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May 11, 2021

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LEGISLATION ACTION ALERT

May 5, 2021

The end of this year's legislative session is next week. Time is of the essence, and we need you to call your state legislators to get these bills passed. If they can at least pass one chamber this year, next January the bills will start in the other chamber (basically starting a few steps ahead). If that doesn't happen, then everything goes back to the drawing board and has to start from scratch.


We can't let that happen.


Here are the important bills we need you to encourage your legislators to vote YES and pass:


H. 3094– The Open Carry with Training Act: This bill passed out of the House a while ago and recently passed out of the Senate subcommittee and full committee. It's being debated on the floor this afternoon.


H. 3096– Constitutional Carry Act: This bill passed out of the House a while ago. It's currently waiting to be assigned a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.


H. 3976– The Education Scholarships Act: This is a school choice bill that would help provide low- and middle-income families with the opportunity to attend your school that they might not otherwise be able to afford. So we need you to call your state representative and let him or her know to vote YES to get it passed out of the subcommittee. It wasn't voted on last time–it was carried over. The subcommittee vote will be tomorrow. If it doesn't pass out of subcommittee, the bill dies before it even gets started.


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S. 531– The Save Women's Sports Act: This bill was unfortunately voted down, twice, in the House before it even made it to the floor for full debate. It had 70% of the Republican caucus signed on as co-sponsors. Luckily, it was introduced in the Senate and will be heard in subcommittee tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Already it has almost 70% of the Senate Republican caucus signed on. Call your state senator and let him or her know to vote YES and sign on their support.


We can only do so much–they have to know YOU want to see these bills passed!

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LEGISLATION ACTION ALERT

April 28, 2021

Bills about expanding your Second Amendment rights and pushing for school choice are getting serious movement in the statehouse this week.


We're nearing the end of this year's legislative session, and we need you to help us get these bill passed and signed into law!


H. 3094– The Open Carry with Training Act that passed the State House a month ago is in the Senate subcommittee. There was so many testimonies that there was not time for a vote. So we need you to call your state senator and let him or her know to vote YES to get it passed out of the subcommittee.


H. 3976– The Education Scholarships Act: This is a school choice bill that would help provide low- and middle-income families with the opportunity to attend your school that they might not otherwise be able to afford. So we need you to call your state representative and let him or her know to vote YES to get it passed out of the subcommittee.


Click here to learn more about ESAs or watch this short video about how they work.

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LEGISLATION ACTION ALERT

April 22, 2021

Our state lawmakers have heard your concerns, and now some serious election reform bills are moving through the statehouse!


We need you to call your state representative TODAY because these bills are scheduled to be heard in subcommittee this afternoon. If they don't pass subcommittee, we may lose our chance at protecting our elections in 2022.


Election Reform bills:

H. 4150– This bill would clean up our absentee ballot excuses and tighten up that process to prevent everyone in South Carolina from voting by mail, like the Democrats want to happen. The focus of the bill is to push more people to vote in-person.


H. 3206– You may not know this, but candidates can run for office representing more than one political party. Democrats will use this tactic sometimes to try and get more votes. It's called fusion candidacy. This bill would prevent that from happening by requiring one political party per candidate.


H. 4162– This bill would require proof of photo ID for absentee ballots. Currently in South Carolina, the only time voters present his or her ID is when voting in person. That leaves room for fraud. This bill isn't scheduled for subcommittee yet but we need to go ahead and let them know to vote YES whenever it comes up.

Call your legislators and let them know you want them to vote YES on these bills!


We did things right in 2020 but there are areas where we can tighten up some holes. These bills would do exactly that.

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LOOKING FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE SENIORS!

March 4, 2021

Hello, Hello! 


I am excited to continue working with the Sun City Republican Club! I am working with Coalition for Medicare Choices as they look to garner support for Medicare Advantage. Due to the 1.9 Trillion Dollar Stimulus Package, Biden's Administration will be looking to make cuts to several programs; one being Medicare Advantage. 


We are looking for Medicare Advantage Seniors that are interested in sharing their Medicare Advantage experience with Senator Tim Scott and potentially Congresswoman Nancy Mace. We want to encourage our delegation to fight to ensure there are no proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage program in upcoming legislation. 


We will host a virtual meeting (Zoom) with Senator Scott where y'all can tell your story of why you are so supportive of Medicare Advantage!  This Zoom meeting will take place in the month of March or April depending on the Senator's availability. 


As well as participating in a virtual meeting, we are also looking for Letter to the Editor signers and folks willing to highlight Medicare Advantage on social media. 


If you are a Medicare Advantage Senior and want to advocate directly with our Lowcountry Delegation, please contact Leighton Gray Smith at 843-384-0823 or lgsmith@starboardsc.com


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Leighton Gray Smith 

Project Manager 

Starboard Communications

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February 19, 2021

The “For the People Act” is a wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing. It’s a bill that lines the pockets of every politician by publicly funding campaigns, federalizes our election system, makes it easier to commit voter fraud, grants statehood to Washington DC, and intends to transform all 50 states into California. It’s not a bill for the people, but a bill for the politicians. It’s not a bill for the right to vote, but a bill to destroy fair and free elections. It’s not a bill for anti-corruption, but a bill for Democrats to corrupt the voting system and maintain one-party rule.

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February 12, 2021

“'Every crisis creates opportunities for fraud, and there are unscrupulous people always waiting to take advantage of fear and uncertainty,' said South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson."

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2020-2021

"Education spending represents about 40% of SC’s general fund appropriations, the largest single category, yet only a handful of people could tell you how much we spend…or more to the point, how it is spent. That must change if SC is to ever deliver effective education opportunity for every student, no matter their income or zip code."

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