Welcome back to the WVEC’s weekly newsletter! Wrapping up all the latest action, we have our Weekly Round-Up on the bills we are tracking and easy actions you can take today!
Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for Helping Hour with Robin Godfrey, Paul Epstein and special guest, our very own Lucia Valentine, who performed Country Roads.
We also celebrated Norm Steenstra, Jr, a founder of West Virginia’s environmental movement, who passed away last week.
Norm Steenstra is the reason the WVEC was born in 1989. In the midst of the Garbage Wars and other environmental attacks, Norm put together this coalition of environmental groups from all corners of the state so West Virginians, those of us who care about clean water to drink and clean air to breathe, could also be represented at the Capitol by a team of lobbyists. As he always said, imagine what would happen at the Capitol if we weren’t there. Some of the advice he gave was too colorful for the printed media, but his leadership was inspiring, calculated, brilliant, and always humorous. We are so happy he got to see his continued legacy in the WVEC as we celebrate our 35th year. Godspeed, Norm.
Taking Norm’s advice to heart, we urge everyone who cares about protecting our environment to make their voices heard! You can get involved in several ways in the coming weeks, including The Save Our Solar Rally this Saturday, January 27, please register here! See other ways you can get involved in our events article below.
As always, thank you for your support and for being a part of this community. Please consider a donation to support our lobby team during this critical time or update your membership today.
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