WIL Listen Episode 7: The Future of Our Democracy: Are We Bending Towards Justice?

This month Elizabeth Stribling with South Carolina Women in Leadership talks with Emily Geiger Smith, author of Thank You for Voting: the Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America, and David Daley, author of the National bestseller, Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count and Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy. In this episode you’ll hear their thoughts on: legislative redistricting currently underway in South Carolina and what invested organizations like SC WIL and citizens might do to make sure their votes count for the next ten years; the ebb and flow of voting rights and access through the years and their perspectives as to whether we are “bending towards justice”; how the “boiling point” were at, demonstrated by the insurrection on the Capitol on January 6, makes horrifying sense; and if we can be optimistic about the future of our democracy.

WIL Listen Episode 6: The Future of Women in Leadership

Stephania Priester, South Carolina Women in Leadership Outreach Coordinator, talks with Jeni Atchley, President of the S.C. Young Democrats and Sarah Jane Walker, Chairman of the S.C. Young Republicans about their perspectives on where we stand on equality for women, how they have civil and productive dialogues in both their personal and professional lives with other women (and men) who don’t necessarily sit on the same side of the aisle, and why young women need to step up and take on leadership roles in their communities and in politics

WIL Listen Episode 5: Why are some legislative districts so oddly shaped?

South Carolina Senator Mia McLeod and South Carolina Representative Jenny Horne share their perspectives on legislative redistricting as incumbent candidates whose districts were redrawn following the 2010 Census and how you can advocate for fairness and transparency as the district maps are drawn based on the final 2020 census numbers expected to be released in mid-August of this year.