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Jessica McFadden, Communications Director, jmcfadden@aclusc.org; 843-282-7951

January 9, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:
James Morton, Board President, ACLU of SC
Shaundra Young Scott, Executive Director, ACLU of SC
Catherine Fleming Bruce, Black Voters Matter
Ivan Segura, Latino Community Leader & Activist
Ann Warner, Executive Director, Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network
Lynn Teague, Lobbyist, League of Women Voters
Jean Popowski Madden, Development Coordinator, Justice 360
Sue Berkowitz, Director, South Carolina Appleseed
Jeff Ayers, Executive Director, SC Equality

WHAT:
Legislative Assembly

WHEN:
12:30 PM-1:30 PM, Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WHERE:
Statehouse Steps
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29210

WHY:
Civil rights leaders will:

  • Talk about legislative priorities for their organizations for the upcoming 123rd session, and
  • Encourage citizens to engage with their elected officials going forward, and to help the organizations advance their work.

QUOTE:

“We’ve been working with Representative Terry Alexander on a comprehensive plan to update our voting machines,” said Shaundra Young Scott, Executive Director of the ACLU of SC.  “Protecting democracy is the number one priority of the legislature, and by failing to fund for new machines over the years, they are failing democracy.  We are going to talk about what this bill will do, and we want citizens of South Carolina to hear about it and support it.”

This advisory can be found here: https://www.aclusc.org/en/press-releases/media-advisory-legislative-asse...

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