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Biden Campaign Press Release - Biden for President Announces More Than 100 South Carolina Women for Biden

February 06, 2020

Columbia, SC – Today, Biden for President announced South Carolina Women for Biden, a network of supporters in the Palmetto State working to recruit and rally voters around Joe Biden's transformative message of unity and his strong record fighting for women's health care, economic security, and safety, and a bright future for American families. Today's announcement includes a chorus of more than 100 women from across South Carolina who are endorsing Joe Biden for President.

From authoring and spearheading the Violence Against Women Act to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with President Obama to pass the Affordable Care Act, Joe Biden has an unmatched record of turning bold, progressive policies into tangible results for women.

Biden for President named former gubernatorial candidate and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis, Former Richland County Chair and founder of the renowned "Reckoning Crew," Bernice Scott, and other leaders as co-chairs of the campaign's South Carolina Women for Biden effort.

"Women are the most important bloc in the Democratic Party. With our help, Joe Biden will beat Trump like a drum and end the war this administration has been waging on women," said former candidate for Governor and Florence Attorney, Marguerite Willis. "Simply put, we have come too far to give Trump and his cronies another four years to try to roll the clocks back. I'm proud to join Women for Biden."

"In this election, we need to stay focused," said former Richland County Councilwoman Bernice Scott. "Throughout his career in public service Joe Biden has remained focused on delivering results for women - and that's why I'm proud to focus my efforts on making sure he's the next president of the United States."

South Carolina Women for Biden Co-Chairs include:

  • Marguerite Willis, Former Gubernatorial Candidate and Florence Attorney
  • Bernice Scott, Former Richland County Chair and Founder of the Reckoning Crew
  • Former State Representative Ginger Crocker, Clinton
  • Councilwoman Lottie Lewis, Allendale
  • Phyllis Lloyd-Harris, Kershaw County Democratic Chair

These Co-Chairs join Community Leader Devonne Young, South Carolina State Representative Beth Bernstein, Furman Mayor Francenia Ellis, Former State Representative Vida Miller, Small Business Owner Dr. Joann Thompson, Community Activist Jennifer D. Bishop, Former United States Consumer Product Chair Inez Tenenbaum, and Richland District One School Board Commissioner Yolanda Anderson, who were previously announced as members of the Women for Biden national leadership committee.

The full list of South Carolina Women for Biden includes:

  • Barbara Abraham, Bennettsville
  • Polly Adkins, Fort Mill
  • Barbara Armstrong, Sumter
  • Sara Austin, Spartanburg
  • Catherine Ballard, Greenville
  • Machlie Bastien-Buie, Sumter
  • Mary Bethea, Marion
  • Regis Bethea, Marion
  • Dian Bethea, Sumter
  • Joyce Black, Florence
  • Isadora Brown, Charleston
  • Doris Brown, Florence
  • Renee Brown, Florence
  • April Brown, Orangeburg
  • Delores Buford, Greenville
  • Willie Mae Burke, Elgin
  • Charlesann Buttone, Georgetown
  • Ruby Byers, Gaffney
  • Frankie Campbell, Conway
  • Donna Campbell, West Union
  • Ruby Chestnut, Lugoff
  • Mary Cooper, New Zion
  • Shernelia Cooper, Kingstree
  • Virginia Crocker, Columbia
  • Shirley Davis, Bishopville
  • Virginia Dempsey, Anderson
  • Sallie Dingle, Summerton
  • Brenda Dixon, Bennettsville
  • Toreacher Dobson, Hampton
  • Barbara Easterling, Florence
  • Jo Ann Edwards, Florence
  • Barbara Epps, Union
  • Stephanie Fawbush, Greenville
  • Cynthia Finney, Myrtle Beach
  • Lyssa Fischbein, Columbia
  • Renee Fletcher, North Myrtle Beach
  • Laura Flint, Murrells Inlet
  • Frances Floyd, Marion
  • Hannah Ford, Marion
  • Shirl Frazier, Hardeeville
  • Lynne French, Conway
  • Jeanette Fullard, Florence
  • Deborah Gandy, Hartsville
  • Marilyn Geiger, Daniel Island
  • Atha Gibson, Cheraw
  • Doris Harris, Conway
  • Dorothy Haskell, Walterboro
  • Sarah Hayes, Hamer
  • Susan Herr, Myrtle Beach
  • Donna Hinton, Latta
  • Mildred Hollywood, Florence
  • Tressie Hopkins, Columbia
  • Nayna Hounshell, Roebuck
  • Paula Huggins, Columbia
  • Erica Hunter, Laurens
  • Margaret Ibekwe, Greenville
  • Shirley Jackson, Hartsville
  • Annette Johnson, Charleston
  • Harriet Johnson, Johns Island
  • Lugene Kelley, Myrtle Beach
  • Vanzell Kennedy, Mullins
  • Laurent Kuenzle, Pawleys Island
  • Linda Lambright, Charleston
  • Sheila Leitner, North Myrtle Beach
  • Barbara Linder, Bluffton
  • Brenda Lisbon, Bishopville
  • Elizabeth Lyles, Spartanburg
  • Shivonda Mack, Florence
  • Eleanor McKinsey-Chandler, Bluffton
  • Betty Tull McLeod, Florence
  • Laura Mezzoline, Dalzell
  • Virginia Mitchell, Columbia
  • Patricia Moore, Florence
  • Tammy Moore, Greenville
  • Barclay Murphy, Charleston
  • Rhett Nettles, Charleston
  • Hessie Nettles, Darlington
  • Neormia Newsome, Effingham
  • Mary Owens, Murrells Inlet
  • Harriett Phillips, Spartanburg
  • Bertha Pitts, Greenville
  • Elaine Prarat, Sharon
  • Elaine Reed, Darlington
  • Frances Ridgeway, Spartanburg
  • Annie Rivers, Orangeburg
  • Edna Robinson-Wright, Florence
  • Mary Rodriguez, Myrtle Beach
  • Linda Rogers, Myrtle Beach
  • Melanie Rose, Turbeville
  • Lisa Ross, Rock Hill
  • Cheryl Russell, Westminster
  • Maryellen Schwab, Longs
  • Doris Shenton, Longs
  • Rachel Singletary, Lake City
  • Dot Skipper, Marion
  • Katie Stephens, Charleston
  • Margaret Taylor, Charleston
  • Helen Traxler, Campobello
  • Mary Ulmer, Cameron
  • Pamela Venson, Florence
  • Betty Walker, Hampton
  • Dorothy Wallace, Florence
  • Randdi Wallace-Trapp, Columbia
  • Daija Watson, St Helena Island
  • Sandra Westin, Taylors
  • Lakoskski Williams, Columbia
  • Karen Williams, Roebuck

Nationally, Women for Biden is building a grassroots movement to organize supporters, and help Joe Biden defeat Donald Trump and restore the soul of our nation. Women for Biden is a team of supporters from across the country from all classes, ages, races, gender identities and sexual orientations, who believe - like Joe does - that our best days still lie ahead.

This list adds to the growing support and diverse coalition of Palmetto State leaders who have previously announced their support for Joe Biden, including more than 20 state lawmakers; dozens of mayors, community activists, and local elected officials; more than 100 pastors and faith leaders; and nearly 200 educators. Nationally, Biden for President has announced more than 1,100 endorsements from national, state and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, community leaders, and national security professionals.

Joseph R. Biden, Biden Campaign Press Release - Biden for President Announces More Than 100 South Carolina Women for Biden Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/366636

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