League of Women Voters WV 2020 Legislative Priorities

The League of Women Voters of West Virginia supports:

  • Strengthening West Virginia’s water quality to reflect EPA recommended human health criteria as well as measures to ensure West Virginians have access to clean, quality drinking water.
  • Strengthening disclosure requirements for the sources of political campaign expenditures, including dark money. 
  • Establishment of an independent commission to draw up redistricting plans for representatives to the US House of Representatives and the WV Legislature.
  • Measures that encourage investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency in West Virginia’s homes, non-profits, businesses, and industries.
  • Maintaining expanded Medicaid coverage for the hundreds of thousands of West Virginians who rely on it for health care.
  • Measures that will assure that all West Virginia children have access to adequate nutrition in their homes and schools.
  • Measures to eliminate discrimination and to ensure equality of opportunity for education, employment, and housing for all West Virginians regardless of their race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

In keeping with its goal of encouraging participation by citizens in their government, the League will continue to monitor election laws and oppose measures which limit access to voting.

Our members will be following action on these and other issues during the 2020 session. We appreciate your willingness to undertake public service and work toward our shared goal of creating a better West Virginia for all of its citizens.

Click here to read our Legislative Priorities Letter 2020 to members of the WV Legislature. 

Some sources of news on the legislature:

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