Just like many movements for equal rights in America, the path for women to seek recourse from sexual harassment has been through the courts. But grassroots activism in the 1970s opened the space for a nationwide conversation, and the Civil Rights Movement can be credited for building a legal foundation that feminist legal theorists expanded upon to fight sexual harassment. Many of the first lawsuits were brought by African American women like Mechelle Vinson, whose case led to the Supreme Court’s landmark 1986 ruling that employers could be liable for the sexual harassers who preyed on women at their workplace.
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Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols said Monday he felt it was important to speak up on Twitter against the white supremacy rally that happened this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. He said he sympathized with the local mayors and governor there who have seen "bigotry" and "hatemongering" come to their area.
An example of some of the hyper-focused advocacy that opposition to "repeal and replace" has encouraged from local groups like Midlands Indivisible, the group responsible for this parody. The video was released by Midlands Indivisible as group Indivisible groups around SC held coordinated protests in each congressional district against the bill that was pulled before a Senate vote.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has previously spoken to the media about his desire to find a way, other than increased taxes, to fund the pension plan in the state. McMaster signed the pension fix into law Tuesday, April 25.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin on Tuesday vowed to help elect Hillary Clinton because of a promise he made to his daughters last year after meeting the presidential candidate. Benjamin addressed the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
In his speech Wednesday night at the GOP Convention, Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump, instead saying “vote your conscience” which drew loud boos from inside Quicken Loans Arena.