The 2020 West Virginia Legislative Session has begun, and we’re ready to fight for a democracy that works for everyone — a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, and everyone’s voice is heard.
This year, our goal is to elevate and build support for the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform with emphasis on priority planks for WV Citizens for Clean Elections partners and allies. These include:
Several bills that advance the goals of the Pro-Democracy platform have already been introduced.
In addition to fighting for increased accountability and transparency in West Virginia elections, limiting the influence of big-money in politics, and making voting more accessible to all citizens, we’re also prepared to push back against measures that would undermine the independence of the judiciary and provide more opportunities to pack the courts. This includes proposals to establish an unnecessary intermediate court of appeals (ICA), and to create the first bench of un-elected judges in the history of West Virginia!
We need your support to help thwart measures that could impede our progress towards restoring democracy. And, of course, we need your support to advance our commonsense policy solutions that can move us towards a government that’s more transparent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of all West Virginians.
We’re counting on you to be active and engaged this session — whether in the form of a visit to the Capitol for citizen lobbying, or your calls, emails, and letters to your legislators — so please watch for updates and calls to action over the next several weeks.