Clean Elections / Fair Courts in West Virginia

#WVProDemocracy  #FairCourts  #Clean Elections

Check it Out: WV Citizens for Clean Elections’ Julie Archer has an op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Lawmakers need to protect, promote right to vote

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.

To learn more and get involved, contact

Action Alert OVEC Oct 30, 2019
Tired of Being Ghosted by Politics as Usual? Support the #WVProDemocracy Campaign
It’s spooky when politicians rely on campaign contributions from big money ghouls, so let's exorcise big money from our elections! More
Issues: Clean electionsFair CourtsPro DemocracySocial justice
Action Alert OVEC Oct 4, 2019
Time to Choose to Get Active: Climate, Politics, Solar, with Friends Here and Beyond
Plenty of opps in October to be #WVProDemocracy and to show your demand for climate action now! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsClimate changeFair CourtsFrackingPro DemocracyRenewable energy
Newlsetter OVEC Oct 2, 2019
Winds of Change, Fall 2019
At noon on Tuesday, August 6, dozens of people gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston, WV, to mark the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsClimate changeCoalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Sep 13, 2019
WV Climate Events
Here's a summary of WV Climate change events for the next two weeks More
Issues: Climate changeHealthPro Democracy
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Sep 3, 2019
Review of The Death Of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump by Peter Wehner
This book represents the hope and promise that we are equipped, through our democratic process, to do something about. This should be a must-read for every politician in America. More
Issues: Clean electionsSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 15, 2019
When You Talk About Voter Suppression, Talk About White Supremacy
"We ALL deserve a thriving, engaged, and true democracy. One where participating is accessible and encouraged. One where violent systems of white supremacy and voter suppression do not exist. We know that if we build an engaged and thriving form of governance at every level we too can build the equitable and just future that we all deserve." More
Issues: Clean electionsRacial inequality
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 15, 2019
Delegate Danielle Walker Speaks on Voting Rights
"We must use our voice. We must join forces. We must take a stand." That’s why we urge everyone to demand that Congress pass HR4, and to do all they can to safeguard their right to vote and democracy itself. More
Issues: Clean electionsFair Courts