Making Democracy Work

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.


Sept. 26: SC House District 2 (Sandifer/Gaulin)
Oct. 29: Clemson City Council 2

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General Meeting (Oct. 18) -- All About Elections


Do you want to make history, have a unique cultural experience, or just do your civic duty? Then the LWVCA needs you the week of September 24-28. This effort will likely register the most voters ever and be in time for them to vote in the November 6 elections. Each year since NVRD began, the numbers have risen and we here in the Clemson area plan to do our part. If you have not been in a high school class in many years, you will be pleasantly, (for the most part), surprised. Many of you signed up at our Women's Equality celebration but we need more.

During that week and perhaps the week before, we will be visiting Pickens, Oconee, and Anderson County Schools and other venues. Below is a summary of our needs:

ANDERSON SCHOOLS - Michael Auston and Lynn Batizy are organizing this and we will post it on our league website late

Linda Gahan and Pam Warren will work at SHS and WOHS

Right now we need 4 more at SHS on 9/20, Thursday, from 11:55-12:10. Also, we need 6 more at SHS on 9/21, Friday, from 11:55-12:10.

Tentative dates for WOHS are 9/24-9/25 and we need 3 more each day to cover this school.
PICKENS SCHOOLS - May Tavolacci will work to coordinate all schools.
DHS is covered for 9/24 - 9/25.
EHS needs 6 volunteers for 9/26 and 9/27.
LHS needs 2 volunteers on 9/28 and 2 volunteers on 10/1.
We have registered voters at the School Success Workshop, Clemson University, and the Railroad Festival recently. There are plans in the future for registration tables at all four Tri-County Technical College sites, Anderson YMCA, Pendleton Spring Jubilee, Anderson University, Southern Wesleyan University, and other venues.
Please e-mail me at with your volunteer information and any questions you may have. You do not need experience--you will get that on the job--and you do not have to be a LWVCA member.This will be a great week/year for Voter Service.

Judge requires EPA to produce research

LINK to Scientific American Article.

On Friday, June 8, the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Beryl Howell, ordered the EPA:

"Particularly troubling is the apparent premise of this agency challenge to the FOIA request, namely: that the evidentiary basis for a policy or factual statement by an agency head, including about the scientific factors contributing to climate change, is inherently unknowable."

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Justice Department will not defend individual mandate

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