Winds of Change Newsletter, March 2010 See sidebar for table of contents
Ken Do! Hechler Honored
Congratulations to former Congressman and Secretary of
State Ken Hechler for receiving West Virginia Universitys Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Achievement Award for 2010. The yearly honor is bestowed
on a West Virginian who works to fulfill the commitment of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. by making a substantial contribution in the advancement
of civil rights and human rights.
Hechler, now retired at 95, is a longtime OVEC member
and reform activist. Last summer, he was arrested along with movie
actress Daryl Hannah, NASA scientist James Hansen and about 30 others
during a protest over Massey Energys mining activities around Marsh
Fork Elementary School.