Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:30 - 8:00 pm
701 Whaley Street
Columbia, SC 29201
25th Annual Anita Hill Party. The League of Women Voters will be registering voters at the 25th consecutive annual remembrance of Anita Hill's 1991 testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in the matter of Clarence Thomas, nominee for Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Hill will be at this year's event, and we hope that you will too.

The party is free to people of all generations who believe the story remains as relevant today as it was in 1991. Donations accepted at the door.

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Friday, September 23, 2016
10 am to 7 pm
Charleston Area Convention Center
5000 Coliseum Dr.
North Charleston, SC 29418
Southern Women's Show in Charleston. The League of Women Voters looks forward to being at the Southern Women's Show to register voters and provide election information.

The Southern Women's Show positioned itself as rthe ultimate shopping adventure, fantastic fashion shows, delicious cooking classes and most of all FUN with timely health information, home décor ideas, travel getaways, trendy jewelry and much more. Mark your calendar and plan to spend the day with your friends, your co-workers, your sister and your mother. You'll be inspired and entertained. Tickets and more information are available at their website

For information on how you can volunteer to register voters for the League of Women Voters at this event contact Patricia Allan with LWVCA - patallan@mindspring.com

Saturday, September 24, 2016
10 am to 5 pm
Charleston Area Convention Center
5000 Coliseum Dr
North Charleston, SC 29418
Southern Women's Show in Charleston. The League of Women Voters looks forward to being at the Southern Women's Show to register voters and provide election information.

The Southern Women's Show positioned itself as rthe ultimate shopping adventure, fantastic fashion shows, delicious cooking classes and most of all FUN with timely health information, home décor ideas, travel getaways, trendy jewelry and much more. Mark your calendar and plan to spend the day with your friends, your co-workers, your sister and your mother. You'll be inspired and entertained. Tickets and more information are available at their website

Sunday, September 25, 2016
11 am to 5 pm
Charleston Area Convention Center
5000 Coliseum Dr
North Charleston, SC 29418
Southern Women's Show in Charleston. The League of Women Voters looks forward to being at the Southern Women's Show to register voters and provide election information.

The Southern Women's Show positioned itself as rthe ultimate shopping adventure, fantastic fashion shows, delicious cooking classes and most of all FUN with timely health information, home décor ideas, travel getaways, trendy jewelry and much more. Mark your calendar and plan to spend the day with your friends, your co-workers, your sister and your mother. You'll be inspired and entertained. Tickets and more information are available at their website

For information on how you can volunteer to register voters for the League of Women Voters at this event contact Patricia Allan with LWVCA - patallan@mindspring.com

Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:00 am until 3:00 pm
The South Carolina Education Association
421 Zimalcrest Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
Leadership, Education, and Advocacy Day (LEAD). LEAD 2017: Making Democracy Work

This year's LEAD focus is Making Democracy Work at the Statehouse and across SC.   Lynn Teague will be back to get us ready for the new legislative session.  Patrick Dennis, Speaker of the House's Counsel and former Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee, will share his years of insight on how the SC legislature works.  Amelia Thompson, staff attorney for the South Carolina Environmental Law Project will share the latest on natural resource advocacy in South Carolina, and we will still have plenty of time for a program planning and idea sharing session facilitated by local League presidents titled Finding Our Voice in which we look at ways to engage local Leagues in a discussion about local League advocacy.     Ready to register?  Sign-up today on the LEAD Facebook Event page. The cost remains the same at only $20 per person to cover a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials.    

Saturday, April 29, 2017-Sunday, April 30, 2017
8:00 am to noon on Sunday
The Inn at USC
1619 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
LWVSC Convention 2017. Your state board has lined up some great speakers and workshops for the annual state convention: Pamela Goodman, President of the Florida League on their successful redistricting court challenge; Anton Gunn from MUSC on health care in South Carolina, Shayna Howell with a workshop on using social media; and Wylecia Harris, the LWVUS Executive Director. We will be rewarding education and ethics champion Wes Hayes with the Spirit of Democracy Award for the work he did as an SC State Senator. We will also be electing new state board members, adopting a budget, and coming to a health care consensus, while taking over the beautiful, historic, and comfortable Inn at USC. Room rates are only $125, including full breakfast, parking, and wifi. Call Krysten Simpson, Sales Manager at The Inn at USC Wyndham Garden 803-779-7779.

Registration deadline is April 10th, but don't wait--commit! Fill out a registration form. The registration fee of $90, which can be paid in advance with your registration or at the door on April 28th, covers lunch, reception and banquet on Saturday as well as convention materials.