Clean Elections / Fair Courts in West Virginia

#WVProDemocracy  #FairCourts  #CleanElections #Judicial-Independence 

Join the movement: Sign our petition to members of the WV Legislature asking them to join you in supporting the #WVProDemocracy agenda!

Early on in our work to address environmental problems, OVEC recognized the need to address a root cause of every issue we tackle: special interest money in politics. Politicians write the laws that are supposed to address these issues, and the courts step in when those laws are broken. 

But, extractive industries can exert enormous influence over lawmakers and judges through hefty campaign contributions.

That’s why, in 1997, OVEC joined forces with WV Citizen Action Group to co-found what came to be known as the WV Citizens for Clean Elections (WVCCE) coalition, which we still co-lead.

If you are fed up with politics as usual, don’t give up: Jump in! Get involved with our work with WVCCE. For starters, help West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections advance the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform right now: sign our petition to members of the WV Legislature asking them to join you in supporting this set of common sense policy solutions.

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Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeMountaintop removalSocial justice
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Issues: Pro Democracy
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Issues: Pro DemocracySocial justice
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