Greenwood County Democratic Party Chair, Bill Kimler, provides a number of updates including:
There will be a special election on Tuesday, August 9 for Greenwood City Council Ward 2. Both candidates spoke with the Greenwood Democrats and fielded a number of questions.
Johanna Bishop is the Greenwood County Councilwoman-elect for Ward 3. She comes off a newsworthy primary election that ended in an exact tie. She describes how she won the runoff election two weeks later and stresses the importance of getting involved in the School Board, a seat that she will be vacating after November.
Ishan Lal is a resident of Greenwood, a sophomore at George Washington University and is currently interning for Congressional Majority Whip, Rep Jim Clyburn. You will get no better example of youth involvement in politics than by hearing Ishan’s story below!
One of the core tenets of the national Democratic Party platform is “Securing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice”. Roe v Wade provided reproductive freedoms during the first trimester and allowed for regulations after fetal viability.
However, through shady manipulation altering the makeup of the Supreme Court, individual states are now allowed to impose a narrow religious view defining life as beginning at the point of conception, a view not shared by a large portion of the population or even among different faiths.
Our hearts break for those couples no longer able to use in-vitro fertilization to conceive.
We’re scared for the pre-teen girls who are raped and forced to give birth.
We’re angry on behalf of women who are locked into pregnancies they never wanted, having their right to self-determination removed by government overreach.
We still have a chance at the state level to mitigate some of this damage and protect the rights of women to proper healthcare and freedom to pursue their lives as they see fit. We will continue to fight for women with every breath we take.
Support SC-Based Women’s Rights Organizations like
Raise your voice tomorrow, June 25th in Greenville and say You Won’t Go Back!
Support your Democratic SC candidates in November 2022 and stop these laws from getting passed at the state level:
And finally, get more involved with the Greenwood County Democratic Party. We’re here to work with you in a common cause!