Making Democracy Work

League Calendar of Events

Our work to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy is active year-round, not just at election time! All of our issue forums and candidate forums are free and open to the public. You can also view a separate calendar of elections.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, January 20, 2020
9:00am
Burke High School Martin Luther King, Jr Parade. We need volunteers to walk/ride as we celebrate Dr. King and remind our neighbors of the importance of using their vote and their voice! Parade starts at 10:00, volunteers should meet at 9:00. Please let Kirsten Abrahamson know if you can participate, and feel free to bring a friend, child, or grandkid!
Monday, January 27, 2020
5:30pm-7:30pm
Charleston County Public Library - Main
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Good Government Legislative Update and Advocacy Training. Curious about what the state legislature will be voting on this year? Want to know how you can get involved and have your voice heard? As the SC State Legislature kicks off the year, join us to learn more about their 2020 agenda, key good governance issues that will impact policymaking for decades to come, and how to be an effective advocate. Pizza will be served at 5:30, program begins promptly at 6:00 with a panel, followed by an Advocacy Training at 6:45, which will include a hands-on advocacy opportunity. Panelists include Jonathan Rauh, VP of Evaluation and Public Policy, Trident United Way and Dr. Gibbs Knotts, Professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston. This event is free and open to the public, please help us spread the word! Register
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:30-8:00
Royal Missionary Baptist Church Life Center
4750 Abraham Ave
North Charleston, SC
Voting Disenfrancisement: Keeping People from the Polls. Please join the International African American Museum and History Matters Institute for an informative community event, illuminating how communities of color have historically been impacted by voting disenfranchisement.

This engaging event features a panel led by Cleo Scott Brown, a national civil rights activist, researcher, and speaker, as well as local community advocates: Barbara Zia, League of Women Voters, Dot Scott, President, Charleston Branch of the NAACP, Attorney Donna McQueen, and KJ Kearney, Regional Field Director, Conservation Voters of South Carolina.

Free but please register.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:30pm
PURE Theatre
134 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Performance of "The Agitators". As part of our celebration of the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters and women's suffrage, we are partnering with PURE Theatre for a special one-night performance of The Agitators, the inspiring story of the friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. This event is SOLD OUT as of 1/13/2020! Thank you for your interest and support!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7am-7pm
Local Polling Locations Berkeley County Council: Dist. 1 Special Election.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10am-3pm
SC Statehouse
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29208
LWV Lobby Day at the SC Statehouse. We have known for years that gerrymandering - the process of legislators drawing their own district lines to protect themselves or their party in future elections - is inherently unfair. Both parties do it when they are in charge, and it leads to elections that are less competitive and a polarized legislature that has less incentive to listen to constituents. New district lines will be drawn next year following the 2020 Census, and we want an independent redistricting commission - not the legislators themselves - to draw the lines. A recent poll shows that the majority of South Carolinians agree. We need LWV members from around the state to gather on February 12 to let our legislators know that we want them to pass H. 3054 this year. This Lobby Day will be even more exciting because it is the week of our Centennial Celebration!

Register to view map of location, let us know how many members to plan for and to allow us to foster carpooling.

Saturday, February 15, 2020
1:30-2:30
179 Ponsbury Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Book Club Discussion: The Second Founding by Eric Foner. The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution Questions? joan.m.zaleski@hofstra.edu This book honors our celebration of Black History Month.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
7-7
Local Polling Locations Democratic Presidential Preference Primary.
Monday, March 2, 2020
 
Main Library, Room B
68 Calhoun St
Charleston SC 29401
LWV Connects: Rising to Meet Our Environmental Crisis. Dr. Stewart Weinberg, of Higher Ground, will be our speaker.

Higher Ground envisions a just, safe, and resilient Lowcountry that is a beacon of light in our state and beyond; a place where folks are in right relationship with each other, the land, and water and prepare for climate disruption through friendships, compassionate dialogue, understanding, and skillful action.

Dr. Stewart Weinberg retired to Charleston in 2012, after serving eight years as the superintendent of the Dallastown Area School District. Prior to coming to Dallastown, Dr. Weinberg served as the superintendent in Ladue, Missouri; Fairbanks, Alaska; and Lawrence, New York. In the world of climate and environment, Dr. Weinberg presently serves as the Climate Lead for Organizing for Action for South Carolina, mentor for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, and chair of the State Environmental Caucus of the SC Democratic Party.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7am-7pm
Local Polling Locations Awendaw Special Election: 1 Council Seat.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
7am_7pm
Local Polling Locations City of Folly Beach: 3 Council Seats.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
7am_7pm
Local Polling Locations City of Folly Beach: Runoff if Necessary.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
7-7
Local Polling Locations Statewide Party Primaries.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
7-7
Local Polling Locations Statewide Party Primary Runoffs (if needed).
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7-7
Local Polling Locations General Election.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
7am_7pm
Local Polling Locations Town of Kiawah Island: Mayor/4 Council Seats.