The South Carolina Family Caucus

“… but as for me and my house, we will serve the lord.” Joshua 24:15

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    Founded in 2017. 51 Members… And Counting

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    Welcome

    We hope this website will be a valuable tool to connect the citizens of South Carolina with the legislators who are carrying the banner for liberty, faith, and family.

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    Our Mission

    We are a team of legislators dedicated to preserving and protecting families in South Carolina.

    Email Us

    For general concerns and inquiries, please send us an email at info@scfamilycaucus.org.

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    Religious Liberty

    “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant, and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” Ronald Reagan, March 8, 1983

    We stand for the religious freedom on which our State and our nation were founded. The preamble to the South Carolina Constitution states that we are “grateful to God for our liberties….” Article I, Section 2 of our Constitution states that “[t]he General Assembly shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” Our goal is to honor our heritage of faith and preserve the promise of religious liberty for generations to come.

    Faith

    “…as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

    First and foremost, Family Caucus members support the rights of parents, families, and churches to honor God in every area of their lives, private and public.

    Family

    “…the house of the righteous stands firm.” Proverbs 12:7 (NIV)

    We believe the biblical design for marriage is God’s best plan for families and children—not just spiritually, but psychologically and economically. We believe that respecting traditional marriage and family values will create stronger families and a stronger South Carolina.

    Life

    “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

    We are unashamedly pro-life. We believe each child is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. That’s why we’re dedicated to the preservation of all life, inside and outside the womb. The Family Caucus agrees with pro-life positions and opposes pro-choice leanings.

    Healthy Influences

    “…observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations… Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.” 1 Kings 2:3 (NIV)

    Our goal is to protect families from unhealthy influences, whether it’s addiction, pornography, prostitution, human trafficking, violence, crime, gambling, or other ugly issues that South Carolina citizens face today.

    Why We Stand

    THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

    Abortions performed in South Carolina, 2022

    2021: 6,279

    2020: 5,468

    Arrests for Driving Under the Influence in South Carolina, 2022

    2021: 12,896

    2020: 12,508

    Arrests for Violent Crimes in South Carolina, 2022

    2021: 27,663

    2020: 28,360

    Passed Legislation

    Family Victories

    2023 Legislative Victories Update

    2023 Legislative Victories Update

    THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST PRODUCTIVE CONSERVATIVE SESSION IN THE HISTORY OF SC! Representative John McCravy, along with the SC Family Caucus' true conservative colleagues, fought and sacrificed for family priorities with great results: ELECTION REFORM (Tightest in...

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    Medical Ethics and Diversity Act

    Medical Ethics and Diversity Act

    The Medical Ethics and Diversity Act (MEDS ACT) protecting freedom of conscience of medical workers and students; allowing them to opt out from procedures they find objectionable under religious grounds without discrimination. Bill:...

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    Save Women’s Sports Act

    Save Women’s Sports Act

    The Save Women's Sports Act (H.4608) prevents biological males from competing in girls and women sports in all public schools, including all public colleges and universities in SC. Bill: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/4608.htm

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    Vaccine Mandates Banned

    Vaccine Mandates Banned

    This bill provides for "an act to declare that the practice of discrimination based on vaccination status is in conflict with the ideals of South Carolina; to provide that the general assembly believes that a federal vaccine mandate is unconstitutional; to provide...

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    2020 Year-End Press Release

    2020 Year-End Press Release

    Press Release 12/8/20 Members of the SC Family Caucus plan to pre-file a slate of legislation for the 2021-22 session to protect and strengthen the family.  Many of these bills will be pre-filed tomorrow.  The SC Family Caucus was organized in 2017 and has grown to a...

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    Governor McMaster Signs “Dylan’s Law”

    Governor McMaster Signs “Dylan’s Law”

    All life is precious. On May 16th, “Dylan’s Law” was passed by SC Governor Henry McMaster. Sponsored by the Family Caucus, “Dylan’s Law” requires DHEC to test all SC newborns for Krabbe disease and two other genetic disorders. This bill is named in honor of Dylan...

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    Pending Legislation

    Tell Your Reps to Vote YES!

    Motto Act

    Motto Act

    The Motto Act requires public schools to accept donations and place in a conspicuous area a certain modest display depicting the National Motto. Bill: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/prever/969_20220510.htm Want to help? Please contact your Senator and...

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    Abortion Reversal Disclosure Act

    Abortion Reversal Disclosure Act

    The SC House of Representatives passed Abortion Reversal Disclosure Act requiring full disclosure of the existence of the abortion reversal pill as well as the true effect of not taking the second pill of the chemical abortion. Bill:...

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    The Academic Integrity Act

    The Academic Integrity Act

    The Academic Integrity Act includes prohibitions against the teaching, use, or promotion of The 1619 Project or other tenants, such as Critical Race Theory. Bill: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/4343.htm Want to help? Please contact your...

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    Heartbeat Bill

    Heartbeat Bill

    If a heartbeat is detected, a baby is protected. On April 25th, 70 SC representatives voted and passed the SC Fetal Heartbeat Protection from Abortion Act. House bill 3020, known as the “Heartbeat bill,” legally protects every unborn baby with a heartbeat, which is...

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    2024-25 Session

    caucus Members

    “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)

    Our members’ affiliations may vary along political lines, but we all have two things in common: we profess Christ as our Lord and Savior, and we care deeply about South Carolina’s families.

    If your Senator or Representative isn’t a member of the Family Caucus, you can use the search tools below to contact him or her with your questions and concerns.

    William H. Bailey

    William H. Bailey

    Representative

    Thomas Beach

    Thomas Beach

    Representative

    James “Mike” Burns

    James “Mike” Burns

    Representative

     Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Executive Committee
    Richard J. Cash

    Richard J. Cash

    Senator

    Donald G. "Don" Chapman

    Donald G. "Don" Chapman

    Representative

    William “Bill” Chumley

    William “Bill” Chumley

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Bobby Cox

    Bobby Cox

    Representative

    April Cromer

    April Cromer

    Representative

    Sylleste H. Davis

    Sylleste H. Davis

    Representative

    Shannon S. Erickson

    Shannon S. Erickson

    Representative

    Cally R. "Cal" Forrest

    Cally R. "Cal" Forrest

    Representative

    Craig A. Gagnon

    Craig A. Gagnon

    Representative

    Billy Garrett

    Billy Garrett

    Senator

    Daniel Gibson

    Daniel Gibson

    Representative

    Leon "Doug" Gilliam

    Leon "Doug" Gilliam

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Chair, Judicial Committee
    Executive Committee

    Thomas Duval "Val" Guest, Jr.

    Thomas Duval "Val" Guest, Jr.

    Representative

    Patrick B. Haddon

    Patrick B. Haddon

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Executive Committee

    Jackie “Coach” Hayes

    Jackie “Coach” Hayes

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    David R. Hiott

    David R. Hiott

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Executive Committee
    William M. "Bill" Hixon

    William M. "Bill" Hixon

    Representative

    Max T. Hyde, Jr.

    Max T. Hyde, Jr.

    Representative

    Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson

    Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Stewart Jones

    Stewart Jones

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Executive Committee

    Wallace “Jay” Jordan, Jr.

    Wallace “Jay” Jordan, Jr.

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    John Gregory "Jay" Kilmartin

    John Gregory "Jay" Kilmartin

    Representative

    Josh Kimbrell

    Josh Kimbrell

    Senator

    Matthew W. "Matt" Leber

    Matthew W. "Matt" Leber

    Representative

    Dwight A. Loftis

    Dwight A. Loftis

    Senator

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Steven W. Long

    Steven W. Long

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Josiah Magnuson

    Josiah Magnuson

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Robert J. "RJ" May, III

    Robert J. "RJ" May, III

    Representative

    Donald R. "Ryan" McCabe, Jr.

    Donald R. "Ryan" McCabe, Jr.

    Representative

    John R. McCravy, III

    John R. McCravy, III

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Moderator
    Cody T. Mitchell

    Cody T. Mitchell

    Representative

    Travis A. Moore

    Travis A. Moore

    Representative

    Adam Morgan

    Adam Morgan

    Representative

    Dennis Moss

    Dennis Moss

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Roger A. Nutt

    Roger A. Nutt

    Representative

    Melissa Oremus

    Melissa Oremus

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Chair, Life Committee

    Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope

    Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope

    Representative

    Mike Reichenbach

    Mike Reichenbach

    Senator

    Marvin "Mark" Smith

    Marvin "Mark" Smith

    Representative

    Anne J. Thayer

    Anne J. Thayer

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Executive Committee

    Ashley Trantham

    Ashley Trantham

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    David Vaughan

    David Vaughan

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Executive Committee

    John “Jay” West, IV

    John “Jay” West, IV

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Joseph S. "Joe" White

    Joseph S. "Joe" White

    Representative

    Mark Willis

    Mark Willis

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member
    Christopher "Chris" Wooten

    Christopher "Chris" Wooten

    Representative

    Richard “Richie” Yow

    Richard “Richie” Yow

    Representative

    Official Profile
    Charter Member

    IT STARTS WITH YOU

     

    Is there a legal issue in your community that affects your faith or your family? Is there a state law hindering you from doing the right thing? Is there a pro-family bill that needs to be introduced or passed? You can help by emailing, calling, writing, or visiting your representative and senator and making them aware of the bill or issue.

    Thank you for your prayerful support.