Quote of the month:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea; Though its waters rage and foam, and though the mountains tremble at its tumult. The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. -Psalm 46
A Party for West Virginia
is Born! After 18 months of effort by hundreds of volunteers,
The Mountain Party can declare this campaign a success. With 97%
of the precincts reporting, 2% of the total vote goes to Denise
Giardina, surpassing the 1% required for party status.
Anyone may now change
their voter registration and join the now-official Mountain Party!
and print the mail-in WV Voter Registration form!
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Denise in the Washington
Read about it here
of Middleburg, VA sent us a song he wrote. Read the lyrics to "Company
You can now contribute to the Denise Giardina campaign by credit
card via our secure
Denise Giardina in the New York Times
Read about it in the Charleston
Gazette and TomPaine.com
Click here to read a poem written for the campaign by Ann Krueger of Barbour County. We reprint it with the author's permission. Thanks to Ann for this powerful poem. We welcome other submissions as well.
BUMPER STICKERS!!! BUMPER STICKERS!!! We've got the most original bumper stickers of the campaign. To class up your car's rear end, send Two Bucks to P.O Box 6344, Charleston, WV 25362. For bulk orders send 50 cents per sticker. Or if that's a problem, we'll get them to you for free.
Brand-New Top Ten List!
Economic Development Strategy
Your Featured Economic Ideas:
West Virginia has its first solar-powered elementary school! Washington Lands Elementary in Marshall County gets some of its energy from solar panels, and students and staff can monitor the sun's production as part of their learning experience. (Charleston Gazette, May 16) This is a small step forward. Does anyone in state government recognize this as an economic opportunity? How about manufacturing solar panels? Could the state that once led the nation in coal production now lead it in solar production? Of course it could, if only we refocus our resources and ideas.
Previous Featured Economic Ideas...
Grow West Virginia's Economy
In the past, coal ruled West Virginia. But now King Coal is dying. We can sit around and moan about the loss of jobs and taxes. Or we can realize we have an unprecedented opportunity to diversify and strengthen our economy. We can dictate our own destiny.
I want West Virginia to become a haven for small business. And I want to see West Virginians use their creativity to come up with a new economy.
Send in your ideas for diversitying our economy and supporting small business. I'll highlight the most interesting ones as a Featured Economic Idea.