The Our Children, Our Future Campaign is serious about the 2016 election. We WILL make child poverty a defining issue in the 2016 election. We WILL help organizations & volunteers prepare to get-out-the-vote. We Will empower leaders to make the election count. And we WILL hold 3 Civic Engagement Workshops! See below for the WHEN & … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
Photo by Spenser Wempe The session ended Saturday. What happens now? We start planning for next year. We stayed united--across party lines--to win very real changes (protecting child care centers/SB146, winning drivers licenses so families could get back to work/634, protecting children's funding, … 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 ››