Before the month gets away from us we wanted to make sure we shout out the major inspiration and victory that came out of the West Virginia teachers strike. For 9 days, teachers from all 55 counties filled the Capitol […]
Last week, Congress passed the omnibus budget bill. The RECLAIM Act was not attached. It is infuriating and it is a cowardly decision on the part of the leaders in Congress. After all the sweat and passion that hundreds of people– […]
In the heart of Raleigh County, West Virginia, another solar system is installed at our member group, Coal River Mountain Watch! Solar Holler has helped to completely eliminate electricity Coal River Mountain Watch is buying from the utility company with […]
#RECLAIMAct *Please share this post to help us get the word out, especially about grassroots call-in days happening March 13-15 Together, we have done the research. We have laid the groundwork. We have engaged our communities and built support. Together, we […]
Alliance member group Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards sponsored a hemp Panel at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise campus this past February to discuss the potential hemp has to boost the economy in Appalachia. “Industrial Hemp represents a unique […]
Revitalizing Appalachia: A toolkit for clean-up and community development What’s it all about? The Alliance for Appalachia is a grassroots coalition of environmental and social justice organizations dedicated to supporting whole, healthy communities. The Alliance has initiated this toolkit to […]
The Alliance for Appalachia condemns white supremacy and all the organizations that support it both overtly and covertly. We mourn the many lives that are lost at the hands of white supremacist terrorism, and we vow to fight for the living.
We recognize that white supremacy is not simply a fringe movement of ignorant and unhinged individuals. Rather, it is an organized and funded movement with at least tacit support from President Trump and others who hold power at all levels of government. We also recognize that racism operates daily, ubiquitously, and anonymously.
We greet this new year with joy and thankfulness – for the wonderful people, our beautiful mountains, and our precious water in Appalachia. We also greet this new year with strength and power – we are ready to fight for […]
We have been spending the last tumultuous month since the election making plans for what our work will look like in 2017. We know we’ll be busy doing the two things we do best — bringing people together and fighting […]
These are challenging days. But we are ready for action, and to begin the work to rebuild our region’s economy. If you are looking to spread a little hope today, we encourage you to read this letter about the RECLAIM Act and […]