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….
The “Inequality of Pain”
From The New Yorker: “It’s not just inequality of wealth or income; it’s also the inequality of pain,” Smith said. “The people who have the most bear the least, and the people who have the least bear the most. During a crisis, that is especially true.”
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.
Better wages and healthcare for workers
“Everyday, I watch elderly people and working folks blowing their savings—$600, $800 at a time.” Travis Boothe is a pharmacy technician in Sabraton, WV. He is also the shop steward for his union local, and a member of the IWW. Travis makes $10.50 an hour…