CCDP Newsletter: Virtual MLK Day Celebration

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YWCA MLK CELEBRATION 2021

CCDP is participating in the YWCA Greater Charleston’s annual MLK Celebration, which will migrate to a primarily-virtual format this year in light of COVID-19. The celebration is the largest MLK celebration in South Carolina and will feature a number of exciting events and ways to give back to the Charleston community. CCDP is proud to support and participate in this celebration as it moves to a virtual format and continues to honor the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to improving our country. Given the incredibly upsetting events of last week, we recognize that now, perhaps more than ever, we must commemorate those who encouraged us as Americans to be better, with MLK being chief among them.

For more information about the YWCA Greater Charleston MLK Celebration and the schedule, please visit the event site here.

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
JAN14
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)

Click here to RSVP >
SATJ
AN16
11AM
Drive-Thru Hand Sanitizer Refill

Join us on Saturday (1/16) for a free drive-thru hand sanitizer refill event at our office at 1379 Ashley River Road from 11 AM to 1 PM!

Just bring a refillable bottle that we can use to hold the antiseptic (and we have labels for the bottles so you know it’s antiseptic) – an empty, washed out Juice, Iced Tea, Iced Coffee, Water bottle works great for this purpose – it just needs to have a screw cap! Thanks to High Wire Distilling Co for providing us with this generously donated barrel of antiseptic to serve the community through the continuing spread of COVID-19!

CCDP Office >Click here to RSVP >
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)

Click here to RSVP >
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)
Click here to RSVP >

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

Our last giveaway question was:

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

The correct answer was January 18th! Thank you again to everyone who participated! The winner of the giveaway was Josh Gadsden. 

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

This week’s question is:

“What local company provided the CCDP Office with the antiseptic we are distributing at our drive-thru event on Saturday?”

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, you can drop them off in a designated bin by the back door of the CCDP Office (1379 Ashley River Rd).

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.

CCDP SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM
 CCDP is looking for some eager volunteers who would like to join our social media team in order to help carry out CCDP’s message via social media platforms. If you are interested, please email erin@charlestondemocrats.com.

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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