Our Strategy

It’s not our job to persuade those in power. Our job is to replace them. Here’s how we do that.​

recruit, train and back no-corporate-cash candidates

We work year-round to recruit pro-labor, no-corporate-cash candidates to run for office. We offer our endorsed candidates: $250 in seed cash, a personalized webpage, door cards, post cards, a text-banking program, digital ads, access to volunteers, a professional headshot, extensive trainings, mental health services, and one-on-one support from our digital, field, policy, and budget staff. In 2022, we have recruited, trained, and endorsed 59 candidates.

help candidates govern once they're elected

We work hard to make sure that our candidates have everything they need to govern with integrity and accountability once they reach elected office. That looks like: an annual governance training, monthly workshops with other elected officials, and daily support from our Governance Director. Our elected officials also receive access to communications, policy, and field support, as well as access to our mental health services and movement safety team.

support the people who do the work government fails to do

In order to win a people’s government in the Mountain State, we must do everything we can to support the West Virginians who pick up the slack where politicians fail. Our Organizing Apprentices receive $30,000 and deep training, mentorship, and fiscal sponsorship to help them build independent, lasting organizations. Our Hometown Heroes receive $2,000 and extensive organizing training to help support their local mutual aid efforts. Our Citizen Media Makers receive $700 and a community of support to help them start and sustain independent blogs, newspapers, podcasts and video platforms.

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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.