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….
Young People Fighting for a Better West Virginia
What do a future chemist, a dolphin trainer, a financial adviser, an international lawyer, and linguist have in common? They can’t wait for a West Virginia government that is honest, transparent, and values the leadership of young people. Thanks, Tony, Madison, Libby, Ethan, and Celeste…
Choosing the side of foster kids
“Pancakes make me sick to my stomach. In one house, that’s all they gave us—breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a year. I’ll never eat pancakes again.” Isaiah has lived in too many foster placements to remember. “I can’t even say the number. Foster parents don’t…
Choosing the side of grandparents raising grandchildren
Grandparents are raising grandkids at staggering numbers. We have lost a generation of parents—not just to drugs, but to greed.
Choosing the side of striking teachers and school service personnel
Two years ago, a few West Virginians got together because they wanted to support their striking teachers, subs, cooks, and bus drivers. They never thought they’d raise $332,970 for a strike fund. Two of those volunteers were Cathy Kunkel and Stephen Smith. Inspired by the…