Secular Coalition for South Carolina Monthly Conference Call

Location

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 14:00 - 14:30
Call In Details: 
Phone Number: 530-881-1400 Participant Code: 978895

Secular Coalition for America - South Carolina Chapter Conference Call
Call in number: 530-881-1400 Participant Code: 978895
Wednesday, November 28th at 2pm ET

 

Welcome Message

  • Who is here and who is not here that needs to be?
  • Agenda available at South Carolina chapter page at secular.org
  • Explanation of conference call style and recording
    • No one is required to speak up, but there will be opportunities to do so.
  • Thank you for joining us for the Secular Coalition for South Carolina monthly conference call!
  • The Secular Coalition for America is the only 501(c)(4) representing secular and nontheistic Americans.
  • The Secular Coalition for America is working to make sure that we are heard on Capitol Hill. We fight in Washington DC against religious privileging on a federal level, yet some of the most egregious violations of separation of church and state are being promoted and passed at a state level.
  • The Secular Coalition for America is forming state chapters across the country to bring together secular and nontheistic Americans in each state to lobby on secular issues.

 

State Government Update - November Elections
  • U.S. House
    • South Carolina gained 1 seat after the 2010 census
    • All 7 seats from South Carolina were up for election
    • All incumbents kept their seats and the new seat was won by Tom Rice (R)
    • Currently 6 seats are held by Republican Party and 1 by the Democratic Party
  • State Senate
    • All 46 seats were up for election
    • Republican Party gained 1 seat and now holds a 28-18 majority
  • State House of Representatives
    • All 124 seats were up for election
    • Republican Party maintained their 76-48 majority

Issues/Events
  • Skepticon wrap up report
  • New legislators sworn in November 12th
    • welcome letter
  • 2013 Legislative Session starts on January 8th, 2013
  • News from the co-chairs
  • Any issues or events happening in South Carolina?

Chapter Development Status
  • Leadership
    • Executive Committee formed
Position First Name Last Name Email
Co-Chair Amy Monsky [email protected]
Co-Chair Matt Facciani [email protected]
  Roger  Cram [email protected]
  Elaine Appel [email protected]
  Justin  Allran [email protected]
  Aaron  Zimmermann [email protected]
  Maggie  Blair [email protected]
Wrap Up
  • What the SCA is doing until the next call:
    • Getting resources in place for executive committee
    • Researching technologies to assist in chapter coordination
  • What you can do:
    • Email Amy or Matt if interested in leadership or volunteering
    • Sign up on our website to receive info and updates
    • Check out the South Carolina chapter page for updates
    • Like the Secular Coalition for South Carolina Facebook page
    • Spread the word about the next conference call!

 

Next Conference Call Date and Time
  • Tuesday, January 8th at 6pm
  • Same call in number and code

 

Contact Information Thank You!
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