Last night (Nov 7) was Election Night for many areas across the nation.
Just as we saw last November when the “red wave” completely fizzled and Democrats outperformed against all expectations, last night’s results reinforced that American voters are tired of the divisive (and invented) social issues that have dominated the Republican agenda these past few years and want leaders who actually get to work on real issues that affect every household in this country. They want serious government, not theatrics.
Despite all “polling” that warned about impending doom for Democrats:
But this isn’t just a win for Democrats. It’s a win for Democracy itself. While the Republican US Congress shut itself down for over three weeks due to internal disarray, emerging with a new leader even less effective than the previous, voters are thirsting for actual vision and leadership. And as we’ve seen these past few years coming out of the worst global crisis of our generation, we’ve continued to grow stronger as a country with each passing month thanks to the steady hand and hard word of the Biden administration. We still have a far way to go, but the trajectory is clear as day.
Change often is incremental and is only noticed over many years of effort. But it’s nice to see when those efforts do pay off like we saw across our great nation last night.
In a fascinating discussion about constitutional law in South Carolina, Stephen Edward Buckingham (https://buckingham.legal/) shared with us how he sued the state of South Carolina in 2022 on behalf of four families questioning the constitutionality of a budget earmark to take $1.5 million of taxpayer funds for the purpose of building a Bible school.
Shantate Morton of Carolina Health Centers spent time with us to go over some important points about the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) which began on Nov 1.
Some key links that she shared:
Chair Bill Kimler opens this month’s Breakfast Meeting with announcements and updates, including a recap of the 2023 Carnell Drummond Mays Banquet.
You can purchase tickets online or call/text 864-715-2341. We hope to see you there!
About: The Carnell Drummond Mays Banquet is the annual celebration of the Greenwood County Democratic Party named in honor of three legends from our area.
Rep Heather Bauer was the only Democrat to flip a seat in the SC State House in 2022. She’s a powerful new voice within the Democratic Party. You can learn more about her here.
We will also be awarding the annual
Josh Malkin, Senior Advocacy Strategist for the ACLU SC, spoke about book bans and education censorship in South Carolina. This is a must-watch!
Greenwood County Councilwomen Teresa Griffin and Johanna Bishop join GWCDP 1st Vice Chair Dr. Jumelle Brooks on stage to discuss how serving on the County Council has changed their views.
Greenwood County Councilwomen Teresa Griffin and Johanna Bishop join GWCDP 1st Vice Chair Dr. Jumelle Brooks on stage to discuss the recent and sudden closing of two restaurants in town.
Greenwood County Councilwomen Teresa Griffin and Johanna Bishop join GWCDP 1st Vice Chair Dr. Jumelle Brooks on stage to discuss the crime rate.
Part 4: Q&A with the Audience