HR 1, For The People

The Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives passed HR 1, “For the People Act” as the first piece of legislation of the 116th Congress.  HR 1 is a comprehensive anti-corruption and pro-democracy reform bill. It is dedicated to the public good, the public interest, and the people's interest. There are three key components of this legislation, reforming our political and campaign finance system, increasing ethics requirements for candidates, elected officials, and entities, and increasing the citizen’s right to vote. Under this legislation campaign finance reform would include social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter being required to disclose the source of money for political ads on their platforms and the amount of money they received for running those...

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The Costs of Trump’s Disastrous Shut Down

As the second anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration is marked the country is still suffering the effects of the longest government shutdown in US history.  A shutdown that Donald Trump gleefully proclaimed to the cameras that he would totally own and be proud of. A shutdown over a border wall that the majority of Americans oppose, the vast majority of security experts say would be an ineffective waste of money, and a $5 billion price tag that wasn’t included in his own budget proposals. Throughout the campaign and during the first two years of this administration Trump has repeatedly claimed hundreds of times that he would build a wall and that Mexico would pay for it.  He stated over and...

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A Blue Palmetto wave is in full force across York County South Carolina

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release York, SC — A Blue Palmetto wave is in full force across York County South Carolina. Jim Thompson, Chair of the York County Democratic Party, is thrilled to announce the largest number of Democratic candidates running for York County offices and the SC House in over a quarter century. Our outstanding Democratic candidates are: York County Probate Judge Diondra Love County Council District 4 William “Bump” Roddey County Council District 7 Montrio Belton SC House District 26 John Kraljevich SC House District 43 Tom Hawk SC House District 45 Stephanie Heal-Fisher, Corin Buskey SC House District 46 Carl Kenny Dicks SC House District 47 Marty Cotton SC House District 48 Vickie Holt SC House District...

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2018 Candidate Filing period opens Friday, March 16

The 2018 Candidate Filing period opens Friday, March 16 at noon and ends Friday, March 30 at noon. 2018 Candidate Checklist (please also read the Detailed Instructions below) 1) Three copies of the Statement of Intention of Candidacy & Party Pledge (SICPP) form The form is available in the “Candidate Information” section at http://SCVotes.org/candidate_information. Candidates should wait to sign the form in front of an election official unless they are having the form notarized and delivered by an authorized agent (See “Filing by an authorized agent” below). The respective election commission with “whom it is filed must stamp each copy with the date and time received, return one copy to the candidate, and send one copy to the appropriate political party...

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York County Democratic Forum – A Rock Hill Meeting! July 11th

The York County Democratic Forum will be meeting on July 11 at 6PM at another Towne Tavern location for this meeting. It will be held at the Towne Tavern located at 2012 Cherry Road (Loves Plaza) in Rock Hill. This at the corner of Mt Gallant and Cherry Road.  Aimee Meader, from Winthrop University, will be the speaker. From WU website:  Dr. Meader teaches courses in multimedia and storytelling production, advanced broadcast journalism, and digital news and video production. Dr. Meader’s research examines the psychological underpinnings of ideology and its impact on the citizenry, with goals of advancing the theories of ideology as motivated social cognition and selective exposure. Her current research agenda explores the role of anxiety in media...

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