The WVGOP held its annual Summer Meeting in Summersville this month, which was a major success. At this meeting, the Resolutions Committee made significant progress on our 2024 Platform, the County Chairs conducted a very successful meeting, at which they received a grassroots organizing training from the RNC, and the State Executive Committee conducted its important business in under two hours. Among other business of the Committee, four resolutions were passed: one honoring the life of the late Paul Hartling, one recognizing the 100th birthday of the late Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr., one encouraging an Impeachment Inquiry into President Joe Biden, and one instituting a non-partisan election endorsement committee.
In addition to the official business conducted by the WVGOP, the State Executive Committee also took measures to reaffirm the Republican commitment to the pro-life cause. While being pro-life certainly entails standing up for the unborn, opposing radical judges, and advocating for anti-abortion legislation, it also means doing our part to continue being pro-life after the moment of birth. To that end, the West Virginia Republican Party partnered with former Delegate Kayla Kessinger and Her PLAN (Her Pregnancy and Life Assistance Network) in hosting a diaper drive at the Summer Meeting. This organization facilitates collaboration between assistance providers and their communities to empower women and families through comprehensive medical, social, and material support. Her PLAN currently operates nationally and in 21 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The WVGOP will be donating the dozens of diapers, baby wipes, and childcare materials it received to local pregnancy resource centers throughout West Virginia.