Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 6-9 PM at the Marriott Hotel, 1200 Main Street, Columbia, SC
Join us for a timely conversation with some of the state's leading experts about the causes of political corruption and ways to reform South Carolina's broken system.
Panel I: Modern History of Political Corruption
Moderator: Jack Kuenzie, WIS-TV
Rick Brundrett, Island Packet
John Crangle, SC Progressive Network
John Monk, The State
Eva Moore, Free Times (research by Corey Hutchins)
Panel II: Causes of Corruption
Moderator: Ken W. Gains, USC School of Law
Brett Bursey, SC Progressive Network
Cassie Cope, The State
Lynn Teague, SC League of Women Voters
Sen. Mike Rose, R-Dorchester, Ret.
Ashley Landess, SC Policy Council
Panel III: Reform Proposals
Moderator: Brian McConchie, WACH-TV
Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg
Sen. Phil Leventis, D-Sumter Ret.
Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Richland Ret.
Sen. Mike Rose, R-Dorchester. Ret.
Rep. James Smith, D-Richland
Octavia Williams, Florence County Council
Please join us, the members of the League of Women Voters of the Columbia, as we illustrate how we are Making Democracy Work.
Voter Registration is one of our main goals, but beyond that, we are striving to find ways to actually get voters to the polls.
We also have a vested interest in most of the official policy statements of the national organization. Our environment is showing the effects of global warming already. As an agricultural state, we carefully watch what our legal bodies try to accomplish. We are most concerned with energy sources being constructed and with our state's willingness to receive the nuclear wastes from outside our state. We worry about and speak to legislators concerning healthcare in the community. We welcome new citizens to our country. We provide education about our legislative groups both locally and for the state. We advocate more careful use of monies for our water and sewer systems and our roads and bridges.
Sarah Leverette and Keller Baron are lifetime members of the Leage of Women Voters of the Columbia Area. Their papers, letters, and records were placed in the USC Political Collections Library. They were honored with a celebration on March 10, 2016, at the Hollings Special Collections Library. The event honored the creation of the Sarah Leverette Collection.
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