Gender & Racial Equity

Gender & Racial Equity

Current Issues | Position


Equal Rights Amendment

During the 2018-2020 legislative session, LWVSC advocated in favor of S.901 and S.918, two resolutions in support 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.

Testimony before SC Senate Special Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee in Support of Ratifiying the Equal Rights Amendment
(March 11, 2020)

Gender & Racial Equity Issues - and Our Own Dark Past (SC Voter, Summer 2019)

Our New Position and the ERA (SC Voter, Summer 2019)

ERA Rises Again (SC Voter, Summer 2018) 



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 national position: Social Policy