West Virginia’s infrastructure has been overlooked for far too long. Paula Jean has said, “no one should have to beg for something as basic as a clean glass of water.”
A New Deal for West Virginia
We deserve more than jobs in a boom-bust industry that we know is unsustainable.We deserve more than to be stuck with clean-up costs and health impacts. We deserve a just transition to a long-term economy that brings good jobs for working families directly to areas that are struggling. West Virginia would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of good paying jobs ushered in by a Green New Deal.
Paula Jean is a coal miner’s daughter and granddaughter who wants justice and a just transition for her family and community that has sacrificed so much to power this country. She wants to guarantee a bright future for working class families like hers, with kids and grandkids that don’t deserve to bear the burden they’re faced with.
We can do this!
Clean running water and functioning sewer
No one should have to beg for clean water to drink… or to bathe their children. Yet we have near-constant water crises across the state, including Paden City, Minden, Parkersburg, Charleston, and more. And small towns throughout West Virginia struggle to maintain rural water and sewer systems, with constant boil advisories and pipes crumbling into the red clay.
Paula Jean will fight to make sure no more children and families have to pay the costs of corporate greed.