CCDP Newsletter: Learn About Our Primary Candidates

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If you are like thousands of other Democrats across Charleston County, you are thinking about which candidates you should vote for in the June 9 primary. You may even already have your absentee ballot on the kitchen table, waiting to be filled out. With limited options for meeting our candidates in person, CCDP and the area Democratic clubs have been hard at work creating new ways for you to connect with our candidates.

We would like to thank all of our area clubs for their hard work organizing a number of forums featuring our primary candidates from around the county. You can see the list of upcoming forums in the event list below and you can view past forums on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you will find out when new videos are added. While you are there, you can watch previous episodes of Porch Chats where CCDP Chair Colleen Condon chats with our candidates about their background and the issues facing their districts. You can also have a look at all of our candidates on the candidates page of our website. 


Please note that the SCDP convention will now take place virtually through a series of events taking place on different days between June 1 and June 6. It was previously scheduled for May 30. Next week’s newsletter will feature more details once they have been finalized. Thank you!

All meetings until further notice will be conducted “virtually” using Zoom. You can connect by computer or telephone. We will have regular training sessions where you can try Zoom out and get comfortable participating this way. We will continue to use MobilizeAmerica to RSVP.

THU MAY21 8:30AMVirtual Coffee with Colleen Brew your own cup of joe and join the conversation by phone or video chat. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
THU MAY21 5:00PMMay Mix-Along Series with Kristin for Sherriff Support Kristin Graziano’s campaign to be the next sheriff of Charleston County by joining her supporters for a May Mix-Along Series. Every Thursday in the month of May, participants will receive an ingredient list for the featured cocktail and can mix their beverage along with the guest mixologist. Guests will have a chance to interact with Kristin and learn more about her vision for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here for details >
THU MAY21 6:30PMCharleston County Democrats May Meeting We’ll go over the new initiatives the party has launched to support our candidates and discuss our plans to boost participation in our June 9 primary. Join us to be a part of our “Get Out the Vote” effort. RSVP to receive a link to join the meeting on your computer or mobile device. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
SAT MAY23 10:00AMSC-99 Forum Presented by South Berkeley Dems Hear from Donna Brown Newton and Jen Gibson, Democratic candidates for SC House District 99.They will answer your questions about important issues in advance of the Democratic Primary on June 9. Have a question for the candidates? Email Watch live on South Berkeley Dems Facebook page > Email for Zoom link >
TUE MAY26 6:30PMVirtual Primary Candidate Forums: SC-116 The Sea Island Democrats monthly meeting will include a Democratic candidate forum for S.C. House 116. We invite you to come and listen to your local Democratic candidates for SC House 116. Candidates will have an opportunity to address some of the issues important to the constituency they seek to serve. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
TUE MAY26 7:00PMEast Cooper Democrats Virtual Meeting Join the East Cooper Democrats ONLINE via Zoom for our May meeting, where we will meet some of the candidates who have filed for the June primary election and discuss our ongoing outreach efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
THU MAY28 6:30PMVirtual Primary Candidate Forums: North Area Candidates Join us as we relaunch the North Area Democrat Club, introduce you to our new club leaders, and host candidate forums for the June 9th primary! We invite you to join us (virtually) to hear from our local Democratic candidates. Candidates will have an opportunity to address some of the issues important to the constituency they seek to serve. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
FRI MAY29 6:30PMVirtual Primary Candidate Forums: County Council 6 Come to our Democratic Primary Candidate Forum for Charleston County Council District 6 between Christan Rainey and Kylon Middleton. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >

Volunteer for the Shifa Clinic in Mt. Pleasant

The Shifa Clinic located in Mount Pleasant was established by the Islamic Circle of North America Relief and is a member of the SC Free Clinic Association. Shifa Clinic provides advanced Gynecological and Primary health care to residents in the Lowcountry as well as an on-site dispensary and food pantry. Free services are available to anyone between the ages of 19 and 64, with no health insurance, and income within 250% of the Federal poverty level based on the number of people in their household. During the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of coming in-person, the clinic is providing a food doorstep delivery drop-off service to those in need.

They need volunteers to help sort produce and fill bags as well as drivers to make the deliveries.

Let’s Send Lindsey Graham Home!

In case you missed it, Jaime Harrison just outraised Lindsey Graham by nearly $2 million last quarter and set a new fundraising record in the process. Polling has shown him within the margin of error in his race to unseat Lindsey, but he can only win if Charleston County can deliver the votes he needs. Can you help us get out the vote in the fastest growing blue county in South Carolina?

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