I am the youngest of 7 kids; 3 brothers, 3 sisters - and me. My mom and dad divorced when I was young so it became very tough to make ends meet. My mom raised us kids as a single mother. I couldn't imagine how difficult that was for her.
you are the last check against tyranny. Call your senators and tell them you believe no one is above the law. Tell them that to represent you, a lover of justice, they must protect Mueller's investigation. Tell your friends, tell any citizen that cares about justice, that if they care about holding our government accountable they should do the same.
I am very blessed to live in the Ohio Valley where there are employment opportunities. I am grateful to have the access I do to resources and community, I think that is the real reason I am doing better.
The candidates we support, the campaigns we fund, and the votes we eventually cast, fundamentally influence the future of our country and the course of the world.
Misty and I chatted about the need for more help in the City of Wheeling and about the stigma surrounding poverty. How do you respond to the stereotypes that exist against persons in poverty? People think persons in poverty are all drug addicts but that’s not always true. Oftentimes people can’t get a job because they … Continue reading Misty S. Poverty in Perspective.
This isn’t about shaming rich people or giving handouts - it’s about creating fair share economic practices by building more equitable tax structures where everyone has an honest chance to climb the money tree.
People with depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders can receive more effective treatments, experience safer recoveries, and maintain a higher quality of living than ever before - so why does the stigma persist?
Without my benefits, I would be hopeless, I rely on the public housing and food assistance they might want to take away.
I’d like to get to a place where I no longer depend on public assistance - that’s the goal
I think it will take a while for things to get better. I believe we could do more to make the changes necessary to help people - I am hopeful things will change.
We must recognize that it is more important to be right than to win; arguments, debates and, yes, sometimes even elections.
"I feel that most people believe if you work hard you won’t be poor, but that’s just not the case. When you are born into a certain class, it is very difficult to advance to the next class, especially if you don’t have the proper tools or education."
Our culture thrives on the concept of independence. Many of us believe that success is sweeter and more deserved when you do something without the help of others. In the U.S., we have sensationalized the "self made millionaire" archetype - the strong, independent individual who never asks for forgiveness let alone permission. The urge to say … Continue reading 6 points to build and lead better teams.
We must engage fresh ideas if we truly wish to expand and improve the WV tourist and recreation experience.
"I was naive enough to believe the Pledge of Allegiance once I learned it; 'With liberty and justice for all.
Americans have notoriously surrendered their right to vote. A Pew research study found that only 56 percent of the U.S. voting-age population cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election - only slightly better than in 2012. But, that still means 44 percent of eligible voting-age Americans decided to "sit this one out".
Protesting the government is controversial, sometimes even considered treasonous, but it is nevertheless fundamental to the integrity and perpetuity of our Nation.