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Huntington League’s January 2013 bulletin

League of Women Voters of the Huntington area’s January bulletin. It includes information about a play viewing, written by a Huntington League member and a film viewing; LWVUS and LWVWV advocacy; and information about the upcoming legislative session.

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Cabell and Wayne list of legislators

Huntington, and Cabell and Wayne Counties’ Public Officials and Personnel

 

Town Hall ACA Meeting – co-sponsored by Morgantown-Monongalia LWV

January 23, 2013 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Renate Pore, WVAHC Director of Health Policy
renatepore@gmail.com or 304-346-8815

MorgantownTown-Hall Meetings to Educate Women about New Health Care Benefits Available Under Affordable Care Act 

A town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act and what it means to women and their families will be held Monday at 7 pm at Valley Health System in Morgantown.

This meeting highlights the important ACA benefits such as pap smears and mammography screenings, which are now being provided without deductibles or co-payments.

“Women not only have unique health care needs, they are frequently the ‘health care decider’ for their children and even their husbands,” said Renate Pore, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care’s Director of Health Policy. Pore is making the presentation at the town hall meeting.

“Educating women on the new benefits of the ACA such as preventive measures, an end to charging women a higher premium than men for the same policy, and ending pre-existing conditions discrimination, is essential given their role in making health care decisions,” said Pore.

Panelists for the town hall meeting include West Virginia Delegates Barbara Fleischauer (D-Monongalia) and Charlene Marshall (D-Monongalia). “Changing our health care system to put more emphasis on wellness and prevention is a fundamental shift. And women will be the major beneficiary from this changes,” stated Fleischauer.

“If West Virginia decides to expand our Medicaid program, tens of thousands of uninsured, low-income women will gain coverage and get health care and financial security. And the federal government will pay virtually all of the costs,” stated Marshall.

“Valley HealthCare System is pleased to host the town hall meeting on the ACA. We welcome the opportunity to partner in educational events such as this one that will assist our community, particularly women and their families, to better understand how the changes brought about by this legislation will affect their health and mental health service concerns,” said Cheryl Perone, President and CEO of Valley HealthCare System.

The Morgantown town hall meeting is the first of several being planned across the state by WVAHC. Other co-sponsors for the Morgantown town hall meeting include: American Cancer Society, Morgantown-Monongalia League of Women Voters, National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter, Partnership of African-American Churches, Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Valley HealthCare System, West Virginia AFL-CIO, West Virginia Nurses Association, and WV FREE. 

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Advocacy Training

Understand the legislative process. Get tips on speaking with elected officials. Learn about progressive organizations in West Virginia.

Free training, free food and all are welcome to attend. (Sponsored by: ACLU WV, Citizen Action Group, Direct Action Welfare Group, Fairness WV, Healthy Kids & Families Coalition, NASW WV, Planned Parenthood, WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence, WV Environmental Council, WV Nurses Association, WV Rivers Coalition and WV FREE.)

For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact aclements@acluwv.org or call (304) 345-9246.

January 23 ~ 6-8pm Monongalia County Courthouse (Courtroom 1), 243 High St., Morgantown.

February 5 ~ Advocacy Training in Huntington 5:00-7:00pm Shawkey Dining Room, 2nd floor Memorial Student Center, Marshall University, Huntington

February 6 ~ Advocacy Training in Charleston 5:30-7:30pm Covenant House, 600 Shrewsbury St., Charleston

Clean Elections Forum

A public forum on “Clean Elections” will be held Tuesday, January 29 in Clarksburg from 6 to 8 p.m. The forum will highlight how public financing has become a part of campaign finance reform and the 2010 bill that allowed a candidate to run successfully for the WV Supreme Court of Appeals in 2012 using public financing. Sponsors are the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, WV Citizen Action Group, and North Central WV Democracy for America. Contact Julie Archer Julie@wvcag.org

Note that the LWVWV is a member of the coalition that worked to pass the 2010 bill and continues to work for public financing in WV.

Electoral Dysfunction Movie Showing

The Movie

Political Humorist Mo Rocca looks at voting in America in this nonpartisan and humorous documentary film. In his quest to understand why we have elections the way we do, Mo hunts for the Electoral College, tries to figure out how someone can lose the popular vote and still win the presidency, looks for voter fraud, and asks if there isn’t a better way.

Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM Vienna Public Library Free and open to the public Refreshments

Presented by The League of Women Voters of Wood County For more information, call 304-295-8215

Wood County Voter January 2013

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