Tag: Social justice

33 posts found, showing 20 per page

  Page    of 2  
Legislative Updates WVEC February 9, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 5
We have officially reached the halfway point of the WV Legislative Session! In this week’s Round-Up, Lucia and Isabel break down current bills we oppose and support. Thank you for all of your calls and emails so far! Check out WVEC’s recent media interviews, and stay tuned for action alerts as the session gets busier in the coming weeks.  More
Issues: EdaySocial justice
Newsletter article WVEC February 2, 2024
Upcoming Events!
POSTPONED - Mountain Valley Watch + WV Rivers’ Volunteer Appreciation Day, Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 pm | E-Day Advocacy Webinar: Bills and Talking Points, Tuesday, Feb, 6 at 7 pm | Black Policy Day at the State Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 7 | Environmental Day at the WV State Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 13 More
Issues: EdaySocial justice
Newsletter article WVEC January 26, 2024
Register today for Save Our Solar, Black Policy Day and Other Events!
Save Our Solar Rally, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 pm
Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition (EPGC) Movie Night
Lobby Training for West Virginians
Mountain Valley Watch + WV Rivers’ Volunteer Appreciation Day
E-Day Advocacy Webinar: Bills and Talking Points
Black Policy Day at the State Capitol
Environmental Day at the WV State Capitol More

Issues: EdayEventSocial justiceSolar power
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2024
Attend a Public Hearing and Other Events!
Public Hearing Community Events, Monday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 pm, Helping Hour at The Empty Glass, Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 pm, Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition (EPGC) Movie Night, Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6 pm, Black Policy Day at the State Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 7 More
Issues: EventSocial justiceSolar power
Newsletter article  May 12, 2023
Environmental Justice Initiative Advances in West Virginia
Assistant United States Attorney Max Nogay leads the Environmental Justice (EJ) initiative in the Northern District of West Virginia. EJ is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. More
Issues: Environmental justiceSocial justice
Newsletter article  March 19, 2021
Member Group Spotlight: Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition
The Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the quality of life for all residents of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia through community education on environmental and political issues; scientific policy research and advocacy; grassroots organizing and coalition building; leadership development; direct citizen action; and media outreach.  More
Issues: LegislationSocial justice
Newsletter article WVEC February 26, 2021
Member Spotlight: West Virginia Citizen Action Group
One of the founding members of the WVEC, West Virginia Citizen Action Group (CAG) has been in the trenches fighting for social and environmental justice since 1974.  More
Issues: Social justice
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Reimagine Appalachia to Release Jobs Report
Join Reimagine Appalachia on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live or Zoom for an in-depth discussion of its West Virginia Jobs Report. The Political Research Economy Institute will report on its economic analysis of how many family-sustaining jobs the ReImagine Appalachia blueprint can create in West Virginia if a bold federal stimulus package is passed. More
Issues: LegislationSocial justice
Newsletter article  February 12, 2021
The Mapping Inequality Project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Racism Speaker Series by featuring The Mapping Inequality Project on March 4, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 pm EST. This unique collaboration created a foundational resource for unprecedented research, education, organizing, and policy advocacy on redlining and current environmental challenges. More
Issues: Social justice
Newsletter article OVEC December 13, 2020
A History of Resistance
The fight for justice has never been won at the ballot box alone. Resistance against the status quo is not uncommon in Appalachia; from the Mine Wars to the Red for Ed strikes, West Virginia has been center stage in pivotal regional events. Bleak and seemingly-unwinnable battles are not unique to this state or its history. Rather, they are the norm. Resistance moving forward means learning from our collective past. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislationPollutionSocial justice
Newsletter article  July 10, 2020
New Sierra Club Rep Works on  Energy & Environmental Justice
Karan Ireland is the new Sierra Club Senior Campaign Representative for Central Appalachia. In this capacity, she will be working on the Beyond Coal and Beyond Dirty Fuels campaigns, as well as working to further a plan for economic diversification and a just transition to a sustainable future.  More
Issues: EnergySocial justice
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition July 10, 2020
Climate, Water, and Justice with Marshall University’s Dr. Logan
No one can escape the effects of climate change, but some communities are more vulnerable to the risks of the climate crisis. This is especially true for minority communities in West Virginia. More
Issues: Climate changeSocial justiceWater
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
Mountaintop removal mining
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 24, 2018
Coal Bill Update
We’ve seen some bills race before, but SB 626 is moving so fast it’s hard to see! This bill, which relates “generally to coal mining” originated on Monday, Feb. 19 in the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining committee, was sent straight to the floor and was on third reading by Thursdat. The bill deals with surface mining applications. More
Issues: CoalLegislationSocial justice
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Legislative Updates WVEC January 12, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 1
Statement from the President on WVEC Priorities. Meet WVEC's lobby team and Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance More
Issues: FrackingLegislationOil and gasPipelinesSocial justice
Newsletter article Crystal Good January 12, 2018
The Poet in the Lobby
Howdy! I’m Crystal Good one of your 2018 E-council Lobbyist. I’m also an entrepreneur, a Mom, an avid hula hooper and a poet. Some of you my might know me from a poem I wrote Boom Boom - about a stripper and a strip mine. More
Issues: LegislationMountaintop removalPollutionSocial justice
Action Alerts Laura Davidson March 31, 2017
Let’s keep the momentum going!
There will be a Public Hearing on SB 687 at 8:00am on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the House Chamber. SB 687 would make our narrative water quality the weakest in the nation, and make it easier for the coal industry to get away with poisoning our streams. More
Issues: CoalEventLegislationPollutionSocial justiceWater
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Action Alerts Laura Davidson March 10, 2017
Calling all Water Warriors: Resist!
Join us Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00am for the Public Hearing on HB 2811 in the WV House Chamber. Rise up with us, and resist these attempts to endanger our clean water supply! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEventLegislationNatural gasOil and gasPollutionRegulationSocial justiceWater
Action Alerts Laura Davidson February 28, 2017
Get up, stand up; don’t give up the fight!
Thank you to everyone who showed up and spoke out yesterday for the Public Hearing and E-day and to everyone who has been making calls and writing letters to stop HB 2506 from moving forward! We need your help to keep the momentum growing! Send a letter to your Delegate, and urge them to vote no on this bill. More
Issues: EventLegislationSocial justiceWater
Action Alerts Ciera Pennington September 28, 2016
WVEC/WVHC 2016 Fall Conference Schedule & Registration
Fall is finally here, which can only mean one thing – our annual Fall Conference is right around the corner! We’re excited to be teaming up with our friends and partners at the WV Highlands Conservancy to co-host the conference this year. More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeEnergyEventFrackingPollutionRenewable energySocial justice
  Page    of 2