SC Resists Free Money for Medicaid Expansion

By Roxanne Cordonier At first glance, expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sounds like a no-brainer fiscally. Now the Biden administration is sweetening the pot by offering expanded federal coverage to South Carolina and 11 other states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas,

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Spotlight on elections at April breakfast

What’s on every Democrat’s mind right now? Voting rights protection and getting more candidate’s elected. Election Director Conway Belangia answered questions about legislation currently under consideration in the Legislature. And Brett Bursey, exec director of the SC

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March 2021 Donors

Thank you to those who donated to the GCDP in March. We are grateful for your support. Recurring Donors Leila Aziz, Phil Beckwith, Christina Belge, Kathleen Bitsura, Ruth Burley, Democratic Women of Greenville County, David Cross, Cynthia Gibson, Cindy Henry, John Hester, Woodrow Hill, Jeanette

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SC Business Power Brokers

You may want to start by contacting top brass at your own company, but if you want to go high, here are the names of top officials at Carlos Phillips, President, Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Will Whitley, Michelin, Director, Community and State and Local Government Affairs. Max Metcalf, BMW,

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What’s in the For The People Act?

By Steve Evered The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R 1, For the People Act of 2019. Here are the major provisions. Protecting and expanding voting rights and election security: Automatic voter registration – eligible voters are automatically registered when they have contact

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The American Rescue Plan: What’s in it for me?

By Elise Filpot In March, South Carolina and the rest of the United States marked one year since the wide-scale start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  During that year, more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and more than 8,700 South Carolina citizens have died of COVID-19.  As a consequence of trying

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Youth and Democracy: A 2nd Thursday Conversation

Leaders of High School Dems, College Dems, and Young Democrats joined GCDP Chair Eli Valentin to discuss their paths to activism and how their organizations are going to make a difference in shifting SC Blue! Panelists: Emily Broderick, HS Dems; Marcus Coppola, College Dems, and Kirsten Pruitt,

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Let us help you get your shot

There are a lot of vaccine doses out there, but finding one in your area can be a lot of digging around online. Some people give up, others don’t know how to get started. We want to help with that. On weekends from mid-April up to Memorial Day we’ll have volunteers accepting calls

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