February 27, 2009
Clean Elections Update
Dear Clean Elections Supporters,
The WV Public Campaign Financing Act was introduced in the House this week as
H2764, and referred to Judiciary and Finance Committees. We still expect that
Judiciary Chair Carrie Webster will place the bill in a subcommittee dealing
with several pieces of election-related legislation. As of this writing, the
subcommittee has not yet been named, but if your Delegate is a member of the
Judiciary Committee, please contact him or her and ask for support for H2764.
Julie Archer (CAG) and I have been making the rounds in the House wing, talking
with the Delegates and particularly with members of the Judiciary Committee.
In the Senate, a judicial public financing proposal for the WV Supreme Court has
been introduced, S311. It is modeled after our legislative bill and would be
funded through the unclaimed property fund. It has been referred to Judiciary
and Finance as well.
Our video contest deadline is almost here, and we have
received a number of entries, which we will be sharing with you in the coming
Other upcoming events include:
Please let me know if you would like more information about either of these
events. We will keep you posted through these weekly updates.
- a meeting with Democratic Women in the Eastern Panhandle on March 8 -
thanks to supporter Virginia Graf for making the arrangements
- a meeting in the Huntington area on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 to
noon in the basement conference room of the Marshall Student Center. The
Labor Council is working with us on hosting this meeting and we greatly
appreciate their help.
Thanks for all
WV Citizens for Clean Elections