Jan 15 2020
2020 Budget Breakfast
Please join us for the 7th annual Budget Breakfast! The morning will include our yearly recap of the governor's proposed budget. Our keynote speaker is Sian Mughan, assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Her research interests include local government finance, fiscal federalism, criminal justice policy, and institutions. Some of her research has shown how tax and budgetary structures impact equity outcomes, while other papers focus on how fiscal stress in local governments leads to revenue seeking behavior by actors in state criminal justice systems. Sian will discuss the business personal property tax and her study, "Estimating the Manufacturing Employment Impact of Eliminating the Tangible Personal Property Tax: Evidence from Ohio", to help us understand how proposed cut to West Virginia's tax could harmfully impact our budget and how we fund our school systems.
Nov 18 2019
Release of the Criminal Justice Listening Project Report
Please join us for the release of the Criminal Justice Listening Project Report next month at the State Capitol! The West Virginia Criminal Justice Listening Project collected stories about the criminal justice system from over two hundred people around the state. The majority of those interviewed have experienced incarceration or have had family members behind bars. The individuals surveyed shared their observations as pastors, volunteers, attorneys, correctional officers and staff of community re-entry programs.
Oct 28 2019
Raise Hell: The Life and Times Of Molly Ivins
RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS tells the story of mediafirebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's wordshave proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell! Engel gives "Raise Hell" such momentum - it's a whoosh of a movie - that you are quickly swept up in its sights and sounds. There's a lot to take in.
Oct 10 2019
2nd Annual Food For All Conference
Food for All hosts a one-day summit for those fighting against hunger and food insecurity in West Virginia. Food for All is an opportunity to work together towards bold ideas that secures food access and equity for our communities. Food for All is an opportunity to join an action team and make a difference.
Sep 16 2019
What the Heck is Medicare for All?
You've heard the buzz, and you might be wondering... what the heck is Medicare for All? And what can it do for me? If you're tired of not getting the healthcare you need, or paying through the nose, this event is for you. Learn how this big idea could help save money and lives across America... and how we can make it happen soon.
Sep 10 2019
West Virginia Medicaid Summit 2019
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care invites you to sponsor the Medicaid Matters for West Virginia Summit. This one-day event will cover Medicaid topics of importance and will allow us to share concerns, issues and opportunities in West Virginia.
Jul 26 2019
2019 Summer Policy Institute
This year’s SPI will be held from July 26-28 at WV State University in Institute, WV and will center around criminal justice reforms. Panelists and speakers will highlight recent criminal justice reform victories as well as innovative policies that would help even more folks across the state avoid the criminal justice system when possible and improve the reentry process for those coming out of the justice system. Interactive sessions, including a re-entry simulation with officials from the U.S Department of Justice, will set the tone for the weekend.
Jul 18 2019
Restorative Justice in West Virginia
Restorative Justice Event and Presentation How could restorative justice help kids in West Virginia?
Jun 13 2019
Healing Justice Film Screening in Beckley
Film screening starts at 1:00 PM. Reverend Ron English will moderate a panel discussion at 2:30PM followed by a discussion about the most recent legislative wins for previously incarcerated individuals by Rick Wilson with the American Friends Service Committee. Free and open to the public. 4 hours of CEU's for social work, LPC, and CRC (DRS employees only) pending approval.
Jun 12 2019
Kate White with Legal Aid of WV will be presenting on the new expungement bill (SB 152) including an overview of eligibility guidelines and the expungement petition process of the new law. This meeting will be June 12 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM at the Goodwill Prosperity Center in Charleston, WV. Come learn about the process to have misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies expunged. The council is also encouraging people to bring someone they know with a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony conviction to help them understand the expungement process.