CCDP Newsletter: House 115 Special Election

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August 11th Special Election for House 115

In a few weeks, voters on James Island, Folly Beach, Seabrook, and Kiawah will have the opportunity to flip South Carolina State House District 115. The seat was vacated when incumbent Peter McCoy (R) resigned to become the US Attorney for South Carolina. The election, which will take place on August 11th, will be between Spencer Wetmore (D), Josh Stokes (R), and Eugene Platt (G) and offers an opportunity for the Democrats to gain a seat going into the November elections.

Spencer Wetmore is a Charleston native and a lifelong Democrat. Formerly a prosecutor in the Charleston County Solicitor’s Office, she has been City Administrator of Folly Beach since 2014. She lives on Folly Beach with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs. She emerged as the Democratic nominee for both the August 11th special election and November 3rd general election after the June 23rd runoff. In 2018, the Republican incumbent won this seat by less than 3 percentage points, making it the closest loss in the 2018 State House elections. This district has been trending blue and presents an excellent opportunity to flip a seat if voters in District 115 are ready to turnout and elect Spencer!

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All meetings until further notice will be conducted “virtually” using Zoom. You can connect by computer or telephone. We will continue to use MobilizeAmerica to RSVP.

THU
JUL9
8:30AM
Virtual 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 >
MON
JUL13
6:30PM
West Ashley Democrats Virtual Meeting

Come meet your fellow West Ashley Democrats and hear what is going on! SC House candidate Ed Sutton and SC Senate candidate Sam Skardon will be speaking to the club about their platforms and campaigns. Other guest speaker announcements to come soon! November is coming, it’s time to get to work! We look forward to seeing you there!Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
TUE
JUL14
6:30PM
Peninsula Democrats Virtual Meeting

As we all do our best to stay safe in the spread of COVID-19, it’s officially hurricane season in the Lowcountry. Join us for a conversation with Shannon Scaff, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Charleston on how you can be ready and prepared this hurricane season!Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
MON
JUL20
6:30PM
James Island Folly Beach Democrats Virtual Meeting

Join JIFB for our monthly meeting to learn about ways to stay engaged and promote our Democracy during summer months! We’ll hear from the League of Women Voters on how to safely register people to vote, and from the County Party on phone banking and text banking.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
FRI-SAT
JUL24-25
Young Democrats of South Carolina State Convention

During the evening of Fri. July 24, 2020, we will have a social hour and candidate speeches from those running for YDSC office.  Elections will be held via electronic ballot this year. Throughout the day on Sat. July 25, 2020, we will have our business portion, hear from candidates seeking office in South Carolina and announce our election results. Elections will be held via electronic ballot. Find out more here: Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here for More Information >
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TUE
JUL28
6:30PM
Sea Island Democrats Virtual Meeting

Join the Sea Island Democrats for our virtual July meeting! We will discuss issues that have been front and center as it pertains to social justice and equality. Join us and network with other Democrats out on the Sea Islands! Sign up via mobilize and receive information to join us on Zoom.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
TUE
JUL28
6:30PM
East Cooper Democrats Virtual Meeting

Join the East Cooper Democrats online via Zoom for our July meeting.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >

NOVEMBER STARTS NOW!

Are you ready to tell Lindsey Graham to pack his bags and send Jaime Harrison to the U.S. Senate? How about helping Joe Cunningham and all the amazing candidates running for county offices and the state legislature? We will be having phone banks every day from now until November 3. We are going to identify every Democrat we possibly can so that we can turn them out to vote in November. With your help, we can do this!

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CAN YOU COMMIT $10 PER MONTH UNTIL NOVEMBER?

We found more monthly donors last week, bringing us closer to our goal. A commitment of as little as $5 per month or more can make a difference. If you are already a monthly donor, please consider increasing your giving level by an extra $5 or $10. We need to find $1,790 more per month in recurring donations to build a winning campaign.

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