South Carolina physician Brenda Williams - registering voters one patient at a time listen01/20/12 Lisa Marzilli
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Republican voters head to the polls tomorrow in South Carolina. In the wake of the primary, I want to introduce you to a woman who, without any fanfare has helped thousands of people exercise their right to vote. Her name is Dr. Brenda Williams. She is a family practitioner in S. Carolina who, along with her husband, has spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars of their own money helping dozens of residents attain photo IDâ€™s, as well as registering thousands of their patients to vote since 1982.
Dr. Williams says â€œMedicine is about more than blood pressure, itâ€™s about peopleâ€™s feelings of self-worthâ€, and believes voting contributes to that self-worth. I had a chance to speak to Dr. Williams last week.