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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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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2022 Democratic Primary Candidates

The Democratic primary will be June 14, 2022. As of this writing, there are still a few days left to register or to update your current registration: In person registration ends tomorrow (May 13), online registration ends May 15, and those mailing in paper registration forms must have them

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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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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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