She’s back! Hillary Clinton will address the South Carolina House Democratic Women’s Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council today at 1:45 pm at the Columbia Marriot. Clinton returns to the state for the first time since her failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. She’s even promised to take actual questions … [Read more…]
Today on Friday politics: This week Carly Fiorina became the second female candidate to announce she’s running for President in 2016. She is seeking the Republican nomination. When asked about women’s issues, Ms. Fiorina now famously quipped: “I find it personally insulting as a woman that the Democratic Party talks about women’s issues,” she said. … [Read more…]
Carrie Meek is a woman of many firsts. Born in 1926, the grand-daughter of sharecroppers, Meek grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and attended Florida A & M University before heading to Michigan for her master’s degree, something not available to African Americans at Florida colleges at the time. She returned to Florida and taught at … [Read more…]
This week, a bill advanced in the SC Senate that would make abortions after 20 weeks illegal in this state. The legislation is part of coordinated effort on the part of various pro-life agencies and is based on model legislation authored by the National Right to Life Committee. The 20-week ban has been passed in … [Read more…]
On Fridays, we’ll be starting a series of political discussions about current events, particularly as they impact women in the South. And today’s political discussion concerns this billboard which, if you live in Columbia, you’ve probably seen around town: So – what’s it all about?
Today in 1955, Cynthia Ann McKinney was born in Atlanta, Georgia. By 1993, she was the first African-American woman to represent Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives (there have been only six women altogether). Importantly, McKinney has a legacy and a personal history of activism. Her dad was one of Atlanta’s first black cops … [Read more…]