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Blog Gary Zuckett October 24, 2020
PRESS ADVISORY: Oct 26th, 11AM – WV Groups to Speak Out on SCOTUS Vote Outside Sen Capito’s Office – Members want Covid Relief, not Court Packing
Charleston, WV – State and local community groups will hold a press conference on Monday, Oct 26th outside Sen Capito’s downtown Charleston office to make statements opposing the vote on a Supreme Court nominee ahead of the November elections and before Congress passes a desperately needed second Covid Response Package to help struggling citizens, small businesses, and local governments. More
Issues: COVID-19Health CareHealthcareSCOTUS
Blog WVCAEF October 22, 2020
17 West Virginia Non-profits Call on Governor Justice to reallocate remaining CARES Act funding
As part of federal COVID-relief legislation passed in March, West Virginia received $1.25 billion to address the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. As of October 19, there is still over $969 million remaining unspent with a December 30 deadline for utilizing the funds. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF October 21, 2020
WV Early Voting Locations – 2020 General Election
WV Early Voting Locations - 2020 General Election More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Blog WVCAEF October 21, 2020
IN THE NEWS: Organizations share concerns about ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit ahead of oral arguments
The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, the West Virginia Citizen Action Education Fund, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, and Cabin Creek Health Systems held a briefing about the legal challenge to “Obamacare” and the effects of justices possibly striking down the ACA. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Blog Julie Archer October 20, 2020
VOTING RESOURCES for WV
Here is a lovely list of voting resources for West Virginians, provided by the ACLU of WV, the League of Women Voters of West Virginia, the WV Black Voter Impact Initiative, WV Public Broadcasting, Mountain State Spotlight, and Election Protection. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
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
Blog WVCAEF September 23, 2020
IN THE NEWS: Legislators & citizen groups call for a stronger water quality rule
West Virginia legislators called for a strong water quality rule at a virtual press conference hosted by West Virginia Citizen Action and the West Virginia Environmental Council. More
Issues: EnvironmentWater
Blog WVCAEF September 23, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Community Health and Justice Groups Call on Senate to Protect Our Care, Let Next President Appoint to SCOTUS
As we continue through the worst health crisis the United States--and the world--has seen in our lifetime, no less than the health care of the entire country is in the hands of the Supreme Court. Looming over the discussions of installing a new justice before the November 3rd election is the lawsuit challenging the Affordable Health Act (ACA). This lawsuit, California vs US,  is due to be heard at our highest Court on November 10th. More
Issues: ACAElectionsFair CourtsHealthcare
Blog Gary Zuckett September 21, 2020
NEW RELEASE: A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change
The West Virginia Climate Change Alliance has created a new resource guide for all West Virginians passionate or just curious about Climate Change. "A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change: The Causes, Impacts, and Potential Solutions" was officially released to the public today. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnvironment
Blog WVCAEF September 16, 2020
West Virginia Doctors Call on State AG to Stop Attacking Health Act
Charleston, WV - A group of over 30 doctors from across West Virginia are asking state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to withdraw the state’s support for the federal lawsuit seeking to throw out the Affordable Care Act which has extended and protected health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of West Virginians. More
Issues: ACACOVID-19HealthcareInequalityKids and FamiliesMedicaid
Blog WVCAEF August 26, 2020
Protect Our Democracy – Take Action to Ensure We Can Vote Safely by Mail
As your probably know, all voters have the option of voting absentee due to concerns about COVID-19. This is the safest option because you can vote safely from home. However, despite our efforts to make the process consistent with the primary, for the general election registered voters won’t be mailed an absentee ballot application. Click here for more information and actions you can take to ensure our democracy can function in this pandemic. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
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