CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Working Families Party plans to formally launch in an event Saturday afternoon outside the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.

Executive Director Ryan Frankenberry says the state affiliate of the national Working Families Party expects progressive activists and supporters from across the state.

Its planned campaigns include raising standards for working families, including middle-class tax cuts, universal health care, clean elections and debt-free higher education.

Frankenberry says the party has support of several organized labor and progressive groups including the West Virginia AFL-CIO.

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