Members of the Our Children, Our Future Campaign will showcase the coalition’s state-level initiatives to reduce child poverty at a Congressional briefing Friday, May 20, in Washington, D.C. They were one of only two state-based organizations nationwide to be invited. The Our Children, … Continue Reading ››
This is totally legal. We are asking you to vote twice this year.
The issues with the most votes will become the 2016 Our Children, Our Future Commitment.Vote in the primaries, to help choose the lawmakers who will represent you. … Continue Reading ››
Here’s today’s question: Can you be more successful getting press releases and information into the newspapers around the state? Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: In today’s busy, short-staffed newsroom, hundreds of press releases arrive daily by email, print and fax. … Continue Reading ››
It was almost 7 a.m. when I put on my black, pointed-toe dress shoes. My stomach hurt and my pits were already sweaty. I was leaving for the annual Our Children, Our Future (OCOF) Kids and Families Day at the … Continue Reading ››
A very dear friend of mine, whose natural curiosity and intellect is matched only by her compassion for others and desire to do good in the world, recently graduated from West Virginia University. As with many, she is … Continue Reading ››
Ever wonder why most politicians just repeat the same ol’ sentences over and over, regardless of what question they are being asked? What they are doing is sticking to their talking points. And it’s a common, … Continue Reading ››
By Phil Kabler/Gazette-Mail A coalition of 18 citizen and community organizations kicked off a campaign Monday for passage of a state Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income workers, unveiling a website that shows the economic impact of the credit, by legislative districts.
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“I know what it’s like to be marginalized. My family, a working family, barely survived the recession. I know what it’s like to experience racism. I’ve experienced sexism. So, who stands up for us? Who speaks up for us?” Sammi … Continue Reading ››