Letter from SC lawmakers to Federal Trade Commission (read the whole letter)
Aug. 25 meeting
Tom Barilovits: Greenville Health System takeover/influence and Obamacare.
Greenville Health System Takeover Plans from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo. This video is based on the presentation by Tom Barilovits at the Aug. 25 meeting.
July 28 meeting
SC Treasurer Curtis Loftis on unclaimed money and state's underperforming pension system from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Greenville Health System — a Story the Greenville Media Will Not Report from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Greenville County Republican Women Honor Bob Dill, publisher of The Times Examiner from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Introductory comments at June meeting
Kathy Davis reads Republican Creed
The Seven Must-Read Passages of the Benghazi Report
Watch this amazing video: Col. Ben Skardon, 98, survivor of Bataan Death March, walks in Bataan Memorial Death March
National Federation of Republican Women bus tour from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Sen. Ted Cruz speaks about mass shooting in Orlando from C-SPAN
Ultrasounds cut through pro-abortion lies
National Pro-Life Alliance
The abortion lobby fears the life-saving power of ultrasounds and will say or do anything they can to cover up the truth about abortion. For example, Cecile Richards, the President of the nation’s largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood, insisted that ultrasound laws set an “abhorrent precedent.” Of course, what Cecile really “abhors” about ultrasounds is how effective they are at saving lives.
In fact, a nationwide study has revealed that 78% of abortion-minded women who view an ultrasound image of their unborn baby reject abortion and choose life for their babies. That’s because ultrasounds compel women to recognize something the abortion lobby cannot tolerate -- that unborn babies are just as human as you or I. That’s why your National Pro-Life Alliance continues to push for tough ultrasound laws at the state and federal levels to show mothers the truth -- that abortion ends a human life.
By requiring that every abortionist show the mother an ultrasound of her child before performing an abortion, you and I can literally save thousands of unborn lives.
Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance
P.S. If you haven’t already done so, please click here to sign your petition in support of the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act.
May 27 luncheon meeting
Find all the candidates running for the SC Statehouse in 2016 on the following website. The Primary is June 14.
April 28 meeting
Greenville Sheriff Candidates Forum from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
New Members for GCRWC attending April meeting
South Carolina Policy Council: HOUSE LEGISLATION WOULD MAKE IT A FELONY TO GIVE ‘INCOMPLETE’ TESTIMONY
Read SC Policy Council article here.
THIS IS AN ACTION ALERT FROM DEBBIE SPAUGH, GCRWC LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK HIM/HER TO VOTE AGAINST H. 5368. This is a bill introduced by outgoing Rep. Walt McLeod on Wednesday, May 18th. The unstated goal of this bill is to intimidate citizens from testifying at House or Senate subcommittee or committee hearings. The two main parts of the bill are: 1. to require testimony given at committee or subcommittee hearings to be given under oath, and 2. anyone who "willfully gives false, materially misleading, or materially incomplete testimony under oath is guilty of contempt of the General assembly." The first offense of contempt of the General Assembly is a misdemeanor, punishable by a $100 minimum fine, a six-month imprisonment, or both. The second offense is a felony and carries a minimum prison sentence of five years, or a fine at the discretion of the court.
As pointed out by the SC Policy Council, "the terms 'materially misleading' and 'materially incomplete' could mean just about anything. If a testifying citizen misstated a statistic or failed to mention a point lawmakers felt to be essential, would that open the citizen to a SLED investigation?"
The bill was introduced "without reference", so it bypassed the committee process and will go to the House floor for debate probably Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND TELL HIM/HER TO VOTE AGAINST THIS BILL, THE SOUL PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO STIFLE OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
Contact your representative here.
A Review of the South Carolina Department of Transportation
Follow this link to see the video of Representative Jonathon Hill giving one of the best floor speeches probably ever given at the SC Legislature: http://jonathonhill.com/hypocrisy/.
Rather than pass Hill’s amendment, the House passed Amendment 1A proposed by House leadership, which offers little in the way of true reform. H.3579, with Amendment 1A, has been sent back to the Senate. (Exerpt from Legislative Article by Debbie Spaugh)
Posted April 8: The SC legislators still have not acted on the Personhood Amendment. Visit Personhood South Carolina website.
Refugee bill sent to South Carolina House
NOW is a critical time in our state house regarding the refugee issue because S997 has passed
the Senate and is on the way to the House. Remember we have so much more influence at the
state level than at the federal level, that is why it is so important to form a good, friendly
relationship with your state representatives. (Read more)
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." — Anne Frank
ACTION ALERT FROM DEBBIE SPAUGH, GCRWC LEGISLATIVE CHAIR
This is an Action Alert regarding the "Roads Bill", H.3579, which was amended by
the Senate (Amendment 31A), passed on 3/9/2016, and returned to the House.
As I pointed out in my article in the GCRWC March Newsletter, the Senate version
did remove the gas tax hike, but failed to make real reforms to the transportation
funding system. The House will probably take up H.3579, with Amendment 31A
the week of April 11th.
We need to call or email our State Representatives and urge them to kill the bill.
The citizens of South Carolina want real reforms. Read more.
This is a link to an article about funding of I-185. According to this, no tax dollars were used to build it or maintain it. The tolls are used to pay the bond debt and to pay the DOT for maintenance.
March 24 meeting
Dr. Tony Beam — History of U.S. - Israel Relations from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Mom of officer who died: 'He loved what he did'
Feb. 18 meeting
Sen. Ted Cruz: Greenville County Republican Women from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan endorses Ted Cruz
Posted at 12:20 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28
Ashley Landess Rips SC General Assembly on Tax Increases from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Here is a reading list from NFRW's Mamie Eisenhower Literacy Project
Posted 4:25 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3
Annual Christmas Tea
Posted 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14
Dr. Ben Carson speaks to Greenville County Republican Women from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Posted 1:40 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2
SCFRW Biennial Convention in Spartanburg, Oct. 31
Posted 11:35 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26
Michelle Wiles warns on Refugee Resettlement Program from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
This video was played before Michelle Wiles spoke: Ann Corcoran on Refugee Resettlement
View photo gallery
Posted 4:45 p.m., Monday, May 25
Fundraising — These pieces are available for purchase at our luncheon.