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Hoots and Hollers Vivian Nov 16, 2016
Will You Complete Quick Survey About OVEC’s Work?
We urge you to complete this 5-minute survey. Your answers to the survey questions will help shape our work over the coming years. More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 27, 2016
Vote For the Issues that Matter to You
Vote in the primaries, to help choose the lawmakers who will represent you. Then vote again (right now!) to choose the issues that you want to fight for in the coming years, for a better West Virginia.More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthSocial justiceTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 15, 2016
Take Action on HB 4527: We Need to Know Who’s Influencing Elections
Please contact House Judiciary Committee members and your delegates and urge them to support HB 4527. Tell them that secret money has no place in West Virginia. As West Virginians we stand up for what we believe in.More
Issues: Clean elections
Action Alert Vivian Feb 9, 2016
Take Action for Your Rights, Your Water, Your Future
Take Action on SB 508, Take Action on SB 408, Power+ to the People, Join Us Today @2 p.m. in the Lower Rotunda of the State CapitolMore
Issues: Clean electionsFrackingWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 28, 2015
Protest Dick Cheney’s Visit to West Virginia
On September 3, Cheney will keynote the Chamber of Commerce meeting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Cheney shouldn't get a red carpet greeting. Come protest his visit to WV.More
Issues: Clean electionsFrackingMarcellus shalePollutionSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 2, 2015
Save the Date: July 31 is Picnic Time
Circle July 31 on your calendar and plan to join us for OVEC’s annual member and invited-guest picnic. Come on out to Coonskin Park!More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergyFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalMusicPipelinesSocial justiceWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 27, 2015
Write Your Climate Letter Now, Get it Hand Delivered in DC
This year, six members of the WV CCL will be in D.C. to train, then lobby for the political will to curb CO2 emissions! You can help without travelling to D.C. WV CCL has a simple letter that you can fill-in. Download this, print, add your own words, sign and then get the letter to WV CCL before June 20.More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeHealthWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Dustin May 8, 2015
Potential Gubernatorial Candidate Plans MTR Mine Near A Head-Start Preschool
In an April 21 article, Jim Justice, owner of Southern Coal Corporation, told the Beckley Register-Herald that he is considering running for WV governor in the 2016 election.  For the record, OVEC, as a tax-exempt organization, never advocates for or against any political candidate.  We do believe, however, that we play a positive role by providing […]More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalDEPMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2015
Defend Our Water: Urgent! Last Push – Calls Needed on Tank Bill
--Please, right away Tell Speaker Tim Armstead to not roll back water protections and reject SB 423 as-is. E-mail him at tim.armstead@wvhouse.gov or call 304-340-3210. If you can, hand deliver your comments to Speaker Armstead’s office, Room 228M at the State Capitol. You may see some like-minded, water-drinking friends there.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsFreedom IndustriesHealthMarcellus shaleWaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 5, 2015
SB 423: Jailing Those Who Tells Us What’s in Those Tanks?
Check out pages 28 and 29, and the Orwellian-named section §22-30-14 of SB 423: Gutting the Aboveground Storage Tank Bill.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsFreedom IndustriesHealthregulationSocial justiceWaterWV American WaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 4, 2015
Support Clean Water, Come Out: Tank Bill Public Hearing Friday
We urgently need water drinkers to come out to a public hearing on this bill set for Friday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m. in the WV House Chamber. Either come to comment or come to support those who are commenting for clean water. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsCoalMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPollutionWest VirginiaWV Legislature
Action Alert OVEC Feb 26, 2015
Take Action on MTR Permits, For Your Health; More
Put your foot down! Come out March 16 to tell DEP: No more mountaintop removal permits, for the sake of out health! Plus more in this OVEC Action Alert.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksBakkenClean electionsCoalFrackingMountaintop removalRenewable energyWV Legislature
Press Release Vivian Feb 10, 2015
Citizens Call on Oil and Gas Industry and Politicians to Safeguard WV Waters
Come out Monday evening! Oil and gas industry lobbyists are among those leading the efforts to pass H.B. 2574/S.B. 423, “Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act.” This bill would gut last year’s unanimously-passed SB 373, the Above Ground Storage Tank Act, drafted in the wake of the MCHM chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of about a sixth of the state’s population.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsFrackingWaterWest VirginiaWV American WaterWV Legislature
OVEC supports clean water
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 2, 2015
On Now: NAACP Day at WV Capitol
Solar energy helps promote equality. We need just energy policies. Come out today.More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 13, 2015
Wear Blue for Our Water: State of State Address
As part of January: A Month of Water, assorted citizen groups are encouraging people to attend the governor's State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 14. The speech, which comes on the first day of the West Virginia Legislative Session, begins at 7 p.m. in the House Chamber at the WV State Capitol. There's an upstairs gallery for members of the public. Show up, wear blue. Everyone who can make it is encouraged to attend to put the governor and legislators on notice that we expect clean, safe water to be a priority for this legislative session!More
Issues: Clean electionsMCHMWaterWest VirginiaWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Natalie Thompson Jan 13, 2015
Legislative Advocacy Training Friday in Huntington
Do you know how to speak with your elected officials? Do you want to become a citizen advocate? OVEC is partnering with WVFREE, WV-CAG and other groups to offer you this free training. The training will help you become more involved in the legislative process and learn how to be an effective advocate for the issues important to your community. Join us this Friday. More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 13, 2015
Morgantown Adovcacy Training Tonight
Come understand the legislative process, get tips on speaking with elected officials, and learn about progressive organizations and issues in WV!More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthSocial justice
Corporate greed
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Nov 6, 2014
Who’s Happy Now? Don’t Mourn, Organize
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 lostMore
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeHealthSocial justice
Our children our future
Hoots and Hollers Dan Jul 11, 2014
Our Children Our Future Policy Workshops Coming Up Soon
CIMG1055 (1024x768) Kids in Huntington, WV learn about gardening. Photo by Tonya Adkins. 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.More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencySocial justice
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