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Events Outside of the Morgantown Area
Our Children, Our Future Looking for Input on Policy/Issue Platform
Our Children, Our Future (OCOF) is soliciting input into its platform for the 2018 West Virginia legislative session. Recent victories including “the second chance for employment act” and “pushing for comprehensive substance abuse curriculum/training for all K-12 students.” The deadline to submit ideas is November 10th at 5:00 p.m. The link embedded in
email soliciting ideas is not easy to access otherwise, so send your ideas to Chris Kimes at OCOF will hold its annual meeting in Charleston on December 7th, and you are welcome to attend and speak for your issue.
Fairness West Virginia Institute's 2017 “Fuel The Fight” Gala
This annual event in Charleston on November 11 will feature “music and dancing, a selection of wine and beer, and buffet- style gourmet dining” at the University of Charleston’s Riggleman Building Rotunda, 2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE. Pastor Donté Jackson of the First Baptist Church in Huntington will be the keynote speaker. The “Fairness WV Institute is dedicated to education and advocacy on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) West Virginians and their allies. It presents its annual gala each year in the fall to celebrate our progress towards full equality in the Mountain State.” Fairness West Virginia Institute is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions for the gala are tax-deductible minus actual costs. Registration information is available here.
Northern WV Center for Independent Living Promotes ACA Open Enrollment
The NWCIL has posted this information from the Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, with more information at “West Virginians who need to enroll, re-enroll or switch health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace at should note that the annual open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace opens today and will be open a total of six weeks. It will run from Nov. 1, 2017 through Dec. 15, 2017. “Consumers not covered by an employer-sponsored or a public plan can compare and enroll in individual health insurance plans via online exchanges operated via the federal government.
An abbreviated list of “THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
“• Procrastinators, beware. The 2018 open enrollment period is Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2017, with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
“• Need help? Call the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner Consumer Services at 1-888-879-9842, TTY 1-800-435-7381.”

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