South Carolina voters will decide on two important constitutional amendments at the ballot this November that would require the state to put more money in its “rainy-day” funds, known technically as the General Reserve Fund and Capital Reserve Fund. The Policy Council supports both amendments, and we need your help to get the word out!
This page contains the following materials to help educate voters on these amendments:
- An introduction letter from our Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse
- A point of view/op-ed urging passage of the amendments that can be submitted to newspapers
- A press release covering the results of our recent voter survey on the proposed amendments
- An article from Rick Brundrett, editor of The Nerve, discussing the survey results
And here is a simple slide that can be shared on social media showing your support for the amendments.
Finally, here are some helpful talking points/tweet ideas that can be used to promote the amendments.
- This November, voters will be asked if South Carolina should increase its two “rainy-day” funds.
- The proposed amendments were supported overwhelmingly by both Democrats and Republicans.
- By voting YES, you are telling S.C. state government to save more and spend less.
- Increasing our reserves will help avoid cuts to government services and calls for tax hikes during a recession.
- The amendments do not raise taxes. Instead, they tell South Carolina to save more of the money it already collects.
- With signs of an imminent recession, South Carolina’s next rainy day could be right around the corner. Now is the time to boost our reserves.
In the news
The following newspapers have featured our content related to the proposed amendments (help us grow the list!):