Governor Nikki Haley continues her state tour tonight in Charleston. Haley says the town hall meetings are achieving what she had in mind.
They have been tremendously effective. I don’t think we have had a town hall meeting with less than 300 people, there’s standing room only. It’s a great testament to the people of South Carolina, they are showing the power of their voice, and there’s great communication between me and the people right now.
Haley explains what she set out to do–
The goal was: During the campaign I told people that we wanted them to join a movement. I said I never wanted the movement to be about a person, and I never wanted it to be about an election. I wanted it to be about results and what we were going to do going forward. I also told them I didn’t think it was their job to come to Columbia, it was my job to bring the issues to the people.
Haley says money and budget cuts are on the minds of the people, and she wants to hear from them.
This is keeping a promise of going out to the people, letting them know what our issues are in this state, what I’ve done so far, call to action in terms of what I need from their legislators, and really getting out there and talking to them and listening to them on their concerns.
Last night Haley was in Aiken for her “Movement” tour.
Tonight’s town hall meeting is on the campus of the College of Charleston at 6 p.m. Her next stop is in Hilton Head/Beaufort on Monday.