CCDP Newsletter: CCDP Officer Elections Tomorrow!

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CCDP OFFICER ELECTIONS

As we mentioned last week, we will be holding a virtual convention to elect a new Chair and Vice Chairs for the Charleston County Democratic Party tomorrow (March 18th). Our candidate for Chair has kindly provided a bio to introduce himself:

Chair: Greg Perry
I have spent my life seeking to be for others what I wish someone would be for me if I found myself in that same scenario. This is how serving my community became such a vital part of who I am.  I started a nonprofit in 2009 to assist single moms with necessities to enhance their every day lives. I have served as a mentor, youth basketball coach, and adopted dad at schools for young boys. Additionally, I served as a volunteer Chaplin at the detention center in North Charleston.

I’ve been afforded the opportunity to work on a presidential campaign and several local campaigns. However, as a proud native of North Charleston, SC, being nominated for Chairman of the Charleston County Democrats is certainly one of my greatest endeavors to catapult me to continue to tirelessly serve my community. 

Additionally, here is the Nominating Committee’s slate for Vice Chairs:

1st Vice Chair: Hannah Reynolds
2nd Vice Chair: Feidin Santana
3rd Vice Chair: Sagid Elhillali

Also, just a few reminders about the virtual convention:
-Nominations from the floor are also eligible.
-Please RSVP for a link to the Zoom meeting. You can also participate by telephone and instructions are included in the confirmation email.
-ONLY DELEGATES MAY VOTE. All delegates from the 2020 Virtual Convention are eligible, in addition to those added by unanimous consent at the February Executive Committee Meeting.

RSVP FOR VIRTUAL CONVENTION


HELP SUPPORT OUR HISTORIC AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

After years of debate, Charleston County Council has developed a Revised Concept plan for the expansion of Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant.  The Revised Concept is an improvement for the area and considers the impact of the communities involved. There are still details that need to be better fleshed out to fully ensure that this is safe for people traveling through and living in the Phillips community on foot, bike, or in a car and how this latest version will impact the Seven Mile community near the intersection of US17 and Highway 41. 

Please send an email to your council member and to public-comments@charlestoncounty.org letting them know you support protecting our historic African American communities in Charleston County.  Preserving our African American historic communities helps to preserve the history of our region. Guaranteeing safety for these underserved populations must be prioritized.  Ask that the council vote yes to move it forward as the preferred concept for easing traffic congestion and protecting the health and safety of all concerned.


BEST OF CHARLESTON NOMINATION FOR BLUE JAM 2020 VIDEO

A few weeks ago, we urged everyone to nominate the Blue Jam 2020 video for Best Locally Produced Video in the City Paper’s Best of Charleston. Well, we succeeded! Now, we want to win, so we ask all of you to vote for the Blue Jam 2020! Voting starts today, so click the link below & support CCDP!

VOTE FOR BLUE JAM 2020

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
MAR18
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 >
THU
MAR18
6:30PM
CCDP Officer Elections (Virtual Convention)

In lieu of our March Executive Committee Meeting, we will be holding a virtual convention to elect a new Chair and Vice Chairs for the Charleston County Democratic Party. Please RSVP for a link to the Zoom meeting. You can also participate by telephone and instructions are included in the confirmation email.ONLY DELEGATES MAY VOTE. All delegates from the 2020 Virtual Convention are eligible, in addition to those added by unanimous consent at the February Executive Committee Meeting. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
MON
MAR22
PM
LWV Good Governance Symposium Series Session 2: Redistricting

The 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.

Please note that this event is virtual. Virtual Event (by computer or phone)Click here to Register >
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)Click here to RSVP >
TUE
MAR23
PM
East Cooper Democrats March Meeting (Virtual)Join the East Cooper Democrats for our March meeting. Representative Deon Tedder will join us to talk about legislation in the 2020-2021 session. He can give us insight on the state of bills like open carry, voting rights, the SC Election Commission, redistricting, beach parking, the transgender sports bill, and the death penalty. How has his first term been so far? Join us to find out!

Sign up and zoom details will be sent to you.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

Last week’s question was:

“Who is the featured speaker for the next session (3/22) of the League of Women Voters Good Governance Symposium?”

The correct answer was Ruth Greenwood of the Campaign Legal Center. Thank you again to everyone who participated! The winner of the giveaway was Elliot Kronsberg. 

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

This week’s question is:

“What are two of the ways Greg Perry mentions that he has sought to serve his community?”

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


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BUY SOME COOL STUFF & 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!


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