Advocates to Prepare Policy Agendas
Charleston Daily Mail - After Tuesday, a coalition of individuals, groups and churches seeking an end to poverty in West Virginia will be one step closer to finalizing its 2015 legislative agenda. Read
Our Children, Our Future, comprised of dozens of groups and many individuals from across the state, will host a two-day policy symposium beginning Tuesday. The presentations will span a wide range of issues, including the importance of voting to stopping the proliferation of meth labs. About 400 West Virginians will convene on the state Capitol Tuesday and Wednesday — the Legislature will be in session for monthly interim meetings — to present policy proposals to lawmakers.
The group also will celebrate 14 accomplishments over the past two years, including a bill to raise the minimum wage that passed during the 2014 session and restoring cuts to programs aimed at helping children and families.