MEMBER TO MEMBER

Liberal Ladies of the Lowcountry welcomes announcements from its members.  Announcements will contain information on not-for-profit activities and events and will not be used to "advertise" paid services and businesses provided by members and others.  

The Member submitting an announcement for inclusion should be a member of or volunteer for the organization for which information is being shared.  The Member will be listed as the contact person for said event/activity.

To submit a post, please click here.

  • 30 Nov 2020 7:38 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    Greetings. We are Toni Valenstein of Sun City and Arthur Segal of Hilton Head Plantation. Individually we are active members of Liberal Men of the Low Country, Liberal Ladies of the Low Country, the Democratic Party, and one of us was a founding member of both Rabbis4Obama.com and Rabbis4Biden.com.

    In Mid-June of 2020 we started a Facebook group to lobby the mayors and councils of HHI and Bluffton into passing their first COVID-19 prevention laws. The laws went into effect just as the July 4th tourist season was to begin. The laws did have sunset dates at the end of August.

    The vote to continue the COVID-19 prevention laws for HHI, Bluffton, and the County is coming up on or around December 5th.  We need as many people to join our FB group as soon as possible. Our page counts as a petition. The Chair of the County Council, Mr. Passiment,  in an editorial in Hilton Head Monthly’s on line edition said in effect, they are not taking the advice of science or the CDC but will let the public decide whether to wear masks on not in Beaufort County. And maybe if they see deaths rising, they will pass another mask law. 

    https://www.hiltonheadmonthly.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6722:opinion-joseph-f-passiment-jr&catid=80&Itemid=245


    The FB page address is https://www.facebook.com/groups/933445013749224/. Just click ‘join’.

    Thank you so much for being on the right side of history. Blessings,

     Toni, and Arthur


  • 23 Nov 2020 6:48 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    Tuesday: Knock on Doors to Flip the Senate

    If John Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are going to win their runoff elections, we need your help in order to get the biggest voter turnout in state history.

    Tomorrow, the GA Coordinated Campaign will be in Savannah knocking on doors to make sure Democrats are voting in this critical runoff. Can you join us?

    What: Canvass with the GA Coordinated Campaign

    When: Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 2:00 PM

    Where: Savannah (address provided with RSVP)

    Safely talking with voters in person is crucial to winning this election -- the more voters who know how Jon Ossoff and Rev. Warnock will help them in the Senate, and that Early Voting starts in just three weeks, the more folks we can get to the polls!

    If you've never canvassed before, this is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a historic coordinated campaign. There will be a socially-distanced training on how to canvass safely at the start of the shift.

    So grab your friends, put your mask on, and join us for this exciting and incredibly important volunteer opportunity to win this race. Let us know you'll be there tomorrow by RSVPing today

    Click here to RSVP


  • 13 Nov 2020 1:25 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

     The Liberal Men of the Lowcountry are inviting the Liberal Ladies of the Lowcountry to join them on  December 9, at 12 noon for a special presentation by The Innocence Project. 

    The Innocence Project was started by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufield in 1992 as a nonprofit organization committed to exonerating individuals who have been wrongly convicted.  The Project also is working to reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Various studies estimate that in the United States, between 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners are innocent.  Their work has resulted in hundreds of successful exonerations. To learn more about the Innocence Project, see https://innocenceproject.org.

    Huwe Burton, the guest speaker (via Zoom) is one of their exonerees. He was wrongfully convicted of murdering his mother in 1991, and spent almost 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit based on a coerced confession (see  https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=5485).

    To learn more about the Innocence Project, visit their website (https://innocenceproject.org)or check out the bestselling book Just Mercy (or the movie of the same name with Jamie Foxx). Since Huwe will receive an honorarium, we are asking for a $5 registration fee of our members as well as non-members to help cover expenses

    To register for the meeting:

    1. Go to the LML website (liberalmenhhi.org)
    2. Click on "public calendar" in the top banner
    3. Go to December 9 LML Meeting
    4. Follow the instructions to enter your information and register for the meeting

    The Zoom link for the meeting will be sent out around December 1.  Thanks for sending this out to LLL members.


  • 13 Nov 2020 1:10 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    We know you may be burned out on politics after the Presidential election, but Georgia Democratic runoff candidates could use your help.

    Any member who is interested in helping with the runoff elections in Georgia, please visit the following websites for information on virtual phone banking.   

    Ossoff:  https://www.mobilize.us/electjon/event/362688/

    Warnock:https://www.mobilize.us/warnockforgeorgia/ 

     


  • 4 Nov 2020 5:24 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    This post is a follow-up to the November 2nd email, which allowed you to learn about the nationwide coalition of groups on the alert to mobilize to Protect the Results of the 2020 election. This mobilization is parallel to hurricane season when we are asked to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. 

    Liberal Ladies supports Lowcountry Indivisible, Beaufort Indivisible, and Sun City Indivisible as they unite to identify and recruit individuals willing to mobilize as necessary immediately. In the coming weeks. Volunteers should understand this will be a sustained effort until all the votes are counted, and a President is elected.

    Mobilizing might mean a rally, car parade, or a peaceful public gathering with signs at a strategic location.  Some tasks (e.g., phone calls) might be able to be completed from home. Alerts will be made as necessary in response to events and may arrive with little advance notice.

    If you want to be apart of this initiative and are NOT on a distribution list for Indivisible or other participating groups, please reply to liberalladiescommunications@gmail.com, and the alerts will be forwarded your request.


  • 24 Oct 2020 6:59 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    There will be a Sign Brigade on the island on the following dates:

    Tuesday, 10/27, Wednesday, 10/28, Thursday, 10/29, Friday, 10/30, and Monday, 11/2.

    • Eastbound:   8:30 AM - 10:30 AM along 278 in front of Duncan Donuts and Sea Turtle Marketplace.
    • Westbound:  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM along 278 in front of Northridge Theater and TD Bank.

    Signs will be available.  Any time you can give us will be appreciated.  Contact Don or Barbara Edwards at:  barbedwards61866@gmail.com if you have any questions.


  • 24 Oct 2020 6:36 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    On Sunday, October 25th, there is a Patriot Picnic scheduled from 1-4 PM at Shelter Cove Community Park sponsored by a group called "No Mask Required." The event will have live music and entertainment and the sponsors are asking participants to bring their Trump flags and favorite MAGA gear. 

    In response, some people will be on 278 near Shelter Cove on either side of the street, potentially starting at 12:30 pm so those coming to the event and to Shelter Cove can see Democrats have a presence. Look for some “liberals” standing near the Shelter Cove Starbucks on one end and near the Whole Foods Market on the other end. Please make and bring some signs (in addition to signs for Democratic candidates and our Biden flags) that say things like "Wear A Mask - Protect your Family and Friends" - "Respect your neighbor - Wear a Mask," etc. You can also hold "Black Lives Matter" and "Black Voters Matter" signs. 

    Democrats need a presence to counter this group and the toxic message these folks are planning to spread.


  • 16 Oct 2020 8:09 AM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    Here is a letter writing campaign that is worthy of our time.  It is to put pressure on HHI council members to retain the wearing of masks ordinance.  They are getting pressure from people who want them to drop the ordinance. Right now they receive 20 emails against masks to every one to maintain the ordinance.

    If you support universal mask wearing in public places, please email your representative(s) on the Town Council. Without your voice, council members may be pressured to remove the mask requirement. Their email addresses are below.  We need to let council members know how important the mask ordinance is to  our local economy and the safety of the residents.

    Here are the their emails:


  • 15 Oct 2020 4:32 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    LWV Vice President Lynn Teague has alerted folks to a new voter suppression/tracking site and app called SeeSay2020.com

    Lynn S. Teague (@LynnSTeague) tweeted at 2:39 PM on Sat, Oct 10, 2020:
    A great new tool for voters, https://t.co/3OTy09BwnA, allows voters to report incidents or slow lines while voting, and allows other voters to check the map for the status of voting locations near them. The site encourages calls to report problems to 866 OUR VOTE when needed.

    Click here to learn more. Please share with your friends/groups!


  • 14 Oct 2020 4:51 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    Door Hangers Available

    Spread the Word: .  There are door hangers available with the names of all the Democratic candidates on them. We would like to have them distributed within gated communities if your HOA permits. Others  may be distributed in non-gated communities as well. There are 1200 cards that need distribution.  Contact Lynn Cordy at liberalladieschair@gmail.com if you would be interested to do this. 


     JOIN the Fight for the Soul of our Nation 

    In collaboration with Sun City Indivisible, Lowcountry
    Indivisible, and other liberal/progressive groups

      
    18Days Until the Election - and still work to be done

    We are back out on the streets the week leading up to the Election - Monday, Oct 26 - Monday Nov 2 to show support for Biden/Harris, Joe Cunningham, Jaime Harrison and down ballot's candidates. 

    Sign up today by indicating your preferred 1) dates, 2) AM or PM and 3) location:  

    DAYS:  Wednesday Oct. 28thFriday Oct. 30Monday Nov 2

    SHIFTS: Pick your date(s), and location(s)

    • OPTION #1; Plantation Park, close to Dairy Queen off highway 278 (22 Plantation Park Drive) Park near the Dairy Queen on the 278 side and walk to wide grassy area alongside the highway
    • OPTION #2: Sheridan Park, close to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) off highway 278 (turn in on the driveway just before the entrance to the Department of Motor Vehicles office). Park near KFC and walk to the wide grassy shoulder alongside the highway
    • OPTION #1: Beaufort County / Bluffton Government Center (Bluffton Parkway  between the Highway 46 traffic circle and Burnt Church Road). Park behind Government Center Building and walk to the sidewalk alongside Bluffton Parkway
    • OPTION #2: Dirt road just west of the Honda Dealer on Highway 278. 
      Driving west on 278 from Buckwalter in the right lane, as you pass the Honda dealer, watch the fence on the right and when it ends (just past a Tom Davis campaign sign) turn right onto the dirt road. Park on the dirt road, or on the intersecting dirt road leading to the overflow lot of Hondas. Walk to the wide grassy shoulder alongside 278.

    SIGNS: Bring BIG Signs  SIZE MATTERS

    • Get poster board at least 20 x 30, best 30 x 40 firm foam board – you can buy it at Staples or Michael's, 
    • and get an extra large black marker, 
    • minimum words (5 words max), 
    • maximum letter sizes o it can be seen from a distance by passing motorists.
    • It is best to have WHITE BACKGROUND, THICK BLACK LETTERS.

    Helpful tips: Attach a wooden ruler / yard stick to the back of your poster board and it is easier to handle, especially in breezy conditions.

    IDEAS FOR SIGNS: 
    Vote Democrat, Vote Change -
    Truth over lies;  Unity over Division;  Science over Fiction;
    Hope over Fear;  Vote Democrat;   Save Social Security- Vote Dem;
    Save Medicare - Vote Dem;  Protect Healthcare – Vote Dem;  Biden+ Harris;
    Jaime Harrison Us Senate;  Joe Cunningham Us Congress;
    Save Environment - Vote Dem;  Stop Covid – Vote Dem; 
    Save Democracy – Vote Dem;  Stop Fascism – Vote Dem;   Support Equality – Vote Dem;
    Women’s rights – Vote Dem;  Black Lives Matter – Vote Dem

    SAFETY:  These locations have lots of room to spread out; in fact, it is extremely important for safety reasons and to enable drivers to read signs, so volunteers please stand at least, 20 feet apart.  Even though it is outside, wear a mask.  It sends a strong message to the public. 

    SIGN UP:  for one or more shifts by indicating 1) The days you wish to work, 2) Preferred location.  Please send this information to Pamela Reading-Smith: suncityindivisible@gmail.com   or call 734-474-4161.



Copyright 2020 Liberal Ladies is a 501(C) 7 non-profit organization.  All rights reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software