WV Regional Policy Workshop & Community Training

This Tuesday the 22nd, Our Children, Our Future is holding trainings and workshops in Clarksburg. 

You can learn more at this link, and register at this link .

Additionally, there will be more workshops/trainings to choose from in Hurricane, WV on July 24, and Martinsburg, WV on July 29.

Workshops for the 22nd include:

◦       Worker-Owner Cooperative Businesses
◦       Parent Engagement & PTA
◦       Workplace Bullying
◦       Sustained Funding for Family Resource Networks & Centers
◦       Voluntary Employment Retirement Accounts
◦       In-Home Visiting Expansion
◦       Ramp It Up: SNAP & Local Fresh Food Access
◦       Solar Hollow: Logan Co. Solar Installation Pilot Project

Trainings include:

Learn how to take the next step from the June Try This! Conference in Wesleyan. You learned what community improvement programs are out there. Come learn more about how to implement them and how to make sure your local officials are a strong part of your team;

Learn how voter education and turnout are key to building the state we want to live in.

And learn about how to become a key member of a policy advocacy team – either from your home or at the Capitol during the legislative session in January. There are many ways to effectively advocate for the policies you most care about.

The League of Women Voters of West Virginia is an Our Children, Our Future partner. 

 

July 15 Public Forum – EPA’s New Carbon Limits and What They Mean for West Virginia

West Virginia at the Crossroads:
EPA’s New Carbon Limits and What They Mean for West Virginia

Free public education forum on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00pm
Room G-102, WVU Engineering Science Building (East) 

Sponsored by the Monongahela Group of the WV Sierra Club, WVU Sierra Student Coalition, and League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently took historic action to protect our climate by issuing the first-ever guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide pollution—the chief cause of climate change—from electric power plants.

Join us on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00pm for an educational forum to update citizens about the new guidelines and what they mean for West Virginia. Professor James Van Nostrand of the WVU College of Law and Director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Mary Anne Hitt of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, and Randy Francisco of Sierra Club’s Coal to Clean Energy Campaign in Pennsylvania will offer an overview and analysis of the proposed rules and discuss their importance to West Virginia. A Sierra Club representative will discuss actions people can take to voice their opinions, including a chance to attend an EPA public hearing on the proposed rule in Pittsburgh on July 31.

Event Location: Room G-102, Engineering Science Building (East), on West Virginia University’s Evansdale Campus, July 15th at 7:00pm.

Directions to G-102 Engineering Science Building from downtown Morgantown: from Beechurst Ave/Monongahela Blvd. turn right into the WVU Evansdale Campus (near the Creative Arts Center) onto Evansdale Drive, and pass the CAC which will be on your left.  Keep to your right until you get to the “Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources,” on the left. Enter through the main doors, walk straight through the lobby toward “Ground Floor Classrooms.” Room G-102 is straight ahead.

Online directions: http://www.statler.wvu.edu/direction.php

Parking: WVU Parking Lot 40 (in front of & across the street from the bldg.) usually has free parking after 5:00pm. The WVU Short Term Paid Parking Lot is located a couple hundred yards past the “Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources” building, on the right. Park free in the WVU Coliseum parking lot after 5:00pm.

Please come and join the discussion! 

Call 304-291-2609 for more information

Morgantown-Monongalia Voters Can Make Independence Day 2014 Count!

This Independence Day, honor our nation and democracy by making sure your voter registration is up-to-date in time to participate in this year’s important elections.

The League of Women Voters will have a voter registration table at Morgantown’s 2014 Celebration of America on the evening of the fireworks in front of the depot right by the rail-trail at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater. Celebrate America’s 238th birthday this Independence Day by updating your voter registration or registering to vote for the first time, and committing to vote and participate in the greatest democracy in the world.

This year, the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia is committed to making sure voters have the information they need to participate in elections and ensure their votes count. The League offers a Guide to Government Officials, and Candidate Forums for the General Election this Fall.

The first step to having a say on the issues that matter most to you is registering to vote. As we pause this week to mark our nation’s birthday, set aside just a few minutes to check on your registration status. VOTE411.org or morgantown.lwvwv.org is the place to go for all of your election information throughout 2014!

Jonathan Rosenbaum
President, League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia