Thursday July 17, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Alumni Center
WV School of Osteopathic Medicine

400 North Lee Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901

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LeeAnn Shreve 
WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition 




Southern WV Regional Policy Workshop & Community Training 

Join us for a day-long training to learn how to make change in your community and throughout the state through policy advocacy, healthy lifestyles / Try This! promotion, and voter education and turnout.

The Our Children, Our Future Campaign has built a statewide campaign to win 12 policy victories in the past 20 months through working with our partners across the state to identify and promote state policy opportunities that will improve communities and help us move toward our goal of ending child poverty in West Virginia. 

The Regional Policy Workshops are a major part of that campaign. They are where community leaders from across the state propose policy changes to work on over the coming year - and where you can get connected with the issues that most interest you.

Do you care about curbing substance abuse addition in West Virginia? This year, we'll be looking at policies to create funding streams for substance abuse prevention programs, to restrict access to materials to create meth, and to mandate testing of umbilical cords to protect newborns exposed to drug use.

Do you care about employment issues and healthy, productive workplaces? This year, we'll be looking at policies to address workplace bullying, to require paid sick days and family leave, to create new cooperative business models, to create voluntary employment retirement accounts, to promote job training and placement, and to prevent discriminatory hiring practices of former felons.

Do you care about healthy foods? We've got policy proposals related to farmers markets, food access, and increased use of SNAP benefits to purchase healthy foods.

Click on the registration link to find out what policy proposals are coming to Lewisburg.

In addition to all these policy proposals, you'll also have the chance to participate in one of three trainings:

  • Learn how to take the next step from the June Try This! Conference in Wesleyan. You learned what community improvement programs are out there. Come learn more about how to implement them and how to make sure your local officials are a strong part of your team;
  • Learn how voter education and turnout are key to building the state we want to live in. 
  • And learn about how to become a key member of a policy advocacy team - either from your home or at the Capitol during the legislative session in January. There are many ways to effectively advocate for the policies you most care about.

Click on the registration link below
and Join Us as we take the next step in the
Our Children, Our Future Campaign
to end child poverty in WV