The President is in town this week to talk about our substance abuse crisis. We need action. We have the highest overdose death rate in the country.
If you were to walk into the average West Virginia kindergarten classroom, the statistics tell us that one … Continue Reading ››
America used to believe in an ideal called statesmanship.
The notion was that a public leader would be responsible not to one party, but to the public good - that it was more important to solve problems than to win political points.
But we now live in a divided era, … Continue Reading ››
“While I was blessed to have come from a very sheltered and loving home, for many years I was oblivious to the issues that others in southern West Virginia were facing. As I learned more and more about the dark past of a close friend of … Continue Reading ››
As I arrived in West Virginia in 2012, I was blessed to join Stephen Smith on a trip to McDowell County to listen and learn about the children, families, and communities in West Virginia. That trip was the first of many taken around the state to … Continue Reading ››
We did it. After a six-month vetting process and dozens of conferences and community meetings, 2,590 ministers, parents, students, lawmakers, teachers, business owners, union members, service providers, and child advocates - like you - made your voices heard. And now the results are in... You can … Continue Reading ››
One in four children in West Virginia lives below the official poverty line. That’s why the Our Children, Our Future campaign does what it does. That’s why we travel around the state listening to what West Virginians tell us what concerns them; that’s why we help them develop … Continue Reading ››
Our Children, Our Future is all about giving the people of West Virginia a stronger voice in shaping the laws of this state that affect them. Focusing on policies and issues that directly impact the wellbeing of local children and families, Our Children, Our Future has an … Continue Reading ››