Nov 72014
 

Congratulations to long-time OVEC member Shannon Bell and all the warrior women in her book Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. The book continues to rack up awards, the latest of which is 2014 Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Book Award. The AHS is a professional organization committed to […]

Nov 62014
 

A story in news headline-links: Unofficial Voter Turnout In WV Tuesday Estimated At 37.3 Percent Nationwide, Actual election turnout far lower than reported (Too late this time, but: 5 Ways Life in America Would Be Better if Everyone Voted) Why Democrats lost As the Climate Changes, Voters (those who did come out to vote) Go for Coal […]

Nov 32014
 

  If you haven’t voted yet, then be sure to get out and vote tomorrow. If you don’t know candidates feel on issues that matter to you, then see if VoteEasy can help you out. If you are a student, then get out and vote. If you are a woman, then get out and vote. If […]

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Sep 192014
 

Tears of joy and massive thanks to Gainesville Loves Mountains for their efforts!  Their efforts could be a model for communities nationwide (see page 3 at link). In the news this morning: Gainesville votes to avoid using mountaintop coal By Morgan Watkins, Staff writer In a room packed with advocates, the Gainesville City Commission on […]

Sep 172014
 

Count OVEC members and other Appalachians among the tens of thousands of people gearing up for the September 21 People’s Climate March in New York City. No matter where you are, you can support the marchers via social media.  If you are on Twitter be sure to follow and RT tweets from @CJAOurPower @GGJalliance and of course @OVEC_WV. Hashtags for the march […]

Jul 112014
 

Now is the time to get involved in the Our Children Our Future campaign to help bring an end to child poverty in West Virginia.  Environmental pollution, which brings negative health effects, and the rising costs of energy are directly linked to the problem of child poverty. The campaign has four upcoming Regional Policy Workshops, where community […]

Jul 112014
 

Roland Micklem and Mike Roselle are fasting in Charleston, WV as a witness against mountaintop removal coal mining. They are on day five of the fast, sitting on a bench outside the governor’s office in the West Virginia State Capitol. The fasters need your support and encouragement, so come on out and visit with them. […]

Apr 222014
 

 Greetings water drinkers: OVEC members and supporters and all Friends of Water are urged to support the Ohio River Walk 2014. Support could mean something as simple as a like on Facebook, to joining in the walk for a bit, to providing shelter or an evening meal to the walkers, to organizing an education event with […]

Apr 72014
 

Another disappointing ruling came down from the the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Roberts lastweek, in which Big Money scored a major victory against average citizens.  In McCutcheon v. FEC, the court struck down contribution limits for what one individual can contribute to political campaigns and party committees during an election cycle. The floodgates […]

Apr 42014
 

passing along a media advisory…. Media Advisory                                                                                 April 4, 2014 Contact: Mari-Lynn Evans, 330-867-7443, mlevansesp@aol.com What:  Video interview with sister of a coal miner killed at Upper Big Branch released in response to “Upper Big Branch: Never Again,” a “documentary” funded by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Where: http://youtu.be/kr-SOHMNQ4c Who: Coal miner Dean Jones was one […]