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.

GENERAL MEETING -- Panel of Mayors -- April 18

SC is a state of small towns. We have 268 incorporated municipalities, of which 46% have fewer than 1,000 residents. Our meeting on the anniversary of Paul Revere's ride will give us the opportunity to meet with some of the local small town mayors and discuss accomplishments and challenges of governing at the grass roots level. Join us and meet the mayor

Our meeting is open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors a well as your questions and concerns. Social time at 7:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the OLLI building in Patrick Square. (See our calendar for exact address and map.)

Wine Tasting Fund Raiser -- Save the Date (April 1)

April 1, 5 - 7 pm, at Mill Creek Lodge in Central. (See our calendar for exact address and map.)

Wines will be provided from Moore's Spirits in Seneca, featuring good wines under $15 a bottle. Heavy hors d'oeurves. $25 for a single ticket or group of four for $100. Reservations greatly appreciated. 864-654-4417 or wrhare@earthlink.net. This event is a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area, which serves Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson Counties to help people to be informed and active participants in government at all levels.

Pickens County School Board News

H 3346, a bill that would add one member to the Pickens County School Board, was passed by the SC House. Rep. Gary Clary and Rep. Neal Collins co-sponsored this bill.

The 7th member will be appointed at first and replaced by an elected at-large member in the 2018 general election. Eventually, there will be seven single-member districts.

The League of Women Voters supports adding at-large representation to the Pickens County School Board. Our rationale is expressed in a Letter to the Editor .


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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