MEDIA ADVISORY – for April 21st 2022

WV New Jobs Coalition Petitions Sen. Manchin

Will Deliver Messages from over 1300 West Virginians asking

 Manchin to bring Federal investment to our State

Contact: Gary Zuckett 304-437-3701 or 

Charleston, WV – Representatives from WV New Jobs Coalition will gather to present a petition to Sen. Manchin’s Charleston office at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 21

Signed by 1359 everyday West Virginians, who were canvassed in their neighborhoods, the petition asks Sen. Manchin to lead in the Senate to invest in our economy and future. 

Our state has an opportunity to thrive like never before if the Senate delivers on new energy jobs and economic investment legislation. We need good healthcare, and a just transition to green economy jobs. We need clean drinking water, lower prescription drug costs, and more affordable home care, community care, and child care.

With his commitment to bipartisan negotiation, the Senator has the power to bring Democrats and Republicans together to craft Federal legislation that invests boldly in West Virginia and brings us thousands of good-paying jobs.

Who: Members of the WV New Jobs Coalition

Supporting organizations include: SEIU, WV Working Families Party, WV Citizen Action Group, Sierra Club, and others.

What: Petition Delivery and statement from representatives from member organizations – Gary Zuckett, WV Citizen Action; Sherri McKinney, SEIU-1199 & others TBD

Where: WV Lottery Building housing Sen Manchin’s office @ 900 Pennsylvania Ave, Charleston, WV 25301

When: Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Background: WV New Jobs Coalition is a partnership of organizations seeking to bring new, well-paying jobs to the Mountain State through innovative public policy and grassroots outreach.

We believe that West Virginians deserve:

  • Full-time, good-paying, union jobs
  • Affordable & accessible health care
  • Clean water, air, land, and a livable Climate
  • Resilient, forward-thinking infrastructure
  • Just and fair protections for our vulnerable communities on the frontlines of the
    ever-increasing climate emergencies