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Dear Friends, Partners, & Allies,
As you probably know, late last month Governor Justice signed a bill, SB 622, that will allow big donors to put even more money into West Virginia elections.
We didn’t win this time but with your help we generated a media buzz, and really raised awareness about the need for increased transparency of political spending in our elections. People are rightfully angry about the passage of SB 622 and ready to ramp up the fight for a democracy that works for everyone.
To that end, we hope you can join us for a post session debrief and strategy session on Tuesday, April 30 starting at 10AM.
We’ve reserved the 3rd floor conference room at 1114 Quarrier Street East, in Charleston and Carin Schiewe from re:power (formerly Wellstone) will be here to help facilitate.
We’ll refine our goals and strategy around the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform partners and allies helped us develop last year. We’ll also figure out how to build on the increased engagement we saw around the platform and in opposition to SB 622. The aim is for our collective work to help each group advance their goals by giving the people of West Virginia a greater voice in our government.
We hope you can join us for all or part of the day. We’re still working on the agenda, and more details will be forth coming, but please save the date.
In the meantime, if you have questions, please reach out. If you’ll be able to attend, please let us know, so we can have enough lunch on hand for everyone.
The fight for a true democracy goes on, and we look forward to continuing to work with you.
Julie & Vivian
Julie Archer & Vivian Stockman