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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

September Public Policy Luncheon

September 21, 2017 – Lourie Center – 11:45 AM

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The meltdown of the VC Summer nuclear plant has come to a head. What did we know and when did we know it? Come to the LWV Columbia September public policy luncheon and get the facts about this rapidly evolving situation. Headlines change daily on this subject. Two people who have followed this issue closely and know the facts will add context and clarity to this debacle.

Lynn Teague, LWVSC advocacy chair and state League lobbyist, has been working with legislators on amending the Base Load Review Act for almost two years. Lynn serves on the Integrated Resource Plan Committee coordinated by the SC Office of Regulatory Staff and expects to be an intervener in resolving the VC Summer situation.

Ron Aiken is a Columbia native and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the S.C. Press Association, and he has won more than 20 state, regional and national journalism awards. An 18-year journalism veteran, his work was featured in a book showcasing the year's best technology writing, appeared in newspapers and websites across the country, and was published in the 2015 book "State of the Heart, Vol. 2: South Carolina Writers and the Places They Love" by the University of South Carolina Press. Ron also publishes "Quorum", an independent investigative journalism project that focuses on issues in the Midlands. His recent article on the VC Summer debacle can be viewed here.

Who We Are

The LWV of the Columbia Area represents members living in Richland and Lexington Counties. Membership in our league is open to all persons living in the Columbia area aged 16 and older.

Special Members

Sarah Leverette and Keller Barron honored by USC 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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