It is with sincere gratitude that we say thank you for your words and acts of compassion during these trying times. The South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus lost a faithful member during this tragedy.

Sen. Clementa Pinckney was a brilliant statesman who used his servant heart as a compass to serve the citizens he represented. He served in the House of Representatives and in the Senate with dignity and honesty.

As with every action, there is a reaction. South Carolina is in a state of positive transition due to the heinous murders of nine innocent victims during the Charleston church massacre. We the SCLBC are working hard to ensure these deaths are not in vain.

We appreciate your support as we continue to fight for progressive legislation that will benefit all citizens of South Carolina. The removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds is a crucial step that will start the healing process.

We are optimistic about the precedent that has been set. We hope to continue a forward motion as we challenge ideologies that have been in place for decades. There is much work to be done.

Rep. Carl L. Anderson

Chairman

S.C. Legislative Black Caucus

Pendleton Street

Columbia