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Quote of the month:

Received April 18 from Bluffton, SC

 

"After meeting Ms. Smith twice and hearing her words, I've decided to support her as the Democratic candidate to oppose Mark Sanford in November. I've had a Joe Cunningham bumper sticker for awhile now, but really want to replace it with "Toby Smith, our New Voice in Congress for the First District," or whatever fits on a good bumper sticker. Here in Sun City many folks have met Ms. Smith and may want to support her candidacy. We need to get her name out in public everywhere we go around here in the 1st District. Kindly let me know if such campaign materials are available and their costs. I so admire this woman for so many reasons. I'm grateful she managed to talk to us last night at the Sun City Democrats meeting, and hope she has her voice back today. We all need to hear her loud and clear."

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At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination,

perhaps more in politics than anywhere else. 

Shirley Chisholm November 5, 1968

 

 What's new

1. https://issuu.com/skirt/docs/charleston_skirtmag_2018_04/22%20%20%E2%80%8B   Real honor to be in SKIRT magazine....

2. LinkedIn Article: Running for Office is Tough But Here's 5 Reasons Why you Should Do It!

 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/running-office-tough-heres-5-reasons-why-you-should-do-toby-smith/  

3. February 21 Campaign Kick off Press Release

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/congressional-candidate-toby-smith-kick-off-campaign-womens-smith/?published=t

4. My speech at the Charleston County Democratic Convention, Saturday, March 10, 2018

https://www.facebook.com/scwomensmarch/videos/563975073963806

 

Our voices. Our votes. Our future.

Hello my friends,

Last week I announced my candidacy in the race for a seat in the US House of Representatives, District #1, in South Carolina. I'm standing on some very strong shoulders, Miss Fannie Lou Hamer, Miss Septima Pointsette Clarke, and Miss Shirley Chisholm, and if they hadn't taken the abuse that came their way, put up with the mistreatment, the beatings, the persecution, and the financial catastrophes, I wouldn't be able to do what I'm doing today. I owe it to them and many others to run the best race that I can and I intend to do that.

Let me be clear: I'm protesting the upsurge of racism. I'm protesting the sexism. I'm protesting that the America I know is becoming something very different. 

And, let me warn you in advance, I'm a strong advocate of my sisters --things that bother women worldwide bother me too!. Things like making less than a male counterpart. Things like working three jobs and still not being able to make ends meet. And, not having enough diverse voices in the statehouse, Congress and White House are on my list as well.

Here's the thing. I believe we can tackle these and, other issues, if we have the political will.  If enough of "us" -- determined, like-minded and focused on fairness for all and not a select few --  are at the table, we can get some things done. 

I want to be at the table. That's why I'm running. I'll bring my own chair. I'll stand outside the door, but I want in. For too long, those of us without substantial amounts of cash have been told "stay home," "you can't play this game." "You don't belong here." I respectfully disagree. I know that resources are needed to disseminate a message and I'm going to raise money and participate in fundraising. But I also know that lots of money doesn't always result in a win.

A heartfelt and authentic message is still the key, so please, tell everyone you know that Toby Smith is running. Tell them her slogan is our voices, our votes and our future. Tell them Toby's got something to say. Tell them she's in to win!

In the news...

Feb 5  My first TV interview (time 12:39) 

https://youtu.be/LSihAABq9_M

Feb 6 First article in the Charleston Chronicle

https://www.charlestonchronicle.net/2018/02/06/toby-smith-hopes-to-continue-her-mission-as-1st-dist-congresswoman/

March 13   The Post and Courier article 

https://www.postandcourier.com/.../article_4393d924-2625-11e8-b8a5-e3171d5a3be...

March 19   Fifty States of Blue

https://www.50statesofblue.com/2018/03/toby-smith-sc-democrat-primary-mark-sanford/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=test

                               

The 1st Congressional District extends from Hilton Head all the way to Santee

 

 

 10 ways to help

1. Give a campaign contribution

2. Make a donation

3. Tell 10 friends to follow me on Facebook and Twitter

4. Help me walk neighborhoods

5. Buy a ream of copy paper

6. Sponsor a fundraising event

7. Invite friends over for dinner and donate what you would've paid to the campaign

8. Sponsor purchase of marketing materials

9. Pay for a few broadcast commercials

10. Purchase printer cartridges

 

From my heart to yours...

The Road to Congress

https://youtu.be/AMIgoyvWdqM

 

Your campaign contributions are critical

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/toby4congress


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