Making Democracy Work


Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mt Pleasant Senior Center
840 Von Kolnitz Rd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Candidate Forum: Forum: Mt. Pleasant Mayor.. Forums are free and open to the public. Election Day is Nov. 7. To vote on November 7, register by October 7,
Friday, October 6, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Gatherings
Dorchester, SC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
From a League Member: Audubon Celebration of 40 Years in SC. You are invited to a celebration party in honor of Norman Brunswig, Audubon South Carolina Executive Director Ret. and Dana Beach, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director. Deadline for a reservation is September 28.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Mt. Pleasant Sr. Center
840 Von Kolnitz Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Candidate Forum: Mt. Pleasant Town Council.. Co-sponsored by LWVCA & Mt. Pleasant Senior Center. Forums are free and open to the public. Election Day is Nov. 7. To vote on November 7, register by October 7. Cosponsors are LWVCA and MP Senior Center.
Friday, October 13, 2017
5-6pm recording time. Be seated by 4:30.
Legare Waring House
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407
BBC Global Questions Charleston: Trump's America, A Nation Divided?. Be a part of the audience for an international BBC town hall television and radio discussion by making a free reservation. The BBC's Zeinab Badawi brings together a high profile panel of political and public figures from South Carolina and beyond to take your questions about where America stands today. Panelists include: Marsha Blackburn, Republican Congressman for Tennessee; Mark Burns, Executive Board Member, President Trump's Faith Advisory Panel; Jaime Harrison, Associate Chairman, Democratic National Committee; Dr. Bernice A King, CEO,The King Center; and Frank Luntz, Political Strategist. This town hall discussion will be recorded for broadcast on BBC World News TV, World Service Radio and Online, reaching an audience of many millions of people worldwide. More
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
North Charleston City Hall Council Chambers
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
Forum: SC House District 113.. Co-sponsored by LWVCA & The Charleston Chronicle.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Isle of Palms Recreation Department
24 28TH Avenue
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Forum: Isle of Palms City Council.. Co-sponsored by LWVCA and Island Eye News. To vote on November 7, register by October 7.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Coastal Coffee Roasters
108 East 3rd North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Forum: Summerville Town Council, Districts 1, 3, & 5.. Co-sponsored by LWVCA & Summerville Branch NAACP. To vote on November 7, register by October 7.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
West Ashley High School Cafeteria
4060 Wildcat Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29414
Forum: Charleston City Council Districts 2 & 10. Sponsored by LWVCA, AAUW Charleston, West Ashley/James Island Business Association, & West Of. To vote on November 7, register by October 7.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Cario Middle School Cafeteria
3500 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Forum: Mt. Pleasant Mayoral and Town Council.. Co-sponsored by LWV, Moultrie News & Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce. Forums are free and open to the public. Election Day is Nov. 7. To vote on November 7, register by October 7.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
  SC House Party Primary Election Runoff if Necessary.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
6:45 reception, 7:30 play
Dock Street Theatre
135 Church St
Charleston, SC 29401
Fundraiser: Reception and theatre tickets "To Kill a Mockingbird". A block of tickets has been secured for LWVCA to purchase, and the play will be preceded by a reception in the theatre's drawing room. One of the best-loved stories of all time, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is a gripping, heart- wrenching story of a little girl named Scout, her brother Jem and her friend Dill growing up to confront the light and the darkness of the world they have been born into. From the guidance of Scout's father, they come to learn that "you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb in his skin and walk around in it."
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Burke High School Auditorium
244 President St,
Charleston, SC
From a LWVCA Member: Living Your Truth, Conversations in Courage. Hear Millicent Brown, Ph.D, and Armand Derfner, LLB, in duet conversation about the connection between social justice and education in our community through the lens of their personal stories. Free but registration requested
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Philip Simmons High School
3080 River Village Drive
Charleston 29492
Candidates Forum for S.C. House District 99. This forum has been cancelled due to the winter weather. We are working to reschedule it. Co-sponsored by Daniel Island News & League of Women Voters Charleston Area

Candidates on the ballot have been invited to participate in the forum and in the VOTE411 voter guide. Cindy Boatwright (D) Nancy Mace (R)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Charleston County Main Library
Calhoun Street
Stand Up, Speak Out! Advocacy 102. Kick off the 2018 legislative session with an Advocacy Training with the League! This year's training will place an emphasis on gerrymandering and ethics reform, both key issues in the SC State House this year, but we'll also discuss ways you can be an effective advocate at the local and state level for all the issues you care about. More
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
5:30 social, 6pm meeting
844 Parrot Creek Way
James Island 29412
League Board Meeting.
Monday, January 15, 2018
8 am
Burke High School
244 President St
Charleston, SC 29403
Honoring the Struggle for Equal Rights: Martin Luther King Parade. The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area will be part the parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mon., Jan. 15.

Sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Charleston and the City of Charleston, this year's celebration is the city's 46th and one of the community's longest-running consecutive events. For a map Going? Email Melinda Hamilton.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1401 Cambridge Lakes Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC
LWVCA Board Meeting. 5:30, Wine and conversation 6, Meeting begins
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building
4045 Bridge View Drive
North Charleston 29405
The School Board Project: Become a Voice for Our Children. Executive Director of the South Carolina School Board Association Scott Price will speak in Charleston on February 24 at an open community forum to help prepare candidates and advocates for public education for the 2018 school board elections.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Galliard Center
95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Kids Fair. The League of Women Voters will be part of the Charleston community celebrating children with a day of learning and fun. The League will have a display featuring its voting booth and hands-on instruction in participating in democracy. Please volunteer by emailing
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6pm, film begins 6:30
Room 118
Education Building
25 St Philip St
Charleston, SC 29424
Showing of "Equal Means Equal". Sponsored by Gender and Sexuality Equity Center Executive Committee, Charleston LWV, and the Equal Means ERA Coalition.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Charleston County Library
68 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

(Easy parking under the Library)
Get Out the Vote in 2018. Welcome to this workshop on effective Get Out the Vote (GOTV) strategies:
  • Why voting matters
  • Who votes & why
  • How to increase turnout
  • Best practices for getting out the vote

To register for this free workshop