Issue: Democracy

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Alerts and Updates Julie Archer August 21, 2023
Our Lunch Out Loud Webinar Series Continues With Two Events in August
Our Lunch Out Loud webinar series continues this month with two informative events. Thursday, August 24th, join a panel of lobbyists, former legislators, and journalists as they discuss what is happening, the lack of transparency and the impacts on democratic participation. We'll also have a "bonus" event for this month to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Monday, August 28th to hear from West Virginians who were there on that historic day. More
Issues: DemocracyTransparencyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer July 21, 2023
Join Us July 28th at Noon for Lunch Out Loud
For our first “Lunch Out Loud” on July 28, Atiba Ellis, Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Anthony Majestro, a Charleston attorney with experience in election law, will discuss recent decisions by the US Supreme Court that affect voting rights, and what they mean for ballot access in West Virginia. The conversation will be moderated by former Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.  More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
WVCCE Blog Julie Archer 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 Julie Archer 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 Julie Archer 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
Press Release Julie Archer November 16, 2022
West Virginia Voters Win With Defeat of Amendment 1
Under the changes proposed in Amendment 1, an extremist state legislature could have removed any public servant – and overturned the will of the people – without due process. We're proud of West Virginia voters for coming together and defending their right to democracy. More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyFair Courts
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer October 31, 2022
WV Citizens for Clean Elections Condemns Voter Intimidation Activities
We are collaborating with other nonpartisan groups on the ground in our state and across the country to address the intimidation efforts of bad actors, ensuring voters feel safe as they cast their ballots in 2022 and beyond. If any voter has concerns, they can call or text the Election Protection Coalition at 866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA for assistance.  More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Press Release Julie Archer October 31, 2022
Clean Election Groups Across the Country Condemn Voter Intimidation Activities
State-based grassroots organizations working for clean elections and promoting transparent and accountable government in Texas, West Virginia, North Carolina, California, Minnesota and Maine today condemned a secretive group, run by a QAnon believer and supported by Steve Bannon, that has engaged in voter harassment and intimidation activities in Arizona. More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Document Julie Archer October 24, 2022
Amendment 1 Letter to the Editor Toolkit
Background:  Following reports of lavish spending on office renovations in 2018, West Virginia’s House of Delegates voted to impeach all four sitting justices on the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals. One of the impeached justices, Margaret Workman, filed a lawsuit to stop her impeachment trial, arguing legislators overstepped their constitutional authority. A panel of acting […] More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial Independence
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer October 17, 2022
Are You Ready to Vote?
Make sure you are ready to vote. The deadline to register or update your registration in WV is Tuesday, October 18. Don’t miss a chance to make your voice heard in this election. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Press Release Julie Archer September 28, 2022
Amendment No. 1 Would Destroy Checks and Balances in W.V.
Amendment No. 1 would make it so that no court in the state could intervene to protect the right to a fair hearing of a public official facing impeachment, no matter how frivolous the charge or constitutionally flawed the process. In the hands of a partisan majority, this new power could be abused to oust political opponents without cause, thereby eroding existing checks and balances between the three branches of government and undercutting public trust in the political process.  More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial Independence
Alerts and Updates WVCCE July 12, 2022
A Survey to Safeguard Democracy
As we gather, as a nation, to reflect upon the prevalent circulation of the “Big Lie,” and the resulting January 6th coup attempt, it is more important than ever that we take the necessary steps to safeguard our democracy. To accomplish this, WV Citizens for Clean Elections and its partners in the WV Freedom to Vote Coalition are working to eliminate barriers of access to the polls, hold our election officials accountable, and restore faith in the sanctity of our elections among the general public. More
Issues: Clean ElectionsDemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer April 27, 2022
Early Voting is Underway!
Early voting for the 2022 primary election is underway across West Virginia! Voting is fundamental to our democracy. Know your options and make a plan to vote. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Document Julie Archer February 22, 2022
HB 4785 – Letter to the Editor Toolkit
In response to former Justice Evan Jenkins’s recent resignation from the State Supreme Court, members the House of Delegates are moving quickly to strip West Virginians of their ability to have a say in who will fill the seat left vacant by Jenkins’s departure. We have a process in place for filling judicial vacancies and […] More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsWV Supreme Court
Press Release Julie Archer January 27, 2022
WVCCE Launches Campaign to Inform West Virginians That They May Have Been Removed from the Voter Rolls
WVCCE has launched a program to inform 20,000 West Virginians across the state that their names may have been removed from the voter rolls through a new direct mail campaign. The campaign communicates to West Virginians whose names have been removed from the voter rolls according to data provided by the Secretary of State. The campaign encourages these individuals to double check their registration status. If they remain eligible to vote, the mailers provide information on how to re-register so they may vote in this year’s elections. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer January 18, 2022
Demand Senators Deliver for Voting Rights
Our elected leaders have a historic opportunity to restore and protect our right to vote by passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Join us for a virtual event to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, and to discuss the important need to pass these vital pieces of legislation now. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer January 5, 2022
January 6th Remembrance Vigil
UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather and hazardous travel conditions forecast for later today we have made the decision to make this a virtual only event. Details here on how to join us online. Stay safe!  More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer December 22, 2021
The Foundation of Our Democracy
We must keep the pressure on our Senators to pass bold democracy reform at the federal level that will protect and strengthen our freedom to vote, while continuing the fight at the state level to ensure that our courts are free from political and special interest influence and can protect our rights and guard against abuses of power. Can you make a donation so we continue fighting for free, fair, and safe elections and fair and impartial courts? More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsJudicial IndependenceVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates Julie Archer November 9, 2021
Time to Act to Protect Our Freedom to Vote
The House of Representatives already passed sweeping legislation to protect our freedom to vote and realize the promise of democracy for all. It’s urgent that the Senate acts now to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and delivers for the American people so all our voices are heard. Together we can and will win this fight! Let’s show our senators that we demand concrete progress in protecting our voting rights. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Alerts and Updates WVCCE October 18, 2021
Join Us for the Freedom to Vote Relay
Join us on the caravan/relay from West Virginia to D.C., the Rally at the Finish Line on October 23rd, or stops along the way. With a major vote expected later this week, we need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes get the #FreedomToVoteAct across the finish line. More
Issues: Dark MoneyDemocracyRedistrictingVoting Rights
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