Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The calendar on this page is of general LWV activities, events of community interest, and election dates and forums. View a calendar of only of local elections and forums. All forums are free and open to the public.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Brittlebank Park
Charleston, SC 29403
March on the Polls 2018. The main theme of this march will be electoral justice, including a remembrance of Charleston educator and civil rights activist Septima Clark. Since 2018 is an election year, the rally will stress voter registration, candidate recruitment, and rejection of discriminatory election laws, particularly as they create a disparate impact for people of color. There will also be some attention to the #MeToo movement of combating sexual harassment.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
South Carolina Education Association Building
421 Zimalcrest Drive
Columbia, 29210.
Leadership, Education, & Advocacy Day (LEAD). LEAD is an excellent opportunity to learn about League's structure and goals and to meet members from other local Leagues.

Lynn Teague, vice president of Issues and Action for the South Carolina League, will speak on critical issues for the 2018 session of the General Assembly.

Laura Hart, one of the attorneys who argued the Abbeville case, will bring us the latest news of the status of our poorest districts and the legislative (non)response to the state Supreme Court.

Matt Saltzman, a Clemson League member, mathematician, and trained expert witness on redistricting, will speak on new developments in redistricting.

The cost of LEAD is $25 per person. The fee covers breakfast, lunch, and working materials used during the day. To register as an individual for LEAD, click here. If you have questions or want to register as part of the Charleston area group, please email Melinda Hamilton.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
1pm & 6pm
At 1PM
Dorchester County Library
76 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC

At 6PM
Dorchester County Council Chambers
500 N Main Street
Summerville, SC
Forum: Redistricting. Presented first at 1pm, then at 6pm, this forum will explore the issues of redistricting and its importance to democracy.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Charleston County Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston 29401
League Priorities and Planning: The League Speaks with One Voice. "The League speaks with one voice." That is one of the important principles and practices that creates the League's credibility and strength. What do we mean when we talk about "one voice?" We will be discussing and planning our future work. Only members of the League can participate in this meeting but the public is welcome to attend and observe.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building
4045 Bridge View Drive
North Charleston 29405
The School Board Project: A Voice for Our Children. Training for candidates and public education advocates