Stop the Greenville Tea Party — Keep County Council BLUE!

Our incumbent Democratic City Councilman, Russell Stall, is under attack by the MAGA/Tea Party that has overthrown the Republican Party in Greenville County.  Their candidate, Joe Farmer, has not attended a Council meeting in person since he announced his candidacy in March. He did appear

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A Call to Action on Voting Rights

By Mary Wright President, DWGC The right to vote is an American right. Kamala Harris recently stated, “When we cast a ballot, we not only decide our leaders. We determine our future.” After a historic turnout at the 2020 elections, we now face a real threat to our democracy – we are witnessing

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Greenville turns out to honor Lillian Brock Flemming

By Kate Franch On a recent balmy Saturday evening, close to 300 hometown fans of the Honorable Dr. Lillian Brock Flemming filled the decked-out concourse of Fluor Field at the West End to thank her for 40 pivotal years of service on Greenville City Council. The crowd included current and past

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Dem Women: Diverse, dedicated, and dynamic

By Mary WrightPresident, Democratic Women of Greenville County As I began this year as your president, I gathered a vibrant team of women to serve as chairs on our board. The DWGC is currently run by a group of deeply passionate and wildly talented women. This team has enabled us to advocate,

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Convention Recap: Energy + engagement = electoral success

By Elias ‘Eli’ ValentinChair, GCDP The South Carolina Democratic Party held the 2021 Convention between May 19 and May 22. During the biannual meeting of the Party, we added planks to our platform, amended Rules to our State Bylaws, and elected the Leadership of our State Party. This crucial

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Being a Black Woman Today

We had a dynamic conversation with five Black women representing a variety of personal and professional experiences. Their paths were often different but the undercurrents of their experiences were decidedly similar. It was a powerful and energetic event filled with positivism and shared

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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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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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The time has come to act on guns

This post first appeared in the DWGC’s monthly newsletter, The Donkey’s Tale, in April 2021. By Mary WrightPresident, DWGC The recent gun violence in Atlanta and Denver has reignited much needed discussions about how to prevent these all too common tragedies in America. Today, many

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GCDP March 2021 Breakfast

“Our movement is only as strong as the people who show up to take action.” That was Ann Warner, CEO of WREN, tossing down the gauntlet during a powerful and informative presentation on WREN’s (Women’s Rights Empowerment Network) legislative priorities and progress. Ann

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