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.

March 16-30, 2018


March 20, 2018 6 p.m.

Greenville LWV presents Dr. Duncan Buell who discovered votes that were left uncounted in SC. He has worked more than ten years on issues of election integrity, computer security for elections and post-election analysis from ES&S iVotronic. See Calendar for address.

March 27 -- Changing Healthcare through Legislation

Several of South Carolina's rural counties will be losing their only healthcare provider with impending physician retirement. Nurse practitioners are available to fill the gap, however current SC regulation limits distances from a physician preceptor. Bills currently in the SC Senate and House have the potential to rectify this situation and ease some of the most restrictive laws in the US. This session will discuss current practice restrictions and efforts to pass autonomy legislation to meet health needs.

Rosanne Pruitt, PhD, FNP-BC is a professor in the Clemson University School of Nursing. She holds degrees from Emory University, USC and University of Maryland. Dr. Pruitt's current teaching includes Health Policy and Advanced Assessment. Her research is focused on health promotion. She has recently completed research with undergraduate honors students focused on the research supporting herb use. She mentors graduate nurse practitioner students each week with the Sullivan Center in locations around the update. She is married to Dr. John Pruitt and mother to two grown sons.

Tuesday, April 17 -- General Meeting -- Healing the Divide

Underneath this country's political schism, there exists a corresponding cultural and/or societal divide. We all experience it: an overarching fear, disrespect, righteousness, incivility and often deep anger. These basic human feelings, although common to mankind throughout the ages, now threaten the effectiveness of our democracy.

It is helpful but not enough to vote new leaders into Congress. We the people can and must create a culture in which we return to our basic principles of inclusion, connection and civil discourse.

This presentation is about hope, healing and communication. It will focus on the relevant work being done around our nation and ways we might participate in healing both ourselves and subsequently healing our divided nation.


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:

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