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Charleston, SC- The Lowcountry chapter of the SC Progressive Network will meet on Monday, January 14, at 7 pm, in the International Longshoreman’s Association  Hall at 1142 Morrison Dr., Charleston, SC, 29403. Charleston area progressives are invited to discuss strategies and plans for this new year of advocacy and activism for social justice in SC.  Network Executive Director Brett Bursey will speak and George Hopkins will facilitate.

The purpose of the meeting will be for Lowcountry Progressives to meet, greet, network, and build solidarity among the over sixty progressive organizations in the statewide network and organize for the year ahead regarding issues of healthcare access, voting rights, legislative ethics reform, racial understanding, labor rights, reproductive rights, and other issues.  For more information see the network’s website at http://www.scpronet.com/ or call 803-808-3384.

Free parking is availble at the Longshoreman’s hall and it is located near the #11 and #20 CARTA Bus Lines (click for transit directions).

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    sc kitty, Munchkn

    William Hamilton practices Law and is a writer and community activist in the Charleston, SC area. He can reached through www.wjhamilton.com

    by wjhamilton29464 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:12:31 AM PST

  •  i hope there is discussion on this: (1+ / 0-)
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    here is the email i got today:

    The General Assembly is now in session and we're keeping our eyes on a couple of bills:

     

       S. 83 "Personhood Act of South Carolina” - Establishes the right to life and rights of due process and equal protection for each born and preborn human person at fertilization (Sponsor: Senator Bright)
        S. 87: "Life Beginning at Conception Act” - Establishes the right to life and rights of due process and equal protection for each born and preborn human person at fertilization (Sponsor: Senator Bright)
    As you might remember from sessions past, personhood bills like the ones proposed above aim to endow the "preborn" with full constitutional rights. That means your eggs would have the same set of rights as you: full civil rights, rights to due process, and equal protection under the law.  

    The effects of such a bill passing could be far reaching:

        Birth control pills could become illegal
        IVF could be banned
        Pregnant women could be denied cancer treatment
        Women who suffer miscarriages and stillbirths could be arrested

    We'll keep you updated on how these bills progress and any other legislation that impinges upon your reproductive rights!

    Be sure to sign the Tell Them Bill of Rightsin the mean time and let your representatives know you care about reproductive rights for ALL!

    Faux News ruined my state

    by sc kitty on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:23:49 AM PST

    •  There is a lot to cover (1+ / 0-)
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      We'll have to sort out the crazy from the serious problems, which during the legislative session is a pretty complex problem.  What we can take on depends on who shows up.  Don't sit home and count on someone else to hold back the tide of stupid rising with the force of money from out of state.

      I can promise you the usual suspects are going to be overwhealmed.  We're fighting billionaires.  The media has been downsized and exhausted.  You want better, you had better help and bring friends.

      William Hamilton practices Law and is a writer and community activist in the Charleston, SC area. He can reached through www.wjhamilton.com

      by wjhamilton29464 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:47:38 AM PST

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  •  Also, beating Lindsay Graham for re-election (0+ / 0-)

    That should be covered.

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