CCDP Newsletter: Women’s History Month 2021

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2021It is now March, which means it is officially Women’s History Month! There are so many incredible women without whom we could not be where we are today; however, this year in particular, we have many firsts to celebrate. In the last year, we elected our first female Vice President, Kamala Harris, and, on a more local level, we elected the first female sheriff in South Carolina, Kristin Graziano!

We look forward to celebrating all of the amazing women of the past and present throughout this month. Be on the lookout for content about the women of history and the women making history!


LEADERSHIP IN CCDP & PENINSULA DEMOCRATS

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, especially given that our current Chair Colleen Condon is not running for reelection. If interested, please email Ben Pogue at ben@benpoguelaw.com.

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 chspeninsuladems@gmail.com 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.

THU
MAR04
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
MAR08
7PM
West Ashley Democrats Monthly Meeting

Come (virtually) join your fellow West Ashley Democrats for some discussion on current political issues and ways to get involved. State Representative Marvin Pendarvis will join us to bring us up to date on the happenings at the Statehouse.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

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WED
MAR10
PM
Black Women Transforming Politics and Power in the Deep South: Lessons from Georgia

As part of the College of Charleston’s celebration of Women’s History Month, the Departments of Women & Gender Studies and Political Science are partnering to hold this symposium on the impactful role of Black women in politics in the Deep South. The event will feature political strategists, organizers, coalition leaders, and more! Please register in advance.Virtual Event (by computer or phone)

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MON
MAR22
PM
LWV Good Governance Symposium Series Session 2: RedistrictingThe second session of our Good Governance Series will explore the impact of redistricting on our democratic process, and also look at “best practices” that will keep our maps from being gerrymandered. This session will offer a “Redistricting 101” by Ruth Greenwood of the Campaign Legal Center to ground attendees in the importance of this topic. Ruth litigates a variety of redistricting cases, with a particular focus on ending partisan gerrymandering and promoting minority representation. We will then hear from redistricting experts in South Carolina, who will explore implications of local and state redistricting in South Carolina.

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)

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TUE
MAR23
6:30PM
Sea Island Democrats March Virtual Meeting

Join the Sea Island Democrats for our March meeting! 2021 is starting off as a great year for Democrats. Come and join the discussion about how you can stay engaged and learn about important issues affecting our community and our state. Also, come and network with other Democrats in the area. Sign up on Mobilize and you’ll receive Zoom meeting information.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

Last week’s question was:

“When will the new CCDP t-shirts that you pre-ordered be available for delivery or pick-up?”

The correct answer was the first week of April. Thank you again to everyone who participated! The winner of the giveaway was Gabrielle Mizrahi. 

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

This week’s question is:

“What is the topic of the College of Charleston’s symposium next Wednesday to celebrate Women’s History Month?”

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

Give Back

MARCH NAVIGATION CENTER MEAL SERVICE

We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help us serve a meal at the Navigation Center on Thursday, March 3rd. For those who don’t know, on the first Thursday of every month (this means 3/4/21), the CCDP supports the Navigation Center to help feed our neighbors. We need your help to make this event run smoothly! We need: 1-2 people to provide some sort of dessert (like cookies!) for around 50-60 people. The address of where to drop off the dessert will be provided closer to the event.2 more people to help serve the food and clean up afterward (around 4:15-5:45pm) Please sign up HERE if you are interested in helping out! And, as always, please mask up, wash your hands, and maintain social distance throughout the entire event.

BUY SOME MERCHANDISE TO SUPPORT CCDP!

As mentioned above, please support CCDP (and help elect Democrats) by buying one of our brand new t-shirts! We also have water bottles, Koozies, bags, and pint glasses!

BUY SOME COOL STUFF & SUPPORT CCDP

Our mailing address is:
Charleston County Democratic PartyPO Box 21422Charleston, SC 29413-1422
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