CCDP Newsletter: Serve Your Communities

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NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

As part of the presidential inaugural celebrations, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Harris have announced a nationwide push for service. The Charleston Democrats have been quite active in helping our communities, and we are always excited to have another push to serve the Charleston area. Therefore, we want to highlight the Biden campaign’s efforts to encourage community service. The official National Day of Service is January 18th, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and is two days before Biden and Harris will be inaugurated. Additionally, the incoming administration is encouraging Americans to continue serving their communities throughout 2021. We will continue to promote opportunities through this newsletter and through our organization. However, we encourage you to find out more about this push for community service at the Biden-Harris inaugural page here.


OUR NEW SHERIFF MAKING CHANGE!

On her first day in office, Sheriff Graziano revoked the voluntary 287g agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), delivering on one of her top campaign priorities in 2020. The 287(g) agreement has cost Charleston County taxpayers millions of dollars to house nonviolent undocumented people, leading to a breakdown of trust between the sheriff’s office and local immigrant communities. This step is one of many Sheriff Graziano will take in her administration to achieve the trust of all Charleston County residents and to strengthen the bond between the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and the Latinx community.


GEORGIA VICTORIES: DEMOCRATIC SENATE

Thank you to everyone who took action to help elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the US Senate in our neighboring state of Georgia! Both races have been called for the Democratic candidates, meaning that, once Vice President-elect Harris is inaugurated and becomes the tie-breaking vote, the Democrats will control the Senate.


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
JAN07
8:30AM
Virtual Coffee with Colleen

Join Charleston County Democratic Party chair Colleen Condon and fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee and great conversation. No specific topics. We have been meeting for 13 years and do not want to give it up, so it will be on Zoom until further notice.

Virtual Event (by computer or phone)

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MON
JAN11
6:30PM
West Ashley Democrats January 2020 Virtual Meeting

Come join the West Ashley Democrats via Zoom for our first monthly meeting in the new year, and the last monthly meeting during the Trump Administration. (Oh thank heavens.) We will discuss the slate of candidates for our club officers, and plans for the coming year, including grassroots organization.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

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TUE
JAN12
PM
Peninsula Democrats – January Meeting & New Officer Election!

You made it, 2020 is finally behind us! Join the Peninsula Democrats for our first meeting of 2021 where we’ll elect new leadership and talk about the work ahead! We can’t wait to hear from you and get to work this year! We’ll meet on Zoom and a link will be posted the day before our meeting.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

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TUE
JAN26
PM
East Cooper Democrats 2021 Kickoff Meeting (Virtual)

It’s a new year and time to elect our new ECD leadership team for 2021! Have you wanted to get more involved, but weren’t sure where to start? Here’s your chance! At our January meeting, we will elect new leaders, vote on some amendments to our bylaws, and definitely spend some time celebrating the end of 2020!

If you are interested in joining the team, please send an email to eastcooper@charlestondemocrats.com by Jan. 17th. Please include your name, email, and phone number and the nominating committee will reach out to you.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

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SUN
JAN31
PM
Book Discussion: Our Time Is Now by Stacey Abrams

Join the Charleston County Democratic Party on January 31st at 4 PM via Zoom for a discussion of Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America, by Stacey Abrams.

She has been laying the groundwork for this moment in Georgia for the last 10 years! In the book, Abrams offers her blueprint to end voter suppression, empower citizens and ensure the most popular candidates win. We will discuss the book and share ideas for how we can continue building our momentum here in Charleston County in 2021! The Meeting ID/password will follow.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

Our last giveaway question was:

“What is the name of the Democratic Party figure who has been crucial to election efforts in Georgia over the last 10+ years and wrote a book that will be discussed in a CCDP event next month?”

The correct answer was Stacey Abrams! Thank you again to everyone who participated! The winner of the giveaway was Rosa Lee Fergerson. 

Rosa Lee, please reply to this newsletter to claim your prize!

This week’s question is:

“What is the date of the National Day of Service that the Biden Inaugural Committee is promoting?”

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


Give Back

HAND SANITIZER CONTAINERS COLLECTION & #DEMOCRATSCARE
 

CCDP is looking to collect empty gallon jugs to fill with hand sanitizer for Charleston County teachers. We are looking for clean, clear, gallon-sized jugs. If you have any water or tea jugs that fit this description, please hang on to them and check our newsletter next week for our new office hours.

We also have created a #DemocratsCare ActBlue page. The donations would go to fund all of these “give back” initiatives in general. The link is actblue.com/donate/democratscare.

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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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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