Thursday July 24, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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St. Timothy in the Valley
3434 Teays Valley Rd
Hurricane, WV 25526

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Carey Jo Grace 
WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition 




Central 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. Learn more about how the campaign and the policy workshops fit together here.

Do you care about supporting the programs that support families and kids in WV? Come be part of the team that is proposing sustained, protected funding for the Children's Trust Fund. Or come learn about policies to curb and address child sexual abuse

Do you care about employment issues and healthy, productive workplaces? Come out and learn about policies to require paid sick days and family leave, to promote job training and placement, and to prevent discriminatory hiring practices of former felons.

Do you care about healthy foods? Come join farmers, vendors and local food advocates to learn about policies related to farmers market programs.

Click on the registration link to sign up, participate and become part of a team building a better West Virginia.

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!