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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.

MONTHLY MEETING April 15 -- Common Core

The LWVCA will meet on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Strom Thurmond Institute at Clemson University. The program subject will be "Common Core Educational Standards". The discussion will be led by Ms. Dru James, a member of the SC State Board of Education. There will be an opportunity for questions from the floor.

The Program begins at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. For further information, please call 868- 2022

Annual Dinner Meeting -- Tuesday, April 29

Collins Old Town in Central

Directions from Clemson: Take Hwy 93 North to Central. Approximately 0.1 mile past the stoplight in Central, turn left under the railroad track and immediately turn right on Gaines Street. Continue on Gaines Street beside the railroad for about one mile. When Gaines Street turns left, continue straight ahead into Collins Ole Town. The sign says "Collins Ole Towne, A 1930s Rural Community".

Affordable Care Act Panel (March 25)

On Tuesday, March 25, the League of Women Voters will host a panel discussion of implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The panel will discuss how the ACA is affecting various aspects of the delivery of health care, and will include an overview of some of the insurance policies available in our area.

Reba Cartee, VP for Quality and Physician Collaboration at Oconee Medical Center will speak about the impact of the ACA on her hospital; Peter Sparks, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Clemson Free Clinic will describe the role of the free clinic; and Shirley Hanson, a federally Certified ACA Navigator will tell us about her experiences in helping people obtain health insurance.

The meeting will be held at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 100 Thomas Green Blvd. (578 Issaqueena Trail) in Clemson. Social time with refreshments begins at 7 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited.

Additional Information about the ACA:

Problems Caused by Decreased DSH
An Overview of the ACA

ANNUAL MEETING -- April 29

Dinner will be at Collins Old Town in Central. More information will be available soon.

Directions from Clemson: Take Hwy 93 North to Central. Approximately 0.1 mile past the stoplight in Central, turn left under the railroad track and immediately turn right on Gaines Street. Continue on Gaines Street beside the railroad for about one mile. When Gaines Street turns left, continue straight ahead into Collins Ole Town. The sign says "Collins Ole Towne, A 1930s Rural Community")

The Role of Government in Public Education

LINK to LWV article: The Role of Government in Public Educatio: Historical Perspectives by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill.

LWV-SC Study of School District Structure and Authority

For information about the LWV-SC study of school district structure and authority click here.

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.   LINK

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