CCDP Newsletter: Spencer Wetmore Flips SC House 115

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SPENCER WETMORE FLIPS SC HOUSE 115

A few weeks ago, we told you about the special election to fill the vacancy in South Carolina State House District 115. Now, we can enthusiastically report that the Democratic candidate, Spencer Wetmore, has been elected to fill the vacancy, flipping the seat to the Democratic Party. She won with an astounding 60% of the vote, and won almost two times as many absentee votes as her Republican opponent. In November 2018, this district voted 51% to 49% in favor of the Republicans, and now, the district was 60% to 39 %, meaning it shifted over 10% in our favor!

Now, Wetmore will serve out the unexpired remainder of former Representative Peter McCoy’s term, representing James Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook. She will face the same Republican opponent in November, but this victory highlights what we already know: When we focus on supporting our local candidates and turn out to vote, whether it is by mail or in person, we can flip seats. This flip is just the first sign of how strong the Democratic Party is in 2020: locally, statewide, and nationally.

If you want to help keep this seat and flip more seats in under 90 days, you can send a contribution below!

DONATE HERE

CCDP AUGUST MEETING

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We will have our bimonthly county-wide meeting next Thursday (8/20) at 6:30 PM virtually via Zoom. We will include training for 2020 volunteers as part of the agenda, so please encourage all of your Democratic friends to join us! We need every volunteer we can find to help us flip even more seats come November!

RSVP HERE

HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION

We have created flyers you can easily print out and post in places where young people and other folks who are not yet registered to vote might see them. You can download flyers here in black and white or color.

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE FLYERS

Upcoming Events

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.

WED
AUG12
6PM
Virtual Community Meet & Greet with Ed Sutton and Sam Skardon
Please join Ed Sutton (Candidate for SC House District 114) and Sam Skardon (Candidate for SC Senate District 41) for a virtual community meeting. Bring your neighbors & questions!
Virtual Event (by computer or phone)
Click here to RSVP >
THU
AUG13
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)
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THU
AUG13
7PM
Relational Organizing with East Cooper Democrats
The countdown is on to the November 3rd election and we need all hands on deck! We want to be sure that no votes are left on the table, and that includes our friends and family! Join us Thursday August 13th at 7pm for a discussion on relational organizing. Let’s use our voices to engage and educate our network of democrats to flip SC blue!
Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)
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MON
AUG17
6PM
James Island Folly Beach Democrats Virtual Meeting of Action
With less than three months to go until the election, we will use our meeting time to phone bank together! Please join the Zoom link below for the first 15 minutes, and then we will share additional information on how to use the remaining 45 minutes to phone bank to help turn-out Democratic voters.
Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)
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WED
AUG19
8:30AM
6:30PM
Virtual Candidate Forum with Richard Hricik
These will be quick, 30-minute sessions at 8:30am and 6:30pm every other Wednesday where you can ask questions and discuss the important issues that matter most to you. Come and speak directly to an SC Senate candidate who’s ready to move SC FORWARD! Please feel free to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers!
Virtual Event (by computer or phone)
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WED
AUG19
7:45PM
North Area Democrats (Virtual) August Meeting
Join us for our kickoff meeting to talk about club organization, growing our club beyond the election and into the future, and electing club officers.
Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)
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THU
AUG20
6:30PM
Charleston County Democrats Virtual Meeting
Get pumped up for the finale of the Democratic convention with a very special CCDP meeting focused on how volunteers can help make the difference in 2020. Bring a friend and learn how easy it is to participate in text banks, phone banks, lit drops and more!
Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)
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TUES
AUG25
6:30PM
Sea Island Democrats Virtual August Meeting
Join the Sea Island Democrats for our virtual August meeting! We’ll be joined by guest Richard Hricik (Candidate for SC Senate 43) who will discuss his platform and information on his campaign. 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 >
TUES
AUG25
7PM
East Cooper Democrats Virtual August Meeting
East Cooper includes two districts that are among the top 5 pickup opportunities for Democrats this year, according to experts! Join the East Cooper Democrats via Zoom to learn more about the importance of flipping the State Senate and how relational organizing can help push us past the finish line. As part of our ongoing focus on racial equity, we will also discuss ways to be a good ally.
Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)
Click here to RSVP >
Take Action

MAKE PHONE CALLS TO HELP FIND MORE DEMOCRATS
Now that we have flipped our first seat of the year with the help of phone-banking, we need your help even more to ensure that we flip more seats. We want to find more Democrats to help us win in November!

VOLUNTEER TO CALL VOTERS

Contribute

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.


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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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