Tag: Rise Up

Amnesty and Witness Release Advocacy Toolkit on Forced Evictions

Witness, a story telling project based in Brooklyn NY and Amnesty International have produced an organizing tool Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit, a multimedia resource for activists, social movements and communities fighting evictions. From outlining the obligations of governments to sharing videos that help foster debate and inspire mobilization, the Toolkit provides critical resources to support the…
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Child Care Freeze Lifted But the Fight is Not Over

On Tuesday July 24, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced that the freeze on child care assistance would be lifted. “Because this program is important to thousands of working West Virginia families I have lifted the freeze on the childcare subsidy program—allowing qualified families to enter this program. We need to strike a reasonable balance between…
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DAWG Protests Child Care Cuts

On Monday July 23, DAWG held a event on Kanawha Blvd across from the Capital to protest the cuts to the state’s child care assistance program.  The event was covered by two of the three local TV news stations and the Charleston Gazette also ran a story which can be seen below.     July…
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WV Cutting Child Care Funding to Working Families

The WV Department of Health and Human Resources announced cuts to child care assistance.  On August 1, the state will freeze enrollment into the program meaning NO new families will be able to sign up for help with child care payments.  The state will also stop payments to families who are at or above 150% of the federal poverty level.  (The…
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