Over 100 organizations, including the Alliance for Appalachia and several of our members, have added our names to a sign-on letter urging House Leadership to prioritize several bills that would aid coal-impacted communities across America. These bills have stalled in Congress, despite bipartisan support and an urgent need for
RECLAIM Act advocates from across the country kicked off summer with a grassroots lobby trip to Washington, DC. This is another in a series of actions and events over the past several seasons to urge Congress to pass the RECLAIM Act. The trip was successful in building leadership and relationships with communities impacted by the coal industry. It was an important opportunity to show support for the bill. Members of the Alliance for Appalachia were among those that attended on behalf of their communities and member organizations including from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KY), Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (TN), AppalachianVoices, and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (VA).
This week, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the RECLAIM Act– HR 2156. This is big news following a successful committee hearing on innovative mine reclamation in March, and it’s […]
Let’s Take Action! It’s March and there has still been no progress by Congress to take action on two pieces of legislation that are critical to coal communities: an extension of the tax rate paid by coal companies that supports […]
Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Pelosi: This letter is a call from your constituents and our neighbors across the region urging you to show leadership on behalf of coal miners and their communities — your […]
Also Published on Appalachian Voices Blog. From September 24 to 26, 10 residents of Southwest Virginia traveled with The Alliance for Appalachia to Washington, D.C., to speak with senators and representatives in support of miners suffering from black lung disease. […]
From September 23 thru 26th, 40 Appalachian leaders from 6 states will meet with members of Congress asking for their support of the RECLAIM Act and to increase and extend the tax that funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. Larry and Hattie […]
The Alliance has recently been talking about our upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. and with only 15 days before we depart, we are excited and fired up to speak truth to power. From September 23 thru 26th, 40 Appalachian leaders from […]