Healthy Democracy

After months of organizing and training, on Aug. 28 the Network launched the Healthy Democracy Road Show, a true grass roots campaign to educate and mobilize voters on the state of democracy and health care in South Carolina.

We spent the last legislative session lobbying lawmakers on the Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare” — and Medicaid expansion. Now, we are focusing on targeted communities across the state, taking our message to the people most affected by state lawmakers’ refusal to accept federal funding.

We have the names and addresses of more than 175,000 registered SC voters who were denied a Medicaid card because of petty, partisan politics. Between now and the election on Nov. 4, we will be hitting the road, canvassing neighborhoods and holding small town halls to bust the myths and misinformation about health care in South Carolina.

Call 803-808-3384 or 803-445-1921 to volunteer for one of these canvassing efforts or to set up one in your area. No experience necessary. We will pair you with another volunteer and supply all materials.

Road Show Calendar

Columbia

Sept. 13 – 14, Sat: 10am; Sun. 1pm: Kingsville Festival, Lower Richland. Coordinator: Virginia Sanders, sanders.virginia1@gmail.com
Sept. 17, 5:30pm: Canvassing Greenview area of Richland County. Meet at Modjeska Simkins House, 2025 Marion St. Coordinator: Daniel Deweese, corleonedan@yahoo.com
Sept. 18, 11:45am: Lourie Center 11:45 League of Women Voters. Coordinators: Daniel Deweese and Virginia Sanders, sanders.virginia1@gmail.com
Sept. 19, 11am: NCO Club Fort Jackson. Coordinators: Daniel Deweese, corleonedan@yahoo.com and Virginia Sanders, sanders.virginia1@gmail.com
Sept. 20: SC Pride Festival tabling, Finlay Park. Network staff and volunteers, network@scpronet.com
Sept. 29, 6:30pm: Political forum at Columbia College. Presentation by Brett Bursey, network@scpronet.com
Oct. 4: Block Party, Burdock Circle, Washington Park Neighborhood Association. Coordinator Corine Ervin.

Charleston

Sept. 14, 8am and 11am services, Royal Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston. Coordinator: Loreen Myerson, loreenjmyerson@gmail.com
Sept. 22, 7pm: Charleston Progressive Network presentation, open to public. Coordinator: Loreen Myerson, loreenjmyerson@gmail.com
Sept. 22: Goose Creek NAACP HDC presentation. Coordinator: Loreen Myerson, loreenjmyerson@gmail.com
Sept. 27: Blue Jamboree, 3929 Azalea Dr., North Charleston. Coordinator: Loreen Myerson, loreenjmyerson@gmail.com
Oct. 25, 8pm: 50 Shades of Halloween Hip Hop Festival, Omar Shriners Convention Center, 176 Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. Coordinator: Loreen Myerson, loreenjmyerson@gmail.com

Rock Hill

Contact Mary Keenan at keenanmsc@gmail.com for information on canvassing dates and details.

Greenville

Contact Mark Nelson at Gowannn@aol.com for information on canvassing dates and details.

Medicaid expansion in South Carolina – a primer.

Download the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Medicaid expansion presentation.