Belinda Biafore, Chair: On Labor Day, remember who you’re celebrating

Curt Zickafoose Blog

Labor Day is a celebration, not only a time for picnics or that last long weekend to the beach, but a time to pay tribute to working men and women. Labor Day, created by the Labor movement, is dedicated to the achievements of American workers and the sacrifices and contributions made by them. Before unions workers had very few rights …

2015 Jefferson Jackson Dinner Celebration Information

Bridget McGuire Blog

The 2015 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday, October 2, 2015 in the coliseum at the Charleston Civic Center. Our speaker and further details will be announced at a later date. Tickets are on sale now at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/wvjj15 or you may call the office at 304-342-8121 to purchase your tickets. You may call the office to purchase your …

Remember, act on 95 years of women’s suffrage

Bridget McGuire Blog

Today, August 26, 2015, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day as a state and as a nation. 95 years ago today the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote giving us a voice and more importantly, giving us a power to stand up for ourselves and for what we believe in. We have fought long and hard alongside so many …

WVGOP excited to hear from Dick Cheney & this is what we think:

Curt Zickafoose Blog, Press Releases

The Chamber of Commerce invites Dick Cheney to keynote meeting– and WV GOP is excited about it. To sum up how we feel about it Vice Chair Chris Regan told the Gazette-Mail, “As the architect of America’s greatest foreign policy disaster in the last 50 years and part of the administration that brought the worst economic catastrophe since the Great …

WV Young Democrat Sarah Summers: “Voting… It Is A Big Deal”

Curt Zickafoose Blog

“Voting…It Is A Big Deal” This past Wednesday I registered to vote…Democrat of course. What a feeling it is that to finally have a say in issues that affect my family, my friends, and myself. For me, the thought of becoming a registered voter was never a question. I have grown up in a proud, hardworking Democratic family. I have …

Susan Hubbard: Our job is to keep it strong for the next 80 years

Bridget McGuire Blog

When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law in 1935, the intention was to guarantee the security of the men, women and children of the nation against certain hazards of life.  Since then, Social Security has kept millions of Americans from poverty and hardship. It established a new beginning that today protects families against income loss due to retirement, …

Ginny Moles: Social Security at 80

Bridget McGuire Blog

Today, August 14th, our Social Security system celebrates its 80th birthday!  The system provides critical help to seniors, persons with disabilities, widows, and children who have lost a parent.  Social Security is one of our nation’s greatest success stories.  Its birthday is a wonderful occasion for all Americans and a particularly important day for our country’s seniors. For 80 years, …

Cole is politicizing your children’s education

Bridget McGuire Blog

Senator Bill Cole is playing politics with your children’s education. Using rhetoric filled with misinformation, Senate President and GOP governor hopeful, Bill Cole, has declared that he would end West Virginia’s Next Generation education standards without so much as an idea of how to replace them. A majority of  members of the education community support these standards and encourage studying and …

Executive Director: Curt Zickafoose, “We fought for this..”

Bridget McGuire Blog

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” -Lyndon B. Johnson Fellow Democrats, Today we mark the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson that …

Chair Belinda Biafore: “Today is what it’s all about..”

Curt Zickafoose Blog

Fellow Democrats, Today is what it’s all about. Today we celebrate 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid. On this day five decades ago President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, ensuring that those who have helped build our great nation have access to the health care that they deserve. Medicare and Medicaid have provided millions of Americans …