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.
Panelist 1 - Lynn Teague, Advocacy Director for the League of Women Voters of South Carolina will present the landscape of state issues and current legislation that affect women and families, such as equal pay, pregnancy accommodations for working women; access to comprehensive healthcare, education and more.
Panelist 2 - Sue Burkowitz, Director SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, will present ways in which federal laws and program affect women and families - issues such as Medicaid expansion, the CHIP program for children's health insurance and programs designed to lift families out of poverty, such as SNAP.
Panelist 3 - Tamika Gadsden of the Charleston Activist Network will speak to the importance of voter outreach and education as well as experiences organizing grassroots efforts for advocacy in diverse communities. This topic will round out the panel with a special emphasis on voter registration and voting in honor of National Voter Registration Day.
Moderator - Ashley Crary Lidow, Director of Policy and Government Relations at Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)
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