

By participating, you will:

  • Gain tools to expand your organization and drive your organizing work
  • Learn skills to shape your organization’s direction to make a lasting impact
  • Strengthen your ability to train and lead others effectively

Strong organizers make strong trainers, and vice versa. This training will help you develop the skills you need to grow your organization.

Register online at ppls.ac/PeoplePowerJuly27

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills and knowledge and amplify your impact!

Canvassing for Utility Issues – The Rates are Too Damn High!

WVCAG’s dedicated staff and volunteers are hitting the streets in seven key towns to engage residents on pressing utility issues. We designed these canvassing efforts to inform and mobilize citizens around the challenges they face with utility services, including affordability, reliability, and transparency. By gathering stories and data directly from the communities, we aim to advocate for fairer utility policies that better serve the needs of West Virginians.

Neighbors Working Together for Energy Justice

Following the canvassing efforts, WVCAG will hold Community Action events in each city. The meetings include a workshop about West Virginia’s energy landscape, a conversation about what makes it hard for people to get affordable energy, and a chance to learn more about energy rights and access to affordable energy, like using solar panels and saving energy. Join us for our next community meeting in Martinsburg on June 27th, register online at ppls.ac/CommunityActionMartinsburg.

Empower West Virginia with Air Quality Monitoring

In response to community concerns about air quality in the Chemical Valley, WVCAG is canvassing around the Kanawha Valley, Huntington, and Parkersburg to place free Purple Air monitors in impacted areas. We’re knocking on doors to engage with residents about the importance of air monitoring and distributing air monitors to those in need. This initiative aims to equip communities with the tools and knowledge necessary to track air quality and advocate for  a cleaner, healthier environment for themselves and their communities

Healthcare Town Halls: Navigating the Changing Landscape

This summer, WVCAG will host a series of healthcare town halls across the state, with events planned in Huntington, Beckley, Morgantown, and Wheeling. We designed these town halls to connect residents with essential resources and provide the information they need to understand and navigate the evolving healthcare landscape. Topics will include changes in healthcare policy, access to services, and how to advocate for individual and community health needs.

Stay tuned for further information about the town halls in Beckley, Morgantown, and Wheeling. Registration is now open for the Huntington town hall, so be sure to secure your spot today at ppls.ac/TownHallJune25!

Join WV CAG in Huntington for our first Healthcare Town Hall!

We will be meeting at the A D Lewis Center on Tuesday, June 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will have speakers to talk about the changes to Medicaid and how your coverage may be affected. If you have recently lost your Medicaid coverage, find out how you may still be eligible to receive benefits or what options are available. We will also have speakers to talk about the concern with Medicare Advantage plans and insurance denials and how you can fight back. We will have food and childcare available for those who need it. Register today at ppls.ac/TownHallJune25.

Join the Movement!

If you’re reading this, we want you to be part of West Virginia’s Organizing Revival! Whatever your issue, area of interest, or abilities, your involvement is crucial and there’s a place for you in the movement. Together, we can amplify the voices of West Virginia’s citizens and strengthen, invigorate, and empower our communities.

For more information on how to get involved, visit wvcag.org or contact our Organizing Director at dani@wvcag.org. Power to the people of West Virginia!

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