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Blog Gary Zuckett February 25, 2021
Media Advisory – People’s Public Hearing on Tank Bill HB 2598 Friday @ 8AM
After several public interest groups were denied their requests for the usual public hearing procedure in the House regarding House Bill 2598, they’ve banded together to hold their own Public Hearing so the voice of citizens can be heard on critical issues that affect them, their families and communities. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnvironmentPollutionWater
Blog Gary Zuckett February 12, 2021
WV’s Lone Billionaire, Gov. Jim Justice, Got $12M Richer During Pandemic – How Will Elimination of Income Tax Increase His Wealth?
The wealth of West Virginia’s only billionaire, Gov. Jim Justice, increased by $12 million between mid-March of last year and Jan. 29 of this year, according to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and West Virginia Citizen Action Group. While the governor’s bank account is getting fatter, he is expected to outline a plan to eliminate the Income Tax in his State of the State address today. How much wealth will he gain from this proposal? More
Issues: Coronavirus ReliefCOVID-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Blog WVCAEF February 3, 2021
Broad Coalition of Organizations Calls on State Leaders to Protect Revenues, Public Services in Upcoming Legislative Session
With West Virginia still feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic recession, the state’s leaders face difficult decisions in the upcoming legislative session. Increasing numbers of West Virginians are struggling to feed their families, remain in their homes, keep their businesses afloat, and protect their jobs, all while fighting to stay healthy. More
Issues: COVID-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Blog WVCAEF February 2, 2021
FEB 18 @ 7PM – Dr. Sandra Steingraber webinar on the Risks and Harms of Fracking
Free, live, public lecture by Dr. Sandra Steingraber on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST.  Hosted by Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action, with co-sponsors FaCTOhio/The Ohio Health Project, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, West Virginia Citizen Action Group and made possible with generous funding from the Dunn Foundation and our donors, Dr. Steingraber's lecture will include findings from the recently released 7th edition of The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking, a fully referenced compilation of evidence outlining the risks and harms of fracking.  More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFracking
Blog 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
Blog Alexandra Gallo January 29, 2021
FEB 4th @ 5PM – Health Care: Citizen Civic Engagement Training (Virtual)
Join us for our 2021 Citizen Civic Engagement Training on Feb 4th from 5-7 PM, where we’ll be discussing the healthcare policies we’re fighting for & strategies to make those policies a reality. This training session is free & virtual. Mark your calendars. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Blog WVCAEF January 29, 2021
40 WV Groups sign onto letter concerning public access at legislature
When the 2021 Legislative Session begins on February 10, the undersigned organizations encourage legislative leaders to take all necessary steps to assure an open and transparent session that allows for meaningful access to and input from all interested members of the public. Every West Virginian has a vested interest in ensuring that the legislative process is open to the public. More
Issues: COVID-19Fair CourtsFair Representation
Blog WVCAEF January 29, 2021
Media Advisory – Bi-Partisan Legislative Effort Launches to make Diabetes Drugs and Supplies more Affordable
A virtual press conference will take place at 2:45 on Tuesday, February 2nd over Zoom to announce a bipartisan effort to pass legislation to make diabetes treatment more affordable. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Blog Julie Archer January 13, 2021
We Demand Democracy Virtual Town Hall – JAN 16th @7PM
The WV NAACP, Our Future WV, WV Working Families Party, and the WV Citizens for Clean Elections coalition invite you and your organization to join us and the Declaration for American Democracy in the movement to pass the For The People Act (HR 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR 4) to protect and strengthen the sacred right to vote and return the power of our democracy to the people. More
Issues: PolicyVotingVoting Rights
Blog Alexandra Gallo January 13, 2021
Health Care: Citizen Civic Engagement Training (Virtual) – JAN 14, 16 & FEB 4th
The Health Care for All WV team fights for quality, affordable healthcare for all West Virginians. We believe that healthcare IS a fundamental human right. We’re surviving a pandemic. Every single one of us deserves affordable & accessible healthcare NOW. The changes we need won’t come without grassroots support. That is, real, everyday people demanding from their state representatives what they need to make their lives better. If you want to be part of the fight, join us for our 2021 Citizen Civic Engagement Trainings. More
Issues: Civic EngagementHealth CareHealthcarePolicy
Blog WVCAEF January 13, 2021
MOVCA Partners with DAFD to Explain & Support H.R. 1 – JAN 13th @7PM
Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action is partnering with Declaration for American Democracy Coalition (DAFD) to support H.R. 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives, among other legislation, for extremely important reforms to our democracy and the ability of the American people to VOTE and to engage with their government! More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Blog WVCAEF January 13, 2021
Holding Water in WV: A Community Discussion – JAN 13th, 4-5PM
This is the first session of a five-part discussion series, "Standing Up for Appalachia: Dialogue for a Positive Change," hosted by West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light and funded with grant support from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. More
Issues: EnvironmentPollutionWater
Blog WVCAEF January 7, 2021
PRESS ADVISORY: 115 Orgs sign on to letter stating “The essential need for further relief”
115 national, state and local organizations have signed on to a letter sent today to the Biden-Harris transition team, calling for urgent additional COVID-relief that meets the scale of the crisis. More
Issues: COVID-19
Blog WVCAEF January 7, 2021
5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement: A WV Celebration – JAN 9th @7PM
Join Corazón Latino, Moms Clean Air Force and the West Virginia Climate Alliance to celebrate five years since the negotiation of the Paris Climate Agreement. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironment
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 17, 2020
Thousands of WV Medicaid members get $1,000 in Dental Coverage Jan. 1st
Thousands of West Virginia Medicaid members, ages 21 and older, received a letter this week announcing that on January 1st, 2021, they will be able to get up to $1,000 in preventative dental care. WV Citizen Action was part of the Health Care for All WV coalition team that lobbied for this breakthrough. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 14, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Renewable energy is key to West Virginia’s economic future
Titled “West Virginia’s Energy Future,” the report shows that ramping up renewable energy and energy efficiency would be cost-effective and can be done in a way that creates thousands of jobs — and may even save consumers money. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnvironmentSustainability
Blog Gary Zuckett November 23, 2020
WV joins Moral Monday caravans of mourning for COVID relief; elderly couple died within days of each other
TODAY, 2:30PM @ The Capitol - The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will organize Moral Monday caravans to mourn the nearly quarter-million Americans who have died from COVID-19, demand a smooth and open transition of power and lift up the moral policies we need immediately and in the first days of the new administration.  More
Issues: COVID-19Health CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF November 23, 2020
VIDEO – “Climate Generations” Webinar, Oct. 22, 2020: West Virginia Center on Climate Change
VIDEO - "Climate Generations" Webinar, October 22, 2020: from the West Virginia Center on Climate Change "What Do We Tell The Kids -- and What Are They Telling Us? -- Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis." More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironment
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson November 6, 2020
TAKE ACTION – Defend the ACA!
TAKE ACTION - Defend the ACA! Add your voice by signing this petition asking our lawmakers and justices to #DefendOurHealthCare and to #ProtectTheACA. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson November 6, 2020
Join WVEC’s Virtual Annual Meeting to Talk About the Future of West Virginia’s Environment, Nov 12, 6PM
Register Today for the WV Environmental Council's virtual Annual Meeting to Talk About the Future of West Virginia’s Environment, on Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 -8:00 pm. This meeting will focus heavily on 2021 legislative priorities, including a confirmed panel of West Virginia lawmakers who will be participating in discussion and taking questions. More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironment
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