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Democracy is not a spectator sport!

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

LWV Supports Pickens County Millage Increase

A quality public education is essential for a strong and sustainable democratic society and is a civil right.

The League of Women Voters believes that our schools should be adequately financed. Therefore, we support this increase in the millage rate.

A petition supporting the millage increase is available here

MEETING TUESDAY JAN. 20 -- NUCLEAR WASTE in SC

The League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area and the Sierra Club are jointly sponsoring a presentation by Suzanne Rhodes on "Atoms for Peace and Other Misbegotten Plans for Nonproliferation" as well as the likely Savannah River Site role in long-term nuclear waste storage.

Because of lack of leadership on the part of Congress and the Department of Energy (DOE), South Carolina may become a default nuclear waste storage site. This calendar year will be pivotal in terms of budgeting for SRS cleanup, and also in terms of DOE HQ plans to open SRS gates to international wastes. Even more discouraging, in spite of EURATOM and other rules, countries which could become leaders in international nuclear waste management are focusing on SRS rather than on their own waste planning. This spring there will be an opportunity for South Carolinians to register their concerns. DOE HQ & SRS boosters are fixated on short-term economic issues. We need to be ready to protect the state's long range environmental and economic interests. Come listen, learn, and ask questions.

What: Atoms for Peace and Other Misbetotten Plans for Nonproliferation
When: Tuesday, January 20, 7 p.m.
Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 100 Thomas Green Blvd., Clemson

The program will take place Tuesday at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Clemson. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m.


RECYCLE YOUR CFLs

Home Depot now accepts used compact fluorescent light bulbs for recycling at all of its US locations. Many CFL users have been concerned about mercury contamination when these super-efficient bulbs wear out. Now we can dispose of them safely.

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