CCDP Newsletter: Less Than A Week Left

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VOLUNTEER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LAST WEEK

It is crazy to think that we are less than a week away from November 3rd…Election Day! Of course, we have been participating in Election Month and over a third of Charleston County voters have already cast their ballots!

With that said, we still have work to do. As we have discussed for the last few weeks, we want to reach as many voters as possible between now and Election Day, so be sure to sign up at chsdems.com/2020. Phone banking and lit dropping are going strong, but we can still use all the help we can get! We still need a number of volunteers to help us finish up lit-dropping in the next few days. Also, we have thousands of phone bank calls to still make! Phone banking is a vital way to check in with voters and get out the vote!

Also, we need volunteers to place campaign signs up at polling sites on election day (to prevent the signs from being stolen the night before). You can pick up a sign bundle (15-20 signs) at the CCDP office beginning Thursday, October 29. Contact Mimi Dias/Steve Grenier at office@charlestondemocrats.com to sign up for one or more polling sites or to receive more information.

SIGN UP TO LIT DROP & PHONE BANK


SATURDAY IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING & ELECTION DAY VOLUNTEERS

CCDP needs energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers to help at early in-person absentee locations AND on Election Day! Our volunteers will cheer on voters, encourage them to stay in line, and provide them with the Voter Protection Hotline number. Our volunteers will also be reporting back to CCDP on any poll wait times as well as any voting day issues. Our volunteers will remain outside of the polling location at the 200 foot mark from the door.

You can access all of the different locations to volunteer this Saturday (10/31) and/or Election Day below.

SIGN UP TO BE AN ELECTION VOLUNTEER


We will also engage and educate voters after they vote on Vote Tripling, to help increase voter turnout simply by texting their own contacts. People are more likely to vote when their friends tell them to. Rigorous experiments have shown that a GOTV contact from a friend increases a voter’s chance of turning out by 3-5 percentage points. That’s larger than the average impact of nearly any other turnout method — larger than phone banking, texting, mail, pledge cards, etc. 

If you do nothing else, please contact your friends today and get them to pledge to triple their vote by reaching out to 3 friends!


CCDP OFFICE HOURS

The office at 1379 Ashley River Road is open on a limited schedule due to the continuing COVID19 outbreak. We will also have limited capacity during these hours and a strict mask requirement. These hours are subject to change.

  • Wed (10/28): 10 AM-4 PM
  • Thurs (10/29): 9 AM-12 PM; 3-8 PM
  • Fri (10/30): 10 AM-4 PM
  • Sat (10/31): 11 AM-4 PM
     
  • Mon (11/2): 9 AM-7 PM
  • Tues (11/3): 9 AM-8 PM
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.

THU
OCT29
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 >
THU
OCT29
6:30PM
Virtual Training: Election Day Volunteers

CCDP needs energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers to help at early in-person absentee locations AND on Election Day! Our volunteers will cheer on voters, encourage them to stay in line, and provide them with the Voter Protection Hotline number. Our volunteers will also be reporting back to CCDP on any poll wait times as well as any voting day issues. Our volunteers will remain outside of the polling location at the 200 foot mark from the door.We will also engage and educate voters after they vote on Vote Tripling, to help increase voter turnout simply be texting their own contacts. Polling place Vote Tripling has shown to help increase election results by up to 10 percentage points!Virtual Training (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >
FRI
OCT30
PM
Vote Tripling (Virtual) Let’s Do This Charleston!

Did you know? Studies show that a reminder to vote from a friend increases a voter’s chance of turning out by 3-5 percentage points. That’s larger than the average impact of nearly any other turnout method!”But I already know my friends have voted.” That’s great! We still have work to do! Just as a reminder to vote is more powerful coming from a friend, an invitation to be a vote tripler is more compelling coming from a friend as well. We are going to reach out to our voting friends and get them to pledge to be a vote tripler! It’s been a long 4 years and we are down to the wire! Grab your drink of choice and join in for a little fun while we make our last push before election day!Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >
SAT
OCT31
11AM
Saturdays with Sam

Join us for Saturdays with Sam, a virtual phone bank to help elect Sam Skardon, Democratic nominee for SC Senate 41. This is the #1 State Senate race for Democrats to win back in 2020 and we need your help to connect with voters during this public health crisis.Please contact campaign manager, Matthew Miller, to get a 20 minute training and receive a registration link if you have not already – email Matthew@SamSkardon.com.Virtual Event (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >
SAT
NOV0
12 PM
FREE Hollywood Community Fish Fry – Democratic StyleJoin fellow Democrats for a socially distanced fish fry from 2-5 PM at the Schroder Community Center at 7224 Hwy 162 in Hollywood, SC. Hear from many of our amazing elected officials and Democratic candidates as we amp up for the last two days of voting! Masks are required.  Drive-thru available.

Schroder Community Center
SUN
NOV01
PM
Joe Cunningham GOTV Drive-In RallyJoin Joe for our GOTV drive-in rally in North Charleston at the Bend on Sunday November 1st. Entrance will be first-come, first-serve, and attendance will be capped when capacity is reached so please arrive early.

Safety is everyone’s #1 priority, and every precaution will be taken to make sure that event abides by all CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be required, social distancing will be enforced, and there will be safety screenings conducted for each vehicle.

The BendClick here to RSVP >
MON
NOV16
PM
James Island Folly Beach Dems End-of-Year (Virtual) Celebration

Join the James Island Folly Beach Dems for our last meeting of 2020! We will approve of our new slate of leadership, hear from our elected officials, and give away prizes for our phone banking contest! Join us virtually as we toast to everyone’s hard work this year.

Virtual Event (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

 The last week’s question was:

 “What is the last day you can vote absentee in-person?” 

The correct answer was November 2nd (next Monday). Thank you to everyone who submitted an answer. This week’s winner is Ann Broomell!

Ann, please reply to this newsletter to claim your prize!

This week’s question is: 

What are three ways of the ways that you can volunteer before Election Day to make a difference?

Submit your answer HERE and check back next week to see if you’ve won!  


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

BUY SOME MERCHANDISE TO SUPPORT CCDP!

Support CCDP (and help elect Democrats) by buying a t-shirt, water bottle, or Koozie today! We also have a new item: an Official Charleston Democrat Pint Glass!

BUY SOME COOL STUFF & SUPPORT CCDP


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