November 16th, 2015
Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Democratic Party began accepting Presidential Filing Forms today from Democratic candidates wishing to appear on the ballot for the Party’s First in the South Presidential Preference Primary. “There is real excitement on the ground in South Carolina, as evidenced by the thousands who attended the Democratic Candidates Presidential Forum,” […]
November 12th, 2015
Columbia, SC— Today the South Carolina Democratic Party announced the recipients of the 2016 James E. Clyburn Political Fellowship. The goal of the Clyburn Fellowship is to develop the next generation of leadership and talent in the South Carolina Democratic Party. Our inaugural class of forty fellows includes veterans, teachers, lawyers, elected officials, and members of the health […]
October 8th, 2015
Dear Friends, I wanted to make sure you saw this important note from Congressman James Clyburn on the disaster relief efforts in South Carolina. Like he’s done for decades, Congressman Clyburn is going to fight every day to make sure everyone impacted by the storms gets directed to the assistance they need. Times like these make us so grateful he’s […]
Jasper Sun Times , 11/30/15
The disparity between what women and men in South Carolina are paid is greater than the gap women nationwide and women in neighboring states experience.
Figures the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Monday show South Carolina women’s median pay is 79.5 percent of men’s earnings. Nationally, women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s is 82.5. The figures reflect median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in 2014.
“If you look at the wage gap, a lot of it is around who gets hired to the best positions and who gets promoted. It’s not just being paid less in the same job, it’s who gets the best job,” said Ariane Hegewisch, a study director for The Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
The Post and Courier, 11/24/2015
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Charleston on Dec. 3 for an event honoring retiring Mayor Joe Riley.
“A Tribute to the Mayor: 40 Years of Charleston’s Shared Success,” sponsored by The Post and Courier, is also a fundraiser for the International African American Museum. Tickets for the celebration at the Gaillard Center are sold out.
Biden, a former U.S. senator who ended months of speculation about a presidential bid by announcing in October he would not seek the presidency, is a frequent visitor to South Carolina and the Charleston region.
Less than 100 days out from South Caroline’s first-in-the-South Democratic primary, all three of the party’s presidential candidates gathered here Saturday to make their pitch to hundreds of activists at the state’s annual Blue Jamboree on the banks of the Ashley River. And each candidate officially signed paperwork that will put their name on the state’s ballot.
The State , 11/23/15
The University of South Carolina will open a research center dedicated to telling South Carolina's civil rights history.
Announced Monday by university officials, the center also will house U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn's congressional papers, which the Columbia Democrat and U.S. House assistant minority leader said he will donate to the collection.
The Center for Civil Rights History and Research will be the first in South Carolina committed to telling the state’s civil rights story, university officials said.
Clyburn’s papers will become public upon his retirement from the U.S. House, where he first was elected in 1993.