Can Child Poverty Movement Maintain Support While Narrowing Focus?

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - The 229 activists who attended the "Our Children, Our Future" workshops in Beckley and Bridgeport in late August were taking the first steps in what they hope will be a statewide movement to battle child poverty in West Virginia; however, they have big challenges ahead. Read

Organizers of this grassroots movement want state legislative approval next session for policies targeting what they see as the issues creating child poverty in West Virginia. They cast a remarkably wide net to garner initial support. The West Virginia Coalition for Healthy Kids and Families and the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy sponsored the workshops under the "Our Children, Our Future" banner. The Beckley workshop had 35 co-sponsors; the Bridgeport workshop had 40.

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