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West Virginia


'Letting the Terrorists Win'? Manchin Suggests Pro-Democracy Reform Would Spark Another Insurrection

Progressives blasted the West Virginia Democrat's proposal that passing the For the People Act would lead to "anarchy" like the January 6 attack.

Jessica Corbett ·


Climate Movement Applauds Coal Miners' Demand for Just Transition, Green Jobs

"As we confront a next wave of energy transition, we must take steps now to ensure that things do not get worse for coal miners, their families, and communities, but in fact get better."

Kenny Stancil ·


Manchin's Filibuster Defense Betrays the Senate Legacy He Claims to Protect

The senator from West Virginia says he sees himself as a defender of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd. If we review Byrd's legacy, however, it's clear Manchin is not doing that.

Fred Wertheimer ·


'Why the US Senate Is So Broken': Manchin Vow to Preserve Filibuster Imperils Voting Rights and Much More

"Manchin represents a state that is 1/22 the population of California and 92% white, yet he can singlehandedly block policies supported by 70-80% of Americans."

Jake Johnson ·


Indivisible Launches For The People Project to 'Unrig Our Democracy and Make it Work for All'

"We're holding nothing back as we work to make D.C. the 51st state, protect the rights of voters, and root out corruption in our government."

Brett Wilkins ·


Investors Managing $250 Billion in Assets Call on Big Banks to Stop Funding Mountain Valley Pipeline

"The institutions dumping funds into this unnecessary fracked gas project are just pouring their money into a 300-mile long money pit," said a Sierra Club staffer.

Kenny Stancil ·


"Enabling President's Unhinged, Unstable, and Deranged Acts": GOP Blocks Measure Urging Pence to Invoke 25th Amendment

"Their complicity endangers America, erodes our democracy, and it must end."

Jake Johnson ·


'The Future Does Not Belong to You,' Climate Campaigners Say to Big Oil After Cancellation of 600-Mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline

"Duke and Dominion did not decide to cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline—the people and frontline organizations that led this fight for years forced them into walking away."

Jake Johnson ·


'A Battle Cry From Appalachia': Progressive Paula Jean Swearengin Wins US Senate Primary in West Virginia

"This campaign has always been about the movement for a better future," said the victorious Democrat who ran on Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.

Jessica Corbett ·


West Virginia Legislation Would Make Civil Disobedience Against Gas Pipelines a Felony

"West Virginians value their rights to free speech and free association as granted to us under the Constitution. We will not stand for the legislature taking these rights away."

Russell Mokhiber ·

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