Author: WV Staff

August 15, 2019 WV Staff

Introduction This State and our people know struggle well. We know economic and labor exploitation. We know water that is toxic and undrinkable. We know addiction. Tressie Jean’s story is one of struggle, hardship, and fierce survival. It’s a story that demonstrates what struggle looks like in West Virginia. It describes hardship and resilience in…

August 1, 2019 WV Staff

Since getting back from the Center for Popular Democracy’s People’s Convention in Detroit this past weekend we’ve been thinking through the deepest values and biggest visions that guide our work. We want to take a minute to share and define these values and visions so that, as we continue our work, we do it more…

July 22, 2019 WV Staff

Food insecurity is all around us; more than likely most of us know someone who doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. In fact, 1 in 7 people in West Virginia struggle with hunger, and 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger (Feeding America, 2018). Federal food security programs such as the Supplemental…

July 15, 2019 WV Staff

Alright, so our lawmakers have failed to hear our voice and have passed and signed the Omnibus Education bill into law. But now is not the time to dwell on this bill’s passage, it is the time to look forward and find our path to save, restore, and improve our public education system. As we…

July 1, 2019 WV Staff

  The decennial census is coming up in April of 2020 and with this deadline fast approaching, much of West Virginia’s federal funding could be on the line by this coming year’s census. Annually West Virginia receives over 1.2 billion dollars to fund essential programs that help our education system. This funding helps K-12 schools,…