Past Events


Hunger Free West Virginia Day
Mar 05 2019
Hunger Free West Virginia Day
Mountaineer Foodbank, Facing Hunger Foodbank and other anti-hunger activists join at the Capitol to inform and educate legislators on the challenges West Virginians face and how much work is needed to end hunger in West Virginia.
Screen of Healing Justice
Feb 19 2019
Screen of Healing Justice
In tribute to Black History Month, join us for a screening of Healing Justice followed by a panel discussion.
Unequal Happy Hour
Feb 07 2019
Unequal Happy Hour
In 2017, women working full time, year-round made $12,346 less than men, a gap of 26%. The pay gap is one of the most recognizable workplace struggles for gender equity. Join us (West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy plus Boss Babes WV and WV FREE) upstairs at Sam's Uptown Cafe in Charleston to discuss our latest paper "Climbing the Mountain: Closing the Gender Pay Gap in West Virginia." Women will pay 26% less for drinks to close the gap, and we'll be joined by community leaders to discuss positive policy change for the future of West Virginia. We will have legislators discussing the bills they are working on regarding pay transparency and closing the pay gap.
Taking Inventory of the 2019 Legislative Agenda
Jan 31 2019
Taking Inventory of the 2019 Legislative Agenda
Policy Outreach Coordinator Kelly Allen will share an update on what is going on in Charleston and ways folks can get involved. She will discuss the potential harmful tax cuts on the agenda that would take dollars away from our schools and other priorities and send them to out-of-state corporations. She will also share information and ways to get involved working on some positive bills that have been introduced that would prioritize the needs of workers and families in the state.
Legislative Engagement Workshop: Parkersburg
Jan 30 2019
Legislative Engagement Workshop: Parkersburg
Join a coalition of state and local organizations to learn how to advocate for the issues most important to you! This training will provide information about the process of a bill becoming a law, resources on how to speak with your elected officials, and taking effective actions. We'll also dive into some messaging tips on a variety of issues and how to connect these issues in a strategic and effective manner. Networking time will be included in the training to learn more from policy/issue experts and get involved in organizations or groups you're most interested in. This event will be held in the Fort Boreman meeting room. It is FREE, and all are welcome! We hope to see you there!
How Things Work Story Time
Jan 26 2019
How Things Work Story Time
Curious how a bill becomes a law? Want to learn about how citizens (regardless of age) can get involved? Join our guest readers for the exciting tale of House Mouse, Senate Mouse.
Legislative Engagement Workshop: Wheeling
Jan 23 2019
Legislative Engagement Workshop: Wheeling
Join a coalition of state and local organizations to learn how to advocate for the issues most important to you! This training will provide information about the process of a bill becoming a law, resources on how to speak with your elected officials, and taking effective actions. We'll also dive into some messaging tips on a variety of issues and how to connect these issues in a strategic and effective manner. Networking time will be included in the training to learn more from policy/issue experts and get involved in organizations or groups you're most interested in. This event is FREE, and all are welcome! We hope to see you there!
2019 Budget Breakfast
Jan 16 2019
2019 Budget Breakfast
Join us for the 6th Annual Budget Breakfast featuring: Our annual presentation on West Virginia's budget, what to watch for in the 2019 Legislative Session, and the moral and economic reasons to reform our criminal justice system.