Mia for Senate

Keeping my promises…

Fighting for equity, parity, transparency and accountability has never been a political “platform” for me. It’s a promise I made to myself and to you when I was elected to the SC House in 2010.

That promise is what fuels my passion, persistence and relentless pursuit of truth, justice, accountability and change.

It’s not hard to do the right thing. Too many elected and appointed leaders just don’t.

And sadly, there’s not much you can do about it. Truth is…the longer we stay in office, the more insulated we become from the folks who put us there.

That’s why I’ve prefiled a term limits bill that would cap the number of years House and Senate members get to serve in each body.

It’s why I reintroduced legislation that would help eliminate our state’s “School to Prison Pipeline” by taking our “disturbing schools” law back to its original intent–which was to protect our students, teachers, administrators and staffers from outside agitators who come into our schools, seeking to do them harm.

Over the past 6 years, Richland County has had its share of “debacles.” From the Elections to the Recreation Commissions, I’ve been on the front lines, fighting for transparency and accountability.

Restoring public trust takes time. But wouldn’t it be great if we never had to lose it? Sadly, the actions of some elected and appointed officials, coupled with our delegation’s inability to act, continue to wreak havoc on the integrity of the participants and the process.

Yesterday, I introduced a bill that would give County legislative delegations the ability to remove…for cause, anyone the delegation appoints.

If our legislative delegation had had this authority before, it may not have prevented what happened at these Commissions, but it sure would’ve given us an opportunity to hold those who were responsible, accountable.

And when hard-working women in SC and across the nation aren’t being paid the same wages as men for doing the same job…that too, needs to change.

That’s why I’ve introduced the “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.”  It’s time we do right by hard-working women across SC. I think gender equity is a great place to start.

Don’t you?

These are just a few of the causes I’ve promised to champion because I believe they’re right for all of us.

Together, we’ll keep fighting to move SC and everyone in it…forward!