Our Children Our Future, West Virginia’s campaign to end child poverty, is gearing up for the 2015 legislative session. This coalition of coalitions, of which AFSC is an active member, has won over a dozen policy victories over the last two years, including prison reform, Medicaid expansion, raising the minimum wage, and restoring funding for family programs. While most of these victories take place at the capitol in Charleston during the 60 day legislative sessions that typically last from January to March, the campaign works statewide and year-round to build momentum.
Prior to a public hearing on HB 1403, raising the state's minimum wage, people from a variety of faith traditions will gather to share food and prayers in support of dignity for all workers. Following the breakfast, participants will be able to attend a State House press conference at 9:15 AM and the public hearing at 10:15 AM. Please RSVP so we know how much food to prepare.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.