Policy Outreach Coordinator
The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy seeks a policy outreach coordinator to build support for fiscal and economic policy that will improve the lives of vulnerable children, people of color, and build shared prosperity. The policy outreach coordinator will build the Center’s capacity through partnerships and the development of new relationships; help educate advocates, the media, and the public on policy proposals and issues; help mobilize communities around important public policy issues, produce opinion pieces, presentations, and other materials; and provide advocates, the media, policymakers and the public with timely, accessible, and credible research and analysis on issues impacting their communities. Over the next two years, this work will involve implementing a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other progressive tax changes.
The Hill Blog – For more than a century, Appalachian coal communities have given more to the American dream and received less in return than any other region of our country. They’ve fueled our expansion westward, driven the industrial revolution, and powered our way to victory in two World Wars. At the same time, Appalachians have suffered from painful boom and bust cycles, risked their lives on a daily basis, and live in an area that remains one of the poorest regions in our nation.
On June 5-6, 2015, Executive Director Ted Boettner presented at the Try This Conference in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Read
His presentation focused on the benefits of a healthy population including lower health care costs and greater economic productivity.
In 2009, the cost of obesity alone cost West Virginia $1.2 billion.