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Tax reform that works for all West Virginians

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Tuesday, leaders from the state’s education, faith, labor and community-based organizations will ask legislators to ensure that overhauling the state’s tax system protects roads, children, and seniors.

Missing from the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform’s agenda over the past few months has been the perspective of organizations that work to educate our kids, protect our seniors, and strive to make West Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Tomorrow these groups will take their message to the media and state legislators as part of the Our Children Our Future Policy Summit taking place at the state Capitol.

WHO: A diverse coalition of organizations including the West Virginia Council of Churches, West Virginia Education Association, American Federation of Teachers – West Virginia, American Friends Service Committee, WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, and many others.

WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, September 15 at 12:30 PM in the Governor’s Conference Room, next to the Secretary of State’s office, State Capitol Building.

WHAT: Release of Tax Reform Principles signed by about two dozen West Virginia community organizations calling for Tax Reform that supports fairness, public investment, accountability, and transparency.

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