As the new Eastern Regional Grassroots organizer, I want to introduce myself to OCOF blog readers. What a fun experience it has been so far! With the legislative sessions already going, we are in full swing of advocacy and policy education/outreach. Since November 27th, I have been a part of this great policy advocacy group, which … Continue Reading ››
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephen Smith at Stephen@OurFutureWV.org Click here to contribute. “Community Members, Charleston Police Department Unite to Address Racism & Increase Community Partnerships” Plan includes trainings, youth engagement, arrest tracking, and body cameras CHARLESTON, WV – On Tuesday October 4th at 11am in Charleston City Hall, Charleston community leaders are joining with the Charleston Police Department to unveil an ambitious … 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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
“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 ››
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 ››
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 ››