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We Need YOUR Help at the Statehouse Wednesday, February 22

February 16, 2012

Human Trafficking in South Carolina, H.3757

 

Dear Advocates:

We need all of you next Wednesday.  We learned this morning that the House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee will debate H.3757 on Wednesday, February 22, at 9:00 AM, in Room 516, Blatt Building, (House of Representatives office building), Columbia.
We need to speak to the bill itself.  They know the need.  If you wish to speak, sign in when you come into the room. Your presence will be most appreciated, and will demonstrate the need for this bill.  Bring others with you.  Distribute this alert broadly.  Pack it in.
Go to www.scstatehouse.gov .  On the right side of the Home page, you will see meeting dates and links to agendas for the meetings. Monitor it. Committees tend to cancel or reschedule meetings, or revise agendas. If I receive a notice as such, I will certainly let you know right away.
The House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee members are:
Hon. Bruce Bannister, Chairman                 
Hon. Peter McCoy                                                                               
Hon. Eddie Tallon                                                                                 
Hon. Leon Stavrinakis                                                                          
Hon. Todd Rutherford
Before you leave the grounds, you might want to visit your legislator and senator (for S.1135) again, and talk about how we need to have a bill to pass into law this year.  Ask for their co-sponsorship.  Send a thank you’s to Representative Nelson Hardwick and Senator Hutto, and the current co-sponsors of each bill, for their support and sponsorship of their respective bill.  They need to know that we are right with them, and enable them to move their peers to pass this legislation.
Send a message to the Chairs of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, asking them for their support. They are House Judiciary Committee Chairman James H. Harrison and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Glenn F. McConnell.
The AG held a joint news conference this week with SLED Director Mark Keel and the Sheriff’s Association Director Jeff Moore.  Go to the following article for a briefing of how the AG once again raised human trafficking to top priority this year.  This is another historical milestone:
They are listening.  This could not have happened without all that you do. Thank you.
See you in Columbia on Wednesday,
Betty
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