OVEC Action Alert

You May Still Be Home, But You Can Stay Active

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Action Alert
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May 18, 2020 View / Comment Online

We hope you are staying safe and well. We know this is still an especially difficult and challenging time, but we’re so grateful to be able to continue connecting with you in this virtual space. Whether you want to know more about what’s happening or are looking for ways to take action, we want to make sure you have access to information that matters. So, here are a few ways to get involved this week:

We Need YOU to Participate in Our Democracy
Tomorrow, May 19, is the deadline to register to vote in the West Virginia Primary Election on June 9. Click here to register online.

Did you know 2020 WV Primary Election includes the election of three justices to the West Virginia Supreme Court? This is an important decision for West Virginia voters. Visit this website for more information about judicial elections and the candidates so you can make a well-informed decision. 
Election 2020 Pandemic Voter Guide

Due to safety concerns, WV has expanded options for mail-in voting.
If you are registered, you can vote safely and securely by absentee ballot.

For more information about how to safely exercise your constitutional rights during this time, here’s a voter guide from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

The Quest for Clean Water Continues…
Right now, in the midst of a public health crisis, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to allow even more dangerous toxins in our water.

On May 19, WVDEP will host a virtual public hearing that anyone can join using an internet connected device or phone. Follow the directions below to join the hearing:

To attend the hearing virtually, go to this link and enter Meeting ID: 429 602 549.
To use a phone to call in to meeting, dial: 301 715 8592 and enter Meeting ID: 429 602 549.

A-Z Impacts of Plastic Digital Series 
Beginning this week, the People Over Petro Coalition will be hosting a monthly webinar series and discussions on the impacts of plastic production on health, environment, climate, and economics.

Tomorrow’s guest speaker is Dr. Ketyer, a Pittsburgh-area pediatrician with special interests in developmental pediatrics, preventative medicine, and environmental health.

Click here to register for the first webinars in this digital series on May 19 and 21.



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