LWVSC profoundly deplores all forms of racial injustice and oppression. Please see our response to George Floyd’s murder here.
Racial Justice Resources:
- Just the Beginning Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, 15th President of the LWVUS and first African American President of the LWVUS
- How Americans Experience Race, Power, and Privilege Dr.Gloria Holmes, Professor Emeritus, Quinnipiac University and Adjunct Professor, USCB
- Immigration and DACA Webinar George Kanuck, co-president of the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition and Alma Deverall, Esq. of the Immigration Family Law Firm, Bluffton
Equal Rights Amendment
During the 2018-2020 legislative session, LWVSC advocated in favor of S.901 and S.918, two resolutions in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. The resolutions received a subcommittee hearing before South Carolina’s four women senators, all of whom co-sponsored S.918. The bills progressed no further. Testimony in support was given on behalf of the LWVSC by Dr. Laura Woliver, Columbia League president and scholarly expert on women in politics and in particular women in South Carolina in political life.
(March 11, 2020)
LWVSC supports gender and racial equity, including ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and the promotion of fairness in hiring, advancement, pay, and representation in public appointments.
Related LWVUS position: Social Policy