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Press Release Julie Archer August 12, 2021
With Release of Redistricting Data, WVCCE Highlights the Role of Fair Courts in the Ensuring Fair Districts
With the the release local-level data, WV Citizens for Clean Elections is emphasizing the key role fair and impartial courts will play in the redistricting process, serving as a bulwark against efforts from lawmakers looking to divide neighborhoods and silence certain voices for their own political gain. In short, fair courts ensure fair districts. More
Issues: Fair CourtsRedistricting
WVCCE Blog Julie Archer July 24, 2021
WV Legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting to Host Public Hearings
Starting Tuesday, the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting will host a series of public hearings around the state to allow West Virginians to weigh in on the process of redrawing the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts. Let’s take advantage of the hearings to let legislators know that when it comes to our districts, we want a transparent process we can trust, where communities remain whole and where voters have an equal voice. By joining together to speak out on fair districting, we can make sure our communities have the resources they need to thrive in the decade to come. More
Issues: DemocracyRedistrictingVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer July 16, 2021
TOMORROW: Good Trouble Candlelight Vigils for Democracy
Join us to uplift and honor the legacy of Congressman John Lewis as we continue the fight for passage of the For People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and D.C. Statehood, and demand that lawmakers take action to protect our freedom to vote and rebuild our democracy. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer June 30, 2021
DC Statehood Teach In TONIGHT; WV Summer Jam for the People
Join us tonight online for an all-star night to learn about DC Statehood, why Statehood is a needed part of the movement to preserve democracy. Then join a Summer Jam for the People event near year to enjoy live music, celebrate with your community and take action together for Democracy, Jobs and Care!  More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer June 24, 2021
TODAY in Charleston: Black Voters Matter #FreedomRide2021
Voting rights are under attack nationwide! If you are in or near Charleston, WV this evening come on out to get informed, inspired, and energized to protect this most basic right of democracy. #FreedomRide2021 More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceVoting Rights
Press Release Julie Archer June 21, 2021
Virtual Town Hall on Protecting Our Courts and the Freedom to Vote
The West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections coalition will host a statewide virtual town hall with representatives from the West Virginia AFL-CIO, Brennan Center for Justice TONIGHT, Monday, June 21, at 7 p.m. to highlight how state-level attacks on judicial independence are interconnected with the fight to protect the freedom to vote. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer June 18, 2021
You’re Invited to a Democracy and State Courts Town Hall
Join us for a conversation about fair courts and the For the People Act featuring state and national experts. This virtual town hall will highlight how state-level attacks on judicial independence are interconnected with the fight to protect the freedom to vote. We’ll also discuss how these attacks impact the rights of West Virginia workers and families.  More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer June 16, 2021
Join Us for WV for the People Days of Action!
It's important for everyday West Virginians to be engaged in the fight to strengthen our democracy and pass the For The People Act. This week is West Virginians for Democracy's For the People Days of Action! We aim to show the widespread,  bipartisan support across the state for the For the People Act through a series of online and in person events. Please join us!  More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceVoting Rights
Press Release Julie Archer June 11, 2021
Virtual Proceedings Pose Challenges to Judicial Fairness
If not handled properly, remote video proceedings can cause serious damage to litigants’ rights, making it impossible to guarantee West Virginians a fair day in court. West Virginia’s new, powerful intermediate appellate court is set to begin operations in July 2022. In May, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins announced his intention of making the court entirely virtual, without offering any information on what the court would do to mitigate the potential harms of ending in-person proceedings.  More
Issues: Criminal JusticeFair Courts
WVCCE Blog Julie Archer April 20, 2021
Threats to Fair and Impartial Courts
Two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts were passed by the WV Legislature. One was signed into law by the Governor last week. The other will go before voters in November of 2022 in the form of a proposed amendment to the state Constitution.  More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial Independence
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer April 2, 2021
URGENT: Monday Public Hearing on Bill to Limit Voting Access
A bill (SB 565) that would limit access to early voting, gut automatic voter registration, and make it easier to remove voters from the registration rolls is picking up steam in the WV Legislature. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a virtual public hearing on the bill Monday, April 5 at 8 AM. Please call (304) 340-3252 between 1 and 2 PM TODAY to sign up. If you can't make the hearing, contact members of House Judiciary and your delegate(s). Tell them West Virginians need better access to voting, not more hurdles!  More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Take Action to Stop Power Grabs, Protect Voting Rights
Click here for an update and actions you can take to stop legislative power grabs and attempts to politicize the judiciary. With 43 states, including West Virginia, trying to make it harder to vote, we must take action to fight suppression efforts. At the WV Legislature that means opposing SB 565, which would limit access to early voting, gut automatic voter registration, and make it easier to remove voters from the registration rolls. Please take action today. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Take Action to Fight Voter Suppression
With 43 states, including West Virginia, trying to make it harder to vote, we need to fight voter suppression efforts and ensure the The For the People Act stays robust in order to protect every American’s freedom and right to vote. We also need to oppose SB 565, which would restrict West Virginians’ access to voting. We can’t let the assault on voting rights in West Virginia and around the country go unanswered. Please take action today. More
Issues: DemocracySecret MoneyTransparencyVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 29, 2021
Courts and the Constitution
After quickly passing their house of origin and then clearing their first committee assignment in the other, two measures we oppose related to West Virginia courts slowed down. Now one has cleared another legislative hurdle, and the other is likely to be on the move again soon as we enter the final two weeks of the legislative session. Here’s a quick update and actions you can take to stop these power grabs and attempts to politicize the judiciary.  More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceTransparencyWV Supreme Court
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer March 23, 2021
Voting Rights Are Under Attack, But We Can Fight Back
With 43 states trying to enact legislation that could make it harder to vote, it’s more important than ever that the Senate pass the For the People Act to thwart these attacks.  More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer March 2, 2021
Urgent: Register by 4PM TODAY for March 4 Public Hearing on Intermediate Court of Appeals
The House Judiciary Committee just announced virtual public hearing on SB 275, establishing an intermediate court of appeals will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday. If you want to speak, call 304-340-3252 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. TODAY, Tuesday, March 2 to register. More
Issues: Fair Courts
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer March 1, 2021
Update: Still Time to Contact Delegates on HJR 2
It’s obvious that at least some members of the Legislature are under the mistaken impression that the acting Supreme Court that intervened in the impeachment of former Justice Margaret Workman stripped them of their power to impeach. This is completely false. There’s still time to contact your delegate(s) and tell them to vote NO on this dangerous, unnecessary amendment to our constitution. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceWV Supreme Court
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer February 27, 2021
Tell Delegates to Vote NO on HJR 2
On Monday March 1, the House will be voting on HJR 2, a dangerous, unnecessary amendment to our state consitution. This bill would cut loose future impeachment proceedings of the WV Legislature from all constitutional restraint. Tell delegates to vote NO on HJR 2. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial Independence
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer February 22, 2021
Power Grabs and a Gift to Special Interests
We're less than two weeks into the 2021 session and the WV Legislature is moving quickly to undermine the ability of West Virginia courts to defend our democracy and guard against abuses of power. And after three consecutive years of not gettting their way, some legislative leaders still want to waste millions of dollars on an unnecessary intermediate court of appeals because big-money, out-of-state, powerful special interests are demanding it. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer January 20, 2021
Demand Democracy: Help Pass the For the People Act
As we begin a new year with a new president, WV Citizens for Clean Elections remains committed to the work to hold our government accountable to ensure we create a country where everyone can thrive. That's why we are joining with the Declaration for American Democracy coalition to support the For The People Act (HR 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR 4) to protect and strengthen the sacred right to vote and return the power of our democracy to the people. Will you join us to demand that the Biden-Harris administration and our members of Congress champion democracy reform as a first priority?  More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceVoting Rights
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