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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 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 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 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 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 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
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