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Whipping A Party

52 minutes

Have you ever wondered how elected officials get together enough votes to pass legislation? While in the Great State of South Carolina, our beloved civics teacher L. Joy sat down with Jaime Harrison to discuss how to "whip" votes in a legislative body, how to run a state party, southern politics and more.

Our Guest:
To Jaime Harrison, character always matters, hard work is in his bones, doing what’s right is a way of life, and making good on his debt of gratitude to South Carolina is a lifelong commitment.

The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg South Carolina, Jaime overcame the challenges of grinding poverty with the help of teachers and mentors who believed in him. From a mobile home to Yale University and Georgetown Law, Jaime never forgot who he was or where he came from.

Now, Jaime is running for U.S. Senate to fight for opportunity for all South Carolinians. Jaime knows what it’s like for a family to have to choose between paying the electric bill and putting food on the table; he remembers eating cereal with water, because they couldn’t afford milk. In the Senate, Jaime will carry these values and lessons with him every day. Jaime knows that what you say matters — and that character counts.

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