Save Calhoun and Lee!
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
SC State Representative Matt Leber
Charleston City Councilwoman Caroline Parker
When: Saturday, February 10th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 287 Meeting Street (Washington Light Infantry Armory) in Charleston.
What: Enjoy an evening dedicated to the effort to re-erect Charleston's monuments which were hastily removed in the wake of the 2020 King Street riot. A delicious southern buffet, including pulled pork and fried chicken, will be provided as well as an open bar (bourbon, wine, and beer).
Why: In June of 2020, former Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg led the effort to remove the 130+ year old monument to U.S. Vice-President John C. Calhoun, arguably the grandest monument in all of South Carolina. This action directly violated the charitable trust agreement the city entered into with the Ladies Calhoun Monument Association when it accepted the responsibility of maintaining and protecting the monument. The terms of the agreement said the city must care for the monument as a "priceless treasure". The following year, Tecklenburg unilaterally removed the Robert E. Lee Memorial on Upper King Street, which according to a statement by SC Attorney General Alan Wilson was a violation of state law. The AHA is funding the pending lawsuit against the City of Charleston for the removal of the Calhoun monument and is prepared to refile a lawsuit in regard to the Lee Memorial. Both lawsuits seek to put the monuments back up. Funds raised by this event will go towards AHA's efforts to re-erect these historic monuments as well as our legislative agenda in Columbia to strengthen statewide monument protection laws. South Carolina's history shall not fall to Marxism. The tide shall turn and it shall start in CHARLESTON!
MAJOR GENERAL JAMES E. LIVINGSTON, USMC (Ret.)
STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE BUSTOS
RADIO TALK SHOW HOST KELLY GOLDEN
STATE REPRESENTATIVE KATHY LANDING
STATE SENATOR DANNY VERDIN
Must be at least 21 years of age. Dress is business casual.