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Are You Registered to Vote? Notch Up the Civic Involvement
If you live in West Virginia, be certain to Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote.
Take your WV civic engagement up a notch by hosting a candidate forum in your community; for assistance, contact Jennifer Wells of Our Children, Our Future. Not sure you could host a candidate forum? Learn about that, candidate forum, help create a statewide voter guide and much more at the September 18 2018 WV People’s Policy Summit.
Speak Up for the Ohio River
Please consider writing a comment by August 20 to ORSANCO. Find background information on the issue and how to submit a comment here.
Please also consider writing a letter to your governor if you live in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Indiana or Illinois. Here’s info on what to say and how to contact your governor.
If you need any help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign the Petition: Don’t Bail Out Coal and Nuclear at Solar’s Expense! Thanks to our friends at Solar United Neighbors for alerting us to this petition. If you live near Fayetteville, be sure to check their next informational meeting about the solar co-ops forming for residents of the New and Gauley river areas.
Today, August 10: OVEC and West Virginia Interfaith Power & Light are teaming up to host second-Friday free film nights each month.
The inaugural film screening features Chasing Coral, a documentary which takes viewers on a thrilling ocean adventure as a team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out to discover why reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. This first-rate film provides a look at an underwater world few of us had the opportunity to see up close.
Please plan to join us today Friday, August 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charleston, WV, 520 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, West Virginia 25302.
August 20: Comments due to ORSANCO on its proposal to roll-back Ohio River pollution control standards. Write ORSANCO. Write the governor of your state. Write letters-to-the-editor. Need help, tips, notes to crib? Contact us at email@example.com.
August 25: Our friends at Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance and West Virginia Rivers Coalition, along with the Buckhannon-Upshur Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are hosting the Second Annual Water Celebration at Buckhannon’s Riverwalk. OVEC’s Robin Blakeman will be tabling at the event; if you like to help her out, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 8: Ohio River Rising Huntington: Part of Nationwide Rise for Climate Rallies
Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday September 8, OVEC and other groups will host Ohio River Rising Huntington.
September 15: OVEC’s Annual Meeting and Treehuggers’ Ball
Please plan to join us on for September 15, 2018 for OVEC’s annual meeting and our Treehuggers’ Ball!
Our keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia. Come meet her, hear her, and get your books signed from 3-5 p.m. Read a review of Catte’s book here.
Here’s some of will who be performing from 5-10 p.m.:
~Join in the quilted-art activity~Take part in the treehuggers’ costume contest~ The raffle will include an Adventures on the Gorge package valued at $180!~
Check back for updates.
Of course, you can attend part or all of the event. Bring your appetite!
Location: Upstairs at Bahnhof, corner of 7th Avenue and 8th St in Huntington, WV.
September 18: 2018 WV People’s Policy Summit