Archive: Economic Justice


CCJ at MIT – Legacies of Coal: In Search of a Just Transition

By CCJ / May 11, 2023
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Back in April, our Community Organizer for Greene County, Tonya Yoders, sat on a panel at MIT during their event titled Legacies of Coal: In Search of a Just Transition. Reflecting on her experience, Tonya stated that speaking on the panel at MIT was, “something I never would have thought I would get to do.” […]

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Xylazine is becoming more common in PA

Xylazine is becoming more common in PA. Here’s what you need to know.

By Paul Fedore / May 10, 2023
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In advance of the following update about overdose impacts in our community, we want to remind folks that they can reach out to the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission to access narcan/naloxone and to learn about treatment options at 724- 223-1181. You can request a free Narcan Kit here. CCJ is also a community distributor […]

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Opioid Settlement Update: Funds Coming into the State

By Paul Fedore / April 14, 2023
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Last year, Governor Shapiro and his team were hard at work claiming opioid settlement money for the state and the rest of the country in his role as Attorney General. Today, settlement funds total out nationally to about $54.07 billion. Out of that, Pennsylvania will receive $2.2 billion over a period ranging from 10-18 years. […]

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The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency is Ending Soon. What Does that Mean for Medicaid and Healthcare?

By Paul Fedore / March 30, 2023
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The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency is officially ending on May 11th, and the federal government is winding down its various emergency funding streams tied to COVID, including emergency funding that went to increasing state Medicaid programs. As a result, states will begin reevaluating who is still eligible for Medicaid as budgets are cut. States can […]

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From Abandoned Mine Land to Lavender Farm and Second-Chance Jobs in West Virginia

By Allison Evans / February 16, 2023
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A Q&A blog by Jocelyn Sheppard, Founder & President at Appalachian Botanical Company, and CCJ’s Event Coordinator Allison Evans Allison: Jocelyn, it was so nice making your acquaintance at the Washington Farmers Market this past summer. Can you please tell us more about Appalachian Botanical Co.? Jocelyn: Appalachian Botanical Co. is growing lavender and raising […]

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