Warren for President
February 28, 2020

What We’ve Built: Elizabeth Warren Enters SC Primary with a Diverse Coalition of Support

South Carolina faith leaders, elected officials, and political activists who will vote for Elizabeth on Saturday.

Columbia, SC -
 Leading into the South Carolina primary, the Warren campaign announces 17 endorsers from across the Palmetto State.
Below is the full list of Elizabeth’s South Carolina endorsements – each one a part of Elizabeth’s grassroots movement for big, structural change.
Faith Leaders
Rev. Carey Grady, Pastor, Reid Chapel AME Church
Reverend Carey A. Grady is the Pastor of Reid Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina, having been named pastor in 2014. He is a native of Charleston, S.C. and received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Howard University and a Master of Divinity from Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA. In college, Grady served as a Congressional Black Caucus intern and Patricia Roberts Harris intern for Congressman James Clyburn. Rev. Grady has pastored 4 Churches including: Bethlehem AME Church, Belton, S.C.  Shiloh AME Church, McCormick, S.C. St. Peter AME Church, Decatur, Illinois and Bethel AME Cathedral of Indianapolis, Indiana. He currently serves as a Co-President of the Midlands Organized Response for Equity and Justice, a regional advocacy group dedicated to seeking justice for all residents of the Central Midlands area by holding systems accountable to fair practices and policies.
Stanley Rivers, Reverend
Rev. Rivers  has been a pastor in the A.M.E church for over 20 years. He previously served on the board of the United Way of the Midlands and Chairs the Sandy Run Elementary School Advisory Council. He currently serves as Board Chair for Calhoun County First Steps.
Tiffany Cox, Chaplain
Originally from Maryville, Tennessee, Tiffany attended Furman University, double majoring in music and religion. She then attended McAfee School in Theology for an MDiv with a concentration in Hebrew Bible, and completed a year of post-graduate work in Hebrew Bible at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Before her current role as a Chaplain, she served as Associate Pastor at Emmanuel UCC in Greenville, SC.
Tammy Ravenell, Associate Pastor
The Reverend Tammy Drucilla Ravenell, affectionately known to many as “Rev. T.”, is the 12th child born to Mildred Sloss-Alston and the late Edward Sloss of Ladson, South Carolina.  Her life’s goal and mission is to impact the world through encouraging, equipping, and empowering people. In 2000, “Rev. T.” answered the call to Ministry under the leadership of Bishop Brian Moore and was ordained an Elder under his leadership in 2002.
In February of 2010, God led “Rev. T.” and her husband, the Reverend Darrell Ravenell, to begin serving at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of the Reverend Dr. A.D. Robinson, Jr. where they have continued to serve under the guidance of their current pastor, the Reverend Dr. Byron L. Benton.
William R. Cue, Suffragan Bishop
Suffragan Bishop William R. Cue is a native of Aiken County and a graduate from Aiken High School and University of South Carolina Aiken with degrees in Political Science and Secondary Mathematics. Suffragan Bishop Cue is the only black male Math Specialist in the state of South Carolina.
Suffragan Bishop Cue is the founder and pastor of New Living Way Apostolic Church since 1986. New & Living Way is affiliated with the Pentacostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. Suffragan Bishop Cue is an anointed preacher, teacher, and leader.
Suffragan Bishop Cue is married to Evangelist Karen Senior, retired educator of Aiken County Public Schools and proud father to Christina (SC Deputy State Director for Senator Warren) and Sargent William (Robbie) Cue, Jr. of Aiken Public Safety and even prouder grandfather to his seven grandchildren. 
Harry Jenkins, Deacon, Historic St Peter's AME
Harry is the Deacon of Historic St. Peter’s AME in Walterboro, SC. St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church is the oldest Black congregation in Colleton County, having been established in 1867. The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society presented St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church with the Walterboro Key Historic Property Award in June of 1992.

Elected Officials
Deb Adams, Chesterfield City Councilwoman
Quote on her support of Elizabeth Warren:
"Rural communities suffer from the lack of quality, and affordable child care and the lack of safe, and affordable housing,” said Chesterfield City Councilwoman Deb Adams. “ Senator Warren has sound plans to address these vital needs. Her plans will help working families and improve the economic situation and quality of life in rural communities."
Rep. Wendy Brawley, South Carolina House of Representatives (District 70)
The State: Reps. Wendy Brawley & Kambrell Gavin: Op-ed: Warren’s problem-solving approach will open opportunity in South Carolina
“Elizabeth understands, as we do, that before we can create a government that works for all Americans, we have to acknowledge the current system has been tilted against communities of color. All South Carolinians deserve the access to the American Dream, and we believe Elizabeth has the vision and a unique approach to provide everyone the opportunity to succeed.”
The State: These Richland lawmakers are throwing support behind Elizabeth Warren. Here’s why
Warren ”has well-thought out plans that actually solve problems,” said Brawley, a former Richland 1 schools chairperson now in her second state House term. “I agree with her that our government must be restructured to work better for every day citizens struggling to keep up in an economy that is stacked against them.”
Tameika Isaac Devine, Columbia City Councilwoman
Free Times: Columbia Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine endorses Elizabeth Warren
“I am so impressed by Senator Elizabeth Warren,” Devine said Thursday. “Senator Warren has, as people say, a plan for everything. Not just a plan for everything, but a passion for our country, and what our country is and what it can be. ... She makes a point of not just acknowledging racism, white supremacy, income inequality and all the things that are currently plaguing our country, but she is insisting that, before we can make a change, that we have to make sure that all communities — communities of color, communities of diverse backgrounds — have a seat at the table and their voices are listened to.”
Hartsville City Councilman Tre Gammage
SC Now: Hartsville Councilman Gammage endorses Elizabeth Warren
“Sen. Warren called him on what I assume to be her personal cell-phone — it was not blocked. I texted her; she texted me back,” Gammage said. “The same person I see on TV is the same person I met when she was speaking in Florence.”
Rep. Kambrell Garvin
The State: These Richland lawmakers are throwing support behind Elizabeth Warren. Here’s why
Garvin of Columbia focused more on Warren’s proposals when it comes to education in his endorsement.
“As a former community organizer and public school teacher, law graduate, state legislator and life-long advocate for South Carolina’s public schools, I believe that education is key to lifting children out of poverty and providing them the tools for success,” Garvin said, in the campaign statement.
Garvin added “the growing burden of student debt is creating economic barriers for college graduates. I chose to support Elizabeth Warren because of her ambitious policy propos
Miriam Green, Mayor of Awendaw
The Post and Courier: Elizabeth Warren tells Charleston voters: ‘My fight is your fight’
“I think and I know that Elizabeth would be a great first (woman) president for the United States because she cares. And she supports. And she listens,” said Green.
Shaterica Neal, Councilwoman for the Town of Gray Court
Quote on her support of Elizabeth Warren:
"As a diverse but one Nation, we are deserving and in dire need of a President who is committed to serving and fighting for ALL of us. No matter your race, ethnicity, choice of religion, socio-economic status, sexuality, political party affiliation, etc. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s focus to revive our Nation’s historic culture of Unity and Activism as a strategy to provide practical solutions to issues that plague ALL people and move us forward together is why I am in support of her as the 2020 Presidential Candidate."
Candidate for Office
Kim Nelson, Candidate for SC 4th Congressional District
Quote on her support of Elizabeth Warren:
“Elizabeth Warren has spent her professional life examining systems, and like me, she has come to the conclusion that, more often than not, our systems work against every day Americans,” said Candidate for SC 4th Congressional District Kim Nelson.
“She has spent her life fighting corruption and she is the best person to take on this corrupt administration. I’m ready to win with Warren.”
Political Activists
Villissa Thompson, Social Worker & Black Womxn For
The Hill: Warren holds Twitter town hall with disabled activists
"I believe that Warren's responses during the Town Hall reiterated her commitment to ensuring that the lives and experiences of disabled people are not an afterthought to her, but a steadfast priority she aims to uphold as President," Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, a social worker and disabled activist and a member of the Warren campaign's Disability Policy Group, told The Hill.
Benny Starr, Charleston Artist & Activist
Charleston City Paper: S.C. hip-hop artist Benny Starr is endorsing Elizabeth Warren for president
In the video shared exclusively with the Charleston City Paper, Starr explains how he was impacted by seeing footage of Warren touring the town of Cleveland, Miss. Struck by the fact that it appeared similar to his hometown of Pineville, a small unincorporated community in Berkeley County, Starr thought she was making the effort to connect with residents there.
"I felt like she didn't have to be there. Oftentimes, [candidates] don't come to communities like the ones I'm from," Starr says in the video published by the Warren campaign. The announcement includes footage from Starr's appearance at a Warren event in Goose Creek last month.
Tamika Gadsden, Member of Black Womxn For, Charleston Activist, and Host of Mic’d Up
Quote on her support of Elizabeth Warren:
“Elizabeth Warren is the only candidate that has consistently proven to me that she is willing to not only listen to Black women, but, she’s also willing to be held accountable and have many of her most groundbreaking policies crafted by Black women. For me that’s huge,” said Tamika Gadsden, Member of Black Womxn For, Charleston Activist, and Host of Mic’d Up.

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July 3, 2019  Rep. Wendy C. Brawley District 70 - Hopkins (Richland, Sumter Cos.)

July 3, 2019 Rep. Kambrell H. Garvin District 77 - Columbia (Richland Co.)