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Nancy Mace on Civil Rights

 

 


Will support John Lewis's legacy

[On her predecessor]: "Nobody could possibly fill the shoes of Congressman Lewis," Williams said. "His leadership and fighting spirit is needed now more than ever in this country. I believe it is imperative that we choose someone with a long track record of fearlessly standing up for what is right and someone who will take on the endless attacks on our rights that we've grown accustomed to seeing from the Republican Party."
Source: Alex Rogers on CNN on 2020 SC-1 House race , Jul 20, 2020

First woman to graduate from The Citadel

Daughter of retired Army Brigadier General Emory Mace, Nancy Mace is the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.

Today she is a wife, mother and small business owner.

She authored In the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel in 2001, published by Simon and Schuster.

Source: 2013 Senate campaign website, www.nancymace.org, "Issues" , Jul 2, 2013

Trailblazer by being first female Citadel graduate

As soon as The Citadel announced it would accept women, she applied. "I thought The Citadel would be a good place for a kid like me. I didn't really think about the history. I wasn't there for the fame and fortune or the media circus."

"Nancy is a role model for every female cadet who comes here," said Samuel Hines Jr., dean and provost of the college at The Citadel. "You're talking about someone who was enormously successful academically but also who thrived in the corps of cadets."

Source: AJC on challenge to 2019 SC-1 House incumbent , Aug 10, 2012

Diversity Squad: women,Jews,blacks know about "the only one"

By a funny coincidence, I was [assigned] to a squad that [included the] only black and the only Jewish Knobs in the platoon. Evan Reich was a Jewish boy who played the tuba and Allan Brooks was an African American psychology major who played the trumpet. Together, our three-knob squad was politely nicknamed the Diversity Squad. We referred to ourselves as the Odd Squad: "the Jew, the black, and the chick," and quickly became very tightly bonded. Each of us knew how it felt to be different, to be "the only one," and in spite of our personality difference , we developed a strong bond. We watched out for one another, encouraged one another. If I needed a place to talk or cry or vent, I could go to Reich or Brooks' room and know I would be safe. Soon I began carrying my leather and brass down to their room for nightly shine parties that were as much for moral support as for passing the next morning's inspection.
Source: In the Company of Men, by Nancy Mace, p.132 , Sep 1, 2002

Female Citadel classmates alleged verbal and physical abuse

[My female classmates Kim & Jeanie] filed charges against The Citadel, claiming hazing & sexual harassment. The campus turned into a zoo, with media helicopters overhead, reporters swarming everywhere, and all the branches of law enforcement descending at once. It was as if the whole world had suddenly gone insane.

As Kim's roommate, I was the center of intense questioning by the FBI. They asked me if my chain of command officers had subjected me to the kind of hazing that Kim and Jeanie reported. I replied they had not, except for some nasty comments, my company had treated me just like all the other knobs.

Security was increased around [the 4th female classmate] Petra, and me. Guards were set, and we were told to lock our doors at night. Panic buttons that would immediately summon the guards were installed in our rooms.

Kim Messer and Jeanie Mentalavos left after one semester. While admitting no guilt, The Citadel settled out of court with a monetary payment to both plaintiffs.

Source: In the Company of Men, by Nancy Mace, p.169-70 , Sep 1, 2002

Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment.

Mace voted NAY Removing deadline for ERA ratification

H.J.Res.17: Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment: This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the ERA, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. The amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.

Opinion to vote YES (Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL-7): The ERA was first proposed in 1923, shortly after women gained the right to vote. [The original] 1979 deadline was later extended before it expired. By the end of 1982, 35 of the 38 required state legislatures had voted to ratify the ERA. Nevada ratified the ERA in 2017, Illinois in 2018 and, in January 2020, Virginia became the 38th and final state required to ratify it. If passed in the Senate, H.J. Res. 79 would remove the arbitrary 1982 deadline.

Opinion to vote NO (Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-1): H. J. Res 17 would retroactively remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Regardless of your thoughts on the ERA, the deadline for the states to ratify the amendment expired four decades ago. By passing this resolution, House Democrats are virtue signaling and trying to take a shortcut around what is required in our constitutional amendment process. Those who want to pass an ERA will need to start this process from the beginning. Today's vote mocks the intentionally high bar set by our Founders to make changes to our precious Constitution.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 222-204-4 on 03/17/2021; received in the Senate and read on 3/23. [OnTheIssues notes on the duration for ratification that the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress in 1789 and was ratified by 3/4 of the States and became law in 1992, a ratification period of 202 years].

Source: Congressional vote 21-HJR17 on Jan 21, 2021

2021-22 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Civil Rights: Nancy Mace on other issues:
SC Gubernatorial:
Catherine Templeton
Henry McMaster
James Emerson Smith
Joe Cunningham
John Warren
Kevin Bryant
Lindsey Graham
Mark Sanford
Mia McLeod
Tommy Pope
Yancey McGill
SC Senatorial:
Gloria Bromell Tinubu
Jaime Harrison
Joyce Dickerson
Lindsey Graham
Thomas Dixon
Tim Scott
Republican Freshman class of 2021:
AL-1: Jerry Carl(R)
AL-2: Barry Moore(R)
CA-8: Jay Obernolte(R)
CA-50: Darrell Issa(R)
CO-3: Lauren Boebert(R)
FL-3: Kat Cammack(R)
FL-15: Scott Franklin(R)
FL-19: Byron Donalds(R)
GA-9: Andrew Clyde(R)
GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene(R)
IA-2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R)
IA-4: Randy Feenstra(R)
IL-15: Mary Miller(R)
IN-5: Victoria Spartz(R)
KS-1: Tracey Mann(R)
KS-2: Jake LaTurner(R)
LA-5: Luke Letlow(R)
MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
TX-23: Tony Gonzales(R)
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne(R)
UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
WI-5: Scott Fitzgerald(R)
Incoming Democratic Freshman class of 2021:
CA-53: Sara Jacobs(D)
GA-5: Nikema Williams(D)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux(D)
HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2021-2022:
CA-22: replacing Devin Nunes (R, SPEL summer 2022)
FL-20: replacing Alcee Hastings (D, SPEL Jan. 2022)
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: Shontel Brown (D, Nov. 2021)
OH-15: Mike Carey (R, Nov. 2021)
TX-6: Jake Ellzey (R, July 2021)
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