The SC Progressive Network is always proud of its members, but this week several of them got the media attention they so deserve. Read about what they’re up to, and be inspired by their dedication to work and community.
South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families helped successfully defeat a bill that would have required women view an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion. A compromise was reached that changed the language to “allow” rather than “require” a woman view an ultrasound image. You can link to the bill here. Read more in The State, the Greenville News, and WIS News 10.
Ed Madden, a longtime Network activist who has served on our executive committee and on the boards of SC GLPM and SC Equality Coalition, was featured in the arts section of Free Times for his debut poetry book, Signals. Join him for his launch party on April 20 at the Hunter Gatherer Pub, 900 Main St., in Columbia and on April 23, 7-9pm, at if Art Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St. Madden describes the book as “meditations on personal and cultural memory, race, and sexuality in the New South.” It includes several poems on the politics of race and sexuality in Southern culture, and at least two poems written at and about SC Progressive Network events.
Great work, comrades!