On Sunday, March 17, a hastily organized community event to express solidarity with New Zealand and with our own Muslim community following the massacre of in a Christchurch mosque was held in Falls Park. There were several speakers including Courtney Thomas, a community activist, a warrior for
By Lee Turner President, DWGC With all the events of the last week, to get my brain still enough to focus and write was a challenge. We live in a world where we’re subjected to a relentless battery of divisive language and tactics coming from our elected local, state and national officials.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is an activist organization that advocates to prevent gun violence. That includes fighting laws to loosen restrictions, while lobbying for common sense controls. This is one of an occasional series to spotlight the work of activist organizations in
It’s come to our attention that there are quite a few Democratic-leaning/leading book clubs in the Upstate. And we can also see from social media interactions that there is, as expected, a huge interest in presidential candidates. As it turns out every currently declared presidential
By Michael Roosevelt Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) began her appearance at the monthly GCDP breakfast on a rainy Saturday morning by observing that precipitation seems to be following her campaign everywhere, beginning with the “virtual snow globe” that accompanied the announcement of her candidacy
By Lee Turner President, Democratic Women of Greenville County I love math! Numbers tell a story and lead to informed solutions. (Gosh, you think we can convince our lawmakers of this??) Naturally one of my early thoughts was: “How are we doing?”, financially that is. For starters, I wanted to
Dorothy Dowe, an entrepreneur, education consultant and engineer, has announced her plans to run for the Greenville City Council. She will be running for the at-large seat currently held by first-termer George Fletcher. Dowe is a director of two educational consultant companies, Strategic
Jennifer Wells is a career prosecutor who handles domestic violence and other violent crimes cases in the Upstate. She sees the results of gun violence every day. She spoke passionately about the toll gun violence takes in our state where domestic violence is frequent and guns are often a
There weren’t a lot of high points of the recent government shutdown, but there was one: the commitment of communities to help people in need. In the Upstate, many businesses and community organizations found ways to help furloughed employees get through a tough time. Here’s a shout out.