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Blog Cassandra Wiley January 15, 2023
Advocates Call for Local & Legislative Action, Funding for Community Support Services to Address School Suspension Disparities
In December, WV CAG joined with community partners and allies to host the first in a series of webinars on school suspension disparities and how to address the problem. As Rev. Matthew Watts, Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Charleston and a convener of the Tuesday Morning Group told Black By God and Mountain State […] More
Issues: discriminationEducationInequalityKids and Families
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 13, 2023
Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow: Martinsburg, WV – Jan 28th, 1PM
Join the Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow! Next stop is Saturday, Jan. 28th at 1pm at the Martinsburg Library, 101 W King St, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Learn more about the IRA, what funds and rebates are available, and how you can benefit! More
Issues: Energy EfficiencyIRATaxes
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 12, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Criminal Justice & Economics – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 17th
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. Jan 17th – Criminal Justice & Economics Jan 24th – Food & Health Jan 31st – Housing & Reparations We hope you will join us for these informative and […] More
Issues: Civic EngagementPolicy
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 12, 2023
NAACP and others deliver an address on the “State of WV Children and Families”
State of WV Children and Families In response to the Governor’s State of the State address, groups gathered at the capitol to speak on the budget, and how the status quo is hurting WV children and families. “After four years of flat budgets failing to keep pace with the needs of West Virginians, Governor Jim […] More
Issues: Budgetbudget prioritiesFair TaxationInequalityKids and FamiliesPovertyWV Legislature
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 7, 2023
Ohio River Discussion Series: Harmful Algal Blooms & PFAS – Jan 11th, 12PM
Register for the Ohio River Basin Research webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms & PFAS on Jan. 11th at 12PM noon. Register here: Click here to view the flyer (PDF). The webinar is entirely web-based, and registration is required to attend. After registering, an ORSANCO staff member will contact you with more details about the meeting at the […] More
Issues: PollutionWaterwater quality
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 7, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Education & Environment – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Session 1 of 4 on Jan 10th
The Black Voter Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays at 7pm starting Jan. 10th. Jan 10th – Education & Environment Jan 17th – Criminal Justice & Economics Jan 24th – Food & Health Jan 31st – Housing & Reparations We hope you […] More
Issues: Civic EngagementPolicy
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 6, 2023
WVDEP Division of Air Quality Public Meeting and Virtual Public Hearing on Union Carbide Ethylene Oxide Permit Renewal
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is holding an in-person public meeting to provide information and answer questions and a virtual public hearing to receive official comments regarding Union Carbide Corporation Institute’s draft Title V operating permit renewal for the operation of its Distribution System for Ethylene Oxide, […] More
Issues: discriminationEnvironmentInequalityPollution
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 5, 2023
Tell WV Division of Air Quality To Protect Residents From Medical Waste Pollution
From the WV Chapter of the Sierra Club: Should West Virginia become the dumping ground for medical waste that other states don’t want? Please send comments to the WV Division of Air Quality to protect WV from a new source of air pollution. Comments should be sent by January 9 to Empire Diversified Energy, LLC […] More
Issues: EnvironmentPollutionWaterwater quality
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 4, 2023
Black Policy Day at the Capitol – Feb. 15th
Join the Black Voter Impact Initiative and friends for Black Policy Day at the Capitol on Feb. 15th, 2023! Register at: More
Issues: discriminationInequalityPolicy
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 2, 2023
Contact your Senator – Stop PBM’s from raising drug prices! Support the PBM Transparency Act!
Take Action HERE: Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are intermediaries that negotiate and manage prescription drug benefits on behalf of health insurance companies, self-insured employers, and government programs. Currently, three PBMs control nearly 80% of the prescription drug market and operate with little oversight by federal regulators and out of the view of consumers. PBMs influence […] More
Issues: Prescription Drug Prices
Blog Cassandra Wiley December 23, 2022
12/23/2022 For Immediate Release MAT Act PASSES! WASHINGTON, D.C. – WV Citizen Action Group (WVCAG) is proud to end 2022 with a victory toward turning the tide of the overdose crisis. The passage of the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act means an increase in access to proven treatments for those with opioid use disorder. The […] More
Issues: addiction recoveryharm reductionHealth CareHealthcare
Blog Gary Zuckett December 20, 2022
ATF Release: In Blocking Renewal Of Three Corporate Tax Breaks, Congress Is Poised To Win One For Tax Fairness
In a victory for tax fairness, Congress has rejected in the newly released omnibus spending package the renewal of three major tax breaks urgently sought by big corporations, which were part of the 2017 Trump-GOP tax law. More
Issues: Fair TaxationInequalityTaxes
Blog Cassandra Wiley December 10, 2022
Leading for Justice: 2023 Criminal Law Reform Summit
  We invite you to attend “Leading for Justice: Criminal Law Reform Summit” January 9th-11th in Charleston, WV.   Led by those with lived experience, this one-of-a-kind conference will be a space to reimagine the criminal legal system, and culminate in a collective day of action at the WV State Capitol during the first day of the […] More
Issues: Fair Courts
Blog WVCAEF December 1, 2022
Using the Lown Institute Hospitals Index to Hold Hospital Accountable to Communities 
Community Catalyst is excited to engage with the Lown Institute researchers about how they can use the index in their work to improve how hospitals serve the communities that rely on them. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcare
Blog Cassandra Wiley December 1, 2022
Moore v. Harper SCOTUS Oral Arguments Listening Party
On December 7, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Moore v. Harper, a redistricting case where North Carolina lawmakers argue state legislatures should have near absolute power to run federal elections without checks and balances from the courts. Moore could make it easier for politicians to restrict the vote, draw rigged maps, and cast doubt […] More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Blog WVCAEF November 21, 2022
Zero Waste Manufacturing: Remediate, Recover, Repurpose
This webinar will give a brief overview of the importance of shifting to a circular materials management economy, the network of various eco-materials that can be made, and how policy plays a role. More
Blog WVCAEF November 19, 2022
ReImagine Appalachia 2023 Strategy Summit
Each day will consist of a keynote panel of speakers followed by breakout strategy sessions! More
Blog WVCAEF November 19, 2022
Maximizing Value: What We Need for Best-Practice Broadband Implementation
Join us on Tuesday, December 6th to learn how we can we work together to achieve our principles for equitable broadband implementation in Appalachia. More
Blog WVCAEF November 19, 2022
Bi-weekly ReImagine Appalachia Update Call!
This upcoming Campaign Update meeting will feature updates from Blue Green Alliance's Dan Taylor and Bella Goñi from Green for All of More
Blog WVCAEF November 17, 2022
This presentation will follow the process and experience of their approach to our seeing one another as both unique and fully human. More
Issues: RaceRacial Justice
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