West Virginia Voters Win With Defeat of Amendment 1

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WVCCE Blog  March 14, 2023
Elections & Courts Final Legislative Update
Of the nine election bills passed by the Senate, three were taken up and passed by the House during the final week of the session. Unfortunately, two of these decrease transparency of political spending in West Virginia. Also a bill to cap compensation for "deliberate intent" heads to the Governor, an attempt to reform "public nusiance" dies in the House, and judicial redistricting passes the Legislature on Day 60. More details here.   More
Issues: Dark MoneyDisclosureFair Courts
WVCCE Blog  February 28, 2023
Elections & Courts Legislative Update – Week 7
As we approach crossover day, here’s an update on where various election and courts bills are in the legislative process. More
Issues: Dark MoneyDisclosureFair CourtsVoting Rights
WVCCE Blog  February 21, 2023
Elections & Courts Legislative Update – Week 6
Join the WV Faith Table in remembering John R. Lewis. Then keep reading for legislative updates on the following: The WV Association for Justice has flagged two bills related to our civil justice system that are worth watching. The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced four election bills from the Secretary of State’s office. More
Issues: Fair CourtsVoting Rights
WVCCE Blog  February 14, 2023
Elections & Courts Legislative Update
The Senate Judiciary has referred three bills to its Elections and Public Integrity Subcommittee. The Senate Judiciary Committee has also advanced two bills that would decrease transparency of political spending. The House Committee on Political Subdivisions has advanced three bills. Plus judicial redistricting is underway. More
Issues: Dark MoneyDisclosureFair CourtsVoting Rights
WVCCE Blog  January 23, 2023
Much Ado About Elections, and More
Ten days into the 2023 legislative, more than 50 bills related to elections have been introduced. Two have traction, and action is needed to keep HB 2244 off the House Judiciary Committee agenda. Related to elections, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Saturday's anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s devastating Citizens United decsion, the role of dark money in shifting the balance of the Court to the right, and it's impact on our fundamental rights. More
Issues: Citizens UnitedClean ElectionsDark MoneyDemocracyFair Courts
Alerts and Updates  January 6, 2023
Livestream of Washington, D.C. Our Freedoms, Our Vote January 6 Rally
Join the Not Above the Law Coalition, Declaration for American Democracy and special guests Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King for a livestream of the Our Freedoms, Our Vote January 6 Rally in Washington, DC. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates  December 8, 2022
TODAY at 1PM: ‘People Over Politics’ Virtual Rally and Panel Discussion
A case before the US Supreme Court could make it easier for politicians to restrict the vote, draw rigged maps, and cast doubt on election results. Join legal experts, faith leaders, and community activists from West Virginia and North Carolina to discuss the significance of Moore v. Harper and its impacts for voting rights and fair courts.   More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsRedistrictingVoting Rights