CCDP Newsletter: New Voter Registration Initiatives

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NEW VOTER REGISTRATION INITIATIVE IN THE FACE OF COVID-19

The 2020 election brings greater concern about voter registration and education than ever before due to the continued threat of COVID-19. In response, we have created a Voter Registration Advisory Council in order to help Charleston residents navigate how to register and then vote in November. This group will advise and carry out projects to reach likely Democratic voters that may have trouble registering and understanding the voting process this year. This issue undoubtedly affects our critical groups of young and minority voters, and we are looking for more resources to help us that have insight into reaching these different groups in the coming months. 

While registering new voters is a priority every election, we recognize that it is especially important this year given the dangers of the pandemic, which continues to complicate our everyday lives and make activities that can historically be difficult, such as voting, even more difficult. Additionally, we recognize the importance of this election for every level of government: from electing Democrats at the county level to flipping seats in the State House and State Senate to protecting and expanding the Democratic majority in the US House to electing Jaime Harrison to the US Senate to ensuring that Joe Biden is our next president. 

We would love to have more people participate in these efforts. Not only is this is a great opportunity to be a part of the Blue Wave in 2020, but it also is a chance to help new people learn about the powerful process of voting. Please contact Tom Iafrate at taimli022@gmail.com if you can help out.


DON’T FORGET OUR BLESSING BOX

Though our office is still closed to the general public due to the pandemic, we are pleased to continue to offer a blessing box out front. Please help us keep it stocked with items people may need, from non-perishable food to cleaning supplies to hygiene products. We are proud to be part of this important resource for our community. Visit our office at 1379 Ashley River Road and drop some donations in the box for those in need.


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
JUL23
8:30AM
Virtual Coffee with ColleenBrew your own cup of joe and join the conversation by phone or video chat. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
FRI-SAT
JUL24-25
Young Democrats of South Carolina State ConventionDuring 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 MeetingJoin 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 MeetingJoin the East Cooper Democrats via Zoom as we host Mary Dell Hayes, Project Manager for SC Counts 2020, a statewide collaborative of more than 250 community partners that provides financial support and technical assistance to ensure a complete count for the 2020 census in South Carolina.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
THU
AUG06
7PM
Virtual Political Trivia NightJoin the East Cooper Democrats on Thursday, August 6th for our second round of Virtual Political Trivia! Come test your political knowledge online with your friends from across the county. Towner Magill of East Cooper Democrats will be hosting a Virtual Trivia Night via Zoom using an online platform called Kahoot. All you need for our Virtual Trivia Night is your laptop or tablet, and a smartphone. We’ll ask a series of questions via Zoom and you’ll answer on your smartphone. We’ll have a prize for the winner, and a good time is guaranteed!Virtual Event (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
MON
AUG10
6:30PM
West Ashley Democrats Virtual MeetingCome meet your fellow West Ashley Democrats and hear what is going on! Connect with precinct leaders, get to know your candidates and enjoy some Democratic camaraderie! 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 >

MAKE PHONE CALLS FOR NEXT MONTH’S SPECIAL ELECTIONDid you know that there is a Special Election for a Statehouse race here in Charleston next month? We need to put some extra emphasis on calling these voters in the next couple of weeks. Can you help us find more Democrats? This is our first chance to flip a seat in 2020!

VOLUNTEER TO CALL VOTERS

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 $1,600 more per month in recurring donations to build a winning campaign.

BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR


Our mailing address is:
Charleston County Democratic PartyPO Box 21422Charleston, SC 29413-1422
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The mission of the Charleston County Democratic Party is to educate and encourage participation in the political process by people of all backgrounds who support Democratic principles. Funds garnered from this participation will be used to help elect Democratic candidates and to support Democratic programs.

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