We hope to see you tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28, at E-Day.
If you can’t take some time off work during the day, then we hope to see you at the Green Jam tomorrow evening (details in the graphic below).
This year, more than 24 environmental groups from around the state will be represented at West Virginia Environmental Council‘s annual E-Day, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Upper Rotunda of the State Capitol on the Senate side. Stop by the tables to meet and speak with representatives from the groups, gather information about our issues, share your concerns.
Then, join us in lobbying our delegates and senators on the importance of protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink. Many of you coming to E-Day will have traveled a long distance, and meeting with your legislators as a part of this day is important; let them know you are coming and make an appointment with them ahead of time. Here are some tips and here’s how to find out who your legislators are.
A good time to stop by is around noon, when the groups gather on the steps outside the Senate Chamber. We’ll hear from the E-Council lobby team as well as Tracy Danzey, an amazing and inspirational activist from the Eastern Panhandle. Please read more about Tracy’s journey here. We are so fortunate she can join us!
Tracy was born and raised in the Mid-Ohio Valley of West Virginia during the height of a well-known industrial poisoning there. She now suffers with a dysfunctional thyroid and has undergone the amputation of her right hip and leg secondary to osteosarcoma. Her experience as a victim of unregulated industry in her home state, coupled with her commitment to her profession as a nurse, has left her uniquely poised to advocate for her fellow West Virginians and their absolute right to transparency in state and local economic development decisions, as well as increased industrial regulation, inspections, and standards.
Please be sure to share your photos on the E-Day Facebook event and Tweet (@wvecouncil) about #WVEDay2020.
After the day at the Capitol, plan to unwind with us at the GREEN Jam from 5-9 p.m. at the Empty Glass on Elizabeth Street, just a couple of blocks from the Capitol. Free food and music!
We sure do hope to see you tomorrow!