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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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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Let’s get pay equity for women this year

By Sharon GarrettGCDP, 2nd Vice Chair January 29, 2021 marked the 12th Anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. It was the first bill to become law in the new president’s term. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law by President John

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Women in Leadership

Four current and former Greenville City Councilwomen come together to discuss what women’s leadership looks like in one of the country’s most up-and-coming cities. Diane Smock, Jil Littlejohn, Lillian Brock Flemming and Dorothy Dowe talked about collaboration vs. competition, the

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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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The deck is stacked against women in South Carolina

By Erin D. Basinger The U.S. News and World Report ranks South Carolina 42nd in their classification of Best States, with our state in the bottom third or quarter in the areas of healthcare, education, infrastructure, opportunity, violence and crime, and environmental care. For women, this

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A single mom’s perspective

Timicia Grant is a professional women. She’s a non profit professional who’s worked for years to help single parents navigate a system often stacked against them. As a professional political organizer, she’s also working hard to change the dynamic in local, state, and national

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