The work of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy is guided by the strong relationships and partnerships we have with those that also want to build shared prosperity and a more inclusive West Virginia. The WVCBP is proud of its coalition and community partnerships throughout the state.
Call to Action for Racial Equity (CARE)
Call to Action for Racial Equity (CARE) is a racial justice leader that works to dismantle oppressive structures plaguing communities of color across West Virginia. The CARE Coalition builds power that combats systemic racism in the Mountain State through community organizing, youth leadership and policy change.
Invest in Working Families (WV EITC Coalition)
The Invest in Working Families Coalition seeks to bring a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit to more than 140,000 West Virginia working families. WVCBP leads a divers coalition of allies from community action partnerships, volunteer income tax preparers, direct service providers, bankers, labor organizations and more in an effort to increase tax fairness and bolster the future of more than 160,000 West Virginia kids through the enactment of this data driven tax cut for working families. Learn more here.
Food For All
Created by the WVCBP to defend insecure West Virginians from attacks on both the state and federal level that add barrier between struggling West Virginians and food assistance. This diverse coalition of farmers, faith leaders, food banks and community organizations has grown exponentially since its inception in late 2016. While the Center continues to lead defensive advocacy and organizing efforts to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), multiple coalition partners are proactively working to enact policies that will address some of the most data-driven and pressing areas where West Virginia can, and must do better, to ensure our neighbors have enough to eat. Learn more about our first coalition gathering here.
West Virginia Medicaid Coalition
The West Virginia Medicaid Coalition is a group of health care providers, insurers, social providers, managed care organizations and advocates who meet quarterly to learn more about Medicaid and share information important to preserving Medicaid. West Virginians for Affordable Health Care runs the coalition, and WVCBP Executive Director serves as chair of the Medicaid policy committee of the WV Medicaid Coalition.
Our Children, Our Future
Our Children, Our future is a leading group of West Virginians that hail from a variety of backgrounds and include policy advocacy, service providers, religious leaders, parents, labor and business leaders focused on taking action to fight child poverty through community meetings, a 450-person legislative-action day and regional forums around the state to educate communities and policymakers. Child poverty is all too common in West Virginia and OCOF is building the political will to ensure it is not an inventible future for our children. WVCBP Policy Outreach Coordinator Kelly Allen serves on the OCOF steering committee.
West Virginians United for Social and Economic Justice
A progressive umbrella group of advocates working at the local, state and federal level for West Virginia working families.
Legislative Action Team for Children & Families
The Legislative Action Team includes the state’s leading organizations working on behalf of children and families to advance family-friendly policy by mobilizing support for issues that improve the lives of West Virginia kids. The Legislative Action Team actively monitors pending legislation affecting children and families while advocating for those policies and legislative proposals that benefit children.
West Virginia Criminal Law Reform Coalition
The West Virginia Criminal Law Reform Coalition is made up of organizations and people directly impacted who are working to reduce our reliance on incarceration and law enforcement in West Virginia. It works at the community and state levels to influence and enact policy that will break the school-to-prison pipeline, end the over policing of communities of color, stop the predatory practice of cash bail, confront the criminalization of poverty, and more.