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Upcoming Events

July 19: Lunch and Learn, Covenant House. 11:30 – 1:00 PM

WV Candidate Training Academy
Started in 2015 by a coalition of organizations and partners of every stripe, the WV Candidate Training Academy is a non-partisan coalition that is dedicated to recruiting and training new candidates for office. We believe that democracy works better when more of us are involved in the political process, and when government is more representative.  

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8/5 – Martinsburg (for all)

Candidates from all parties (and independents) are welcome.  During our last cycle, graduates went on to win local races for City Council, County Commission, School Board, Magistrate, Delegate, and State Senate.  We are excited to partner with the WV Women’s Commission so that two trainings will use the Ready to Run curriculum – by and for women candidates.  The other three trainings will be open to all, and will feature skills training developed by WV trainers, officeholders, and community leaders.  Cost is $50.

July 21-23: 2nd Annual Summer Policy Institute, West Virginia University


The first-ever Summer Policy Institute was held on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College July 29-31, 2016.

Students from across the state participated in the weekend, along with 60 presenters and facilitators, to share ideas, network and discuss policy ideas to create an even better West Virginia in the future.

The 2017 Summer Policy Institute will be held at West Virginia University in Morgantown from July 21-23, 2017. 

Email for more information. We hope to see you at the next Summer Policy Institute!


January 17, 2018: Fifth Annual Budget Breakfast – 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. Save the Date!

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