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 ››
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 ››
Wondering whether getting involved in the Our Children, Our Future campaign can really make a difference in the lives of West Virginians who need help? Take a look at the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette Mail. “West Virginia’s Uninsured Cut by … Continue Reading ››
Right now, citizens all over the state are building grassroots campaigns to shape and pass new state policies during the 2016 legislative session. These are citizens who are passionate about helping children and families, promoting healthy lifestyles, improving their community, strengthening the … Continue Reading ››
Community organizing is the act of trying to win real change and build capacity at the same time. So what does organizing look like? No matter whether we are organizing in our neighborhoods or at the federal level, … Continue Reading ››
Justin Anderson was just another high school student feeling frustrated with what he saw as injustice in his community. Growing up in Logan County - one of the highest coal-producing counties in the state and also one of the poorest - he felt that not enough … Continue Reading ››
The Our Children, Our Future campaign is looking for the next great organizer in West Virginia!
We are looking for someone who has a track record of making things happen in their community or county, and is looking to take the next step.We are now … Continue Reading ››