CCDP Newsletter: February CCDP Meeting

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On Thursday, we will have our monthly virtual meeting at 6:30 via Zoom. We will hear from speakers from three amazing groups. SC for Ed will discuss issues facing our schools and education in Charleston County, Arm-in-Arm will talk about the open carry legislation being debated at the statehouse. Finally, Secure the Ballot is a nonprofit focused on registering and educating young voters in South Carolina and North Carolina in a similar way that Stacey Abrams group did in Georgia. Secure the Ballot will also be seeking volunteers. If you want to know how to get involved in any of these important initiatives, you should definitely join us on Thursday.

Additionally, we will discuss elections for county officers that will occur in March. If you are interested in learning how you can vote in these important elections, also be sure to join us! You can RSVP for the meeting through the link below or in the Upcoming Events section.



As we mentioned in our county meeting last month, the Charleston County Democratic Party is choosing new leadership in March. We wanted to remind people interested in running for Chair of the party that the nominating committee is currently accepting nominations. If interested, please email Ben Pogue at

Additionally, the Charleston Peninsula Democrats are accepting nominations for the club’s 2021-2022 leadership team! If you or someone you know is looking to make a difference and has one hour per week to give towards community outreach to elect Democrats, this is the volunteer position for you! Email to learn more!

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.

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 >
Charleston County Democrats February Virtual Meeting

This month will feature speakers from Arm-in-Arm discussing the open carry legislation being debated in Columbia and SC for Ed discussing issues facing our public schools during the ongoing pandemic. We will also hear from Secure the Ballot, a nonpartisan voter registration organization.We will also discuss elections for county officers that will occur in March. If you are interested in learning how you can vote in these important elections, be sure to join us!NOTE: This meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom. There will be no in-person meeting.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)
Click here to RSVP >
Charleston Democrats: Food Drive-Thru Donation Collection Event!

Drop off non-perishable food items at the Charleston County Democratic Party office on Saturday 2/20 between 10am-1pm – all food donations will go to Regina Duggins’ Soul Food Canned Food Drive!

CCDP OfficeClick here to RSVP >
East Cooper Democrats February Meeting

Join us Tuesday, February 23rd for a discussion on our unincorporated neighborhoods and issues that impact their residents. We will hear from Richard Habersham from the Phillips Community and Jason Crowley with the SC Coastal Conservation League on the proposed Alt 1 for Highway 41.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)
Click here to RSVP >
LWV Good Governance Symposium Series Session 1:
Voting RightsThe League of Women Voters is holding its inaugural Good Governance Symposium Series to encourage thoughtful non-partisan discussion of public policy issues and topics. This series will promote education and awareness relating to critical good government issues that impact national, state and local governance through five sessions. Each session will include accompanying “pre-reading” materials and will end with a “Call to Action” to advocate for state and federal legislation to help address these critical issues.

The first session is on voting rights. This important first session will lay the stage for the entire series. We will explore the history of the Voting Rights Act, attempts to dismantle the legislation, including the impacts of Shelby County v. Holder (2013), recent voting restrictions and solutions to move forward and ensure every person has a voice.

Please note that this event is virtual.Virtual Event (by computer or phone)
Click here to Register >


Last week’s question was:

“How can you help stop S. 1 and H. 3094 from passing the State House?”

There were many correct answers. The winner’s answer was “Contact your legislator; encourage others to do so; agitate on twitter; get others in power to speak out.” Thank you again to everyone who participated! The winner of the giveaway was Marie-Louise Ramsdale. 

Marie-Louise, please reply to this newsletter to claim your prize!

This week’s question is:

“To where will the food dropped off through Saturday’s food drive-thru be donated?”

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

Give Back

Food Drive-Thru Donation Collection Event THIS SATURDAY
 This Saturday (2/20), from 10 AM-1 PM: Drop off non-perishable food items at the Charleston County Democratic Party office. All food donations will go to Regina Duggins’ Soul Food Canned Food Drive!



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!


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