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Rep. Leola Robinson

Proven Trust Worthy Leader

“Re-elect someone we KNOW will fight for us!”

Today is a new day. Welcome to the official site of Leola Robinson, your source of information including upcoming events, information on the issues, history and background, and so much more. Please feel free to browse the website, where you will find all you need to know surrounding Leola Robinson and how they are fighting for change and progress.

 

Biography

A Commitment to Excellence

Rep. Leola Robinson-Simpson has deep roots in the community, and has long been dedicated to serving it. Among her many commitments, Leola have been very active with several political organizations in Greenville County. Leola Robinson has always been a mover and a shaker. Leola was born September 28, 1944 in Belton, SC to Clyde and Rosa Lee Coleman Clement. Leola graduated with honors from Sterling High School; attended Shaw University; earned a Bachelor’s Degree from York College of the City University of New York; a Master’s Degree from Furman University; a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from
Brandeis University in Boston; and
Doctoral studies at Clemson University.


Leola is a proven leader with leadership that dates back to the civil rights era.

 

Experience 

S.C. Legislator of the Year 2017
Chairman of (2) House Sub-Committees

S.C. House of Representatives, from 2013.
 A champion on the Greenville County
School Board, representing District 25.

Retired Director of Tutoring and Student
Support at Greenville Technical College.
Co-Founder of the Center for Educational
Equity (CEE), a 20 year old, non-profit
center at 1191 Pendleton St., that has kept hundreds of low-income students on the right path, with AFTER-SCHOOL
TUTORING, YOGA, FITNESS, BOXING for DISCIPLINE, & the ARTS.
Author: “Black America Greenville”

 
 

Issues & Political Concerns


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School Bus & Children
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Youth Empowerment

Education

Fair Housing 

 

Bills 

H 3460 General Bill, By Robinson
Summary: SC Gentrification Trust Fund created
A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-175 SO
AS TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY TO IMPOSE A ONE-TIME
IMPACT FEE ON A PRIVATE DEVELOPER FOR EACH NEW RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL UNIT
CONSTRUCTED BY THE DEVELOPER WITHIN THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE
FUNDS MAY BE USED ONLY TO FUND THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENTRIFICATION TRUST FUND AND TO
PROVIDE THAT A DEVELOPER WHO DEDICATES AT LEAST FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE HOUSING
DEVELOPMENT TO LOW INCOME HOUSING IS EXEMPT FROM THE IMPACT FEE; BY ADDING SECTION 11-
11-250 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENTRIFICATION TRUST FUND & TO PROVIDE
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR RELOCATION TO LOW INCOME AND FIXED INCOME INDIVIDUALS,
CHURCHES, AND GROUPS ADVERSELY IMPACTED AND DISPLACED BY GENTRIFICATION, AND TO
PROVIDE THAT EACH YEAR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE FIVE MILLION DOLLARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-5060, RELATING TO VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY AN INDIVIDUAL BY MEANS OF THE INCOME TAX RETURN CHECK OFF, SO AS TO ADD THE SOUTH CAROLINA
GENTRIFICATION TRUST FUND


H 3461 General Bill, By Robinson
Summary: Poverty Elimination Bank, created

A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-250 SO
AS TO CREATE THE POVERTY ELIMINATION BANK TO FUND POVERTY REDUCTION INITIATIVES IN
SOUTH CAROLINA; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-5060, RELATING TO VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
MADE BY AN INDIVIDUAL BY MEANS OF THE INCOME TAX RETURN CHECK OFF, SO AS TO ADD THE POVERTY ELIMINATION BANK.


H 3463 General Bill, By Robinson and Garvin
Summary: Criminal convictions
A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-35 SO
AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO JOB APPLICATION MAY INCLUDE QUESTIONS RELATED TO CONVICTIONS OF A CRIME, UNLESS THE CRIME FOR WHICH HE WAS CONVICTED DIRECTLY RELATES TO THE POSITION OF EMPLOYMENT SOUGHT OR THE OCCUPATION FOR WHICH THE LICENSE IS SOUGHT, TO PROVIDE A RELATED POLICY STATEMENT, AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, IN ORDER TO GIVE A BETTER CHANCE FOR APPLICANTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO THE STAGE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS WHEN BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE CONDUCTED.


Summary: Stop the School House to Jail House Pipeline Act
A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE STOP THE SCHOOL HOUSE TO JAIL HOUSE PIPELINE ACT BY CREATING THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE STUDY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE JUVENILE JUSTICE LAWS OF THE STATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS
CONCERNING PROPOSED CHANGES TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE DIVERSION OF JUVENILES FROM
THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTICES FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES AND IN
CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THE STUDY COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS
CONCERNING A RELATED PILOT PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PILOT
PROGRAM, AND TO DEFINE A NECESSARY TERM; BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-212 SO AS TO PROVIDE
THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL ADOPT ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICIES THAT SHOULD NOT BE RIGOROUSLY
APPLIED TO PETTY ACTS OF MISCONDUCT AND MISDEMEANORS,

 

Covid 19 

Rep. Leola Robinson’s Tips

The word teaches us that Our people perish for the lack of knowledge. Therefore, I will share it with you these tips for surviving CORONAVIRUS by the RED CROSS.

The Red Cross recommends following common sense steps to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the
tissue away after use. If a tissue isn’t
available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and
water for at least 20 seconds, especially
after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Clean and disinfect doorknobs, switches,
handles, computers, telephones, bedside
tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, toys and other surfaces.
Have a supply of food staples and
household supplies like laundry detergent
and bathroom items, and diapers if you have small children. Check to make sure you have at least a 30-day supply of your prescription medications, and have other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes and vitamins. If you cannot get extra medications, consider using a mail-order option. Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will
be able to recover from COVID-19 at home. Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time. 

 

Contact

330B Blatt Bldg.
Columbia 29201

864-354-4127 - Cell

803-212-6941 - Statehouse

 

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