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.

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR5oth ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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January 16, 2018 - General Meeting, 7:15 p.m., Olli Building

LOOMING SCHOOL TEACHER SHORTAGE - Over the past three years, the number of South Carolina teachers who did not return to a teaching position increased by over 800 teachers. During the same time period, 200 fewer teachers graduated from a South Carolina teacher education program (CERRA, 2016). This and other information will be discussed about an impending teacher shortage crisis in South Carolina.

Speaker: Leigh Martin, Executive Director, Field & Clinical Partnerships & Outreach, Clemson University College of Education, will speak on this topic.

January 22, 2018 - Redistricting Class, 3:00 p.m., Olli Building

See Calendar for other information.

Saturday, January 27 -- LEAD Day in Columbia

Making Democracy Work at the Statehouse and Across SC will be the focus of the annual Leadership, Education and Advocacy Day sponsored by LWVSC in Columbia on January 27, 10:00 - 2:00.

There will be presentations by Matt Saltzman, local LWVCA member, on redistricting; Laura Hart, an attorney who argued the Abbeville case in the Supreme Court, will discuss developments in this case; LWVSC Board member Lynn Teague will discuss pressing issues in the upcoming legislative session. The Board of LWVCA has agreed to pay registration fee ($25) for local LWVCA members who wish to attend. Carpools are being arranged. Deadline for registration: January 23.

Register by e-mailing Bill Hare, wrhare@earthlink.net, with copy to Eleanor Hare, eleanorhare@gmail.com, and Janie Shipley, janrel@mindspring.com.

Tuesday, January 30 -- 50th Anniversary Celebration

The League of Women Voters Clemson Area is celebrating a very important birthday. Come share in the remembrances of some of our Charter and early members of this hard working organization. See calendar page for more information.

CONGRATULATIONS -- Holly Ulbrich

Congratulations to Clemson Area LWV member Holly Ulbrich for being elected co-president of the S.C. League of Women Voters at the annual LWVSC convention! We are fortunate to have Holly's leadership and experience close to home and proud that she will be representing us statewide. She had a recent column published in the in the Statehouse Report, entitled, "Whatever Happened to Home Rule." Check it out at: http://www.statehousereport.com/.../ulbrich-whatever-happene.../

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