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In Her Shoes

 

 

IN HER SHOES: A History of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, 1920-2020

by Sheila Haney

Interview with author Sheila Haney

 Hot off the press in summer 2020, In Her Shoes describes the creation of the League of Women Voters in South Carolina and a century of dedicated efforts by hard-working volunteers in South Carolina to make democracy work for all of us. Eight of those women are featured in brief biographies because of their contributions to this history. 

The League of Women Voters of South Carolina has a long and colorful history. Born out of the women's suffrage movement, the South Carolina League was organized in 1920, the year of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that ended a 72-year struggle for women’s right to vote. The League in South Carolina went dormant in the 1930s, only to revive in the late 1940s, with a state board in place in 1951, just in time for the struggle over desegregation of the public schools. Over the years, the South Carolina League has always focused on voter education, voting rights, empowerment of women, as well as advocacy for constitutional reform, environmental protection, public education, and transparent and accountable government.  A case of dedicated and sometimes colorful women leaders populate this well-researched history of an organization that has won the trust and respect of citizens and public officials as a nonpartisan watchdog for good government in the Palmetto state. 

Price: $15 a copy. All royalties go to the League of Women Voters of South Carolina.

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  1. Printing this form and sending it to Nancy Williams, Treasurer, LWVSC, 3 Hummingbird Court, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926  with a check enclosed (made out LWVSC).   OR
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  3. Copies may also be available for purchase from your local League.  If there is a League in your area, check to see if they have copies for sale.

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Votes for WomenStory Map: Places of Women’s Suffrage 

Women's Suffrage

Did you know that the Suffrage centennial begins in June?
If not, find out more at Suffrage Centennial 

 

Information You Can Use

Speakers' Bureau

Volunteers in our Speakers' Bureau are trained to share well-researched, nonpartisan information. Here are some of the topics that our speakers can address:

  • Voting rights, voter registration, voting procedures and election systems. Our speakers can help your audience register (or update their registrations) on the spot.
  • Importance of voting, civic participation and transparent, ethical government
  • Activities and history of the League of Women Voters
  • History of women's suffrage and leadership in South Carolina
  • South Carolina judiciary and judicial selection
  • Home rule, tax policy and education funding in South Carolina
  • Redistricting explained 

To schedule a League speaker for your group, please contact LWVSC at copresident.lwvsc [at] gmail.com.

SC Legislative Information

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ELECTION PROTECTION RESOURCES...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Voting

Save All Votes--Information Flyer for Voters

 

Online voter registration is now available.

Go to Voter Registration.

 

Your Vote Counts
Your Vote Counts in South Carolina

 

A Brennan Center report on long lines at polling places

The Brennan Center for Justice has just released a report on long lines at the polling places, and South Carolina figures prominently in their data.

Know Your State: South Carolina Government. Know Your State

By the League of Women Voters of SC.  It provides information about the SC constitution and its history, sufferage and elections in the state, the South Carolina legislature, the SC executive branch, the SC judiciary, education in our state, finance and taxation, as well as local government. 

To order by mail LWVSC's publication click here.  Or you may order with a credit or debit card or use PayPal by clicking the "Add to Cart" button below.  For more information, copresident.lwvsc [at] gmail.com or LWVSC, PO Box 8453, Columbia SC 29202.


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League Legacy: Conversations with LWVSC Presidents, 1977-2011

LWVSC's publication consists of interviews with nine former state League presidents interviewing former state presidents about their impressions of their time in office. Copies are $10 each, including shipping. To order by mail, send a check payable to LWVSC to: LWVSC, PO Box 8453, Columbia, SC 29202. Indicate that purchase is for "League Legacy" and include name and address where it is to be mailed.  Or you may order with a credit or debit card or use PayPal by clicking the "Add to Cart" button below.