Principles of the South Carolina Labor Party
We are a party of the working people of South Carolina. Employed
and unemployed, men and women, native born and immigrant,
we are the ones who have made this state great. Yet we do
not share, and have never shared, in South Carolina's prosperity;
nor do we have a voice in our state's future.
For too long, we have watched the other political parties
make concession after concession to the corporations that
rule this state while our jobs have disappeared, our incomes
have eroded and our children have gone uneducated. We are
tired of the politics of fear and division that keep us divided
and weak. We understand that only a party that is run by and
for working people can speak to our real concerns.
We will conduct a never-ending campaign to secure the promise
of the American Dream of opportunity, fairness and justice
for all South Carolinians.
We will fight to create and preserve decent jobs and living
wages for all who want to work.
We will work to establish the right to universal and quality
health care in our state.
We believe that every South Carolinian deserves equal and
free access to educational opportunity from pre-school through
college to the maximum of their human potential.
We stand for fair taxes, a secure retirement and worker protections
on the job.
Our candidates will pledge to enact and enforce laws that
benefit the vast majority of South Carolinians who work for
Our candidates will not accept corporate money.
We will not compromise these values. Unlike other parties,
we do not need permission from corporations and major funders
to do what is right for the people of South Carolina. Unlike
other parties, we will be active before, during and between
elections, building solidarity in our communities and workplaces.