March 12, 2009
Clean Elections Update
Dear Clean Elections Supporters:
Our legislative bill in the House (H2764) is now being considered by Judiciary Subcommittee A, along with a number of election and other issues. Please contact the subcommittee members listed below and ask them to take the bill up quickly.
WV Citizens for Clean Elections is pleased to announce the winners of our YouTube Video Contest! Please take a look at these super efforts by interested young people - a lot of hard work went into these pieces. The winners will be shared with legislators as we promote the WV Public Campaign Financing Act.
1st Place -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuC3MO3CIMM
-- Chris Wetzel, Ohio Northern University
2nd Place -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfPQwX4nTFE
-- Brendan Dailey & the Charleston Catholic High School Political Forum Club
3rd Place -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_PIWDh20JA
-- Shere-Khan Smoot, Allyson Jasper & Emily Hamrick, South Charleston High School
4th Place -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2bXI0RXqz4
-- Jillian Carney, Winfield Middle School
Honorable Mention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbxU91GswWk
-- Wil Cook, Emilee Quintrell, Casey Hatfield, Chelsea Cobb, Brooke Davis & Matthew Fenimore, South Charleston High School
-- Shawn Sims, Dylan Bailes & Steven Thompson, South Charleston High School
(link not available) -- Shayla Hughes, Timerra Moore, and Brandey Scarberry, South Charleston High School
A public financing bill for Supreme Court elections is still being worked on, and we expect it to be ready to be taken up shortly. Senator Kessler is the lead sponsor of the Senate bill, and Delegates Fleischauer and Manchin are leading the House effort.
March 22 at 9:30 AM - Julie Archer will speak about Clean Elections to the Unitarian Universalist discussion group in Charleston (500 Kanawha Blvd. W.)
March 28 at 10:00 AM - Carol Warren will speak, and Labor Council members will participate in a panel discussion of Clean Elections, in the basement conference room at the Marshall Student Center, Huntington
Please let us know if you need more information about either event, or if you would like a speaker for a meeting you are planning.
Mark your calendar: Our next coalition meeting will be Thursday, April 16, at 10:30 AM, place to be announced.
Thanks for all your efforts for Clean Elections!
WV Citizens for Clean Elections