W.Va. expected to see nation’s strongest campaign finance reform bill in January
Selina Vickers, who is running for the District 32 seat, has pledged not to accept any corporate money. On Thursday, she and other candidates met with residents in Minden, a contaminated Fayette County neighborhood where a large number of residents report cancers, to pledge support for campaign finance reform.
The bill is part of West Virginia Can’t Wait, which aims to win a “people’s government” in West Virginia…
WV Can’t Wait candidates take next steps toward the November elections
By Steven Allen Adams, Parkersburg News and Sentinel WV Can’t Wait, which united several Democrats, Republicans, Mountain Party members, libertarians and independents, saw more than 43 of its candidates win races on June 9, running on a populist platform to take on the good old…
Rosemary Ketchum makes history with election win in West Virginia
An openly transgender woman has made history in West Virginia with her election to city council. She says she’s proud of her state for bucking the stigma. Rosemary Ketchum, 26, was elected Wednesday to represent Ward 3 on the Wheeling City Council in West Virginia….
Women Can’t Wait
By Rachel Byrne, Monongalia Can’t Wait Co-Captain It’s no secret that the WV Can’t Wait and Stephen Smith for Governor campaign are changing the way that politics has historically worked. With a comprehensive platform, written with the input of West Virginians impacted by the policies,…
WV Can’t Wait’s Statement on Race
Every person in our state, and every state, deserves equal protection under the law and fair representation in government. We must fight racism and discrimination head on. Roughly three percent of West Virginians are Black. Yet, Blacks represent 12% of our state’s prison population (28%…
You don’t have to choose between jobs and safety. Just ask West Virginia
From The Guardian Living in West Virginia means getting used to crisis – mine explosions, chemical spills, floods. Today we are faced with a new crisis, a virus killing our people and threatening their livelihoods. But the story is the same. We’re stuck with politicians…
This West Virginia Democrat turned his campaign for governor into a COVID response team
Five days after Smith’s campaign launched its coronavirus site, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told constituents to “go to Bob Evans and eat” as he downplayed the severity of the pandemic.
Choosing the side of people fighting for Property Rights and Clean Water
In Harrison, we saw wellpads that were literally a stone’s throw from Wilsonburg Elementary school. In Doddridge and Ritchie, we saw toxic landfills and pipeline facilities tucked away from public view.
Smith Breaks Records with Best Fundraising Quarter Yet, After Strong Coronavirus Response
The Smith campaign, propelled by 3,189 donations, raised over $200,000 in the last three months, making Smith the top fundraiser for the quarter.
Campaign for West Virginia Governor Has Become a Covid-19 Response Program
Smith’s anti-establishment campaign, known as West Virginia Can’t Wait, had a coronavirus response website up before the state government did and recently released an 11-point policy plan calling for drive-through coronavirus testing in every county, vote-by-mail legislation, and moratoria on evictions and utility shutoffs….