·         Central Regional Workshop is July 24,2014, at  St. Timothy in the Valley,  Hurricane, WV

CENTRAL REGIONAL REGISTRATION: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9drgh2ye3585b71

Watch the video and make sure you are there!

The Our Children, Our Future Campaign has been successful because of work of people like you.  You have gathered together at regional meetings, Policy workshops, Annual Symposium, and at the state Capitol.  Come learn and share about the following proposals and how together we can make our state better for our children!

Watch this video and learn more about how these workshops affect our campaign,



Remember, here are all of the policy proposals and where they are being presented :

  • Ramp It Up: A Healthy Foods Initiative: Northern Regional Workshop-July 22
  • Juvenile Justice Reform:  Southern Regional Workshop-July 17
  • FRN Funding:  Southern Regional Workshop-July17 & Northern Regional Workshop-July 22
  • Workforce Develop: Job Training/Placement: Central Region Workshop-July 24
  • Workplace Bullying: Northern Regional Workshop-July 22
  • Prescription Pseudophedrine:  Southern Regional Workshop-July 17
  • Erin’s Law: Central Region-July 24 & Eastern Regional Workshop-July29
  • Substance Abuse Funding: Eastern Regional Workshop-July 29
  • Parent Engagement / PTA: Northern Regional Workshop-July 22
  • Worker-Owned Co-Ops: Northern Regional Workshop-July 22
  • Energy Efficient Affordable Housing: Southern Regional Workshop-July 17
  • DV Unemployment Comp: Southern Regional Workshop-July 17
  • Solar Hollow: Northern Regional-July 22 & Central Region Workshops-July 24
  • In-Home Visiting:  Northern Regional-July 22
  • Medicaid Mental Health Therapy:  Central Regional Workshop-July 24
  • Foster Kids’ Bill of Rights: Eastern Regional Workshop-July 29
  • Tobacco Tax: Eastern Regional Workshop-July 29
  • Paid Sick Days: Central Regional -July 24
  • VERA: Northern Regional Workshop-July 22
  • Farmers Market Permits: Central Regional Workshop-July 24
  • Ban the Box: Central Regional Workshop-July 24
  • Buy American: Eastern Regional Workshop-July 29
  • Perinatal Oral Health:  Eastern Regional Workshop-July 29

If you can’t make any of the policy workshops,please remember that your next opportunity to have your voice heard on these policies will be our annual Statewide Symposium which is at the WV Cultural Center in Charleston, WV on September 9,10.

Registration will be closing soon for the Northern and Central Workshops!  Don’t miss out:

** See registration links below


Want to Engage your Communities in Local Action?

Local leadership training opportunities are coming to a region near you.

Learn about exciting ways that you can get engaged in local Try This! projects and many more.  Community groups/teams are beginning to meet to tackle some local and state issues around many topics, from increasing physical fitness to establishing a community garden.  We need your voice to be part of the discussion!

Additionally, teams/organizations will be presenting different policy issues that will effect our entire state.  Take the knowledge and skills learned about engaging local communities to be part of a statewide issue team.

Regional Workshops are on the following dates and at the listed location:

·         Northern Regional Workshop     July 22,2014                         Gaston Caperton Center              Clarksburg,WV

·         Eastern Regional Workshop         July 29,2014                         Blue Ridge Community/Technical Center      Martinsburg, WV

·         Central Regional Workshop        July 24,2014                        St. Timothy in the Valley                  Hurricane,WV

·         Southern Regional Workshop     July 17,2014                        WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, Alumni Center      Lewisburg,WV

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to come and learn about being a local citizen advocate.  Registration is below:

SOUTHERN REGIONAL REGISTRATION: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9g0w5shb8595527

Northern Regional Workshop Registration: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9g2os2985cb8826

CENTRAL REGIONAL REGISTRATION: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9drgh2ye3585b71

EASTERN REGIONAL REGISTRATION: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9g2sgc46b97f994

We look forward to seeing you there,

Kathryn Long

This action alert is sponsored by the Our Children, Our Future campaign.  The Our Children, Our Future campaign is made up of over 177 organizations/individuals committed to empowering West Virginia’s families and ending child poverty.

4 Regional Workshops – Central Regional is July 24th at Hurricane