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The West Virginia Democratic Party platform committee met at the state convention in Charleston, West Virginia held June 10-11, 2016. The Family Caregiver Project has no report of any submission with caregiver language made to this party. A draft of the 2016 platform can be found at: http://www.wvdems.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-Platform.pdf
The platform does not mention family caregivers. Under Section F, Health and Social Issues, the platform includes this language about seniors:
“a) We recognize that senior citizens are an integral part of our society.
b) We are committed to helping seniors retain their independence, dignity, and standard of living.
c) We believe that senior centers across our state provide programs that are critical to the well being of this valued population.
d) We are committed to finding and implementing solutions to critical issues facing the aging population, namely: health care, nutrition, exercise, transportation, housing, and fraudulent schemes.
e) We recommend an increase in geriatric education for medical students in all state medical schools.
f) Medicare and Social Security must be protected and adequately funded. Efforts to privatize them or convert them into vouchers should be opposed.”
West Virginina Democratic Party Headquarters
717 Lee Street, Suite 214
Charleston, WV 25301
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The West Virginia Democratic Party state convention was held on June 10-11, 2016 in Charleston.