WV Citizen Action Education Fund (WV CAEF) is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides original research and public education on progressive solutions to the challenges facing the people of Appalachia. WV CAEF is a leader of Healthcare for All WV, a coalition of people and organizations that includes hundreds of citizen advocates personally affected by our health care crisis who are working to make healthcare more affordable and accessible. To learn more and get involved, visit healthcareforallwv.com.

Blog Gary Zuckett October 19, 2020
CARES Act letter to Governor Justice
On March 27, the CARES Act was signed into law as part of Congress’ federal COVID response. The legislation contained Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) awarded to state and local governments. West Virginia received $1.25 billion. As of October 6, just under $1 billion of the state’s CRF still remains per the West Virginia Auditor’s Office. More
Issues: Coronavirus ReliefHealth CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF October 19, 2020
GOTV Volunteer Opportunity: Text Banking with Vote Together WV – Oct. 20th 6:30 PM
Want to help increase the number of West Virginians who vote in the upcoming election? Join Vote Together WV for text banking! We will have a short training on this easy to use system, and then we will spend about an hour sending messages. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Blog WVCAEF October 19, 2020
GOTV Volunteer Opportunity: Phonebanking with the ACLU – Oct. 20th 5:00 PM
ACLU and WV Families of Convicted People are continuing to phonebank formerly incarcerated West Virginians every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm and Sunday at 4pm. Volunteer from home and call your fellow West Virginians to help them navigate the registration and voting process in the 2020 General Election! All phone bankers will be provided with training and materials needed to virtual phone bank. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Blog WVCAEF October 15, 2020
SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 20th, 1PM – What’s at Stake in West Virginia if the Affordable Care Act is Overturned
On Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00 pm, join the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Cabin Creek Health Systems, West Virginia Citizen Action Education Fund, and West Virginians for Affordable Health Care for a briefing on the imminent threat to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what a decision overturning the health care law would mean for West Virginia’s people, health care infrastructure, and economy. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF October 15, 2020
SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 22nd, 6-8PM – What Do We Tell the Kids, and What Are they Telling Us? — Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis
Are you concerned about global warming and the climate crisis, and looking for solutions that involve people of all ages? If your answer is “yes,” then please join others from around the world for a free, live, expert-led Internet webinar about how different generations can work together for climate solutions. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironment
Blog WVCAEF October 14, 2020
SAVE THE DATE: Regional Candidate Forum on the subject of Health Care
Cabell County Regional Candidate Forum On the subject of HEALTH CARE Oct. 19th, 6-7:00 PM   REGISTER HERE: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/health-care-candidate/register   You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Virtual Candidate Forum for the greater Cabell County region, on the topic of Health Care, on Monday, October 19th, from 6-7:00 PM.   Candidates from […] More
Issues: Health CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF October 5, 2020
IN THE NEWS: PSC approves settlement on AEP’s energy efficiency programs
Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power customers will continue to have access to energy efficiency and demand-response programs but spending will be reduced while benefits are modified, according to a settlement approved by Public Service Commission of West Virginia on Wednesday, Oct. 9. More
Issues: Energy EfficiencyLEDs
Blog WVCAEF October 1, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Municipalities Can Now Save Money Through LED Street Lighting
Starting today, municipalities, housing developments, and others who have Mon Power or Potomac Edison as their electric utility can save money by converting to light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights. LEDs are growing in prevalence due to their low maintenance costs and energy usage.  The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that within five years upwards of 90% of all outdoor lights installed will be LED. More
Issues: Energy Efficiency
Blog WVCAEF September 28, 2020
RACE-CLASS: OUR PROGRESSIVE NARRATIVE
Both economic and racial justice are core progressive priorities, but too often we discuss them separately. In fact, racial and economic harms are intertwined as are our desired solutions to them. Wealthy elites exploit racial fears to turn working people against each other and government; economic pain increases racial resentment, fueling anti-immigrant sentiment and lending credence to the notion of a “rural-urban” divide... More
Issues: ClassInequalityRace
Blog WVCAEF September 25, 2020
IN THE NEWS: How incremental healthcare reforms built the industries we’re fighting today (Part One)
There’s a common joke among single payer advocates that America’s healthcare system is not a “system” at all, in that its pieces don’t function or connect to each other particularly well, and that it has come together relatively ad-hoc, rather than being intentionally designed. This is certainly accurate in some respects. When you think about it, from providers to insurance companies to drug manufacturers the majority of the actual provision of healthcare in... More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
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