ByAdam Mintzer|February 17, 2021 at 10:06 AM EST - Updated February 17 at 10:06 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The decisions made by the South Carolina state legislature influences a lot of aspects of the daily lives of South Carolinians.
From the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the state budget, to public schools, to our roads and transportation, and more state leaders have the power to address your concerns and turn them into law.
The State House is split into two chambers: the House and the Senate.
The House is comprised of 126 members who work part-time as representatives and are elected every two years.
Right now, there are 81 Republicans in the House and 43 Democrats.
The Senate is comprised of 46 members who also work for the state part-time and are elected every four years.
Currently, there are 16 Democrats and 30 Republicans in the Senate.
Simply put, the men and women who represent you in the Senate and House have the power to help you and they are accessible.
So, how can you tell the lawmakers representing you what changes you want to see in South Carolina?
- Go to https://www.scstatehouse.gov/legislatorssearch.php and put in your address.
- Click on the legislator in the SC Senate or House you’d like to contact.
- Reach out via the number provided or the link that says “Send a message to”
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