State of West Virginia secondary Archives: on Families & Children


Michael Folk: Wrong incentives put kids in foster care instead of families

On foster care: "They have taken some of these kids that the grandparents want to take care of and instead put them in foster care, because they get federal money," Folk said. "If there is a willing, able and competent grandparent that wants to take care of those children, the families should get those kids first, and it is not happening because of that federal, twisted incentive that should not be there."
Source: Martinsburg Journal-News on 2020 West Virginia Governor race Feb 20, 2020

Ron Stollings: We need to invest in first 1,000 days of a child's life

Our family unit has been shattered as many of our children have lost one or both of their parents. They are being raised by grandparents or other family members. Many children face obstacles before they even show up for school. I worry about so many children in our state. We have 10,000 homeless children, 7,000 foster children and 300 children who are missing. We need to invest in the first 1,000 days of a child's life, as we know that's critical in their future ability to learn.
Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail on 2020 West Virginia Governor race Dec 23, 2019

Joe Manchin III: Opposes gay marriage personally, but accepts as settled law

Q: Support gay miarriage?

Joe Manchin (D): Opposes personally, but accepts as settled law.

Patrick Morrisey (R): No. "Disappointed" with legalization.

Source: 2018 CampusElect Issue Guide on West Virginia Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Patrick Morrisey: Disappointed with legalization of gay marriage

Q: Support gay miarriage?

Joe Manchin (D): Opposes personally, but accepts as settled law.

Patrick Morrisey (R): No. "Disappointed" with legalization.

Source: 2018 CampusElect Issue Guide on West Virginia Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Paula Jean Swearengin: Make 6 months of family leave available to all parents

Expand the earned income tax credit by $1 trillion for families raising children. Make 6 months of family leave available to all parents -- both women and men. Build and fund of a new network of childcare centers.
Source: 2018 West Virginia Senate campaign website PaulaJean2018.com Jul 17, 2017

Michael Folk: Civil union contracts for same-sex couples, but no marriage

Q: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?

A: Yes.

Q: Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?

A: If two individuals of the same sex want to enter into a "contract" for whatever purpose, then they should be able to "contract" for hospital visitation, etc... Not marriage.

Q: Should sexual orientation be included in anti-discrimination laws?

A: No.

Q: Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in West Virginia's anti-discrimination laws?

A: No.

Source: West Virginia State 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Joe Manchin III: 5 basic promises to our children: healthy, safe, cared-for

Source: 2005 State of the State Address to West Virginia legislature Feb 9, 2005

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