The Passing of Ramon Schwartz

In our haste, we overlooked an extremely important passing recently. A dear friend, visionary leader, and philanthropist, Speaker Ramon Schwartz Jr. passed away on June 30 at the age of 92. First elected to the State House in 1968, Schwartz served for 18 years, the final six as Speaker. Outside of politics, Schwartz practiced law [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

GOP Rule: Bad for Business, Bad for SC

For the past the 14 and a half years, South Carolina’s government has been under complete Republican control.  When asked what they seek to accomplish with their power, Republicans most often talk about making South Carolina the best state in the nation for business.  They say that if our state gives companies whatever they want, prosperity [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Legislator Spotlight: Vincent Sheheen

As we fight for our health care, our right to vote, and the security of American democracy from foreign interference, we are pleased to highlight a legislator who has been at the forefront of important fights for over a decade: Senator Vincent Sheheen.  Senator Sheheen lives in Camden and represents Senate District 27, which includes portions [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

SCDP CHAIR THANKS ELECTION COMMISSION FOR FOLLOWING STATE LAW, CONDEMNS SCGOP CHAIR FOR ENABLING FEDERAL OVERREACH

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson released the following statement thanking the South Carolina Election Commission for refusing to provide the personal voter data requested by the Pence-Kobach Commission and condemning South Carolina Republican Party Chair Drew McKissick for announcing that he will personally provide much of the requested information: “I [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

SCDP CHAIR ASKS ELECTION COMMISSION TO FOLLOW STATE LAW AND PROTECT CITIZENS AGAINST FEDERAL OVERREACH

SCDP CHAIR ASKS ELECTION COMMISSION TO FOLLOW STATE LAW AND PROTECT CITIZENS AGAINST FEDERAL OVERREACH Certainly, the Governor and Attorney General wouldn’t want the federal government to collect data on South Carolinians? Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson is calling on the South Carolina Election Commission to refuse to provide the personal voter data [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Legislator Spotlight: Chandra Dillard

We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.  This week, our legislator spotlight series features House Deputy Democratic Leader Chandra E. Dillard.  Representative Dillard lives in Greenville and represents House District 23. Chandra Dillard was first elected to the House in 2008, after nine years on the Greenville City Council.  She currently serves as Secretary of [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

SCDP CHAIR CALLS ON ALL GOP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO HOLD TOWN HALLS DURING UPCOMING RECESS

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson released the following statement calling on all Republican members of Congress from South Carolina to hold town halls during the upcoming congressional recess to hear constituents’ concerns over the GOP bill that would take health insurance away from 22 million Americans, including over 400,000 South [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Our Momentum Continues—Another Candidate Announces

As we continue to build on our special election momentum and push back on Republican efforts to take health insurance away from more than 400,000 South Carolinians, we are excited that Democratic candidates are stepping up to the plate to deliver real solutions for our state. Today, Mal Hyman, a longtime educator at Coker College [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Legislator Spotlight: John Matthews

Our legislator spotlight series continues this week with Senate Assistant Democratic Leader John W. Matthews, Jr.  Senator Matthews lives in Orangeburg and represents Senate District 39, which includes parts of Orangeburg, Calhoun, Berkeley, Colleton, and Dorchester Counties. When Senator Matthews was first elected to the State House in 1974, he became the first African American elected [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Think Your Health Care Is Safe? Think Again.

Last week, you heard from Sam Martin, one of the 317,000 South Carolinians who has gained health care coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act.  But it’s not just folks like Sam who are at risk of serious harm if the ACA is repealed.  In order to fund a huge tax cut for [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments