Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
8:00 am -- We'll discuss some plans for 2018 and beyond of the West Virginia Working Families Party, formally launched this past weekend, with Ryan Frankenberry, its new state Director. "You are the people who can transform this state," Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, told activists in an earlier announcement.. "Many of you are already leading efforts that put real power in the hands of everyday West Virginia families. We have more people organizing in the streets, in neighborhoods, and online than we have in years," added Smith, also one of the party's State Committee members, "We now have an opportunity to translate that grassroots energy into political power." Party officials have said it "has no plans to be on-the-ballot." Rather, Working Families will recruit, support and "endorse candidates from any party, or no party, that will fight for us," said Smith.