One of West Virginia’s biggest strengths is our people and strong sense of community. As we all are experiencing unprecedented times, we here at WV Citizen Action are continuing to care for one another during this pandemic. Every year, we look forward to the Spring Fling, however we are taking the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe by postponing this year’s celebration. Watch for future notice of a new date for our awards dinner in the fall. We’re also looking forward to announcing our awardees for 2020.
In the past, we’ve honored people like the late Paul Nyden, long-time Charleston Gazette investigative reporter, and powerhouse citizen activist Betty Rivard. In 2019, we honored Loretta Young, community leader and organizer for Race Matters in Education and Paul Sheridan, director of Legal Aid of West Virginia’s office in Logan County. We also continue to be inspired by our Rising Star legislators, who are fighting the good fight to protect West Virginia’s most vulnerable and move our state forward.
As we all work through these trying times, we are continuing to make our voices heard, advocating and organizing around issues affecting the people of West Virginia — access to quality healthcare and education, protecting the environment, defending democracy, and ensuring our courts are fair and impartial. We encourage you to please give what you can now to support the important work that needs to be done all the way through our present crisis.
Our goal is to emerge from this crisis stronger through community engagement and continuing to make a difference in our state and nation! ♦