School choice (a.k.a. vouchers) are on the table

By Linda HardmanLegislative Chair, DWGC South Carolina lawmakers vowed that pushing through a school choice (vouchers) bill would be a top priority for the 125th Legislative Session, and they have been true to their word. S.39 was pre-filed in November of 2021 and in January of this year it was

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February Meeting

Lobbyist takes a dive into education legislation State legislators have their eyes on education. And in many cases, not in a good way. Janelle Rivers, the League of Women Voters of South Carolina’s education advocacy specialist/lobbyist, will be our guest speaker on February 13. Dr.

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We need serious solutions from elected officials

By Laura HaightPresident, DWGC “We’ve got serious problems and we need serious people to solve them.”– Michael Douglas in The American President This cultural meme is no less accurate because of its source. We do have serious problems and, it seems, little interest among the Republican majority

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Can a bunch of blue dots change a red state?

By Laura HaightPresident, DWGC Yes, I believe we can. The remarks that follow were delivered at the January 9, 2023 meeting. They are reprinted here with some editing. The best of times and the worst of times. I think that adequately describes how it has felt to be a blue dot in this red state

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Leadership changes, values don’t

November 2022 was a November to remember, as evidenced by the multiple events that have transpired since then. The seeds of discontent and concern that were present before November have begun to sprout all over the state and here in Greenville. There is much finger-pointing and consternation

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Five major issues are key in 2023 State House

Curated by Linda Hardman | Content source: The Greenville News The South Carolina General Assembly convenes its two-year schedule on January 10 with a new, more far-right look. The new House Speaker, Murrell Smith, (R) from Sumter will be presiding over a far more conservative Republican set of

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Thank you, candidates and Dems

GCDP Chair Amanda McDougald Scott thanks candidates and the volunteers who helped make the Election work, including the staff of the county Election Office. While we lost some battles, she urges Dems to stay together, stay engaged, and stay energized for the next elections including County

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An educator must lead SC to better public schools

This is the text of a speech given by GCDP Chair and childhood development and education researcher Amanda McDougald Scott in support of Lisa Ellis’s candidacy for state School Superintendent. By Amanda McDougald ScottGCDP, chair Good afternoon and happy Sunday! I am Dr. Amanda McDougald

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Election deniers, like Timmons, must not be elected officials

By Billy Webster At 11:32 pm on Jan. 6, 2020 — nine hours after the initial wave of protestors stormed the Capitol — Congress reconvened to certify the electors and affirm the results of the presidential election. Despite the violence that had caused him to lock himself and his staff in his

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