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  • 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.



  • 12 Oct 2020 7:37 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    Poll Watchers Needed

    Poll Watching is an important function for a fair election. Both the Democrats and Republicans are permitted to have Certified Poll Watchers for the election. Poll Watchers are there simply to observe and report any irregularities. You will be the eyes and ears of the Democratic party as we experience this election. Training will be provided to help you identify issues with instruction on how to report those issues to the SC Democratic Party for possible action. 

    Training has been standardized and will be done online this year by the SC Democratic Party. Training (2 hours) is a requirement to be certified. Certified Poll Watchers will be given credentials and a name badge showing they have the right to observe in the polling place. 

    We will need Poll Watchers at each polling place for Election Day, November 3, as well as, for observing the early voting at the Beaufort Co Government Center, 539 Wm Hilton Parkway and 61B Ulmer Road in Bluffton. Absentee in-person voting is Oct 5 to Nov 2 from 9 am to 4 pm. Election Day shifts will be 3 hours each and early voting shifts are 3.5 hours.
    If you can support this very important function, please go to the SOB Democratic Club website for detailed instructions on the registration process. If you have questions, please contact:

    Phone banking Opportunities

    The South Carolina Democratic Party and Coordinated Campaign is excited to be moving into October and GOTV efforts with all of you! We're nearing the homestretch and it's going to be vital that we are talking on the phone to as many South Carolinians as possible during GOTV. With that in mind, we have built a statewide volunteer center, called Fort Hope, for volunteers to join virtually as we make calls to voters in South Carolina. 

     SCDP Fort Hope!  From the South Carolina Democratic Party

    Fort Hope is the GOTV nerve center for this important election year! It's important now more than ever before in South Carolina to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. 

    Fort Hope phone bank events are every day of the week, flexible in time! For every event, there is also a Zoom Virtual Office where organizers will be providing training, assistance, and camaraderie as we work to win big on November 3rd!

    If you've never done a phone bank, don't worry we will help train you on what you need to be successful. We look forward to working with you to get out the vote in South Carolina.

    Fort Hope Open Virtual Phone Bank - http://bit.ly/forthopevphb

    Fort Hope Dialer Phone Bank http://bit.ly/forthopedialer


  • 7 Oct 2020 3:44 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)


    As many of you know, a group of members of Liberal Ladies, participated in the making of "The Glorias" movie, based on the life of Gloria Steinem. It's now showing on Amazon Prime. If you do get to see it, be sure to watch the credits at the end, because Liberal Ladies of the Lowcountry is cited near the very end of the credits. 

  • 27 Sep 2020 2:49 PM | Maureen Korzik (Administrator)

    The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Area invites the public to join in two more Candidate Forums.

    Please Note: Advanced registration is required.

    The Hilton Head Island Town Council Candidate Forum will be held on Monday, October 5th at 2:00 PM.  This is a non-partisan race.

    -  Ward 1:   Alex Brown            Peter Kristien

    -  Ward 3:   David Ames           Tommy Reitz

    -  Ward 6:   Glenn Stanford      Kent Loper Berry

    To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sf-2qrDMvE9IGdvA7Wx2DK-YAMGxjZmae

    The SC House of Representative Candidates Forum South of the Broad will be held on Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 PM.

    -  District 118:   Bill Herbkersman (R)  Mitch  Siegel (D)

    -  District 120:  Weston Newton (unopposed)

    -  District 123   Jeff Bradley (R)   Christine deVries (D)

    To register: : https://us02web.zoom.us.webinar/register/WV_6-a5A0_YRK2f_5jsKi0uQ. 

    If you have any questions for the candidates, please submit them to Trish Montgomery at pafmontgomery@gmail.com.



  • 27 Sep 2020 12:46 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    For starters, there is good - and mostly up to date - info on scvotes.gov about absentee voting.  

    https://www.scvotes.gov/new-absentee-rules-2020-general-election

    There are 3 ways to vote:

    1.  In person “on a machine” at your local polling place on Nov. 3rd.

    2.  Absentee (early) in person “on a machine”

    3.  By absentee mail-in ballot.

    These further clarifications apply to options 2 and 3.

    ·       Anyone can vote absentee, no excuse needed.

    ·       If you wish to vote absentee early in person “on a machine”, you SHOULD NOT send in an application for a mail-in ballot.  You will fill out the application when you go, then vote on a machine at the same time.  Early voting will be available at the 3 Beaufort County voter registration offices in Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head.  

    ·       The new satellite office will open 10/5/2020 on Hilton Head at 539 William Hilton Parkway, office hrs. Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm

    ·       If you have already sent in an application for an absentee ballot, and then change your mind and decide you’d prefer to vote in person “on a machine” - whether early or on election day - you will not be able to do so UNLESS you surrender your absentee ballot at one of the three Beaufort County registration offices and they enter this into their system - note, it is possible that if trying to do this on Nov. 3rd, the information the poll worker has is not up to date, requiring that they call the board of elections to determine your status and leading to possible delays in your ability to vote.  It’s better to vote early, since you can surrender your ballot and vote early at the same location at the same time.

    ·       Absentee ballots will be mailed the week of 10/5

    ·       IF YOU BRING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT TO YOUR POLLING PLACE on 11/3 AND ASK TO VOTE IN PERSON YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO SO.  Absentee ballots can only be surrendered at one of the 3 county voter registration locations.  

    ·       You can return your absentee mail-in ballot by mail or in person.  The in-person locations are the 3 county voter registration offices.  You must return it during office hours. 

    ·       There will be NO DROPBOXES anywhere, including at the 3 county voter registration locations 

    ·       If using a paper absentee ballot, make sure to follow all instructions carefully so that your ballot is not rejected.  After some back and forth in the courts, a Witness signature WILL BE required.

    ·       And, the obvious - if using the mail, send it back as early as possible!

    Info on the 3 Beaufort County locations can be found here:

    https://www.beaufortcountysc.gov/vote

    Beginning 10/5, all 3 will offer the following services:  in-person early voting, drop-off of completed paper absentee ballot, surrender of paper absentee ballot 

    Hope this helps and that I haven’t added to your confusion!


    Submitted by:  Lauri Mitchell


  • 27 Sep 2020 12:38 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    For more Information please contact Linda Devillier

    WITNESS SIGNATURE NOW REQUIRED ON ABSENTEE BY MAIL BALLOTS FOR 2020 GENERAL ELECTION.

    South Carolinians voting ABSENTEE BY MAIL MUST NOW HAVE THEIR SIGNATURES ON BALLOT RETURN ENVELOPES WITNESSED.  

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued this order reversing a lower court’s ruling.

    A “witness for mail-in absentee voting  does not have to be a registered voter, S.C. resident or legal age.  

    A witness can be a spouse, relative or friend.

    A witness only signs one’s name & date on the return envelope.


    for more info:  www.scvotes.gov.



  • 24 Sep 2020 3:32 PM | Myla Lerner

    As a lead Broadway producer on the show What the Constitution Means to Me, I am thrilled to announce that the filmed version of this award-winning play created by and starring Heidi Schreck, will premiere on Friday, October 16, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.  Just a brilliant piece of theater!

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