State of South Carolina Archives: on Families & Children


Mike Bloomberg: Create good alternatives for kids so they avoid guns & crime

What I have done in the last 20 years is tried to improve the schools, because if the kids don't have an education, they tend more to get in trouble. Tried to get them after-school programs, so they have something to do. We can give them some counseling. Athletics is an obvious one, but there's a number of those kinds of things. Getting jobs for people. If the kids don't have a job, then they all stand around, and they get in trouble.
Source: CNN S.C. Town Hall on eve of 2020 primary Feb 26, 2020

Elizabeth Warren: I experienced pregnancy discrimination; let's fix it

Sen. Elizabeth WARREN: This is personal for me. When I was 21 years old, I got my first job as a special education teacher. I loved that job. And by the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant.

The principal wished me luck and gave my job to someone else. Pregnancy discrimination, you bet. But I was 21 years old. I didn't have a union to protect me. And I didn't have any federal law on my side. So I packed up my stuff, and I went home. At least I didn't have a boss who said to me, "Kill it," the way that Mayor Bloomberg is alleged to have said.

Mayor Mike BLOOMBERG: I never said that. Oh, come on. And for the record, if she was a teacher in New York City, she would never have had that problem. We treated our teachers the right way, and the unions will tell you exactly that.

WARREN: Then let the women have an opportunity to speak. They are bound by nondisclosures so that they cannot speak.

Source: 10th Democratic Primary debate on eve of S.C. primary Feb 25, 2020

Mike Bloomberg: NYC teachers don't experience pregnancy discrimination

Sen. Elizabeth WARREN: This is personal for me. When I was 21 years old, I got my first job as a special education teacher. I loved that job. And by the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant.

The principal wished me luck and gave my job to someone else. Pregnancy discrimination, you bet. But I was 21 years old. I didn't have a union to protect me. And I didn't have any federal law on my side. So I packed up my stuff, and I went home. At least I didn't have a boss who said to me, "Kill it," the way that Mayor Bloomberg is alleged to have said.

Mayor Mike BLOOMBERG: I never said that. Oh, come on. And for the record, if she was a teacher in New York City, she would never have had that problem. We treated our teachers the right way, and the unions will tell you exactly that.

WARREN: Then let the women have an opportunity to speak. They are bound by nondisclosures so that they cannot speak.

Source: 10th Democratic Primary debate on eve of S.C. primary Feb 25, 2020

Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Families are the real economic engines

Our public policies have mistakenly focused on the interests of big business and corporate monopolies because policymakers were led to believe that they were efficient and inevitable economic engines and that their interests are our national interests. However, the real economic engines are the millions of families--low, middle, and high income--who account for 90% of all human capital investments which, in turn, accounts for 78% of the wealth that is created.
Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website GloriaForUSSenate.com Feb 9, 2020

Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Support paid family leave

Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website GloriaForUSSenate.com Feb 9, 2020

Jaime Harrison: Champion paid family & sick leave & child care tax credits

Growing up in a household where a missed day of work meant bills were not paid, Jaime has lived through the stress that confronts many South Carolina families. No parent should have to choose between their job and caring for their child, and no person should miss valuable moments with their loved ones because of work. As Senator, Jaime will champion paid family and sick leave as well as tax credits for child care, because what's good for South Carolina families is good for our economy.
Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website, JaimeHarrison.com Dec 12, 2019

Henry McMaster: Define traditional marriage and strong families

Traditional South Carolina values are the foundation for strong families and safe communities. Throughout his career in public service, including two terms as attorney general, Henry McMaster has defended traditional South Carolina values. He led the statewide effort to constitutionally define traditional marriage as a union between one man and one woman. And he cracked down on websites that peddle pornography and prostitution. Henry McMaster will be a governor who champions traditional values.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com Jan 11, 2017

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2020 Presidential contenders on Families & Children:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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