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Saturday, February 25, 2023

Truth and Lies in American Education Film Viewing Chance in Easley, SC


We are so excited to announce this event!

This is a must-see documentary for anyone interested in what is going on in our government run education system!

We regret however, that it is limited to 50 people, and you 

MUST RSVP by texting GiGi at 530-448-3010.  

The event will take place on:

Tuesday March 7th
at Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley which is located:

304 Biltmore Rd
Easley, SC 29640

The viewing will be in the conference room immediately to the right upon entering the main entrance.


Sunday, February 12, 2023

Parental Choice in Education SC Senate Bill 519 Gets Support from USPIE


2023-2024 Bill 519: Income tax credit - South Carolina Legislature Online (

Below is the press release by United States Parents Involved in Education in support of Sen. Rex Rice's S 519 which seeks to give parents tax credits for choosing the school of their choice which is not a government run public school. 

Please contact YOUR SC Senator in SC and tell them you want them to sign on as a co-sponsor of this legislation. You can send an automated email to ALL SC SENATORS by clicking this link and simply stating. " Please sign on as a sponsor of Senate Bill 519. Click here: 

South Carolina Legislature Online - Send Message (

U.S. Parents Involved in Education Action (USPIE Action) announces their support for South Carolina’s Tax Credits for Parental Choice in Education bill S. 519.  USPIE Action is pleased to be a participant in structuring legislation to maximize the freedom of parents to direct the education of their children while limiting the potential for intrusive government regulations.

For years, USPIE Action has opposed government structured programs where state or federal funds are redirected back to parents in support of school choice because of the real potential for harm to private, Christian, and home schools due to government regulation.  Private and home school options exist primarily because of their ability to implement their vision of best practice education models.  Accepting funds from government entities has forced bad education practices into private and home schools, such as Common Core-aligned assessments, state-certified teachers whose world view often conflicts with the values of the community, and objectionable school operations policies.

USPIE Action believes the structure of this legislation maximizes the ability for parents to use their own money to pay to educate their children outside of government schools free from government regulations. This legislation provides an excellent source of model legislation for other states.

With this announcement, USPIE Action rescinds its 2019 support for the South Carolina P.A.C.E. Scholarship legislation.  USPIE Action believes this new legislation is a much better solution to facilitate parental choice.

Learn more at

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Thursday, February 16th COTU meeting...Come Join Us!

Our next COTU (Conservatives of the Upstate) meeting will take place at our usual venue, Cafe' Connections, 319 E. Main Street downtown Pickens at 7 PM on Thursday Feb. 16th. We will be hearing from Jaque Bruce about the role of the Pickens County GOP (Republican party) in our fight to remain the most conservative county in SC and the purpose of the upcoming March reorganization meeting. The Pickens GOP website can be found at this link...

We also will be giving you updates from the newly formed Moms 4 Liberty group ... and we will be discussing the status of the SC Freedom Caucus conflict with the Republican Caucus in Columbia and how we can help them as well as updates from any of our members on issues that may need action on our part.

We strive for our meetings to be informative and motivating with action items for you to KEEP PICKENS COUNTY THE MOST CONSERVATIVE county in SC. And South Carolina the REDDEST state in the USA. 

 A survey will be made available for you to fill out with your input about our COTU monthly meetings which will help us improve.

Below is a link to a Rumble video that is a must watch if you have not already viewed it. This gal nails it!
She articulates what is really going on better than anyone I have ever heard! 


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Next school board meeting will take place: 
Monday, February 27th at 5:30 PM

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Don't forget we pray EVERY SINGLE SATURDAY... EVERY WEEK at the Pickens County Courthouse for our city, county, state and country at 9:30 AM! 

We also meet up EVERY THURSDAY morning for community prayer at Cafe' Connections at 9 AM and a Women's Bible Study follows that prayer time. If you are interested in the Women's Bible Study, please contact Kathleen Campbell @ 864-586-0857