Every American and believer in democracy should be repulsed by the violent and seditious acts that occurred in the nation’s capital this week as the people’s elected representatives worked to finalize the lawful outcome of the presidential election.
Coal miners were promised health care benefits if they contract black lung, a deadly disease. Congress owes it to them to ensure those benefits are funded.
CONTACT: Dana Kuhnline, RECLAIM Campaign Coordinator 304-825-3262 firstname.lastname@example.org Cat McCue, Sr. Communications and Public Engagement Strategist 434-293-6373 email@example.com The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the RECLAIM Act (HR 2156) as part of The Moving Forward Act (HR 2), a…
CONTACT: Thom Kay, Senior Legislative Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org Cat McCue, Senior Communications Strategist, email@example.com Washington, D.C. – More than 100 organizations have added their names to a sign-on letter urging leaders in the House of Representatives to prioritize several bills that…
CONTACT: Thom Kay, Senior Legislative Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-580-1843 Cat McCue, Senior Communications Strategist, email@example.com, 434-293-6373 Norton, Va. — Seven local governments in Southwest Virginia have passed resolutions calling on the state’s congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would reauthorize…
Congress reinstated a tax to fund healthcare and benefits for miners with black lung and their families for 2020 — but further action is needed to extend the tax and support the fund for 10 years.
See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in fall 2019.
Some projects receiving federal funds for economic development near abandoned mines have strong community support; others, not so much.
See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in June and July 2019.
In June, advocates for black lung healthcare testified before Congress and urged them to act on the deadly disease’s resurgence. Donate today to help send coal miners with black lung to D.C. in July to fight for the healthcare they deserve!