On Wednesday, May 15th, a crowd of over 175 Democratic women assembled on the first floor of the Statehouse to champion the Democratic Day in Blue. Every county of SC was represented by members of activist Democratic groups and coalitions to participate in an event led by Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter and Susan Smith, President of the SC Democratic Women’s Council.
First at the podium was Rep. Cobb-Hunter, who discussed the importance of Democratic women activists and our expanded efforts locally and statewide. Sen. Vincent Sheheen encouraged the Democratic women of South Carolina to focus their efforts on supporting Democratic candidates. Former candidate Gloria Tinubu expressed the urgent need of Medicaid Expansion funds in SC, while Bobbie Rose announced her run for office. Susan Smith closed with a call to action to all Democrats in the state.
The Democratic women and men were invited by Rep. Cobb-Hunter to the House Gallery to be presented to and recognized by the House Members. Following the presentation, a day of advocacy training was attended by overflow crowds. Several events are planned for the near future.
Susan Smith, SCDWC President, declared that “this is our clarion call to action. We’re not waiting for 2014. I have recruited an army of activist Democratic women to support and work for strong Democratic candidates for the upcoming 2014 elections.”
“In a single year, attendance at our recent State Democratic Convention Breakfast rose over 500% – a clear mandate from our Democratic Community. We’re here – we’re determined – and we’re getting the job done,” stated SCDWC Director of Communications, Chris Cherry.
The SC Democratic Women’s Council looks forward to a long and effective relationship with the SC House Democratic Women’s Caucus, and other advocacy and activist groups supporting the Democratic cause in South Carolina.