The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (“CMA”) is encouraging communities to become more civically engaged through a new Civic Engagement and Education Academy.
CMA recognizes civic engagement as the cornerstone of our country’s democracy and the best way for communities to advocate for their interests and well-being. As such, CMA encourages communities to become more civically engaged by:
● serving on federal, state, and local juries;
● registering to vote, voting, and encouraging others to do the same; and
● communicating with public and elected officials on salient issues, including, but not limited to legislation and policy measures affecting: public education, healthcare, business interests, and other community interests.
The Commission for Minority Affairs will offer a virtual course on civic advocacy beginning August 2020. Individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to participate in the free program.
For more information on scheduling a civic engagement presentation for your community, contact Brenton Brown, Director of Public Policy and Community Affairs, at 803-563-1411 or BBrown@cma.sc.gov.
For more information on the importance of civic education and engagement, please refer to the following websites:
● South Carolina Election Commission and voting in South Carolina: https://scvotes.gov
● South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs – voter education efforts: https://cma.sc.gov/voting
● South Carolina Legislature: https://www.scstatehouse.gov.