Published on November 7th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Rep. Shedron Williams Endorses Tom Steyer for President
(South Carolina) The Tom Steyer 2020 campaign announced that South Carolina State Rep. Shedron Williams (D-122) has endorsed 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 said, “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.”
Of Williams’s endorsement, Steyer said, “I am honored to have earned the support of Rep. Williams, who 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 Okatie 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.”
Steyer is also 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.
Williams’ endorsement marks Steyer’s third endorsement in the state since announcing his candidacy in late July.
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Tom Steyer left his successful investing business seven years ago to give his own money and all his time and energy to fighting for progressive causes. He soon became one of the country’s leading forces in registering more young voters and voters of color, fighting climate change, working for racial justice, and helping secure better lives for all Americans. Tom has led a number of people-first, grassroots campaigns that have repeatedly defeated powerful special interests, beating big oil to win clean air laws, forcing big tobacco to pay its share of healthcare costs, and closing a billion-dollar corporate tax loophole to fund public schools.
Tom and his wife Kat Taylor were early signers of the Giving Pledge, a commitment to give the bulk of his fortune to good causes before they die. Tom’s dedication to doing what is right comes from his parents. His father was a lawyer who prosecuted Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials; his mother was a journalist and teacher who volunteered to teach prisoners in New York City jails. Tom says his parents showed him the power of having the courage to do the right thing. Their greatest lesson, he says, was that our actions speak louder than our words – what we do is more important than what we say.