OVEC Action Alert

September: Rise for Climate Action, Dance with Treehuggers, Lend a Hand (or $) for Water

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West Virginians: Sign the Petition
The current scandal sweeping the West Virginia Supreme Court makes West Virginians justifiably outraged. We demand that voters’ voices are heard! We want any new judges elected in a clean and transparent judicial election.

Take action! Read and sign this petition to Governor Jim Justice and members of the WV Legislature. 

Our Future Without Coal 
Several OVEC members and OVEC Executive Director Natalie Thompson are among those who have been interviewed for Without Coal, a four-part documentary mini-series, directed by Addison Post.

The series appears on Topic, which notes: West Virginia used to run on coal. Now the communities that flourished around the mines have been left to fend for themselves. Former miners, union members, environmentalists, and students work to bring their beloved home state into the 21st century. Read more here.

Easy e-action: Tell the EPA you oppose any plan to water down the Clean Power Plan

Fayette County Water Woes: Volunteers, Water Donations Needed
Customers of the Page-Kincaid Public Service District currently do not have safe water. According to news reports, PSD officials say the water contamination is likely related to nearby mining and blasting. The nearby mines  in question are mountaintop removal sites. Donate water (or money for water) and learn more here.

Help the Alliance for Appalachia Bring 40 Appalachians to D.C.
OVEC is a member group of the Alliance for Appalachia, which is in the midst of raising funds by Sept. 15 to bring 40 representatives from member organizations to Washington, D.C. this fall to tell their stories about mountaintop removal impacts (for instance, water contamination!), black lung, and the region’s efforts to create a sustainable economy. Donate by September 15! Learn more.

Big Events Coming Up Where We Hope to See YOU!

September 8: Ohio River Rising Huntington: Part of Nationwide Rise for Climate Rallies. Join us starting at 10 a.m. at Heritage Station in downtown Huntington, WV.

Co-sponsors include: OVEC, MU Native American Student Organization, Fourpole Creek Watershed Association, Tri-State Indivisible, Citizens Climate Lobby of Huntington, and Solar Holler. More details here.

Real climate leadership rises from the grassroots up! Join us in Huntington for one of thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand that our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us, that puts people and justice before profits. No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for 100% renewable energy for all. These rallies coincide with the Global Climate Action Summit in California.

If you can’t make it to Huntington, find a Rise for Climate rally and march near you.

This coming Monday, September 10, is the deadline to register for the September 18: 2018 WV People’s Policy Summit. 

September 13: WV Volunteer Pipeline Visual Assessment Program: Webinar Watching Party at OVEC Office. As pipeline construction is underway across our state we need more volunteers keeping an eye on our streams. Details here.

September 15: OVEC’s Annual Meeting and Treehuggers’ Ball

3-10 p.m. Upstairs at Bahnhof, corner of 7th Ave & 8th St in Huntington, WV. 

This is our fundraiser! Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Buy your advance tickets here. Volunteers with 10 hours or more of service in 2018 get in free! Join the event on Facebook, and invite your friends, too, here.

We will present our annual awards. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About AppalachiaCome meet her, hear her, and get your books signed from 4:15-5 p.m. 

~Live music~Comedians~Hear from staff about our program work~Dress like a treehugger and take part in the best treehuggers’ costume contest~Raffle that includes an Adventures on the Gorge adventure valued at $180, Funktafest tickets and more!~

More details here.

September 17: Deadline to Apply for Grassroots Organizing Summit

Find more info on the October 12-14 summit here (Facebook) and here

Apply here.

September 22: West Virginia Mine Wars Museum’s Blair Mountain Strike Supper

September 28: Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance’s Gasland Tour of Doddridge County

Vote! Vote! Vote!
Reminder: No matter where you live, now is a good time to be certain you are registered to vote in the November general elections. Click here to quickly find out if you are registered to vote. If you live in West Virginia, be certain to Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote. 


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