South Carolina

The League of Women Voters is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

We encourage informed and active participation in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. 


Public Statement

Voting in primaries especially important because legislators drew voting lines to benefit incumbents of both parties.

South Carolina Daily Gazette
By Lynn Teague

Action Alert - League of Women Voters (Vote for Your Rights)

Action Alerts

Every day, the freedom to vote is under attack. Since the Supreme Court decision of Shelby County v. Holder that gutted the Voting Rights Act (VRA), at least twenty-nine states have passed ninety-four laws that make it harder to vote, with the burden falling hardest on Black voters and other voters of color.

Urge Your Representatives to Prevent Voter Discrimination and Support the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Are you fixin' to lead?
Event Date: 
Jan 20 2024 08:30 am

South Carolina Women's Leadership Network
Have you been considering running for local elected office or serving on a public appointed board or commission but are doubting your readiness or capabilities? We’ll help you pinpoint what’s inspiring you to lead, explore the impact it will have on your personal and professional life, and identify the right opportunity to fit your interest and experience.

Press Mention

Press Interview: WLTX News 19

The United States Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday regarding the redistricting of South Carolina's First Congressional District. The case centers around allegations of racial gerrymandering, with civil rights groups arguing that the district lines were drawn in a way that diluted the power of Black voters in the Charleston area. Lynn Teague, spokesperson for the League of Women Voters emphasized, " Black voters are being hurt, but all voters are not having their community being accurately represented."

Amicus brief panelists

As the US Supreme Court docket moves Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of NAACP closer to its Wednesday, October 11th hearing date, virtual talks on the impacts of those cases for South Carolina Black voters, and for the nation as a whole, are now available online. Among panelists featured: Lynn Teague, LWVSC Vice President, Issues & Action.

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Fall 2023 SC Voter newsletter

LWVSC: Friend of the Court in Congressional Redistricting, Women's Equality: Turning Our Anger into Action, and "The Vote is Precious." Read about our collective impact in 2022-2023 and let "What Would Women Do?" energize you to help move South Carolina forward. 

Holidays are coming! Know Your State and In Your Shoes on Amazon make great gifts.

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Advocates and community leaders have launched “Freedom to Read SC,” a statewide coalition that will work to defeat unconstitutional efforts to ban books from school and public libraries. The Coalition includes educational organizations, civil rights groups, religious entities, and others who are committed to free speech and the free exchange of ideas.

Book bans are in direct violation of the First Amendment, which guarantees all Americans the right to access information and the freedom to read without censorship. Help defend the right to read in SC.

Maternal health in rapid decline

The S.C. League of Women Voters hosted a virtual panel from the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina (AHSC), the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Charleston Birth Place (CBP) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Thursday night to share data and experiences related to maternal health. Nearly 400 virtual guests attended.

By Skyler Baldwin, reporter for the Charleston City Paper.

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Blog Post

CoverSC, the new statewide coalition advocating for Medicaid Expansion, rolled out their website in February: coversc.org. Closing the health insurance gap would cover over 200,000 South Carolinians.

Affordable healthcare will reduce medical debt and improve financial independence for families. Expanding coverage contributes 30,000 new jobs in South Carolina, bringing employment and healthcare to rural communities.

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The 6th edition of Know Your State: South Carolina Government, published by the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, is now available on Amazon for $15. Order your personal copy of this valuable resource, updated with voting and legislative changes, and more!