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.”
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 treatment over incarceration for people with mental illness
Mental health crises in WV: You get 4-5 days inside, go back on the street, get picked up by police, & start all over…until you’re homeless or in prison.
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.