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Leadership Committee of SC Women for Hillary Announced As Organization Begins Grassroots Drive

October 3, 2007

(COLUMBIA, SC) – The South Carolina for Hillary Campaign announced the statewide leadership committee for the Women for Hillary organization today and the beginning of a month-long grassroots drive for the organization across the state.

fjones-3a2.jpgThe 25-member leadership committee includes a diverse group of women from across the state. The leadership committee will be launching a grassroots organizational drive across the state over the month of October, including signing women up for the campaign, organizing the Women for Hillary team locally and organizing house parties and other events.

The Leadership Committee for South Carolina Women for Hillary includes:

1. Grand Strand Area Hotel and Hospitality Entrepreneur Dorothy Anderson of Myrtle Beach

2. Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson of Columbia

3. President of Wordsmith Inc. Public Strategies Mary Eaddy of Myrtle Beach

4. Greenville County Democratic Party Treasurer Ann Funderburk of Greenville

5. State Representative Cathy Harvin of Summerton

6. Retired Lt. General Claudia Kennedy of Hilton Head

7. Attorney Zoe Nettles of Columbia

8. Democrat Activist Flo Rosse of Hilton Head

9. Richland County Councilwoman Bernice Scott of Hopkins

10. State Senator Linda Short of Chester

11. Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief of Staff for Nickelodeon Marva Smalls of Florence

12. Greenville City Councilwoman Diane Smock of Greenville

13. Community Activist Audrey Snead of Columbia

14. Attorney/ First Lady of Florence Marguerite Willis of Florence

15. Anderson County Councilwoman Gracie Floyd of Anderson

16. Greenville County Councilwoman Lottie Gibson of Greenville

17. Community Activist Kay Koonce of Charleston

18. Community Faith Leader Willie Mae Jackson of Columbia

19. Aiken City Councilwoman Lessie Price of Aiken

20. President of Beta Beta Zeta Amicae group of Columbia S.C. Bessie Murray of Columbia

21. Health Disparities Activist Sheryl Mack of Charleston

22. Former Horry County Democratic Party Chairman Sarah McCollum of Myrtle Beach

23. National Beauty Culturist League President Dr. Katie Catalon of Charleston

24. Columbia College Young Democrats President Ophelia Doe of Hampton and Columbia

25. Former Horry County Democratic Party Chairman and Former City Council Member Mary Jeffcoat of Myrtle Beach

The South Carolina Women for Hillary organization has already been an active grassroots movement in the state, previously holding kickoff and organizational meetings in the Upstate, the Grand Strand, the Pee Dee, the Lowcountry and for the Rock Hill area. The group also participated in the Women’s Equality Day Forum in Columbia with day-time TV star and best-selling author Victoria Rowell. The Women for Hillary organization also participated with events featuring Rowell in Spartanburg, Anderson and Aiken.

South Carolina Women for Hillary is part of the national Women for Hillary organization growing across the country. Hillary’s four state campaign co-chairs include South Carolina’s only woman senator, Linda Short, and the first woman elected to an at-large seat on the Aiken City Council, former South Carolina Municipal Association President Lessie Price. Both serve on the Women for Hillary Leadership Committee.

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