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Link to OVEC's final letter to members
Newsletter OVEC Feb 14, 2022
Final Newsletter
We write to inform you that after 34 years dedicated to protecting the people and environment of West Virginia and the surrounding region, OVEC has made the decision to close its doors. We hope you will join us in reflecting on our decades of community activism and take pride in how you helped make little OVEC a big force for positive change in our region. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalPollutionRacial inequalityRenewable energy
Action Alert OVEC Jul 23, 2021
You’re Invited: WV For the People
Will you join your community at a rally near you in support of sweeping pro-democracy legislation?  More
Issues: Clean electionsPro DemocracyRacial inequality
Hoots and Hollers Sarah Carballo Jun 15, 2020
Social Justice: The Tangled Web We Weave
As environmentalists, the fight for racial, environmental, and labor justice—wherever it takes place—is always our fight as well. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
Action Alert OVEC Jun 8, 2020
Time of Transformation: June 2020
"Silence will surely damn us all." Times of transformation include taking to the streets, looking within, getting uncomfortable, and, yup, voting. More
Issues: Pro DemocracyRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire May 26, 2020
False Solutions to Climate Change: The Agricultural Sector
False solutions in each sector are aimed at maintaining current power relations. Real solutions are aimed at rescuing ecosystems and leading to a better world for all humans and other life forms. More
Issues: Climate changeRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 6, 2020
For the Sake of Your Community, Be Counted: Take Part in the 2020 Census
Stand up and be counted in the 2020 Census, whether or not you are a U.S. citizen. There's a lot riding on your household taking part! If someone tells you your data can be used against you, they are mistaken at best. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial 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 5, 2019
Hater-in-Chief Helps Fuel American Carnage
He certainly didn't start it, but he certainly is stoking it. More
Issues: Clean electionsRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 8, 2019
Fire at Highlander Center Cannot Destroy the Fire for Justice in Our Hearts
While many irreplaceable documents have been lost, the heart and soul of Highlander Center beats strongly, building that movement that demands transformative justice. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 31, 2018
Dear White-Skinned Folks: Acknowledge Privilege, Actively Engage in Anti-Racist Action
To build a truly democratic nation, we, as whites, need to go beyond just examining our individual white privilege and racism. We must act. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian May 18, 2018
50+ Groups Urge Tri-Caucus House Leaders to Stand Up for #NetNeutrality
50 groups sign letter to Congress to restore #netneutrality. It's essential to the work of people whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, misrepresented, and even ignored. With a free and open internet, people can bypass media gatekeepers and speak directly to one another. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 13, 2017
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part Three: The Third Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's third decade.  More
Issues: CoalFrackingHealthMarcellus ShaleMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionRacial inequalityRenewable energyRogersville ShaleWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 20, 2017
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Wait, Then Pence! Prep for Worst: Heed Naomi Klein
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Of course, Trump's departure won't end racism, won't crush white supremacy. And we'll have Pence then. Yikes! Naomi Klein has great advice for prepping for next steps in Shock politics. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
Action Alert Vivian Aug 18, 2017
BLM Rally Sunday; MTR Speak Out; Charlottesville, Trump and Resistance
Black Lives Matter Rally Sunday in Charleston, WV; Another Chance to Speak out on Mountaintop Removal and Human Health; Charlottesville, Trump and Resistance and more: August 2017 OVEC Action Alert. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 11, 2016
Black Lives Matter and Plastic Bags
Why are we talking about plastic bags, rain barrels, solar rooftops…etc, when so many are continually under siege from poverty, racism and violence? More
Issues: PollutionRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 27, 2016
Progressives and Liberals are the Future
The transformation that began with The Enlightenment is a fact. Amid all the chaos and confusion of daily life, through a thousand contradictory barrages, the struggle for a safer, fairer, more secure, more humane world never ceases—and the gradual tide of success seems unstoppable. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 10, 2016
Webinar: Flint, Environmental Racism, and the Black Church’s Environmental Heritage
The Green Faith webinar, featuring Dr. Melanie Harris, is set for 8 - 9 p.m. (Eastern) on February 18 and is titled "Flint, Environmental Racism, and the Black Church’s Environmental Heritage." Register today for this webinar – and please share this invitation with friends and colleagues. Register even if you can’t attend, and Green Faith will send you the recording link. More
Issues: PollutionRacial inequalitySocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 27, 2015
People’s Pastoral: Our Stories Take Us Home
From a Catholic Committee of Appalachia press release: An Appalachian Catholic social justice organization has issued a regional grassroots pastoral letter on the call to be a “church of the poor” and the transformative power of people’s stories in the work for justice. The Catholic Committee of Appalachia (CCA), based in Spencer, West Virginia, releases this […] More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalPollutionRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Dan Dec 17, 2015
Kentucky Coal Co. Plans = Toxic Dust for West Oakland
Hey Kentucky, I’ve got good news for ya! The death of coal companies has been largely exaggerated. It turns out your coal companies are fine, they are just busy destroying Utah and Oakland now. Oh, and New Mexico and Colorado, too, just as they have destroyed the health and environment of Appalachia for decades. Now, […] More
Issues: PollutionRacial inequalitySocial justice
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