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Rep. Shedron Williams Endorsed Tom Steyer for President at Okatie Environmental Hazard Site

(South Carolina) -Yesterday South Carolina State Rep. Shedron Williams (D-122) endorsed presidential candidate Tom Steyer for president. Williams serves on the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee and is an active member of the subcommittee on Occupational Regulation and Licensing Boards. Rep. Williams has been vocal about providing more money in rural parts of South Carolina for quality broadband internet access. News of the endorsement came as the Democratic presidential candidate and Rep. Williams were finishing up a tour of the environmental hazard site, Able Contracting, located in Okatie, SC.  

Rep. Shedron Williams says, “Tom Steyer’s message is growing in South Carolina. He possesses the attributes needed for a Democratic victory next year. He was right on many things early and especially as it relates to the corruption of Donald Trump. South Carolina Primary voters are beginning to look closely at him and his candidacy. I am one of those voters.”

Of Williams’s endorsement, Steyer says, “I am honored to have earned the support of Rep. Williams. Williams is a fearless leader that fights to bring real change for his constituents. It is this type of leadership that will move our country beyond the devastating effects of Trumpism and Republican policies that have left communities behind.”  

Steyer toured the area where trash is routinely dumped and is within close proximity to Okatie Elementary School. Due to hazardous smoke, residents have reported suffering from sore throats, eye issues, nausea and dizziness to local officials. In August, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control issued an emergency order for Able Contracting to cease all operations, saying the burning trash pile presents “an imminent and substantial danger to human health and the environment.” 
Today Steyer is set to host a National Water for Humanity Rally and giveaway at Denmark Technical College. Ahead of participating in the NAACP sponsored Environmental Justice Forum. The event will take place on the campus of South Carolina State University on Friday, November 8. Tom will share his position to use the executive orders of the presidency to declare climate change a national issue on day one of his administration and how to end the war on environmental racism.

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