Tag: Inequality

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Blog Cassandra Wiley March 13, 2023
“Bring Renewable Energy Jobs to the West Side” Community Meeting
Join Common Defense this Friday at 7 PM for a discussion on how the West Side can benefit from these new investments, and what we can do to create more opportunities to put people back to work and help people get into higher paying jobs.   WHAT: Bring Renewable Energy Jobs to the West Side […] More
Issues: Climate JusticeInequalityJobs
Blog WVCAEF February 28, 2023
WV DEP Holding Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide Monitoring – March 2 @6PM
Over the past year, the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has held a series of public events around its fenceline monitoring project and announced last week that it had signed a collaborative agreement with Union Carbide Corporation’s Institute facility to reduce ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions. It also announced it has published its final report on its monitoring project. A public meeting on the final report is set for Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilson Union Hall on the campus of West Virginia State University. More
Issues: EnvironmentInequalityPollution
Blog WVCAEF February 22, 2023
URGENT: Health Care Bills Need Your Help TODAY!
Take action TODAY to stop Campus Carry! Contact Governor Justice and tell him to veto SB 10, then let legislators know you support the Insulin and Supplies bill, the Medicaid Dental Coverage bill, and the Affordable Medicaid Buy In bill. Health care is vitally important to all of us, our loved ones, and our communities and these bills will improve health care access, affordability and equity for West Virginians. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityMedicaidPrescription Drug Prices
Blog Cassandra Wiley February 16, 2023
URGENT: Health Care Bills Need Your Help to Get Out of Committee!
These healthcare issues need your action today! MEDICAID DENTAL COVERAGE BILL SB 269 would raise the Medicaid Dental Benefit from $1,000 to $2,000 a year for adult recipients. Dental and vision health are vital and inseparable from overall health. The WV Legislature voted to expand dental coverage for adult recipients of Medicaid in 2021. Prior to this change, Medicaid only […] More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Blog Cassandra Wiley February 7, 2023
Join Us for Black Policy Day at the Capitol on February 15
Join the WV Black Voter Impact Initiative and its partners for breakfast at the Cultural Center starting at 7:00 am, followed by activities and speakers related to the Black policy framework.  Click here to check out the Black Policy Day promo video, and please feel free to share! You’ll also find more information in Black […] More
Issues: Fair RepresentationInequality
Blog Cassandra Wiley February 1, 2023
URGENT: Protect Healthcare for Trans Youth & Support Investments in Our Communities
TOMORROW, Thursday, February 2, the House of Delegates will hold public hearings on two bills we told you about in our Capital Eye Legislative Update. See details below on how you can speak out to protect healthcare for trangender youth in West Virginia and support investments to help our communities thrive.  HB 2007 threatens to […] More
Issues: budget prioritiesCoronavirus ReliefHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and Families
Blog Cassandra Wiley January 15, 2023
WV NAACP Day at the Legislature: Shifting the Narrative on MLK, Jr. Day
On MLK Day, a call for policies to reduce West Virginia’s disparities (Mountain State Spotlight)   This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, advocates and supporters are working to reframe the King Day narrative and focus on the power of healing. (1/16/23 Update: Video of today’s program and speakers can be viewed here.) More on shifting […] More
Issues: discriminationHealth CareHealthcareInequalityPoverty
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 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 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 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: https://givebutter.com/BPD2023 More
Issues: discriminationInequalityPolicy
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 Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 13, 2022
Kanawha County Candidate Forum on Health Care and Health Equity – Oct. 18th, 6PM
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Candidate Forum for the Kanawha County region, on Tuesday, Oct. 18th, from 5-8:30 PM. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequality
Blog WVCAEF October 13, 2022
Advocates Converged in DC Calling for Executive Action on Drug Prices from HHS Sec. Becerra
Advocates from across the nation, including from West Virginia, converged outside of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 6 to remind Secretary Xavier Becerra that he has the power to help lower drug prices for Americans right now, and make medicines affordable in ways the Inflation Reduction Act cannot, using existing executive authorities. More
Issues: InequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 2, 2022
Sign Our Petition! Make Meds Affordable NOW!
TAKE ACTION to Make Meds Affordable NOW! Sign Our Petition Share Your Health Care Story Join us in DC on Oct. 6th! Did you know that 29% of Adults in the US have delayed refills, rationed, or skipped their medications simply because they couldn’t afford them? For many, this has lead to worsening of symptoms, […] More
Issues: InequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson February 9, 2022
Press conference on HB 3001 “Medicaid Buy-in” bill: Feb 10th at 10AM
Thursday at 10:00 am, the Health Care for All WV coalition will be having a press conference from the Capitol. Please join us virtually, or if you would like to attend in-person, contact us...  More
Issues: Health CareInequalityMedicaid
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 19, 2022
A member of the billionaire Top 10 made in a single minute (about $75,600 on average) nearly the median household income earned for the whole year ($80,000 in 2021). More
Issues: EconomyInequality
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 10, 2021
You, Me & Democracy: a storytelling training on the For the People Act – May 13th @ 8PM
Join West Virginians for Democracy and the Declaration for American Democracy for a storytelling training on the For the People Act! More
Issues: InequalityTrainingVoting Rights
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 4, 2021
John Lewis Action Day Events in Charleston, WV – May 8th, 1PM-4PM
On Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 3:00 PM, Charleston voting rights advocates and community organizations will join activists across West Virginia and nationwide to host a John Lewis Voting Rights Act “Votercade,” departing from Municipal Auditorium. More
Issues: InequalityVoting Rights
Blog Julie Archer May 4, 2021
The National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day Of Action – May 8th
The basic right to vote is under attack across the country. For our democracy to survive, we need bold, transformative democracy reforms. More
Issues: InequalityVoting Rights
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