SOUTH CAROLINA REFORMERS GATHERING TO DISCUSS STATE ISSUES
|| By FITSNEWS || We’ll have more information on this event in the coming weeks, but if you care about the issues being debated at the S.C. State House you might want to circle April 18, 2015 on your calendar.
On that date, a group of reform-minded South Carolinians will gather in Clemson, S.C. for the “Palmetto Panel,” a day-long citizen-led (i.e. sponsor-free) gathering focused on a wide range of state policy issues.
Attendees will receive “information on topics such as health care, education, energy, finances, ethics, protecting South Carolina’s electrical grid and more,” a source familiar with the event told FITS. Providing them this info? Numerous speakers: Including several members of the S.C. General Assembly and various luminaries of the state’s reform movement.
(We’ll publish a full list of speakers a little bit closer to the event’s kickoff … )
Gatherings like this are especially important this year, as pressure is mounting on members of the legislature to get their acts together on a wide range of issues … and to do so without raising taxes. Lawmakers are also especially under the gun on the issue of ethics reform.
“The Palmetto Panel exists to educate and engage the citizens of South Carolina on relevant issues,” the group’s Facebook page states. “And to teach them how they can engage in the art of self governance.”
The panel will convene at the Madren Conference Center on the campus of Clemson University on Saturday April 18, 2015 – beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Tickets are $35, which includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
The group will have hotel rooms reserved on-site for those wishing to stay overnight and attend the training sessions the following day (Sunday April 19, 2015). Those sessions will be held at nearby Lake Keowee.
Event organizers say this year’s event hopes to draw a geographically diverse crowd from all corners of the state, enabling attendees to “take this information back into their communities.”
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