Women’s Rights: The Fight Isn’t Over

By Laura Haight The Supreme Court has set women back 50 years in many ways. But there are still options, still fights to take on, and battles to win. South Carolina Currently, the six-week abortion ban, known as the “Heartbeat Bill” is in effect. But the Legislature is close to taking that

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Roe v. Wade Decision: Statement from the Chair

By Amanda McDougald Scott Today is a sad day for our country and our state. As we evaluate the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 50-year-precedent of Roe v. Wade, we must start to think forward. Abortion is still legal in South Carolina, but an outright abortion ban

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500 Greenvillians rally to support women’s choice

Women and men, young and old, joined together on May 14 to stand up for women’s rights. The rally at One City Plaza was part of a nationwide day of marches that brought out hundreds of thousands of protestors wearing their hearts on the signs and making sure their voices were heard.

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Women’s March on Greenville 2021

By Timicia Grant Almost a month ago, the news about the Texas near abortion ban flashed across my screen. As I sat there a moment and let it sink in, the gravity of the situation overtook my senses. I was hit with an urgent panic that many women in South Carolina surely felt: “This is […]

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Advocacy organizations in the Upstate

Now that we are out of the house – at least for the moment – you might be looking for some things to do. Lots of activist and advocacy groups in Greenville need your help from donating, to subscribing, to volunteering. This is just a partial list and we will keep adding to it.

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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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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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31 Days of Women’s History

Readers, please note: This is work in progress and will be changing hopefully daily. Every March, we celebrate Women’s History Month with local, state, and national events. This year, we are expanding our vision with Women’s History activities that can be part of an ongoing

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Expansion would improve health, economy in SC

Democrats in the state legislature have introduced resolutions that, if enacted, would put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot in 2022. We asked Dr. Dawn Bingham, a physician, health policy advocate, and former candidate for State Senate for her view. By Dr. Dawn Bingham As a physician, I support

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