West Virginia can’t wait.

WV Can’t Wait is a movement to win a people’s government in the Mountain State.  

What is WV Can’t Wait

WV Can’t Wait is a movement to win a people’s government in our rural Mountain State–a government where the people who work the hardest and bear the most are also the ones who write the laws. Two years in, we’ve recruited and trained 101 candidates and counting who refuse to take corporate cash and who answer to the working people of our state.

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Volunteer for the Morgantown City Council Election!

A team of local WV Can’t Wait leaders is aiming to grow a people’s government in the City of Morgantown. The outgoing city council has made some progress–but the city continues to stare down major crises as the pandemic worsens, straining our health, housing and pocketbooks. Morgantown can have a city government that always chooses the side of folks who are bearing the most. Have questions? Contact monongaliacantwait@gmail.com for more information. Sign up to volunteer!

Rebuilding Rural America: One Neighbor at a time

We’re committed to continuing to fight for a new kind of politics in West Virginia. We know that the political machines we are up against don’t work for West Virginians. It is up to us to build ones that do, one neighbor at a time. Learn about our successful Neighborhood Captain Program and how we can win a West Virginia that works for all of us.

Meet Our First Elected Officials

Our first slate of WV Can’t Wait candidates has been elected into office. Congratulations to these 11 rural and small town standard bearers, every one of which has pledged to never take a dime of corporate cash! We’re on our way.  Learn about how to become a WV Can’t Wait Candidate here. 

Nominate Someone for Office

The only way we’ll win a people’s government in West Virginia is if we take it! The people who work the hardest and bear the most should also be the ones who write the laws. Farmers writing farming legislation, teachers writing our education bills, small business writing the tax code. Know someone who should be governing our state?  Nominate them here.

Our New Deal Platform

Tired of politicians who won’t give you a straight answer? Read our more than 30 detailed policy plans written by West Virginians, and you’ll see how we pay for them. Learn how we’ll Fix the Roads, Legalize Cannabis, End Election-Buying, Keep Our Wealth Here, Create Middle Class Jobs, and more. SEE ALL PLANS.

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Get your shirt, cap, button–or other WV Can’t Wait goodies like bandannas–in our shop today. SHOP NOW.

What is West Virginia Can’t Wait? 

WV Can’t Wait is a movement to win a people’s government in the Mountain State. One Governor alone can’t save us. We need a thousand leaders, not one. Read recent news coverage about Stephen and the WV Can’t Wait movement here.

The American Prospect calls our movement “an uprising on a country road” and “one of the most unusual and thrilling in recent memory… a means to build lasting, long-term grassroots infrastructure, in a state habitually bulldozed by small oligopolies carrying big money.”

Fund the Movement

This movement runs on people power, without a dime of corporate cash. Make your donation today. Or better yet, join the ranks of our monthly donors by selecting the box during check out! 

Join the Movement

We have hundreds of volunteers in every corner of the state, and a growing slate of candidates who will need our help in 2022. It will take 1,000 leaders not 1 to win a West Virginia that works for all of us.