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Newsletter article WV Citizens for Clean Elections June 1, 2020
Your Vote is Your Voice
With the primary election just around the corner, we wanted to remind you of some important resources to help you vote safely and exercise your right to vote effectively. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracy
Newsletters WVEC June 1, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 11
Welcome to the June issue of GREEN. As our latest newsletter goes live, our world is in turmoil from two diseases. One, COVID-19, is new and causing a global pandemic. The other has been with us far too long: Systemic racism, which has most-recently manifested itself in white vigilantes taking the life of a jogging black man, a woman in Central Park weaponizing her whiteness against a black bird-watcher, and police violence taking the lives of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and the resulting protests and rage in the streets.  More
Issues: Clean electionsOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWater
Newsletters WVEC May 1, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 10
Welcome to the first post-session issue of GREEN! While so much has changed since we last reached out to you, I hope that you and yours are safe and healthy. In these times it is important, now more than ever, for us all to stay connected, and we hope this newsletter helps by playing a small role. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsHealthWater
Newsletter article WV Citizens for Clean Elections April 29, 2020
This Election is Vital! #GoVoteWV
During the 2020 Legislative Session, E-Council lobbyists helped Julie monitor bills relevant to WVCCE’s work to protect and improve democracy, fair courts, and judicial independence in West Virginia. Right now WVCCE is focused on making sure people are ready to vote in the June 9 primary. If you aren’t already registered to vote, you have until May 19 to do that for this upcoming election. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC February 14, 2020
Clean Elections Update & Good Government
The Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform is a set of common sense policy solutions that can help put our government on a path to solve problems that affect us all. This is not about Democrat vs. Republican; this is about fixing a broken system, and moving toward a government that’s more transparent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of ALL West Virginians. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Good Government Lobby Day
Join WV Citizens for Clean Elections for our first ever Good Government Lobby Day in support of our Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform. We will be participating in the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration of the WV Ratification of the 19th Amendment at the State Capitol. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC January 31, 2020
West Virginians for Clean Elections Host Good Government Lobby Day
Please join West Virginians for Clean Elections for their first ever lobby day in support of our Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform on February 17. We will be participating in the Centennial Celebration of the WV Ratification of the 19th Amendment at the State Capitol. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
Clean Elections: Ten Years Since Citizens United

This past Tuesday marks ten years since the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Citizens United v. the FEC. In the case, the Court ruled that corporations and other outside groups could not be restricted from spending money on elections. This led to the creation and growth of super PACs and the rise of dark money spending, increasing the power of the wealthiest donors and special interests to influence our elections.

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Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

Please save the date for Monday, February 17. We will be participating the in the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration at the State Capitol. It’s also President’s Day. If you have the day off, come lobby your legislators and help spread the word about the need to protect voting rights and fight the influence of money in politics. More details will be forthcoming. 

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Issues: Clean elections
Legislative Updates WVEC January 24, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 3
A new bill led by Delegate Hansen (D-Monongalia), called the West Virginia Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020, was introduced in the House as HB4542. WV Rivers and the West Virginia Environmental Council endorse this bill which aims to identify and reduce exposure to class of chemical toxins known as polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsHealthPollutionRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
Clean Elections: Pro- Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform
This year, our goal is to elevate and build support for the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform with emphasis on priority planks for WV Citizens for Clean Elections partners and allies. These include: More
Issues: Clean elections
Legislative Updates WVEC January 17, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 2
So far, we are already tracking SO many bills! Many of the bills are carried over from last year, including two versions of the Power Purchase Agreement bill–the PPA bill we are working on hasn’t been introduced yet! We see a lot of carryover relating to landfills, public lands, and solar. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsLegislationOrphaned wellsWater
Action Alerts WVEC October 7, 2019
You’re Invited to WVEC’s 30th anniversary annual meeting!
October 12 is just around the corner: the WVEC's 30th anniversary annual meeting! Enjoy lunch at Coonskin Park, learn about our 2020 Legislative Priorities and meet the candidates! Stephen Smith, candidate for governor, and Sam Petsonk, candidate for Attorney General are confirmed. All candidates are invited to attend. More
Issues: Clean electionsLegislationWVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC April 10, 2019
WV E-Council Key Initiatives Bite the Dust
For 75 days- including for one week prior to and a week following the end of the recent 60 day regular session of the WV legislature- lobbyists for the WV Environmental Council (WVEC) walked the hallways of the capitol, attended uncounted legislative committee meetings, schemed with lobbyists from allied social justice organizations, encouraged citizens “back home” to contact legislators in support of environmental law sanity- all in an effort to recruit political support for WVEC’s 2019 legislative agenda. More
Issues: Clean electionsLoggingRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC March 18, 2019
Tell Governor Justice: Veto SB 622 (Plus Another Shameless Appeal for Funds)
Despite the way practically every West Virginia voter, regardless of their party affiliation, feels about the state of our politics and money's role in it, West Virginia politicians charged ahead with SB 622 — the bill no one asked for. More
Issues: Clean elections
Action Alerts WVEC March 6, 2019
What Do We Want? Democracy! When Do We Want It? Now!
But some members of the WV Legislature have other ideas. The House of Delegates is set to vote on a major campaign finance overhaul bill that would allow even more big money into a system that already favors the wealthy and special interests. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article Ben Kessler March 2, 2019
A message from WV Citizens for Clean Elections
On Thursday, the Senate passed a major campaign finance overhaul bill that would allow even more big money into a system that already favors the wealthy and special interests. This bill now heads to the House of Delegates. More
Issues: Clean elections
Legislative Updates WVEC February 15, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 6
West Virginia Environmental Council GREEN Legislative Update   View / Comment Online  Donate    Click an article title or thumbnail image to read the full article (text below is only an excerpt). More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergyOrphaned wellsRecycling
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 9, 2019
Legislative Updates & How You Can Get Involved!
We are following so many bills, it would be hard to list them all here. However, here is a list that gives you an idea of the issues we are focused on and some actions you can take if you want to join us at the Capitol, or want to make a few calls from home. More
Issues: Clean electionsOil and gasPollutionRenewable energySocial justiceWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 9, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 5
We are following so many bills, it would be hard to list them all here. However, here is a list that gives you an idea of the issues we are focused on and some actions you can take if you want to join us at the Capitol, or want to make a few calls from home. More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyOil and gasPollutionWater
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