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Apr 14, 2016

Double Your Impact: Donate for Our Challenge Grant
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If you read our action alerts, then you know we don’t often ask for donations, but we do actually alert you to actions you can take to make a difference for the water, air, land, and our communities.

Today, we are asking you to take the action of making a donation, because it will really make a difference! We have a challenge grant from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. If we can raise $20,000 in donations by June 1, then the foundation will give us a $20,000 matching donation. That’s doubling your impact!

Please donate today, via our secure server, or by mailing a check to OVEC, PO Box 6753, Huntington, WV 25773-6753.

Not convinced about supporting OVEC? Please take a few minutes to read this letter from our Executive Director Janet Keating. Janet’s letter, which people on our mailing list received late last week, has already raised nearly $8,000.

If everyone receiving this action alert donated about $7, then we’d breeze passed that $20,000 goal. Please help out!

We are a 501-c-3 organization, so donations to OVEC are tax deductible.

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Care About Climate Change? Call Congress!Earth Day CCLOVEC member Becky Park is the group leader of the Charleston Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The group has heard from some congressional aides that our Congressional members are not hearing from West Virginians who are alarmed about climate change. Time to call Congress now, or join people nationwide in calling on Earth Day. Learn more and obtain phone numbers for making the calls here.

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Active April: Upcoming Events
April 19: Deadline to register to vote in the WV May primary. To register on the Secretary of State’s website, visit sos.wv.gov, click “Elections,” then scroll down and click “Voter Registration” and “Register to Vote.”

April 18 and April 28: The Huntington Cabell Branch of the NAACP and OVEC host meet the candidates forums.mt.candApril 20: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Earth Day at MU Student Center Plaza. OVEC will have a table there. Join us for some great fun and celebrate our green earth.

April 21: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. WVU Parkersburg Earth Day Expo, hosted by the Environmental Action Group. The event will be a celebration of the state’s natural beauty and a recognition of some of the environmental threats facing the world. Stop by the OVEC table.

April 25:  WVSU Celebrates Earth Day: Climate and Sustainability, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Wilson Student Union, WVSU, Institute, WV.  With tables from citizen groups, including OVEC, and loads of information to help people understand climate and energy issues. Film screenings and more. See the April 25 entry on our calendar page for more info.

April 30: HOLISTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS FAIR from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV. You guessed it: OVEC will table at this event.

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In This Alert

Double Your Impact:
Donate for Our Challenge Grant

Care About Climate Change?
Call Congress!

Active April: Upcoming Events

Good News:

Blankenship Gets Maximum Sentence for Charges

Judge: Blair Mountain
Shouldn’t Have Been
Delisted From National
Register of Historic Places

“My great-grandfather Milton White fought at Blair Mountain. This decision is a huge step forward and I applaud the efforts of everyone who worked so diligently to protect this important piece of our history,” said Dustin White, an organizer with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition. “This isn’t just a victory for labor, health, history, and future generations of the state. It is also a victory for the miners who were denied it nearly a century ago. In their honor, we must keep fighting until the battlefield has full protection under the National Register and we can once and for all declare victory on Blair Mountain.”


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