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Tell Senators Manchin and Capito to Support the For the People Act

West Virginia voters can help save the For the People Act.
 
Contact Sen. Manchin at 202-224-3954 or manchin.senate.gov/contact-joe/email-joe and Sen. Capito at 202-224-6472 or capito.senate.gov/contact/share-your-opinion
 
You can also take action here
 
 
 

League of Women Voters of West Virginia Launches Campaign to Pass S1

CHARLESTON, WV – With the Senate set to vote on the For the People Act (S1) in late June, this week the League of Women Voters of West Virginia launched a campaign to promote the bill’s passage. On Sunday, June 20th, the League placed full-page ads in the Charleston Gazette-Mail and the Huntington-Herald Dispatch, alongside digital ads on the publications’ respective homepages, urging West Virginia senators to vote for the For the People Act.

“It is clear that the pro-voter policies put forward by S1 are supported by the majority of West Virginians,” said Effie Kallas, co-President of the League of Women Voters of West Virginia. “We are hopeful that this campaign will inspire people to reach out to Senators Manchin and Capito to demand that they vote ‘yes’ on this essential bill.”

The For the People Act passed in the U.S. House on March 3, 2021, and now awaits a Senate vote. The bill, which aims to make the promise of democracy real for all Americans by securing the right to vote, increasing government transparency and accountability, and eliminating dark money from elections, is widely supported by the American public.

In West Virginia, it has a bipartisan approval rating of 79 percent.

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the bill within the next week.

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CONTACT: Lilly McGee | 202-263-1329| lmcgee@lwv.org

Redistricting Public Meetings

WV Senate Redistricting Task Force Public Comment Meetings

The WV State Senate Redistricting Task Force will hold informational meetings around the state. (http://www.legis.state.wv.us/redistricting.cfm )

The Legislature is expected to hold a special session in August or September to redraw State Senate and House of Delegate districts.

May 4 (Wed) – Berkeley County, Martinsburg, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Berkeley County Courthouse 2nd Floor Courtroom; 100 West King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401

May 11 (Wed) – Ohio County, Wheeling, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Ohio County Courthouse 2nd Floor, City Council Chamber; 1500 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

May 18 (Wed) – Kanawha County, Charleston, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Kanawha County Courthouse, 1st Floor, Commission Courtroom; 409 Virginia Street, East Charleston, WV 25301

May 21 (Sat) – Marion County, Fairmont, WV

10:00-11:30 am; Marion County Courthouse Division #1 Courtroom; 3rd Floor 219 Adams Street, Fairmont, WV 26554

May 25 (Wed) – Mingo County, Williamson, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Williamson City Hall Council Chamber; 107 East 4th Avenue, Williamson, WV 25661

June 1 (Wed) – Raleigh County, Beckley, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Governor Hulett C. Smith Theater; 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801

June 2 (Thu) – Pocahontas County, Marlinton, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Marlinton Town Hall Auditorium, 709 Second Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954

June 8 (Wed) – Logan County, Chapmanville, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Chapmanville Municipal Building; 329 West Tiger Lane, Chapmanville, WV 25508

June 11 (Sat) – Cabell County, Huntington, WV

4:30-6:00 pm; Cabell County Courthouse, Courtroom #1; 750 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701

June 15 (Wed) – Wood County, Parkersburg, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Parkersburg Municipal Building Second Floor, Council Chamber; 1 Government Square, Parkersburg, WV 26101

June 25 (Sat) – Upshur County, Buckhannon, WV

To be announced…

July 21 (Thu) – Mercer County, Princeton, WV

7:00-8:30 pm; Mercer County Courthouse, Courtroom of Judge Sadler; 1501 W. Main Street, Princeton, WV 24740