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Blog WVCAEF August 10, 2021
Citizen Action Awards Picnic
*UPDATE* – we’ll start gathering at 5PM for live music, drinks and mingling, with food being served at 5:45 PM and awards ceremony starting at 6:30PM! Let's keep our outdoor 2021 Awards Picnic event SAFE! As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we must all do our part to slow the spread. Please follow masking and social distancing guidelines. More
Blog WVCAEF July 30, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Protect Our Care Launches Ad in West Virginia and Other States in Seven-Figure Campaign Calling for Action To Lower Drug Prices
Protect Our Care launched its second digital ad in West Virginia as part of a seven-figure campaign about the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcarePrescription Drug Prices
Blog WVCAEF July 29, 2021
Citizen Action Awards Picnic & Membership Meeting – Aug 26th
On August 26th, at 6PM, WV Citizen Action and Citizen Action Education Fund will return to bringing people together (albeit outside in the park) to have an evening picnic and recognize several individuals for their contributions to the progressive movement in our state. More
Blog WVCAEF April 28, 2021
May 1st – Care & Jobs Rally on International Workers’ Day Event @ 1PM
Join SEIU District 1199, WV New Jobs Coalition, and many more on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at 1:00pm by the fountain inside Ritter Park, Huntington, WV. More
Issues: Care EconomyInfrastructureJobs
Blog WVCAEF April 27, 2021
WED. 1:30PM: Delegate Sean Hornbuckle to Be A #ServerForAnHour to Highlight the Need for Congress to Pass the Raise the Wage Act, End the Subminimum Wage for Tipped Workers
Delegate Sean Hornbuckle will be a “server for an hour” at Giovanni’s Pizza in Huntington to draw attention to the struggles of restaurant employees earning the subminimum wage for tipped workers and being forced to tolerate inappropriate behavior from consumers, managers and co-workers in order to feed their families in tips.  More
Issues: Fair WagesJobs
Blog WVCAEF April 27, 2021
33rd Annual Workers Memorial Ceremony – Facebook Live Event
The West Virginia AFL-CIO is inviting the press and public to view a Facebook Live event at noon Wednesday, April 28, to honor the 17 West Virginians lost on the job in 2020. More
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
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