From Passage to Implementation

Are you looking for ways to make a positive impact in your community?
Check out the WV Citizen Lobbyist Handbook.

Let’s make the Mountain State a better place for all of us.

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One way we can each make positive change in West Virginia is to participate in the lawmaking process that happens every year during our state’s legislative session. Understanding the ins and outs of lawmaking can be a daunting task, but sharing your lived experiences with elected officials and their support teams can lead to laws that better serve everyone in West Virginia communities.
Participating in our democracy is one of the greatest opportunities that each of us has to make a positive difference — not only in our own lives, but in the lives of our families, neighbors, and fellow residents.

But change can’t happen without the proper tools. That’s why we’ve created the WV Citizen Lobbyist Handbook to help you learn key access points into West Virginia’s lawmaking process so that you can give voice to the opportunities, needs, and challenges you and your neighbors are experiencing.

Ready to make a positive impact in West Virginia?
Here are a few reasons to check out the Handbook:
You are an expert. No one knows what it’s like to live your life in your community like you do. This series will give you the tools you need to get started on letting your expertise inform the laws that impact us all.

Citizen Lobbyists are needed to positively influence the lawmaking process. You can help make sure that the final laws that are enacted are true reflections of the experiences of your family, friends, and neighbors. If you want your community’s needs to be taken into account, having your voice heard by your legislators is one of the most impactful things you can do.

West Virginia’s 2021 legislative session will be different due to the pandemic. The information we’re sharing will help you understand the changes being made to the lawmaking process and will help you stay engaged.

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