CCDP Newsletter: Convention & Legislative Updates

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SCDP STATE CONVENTION UPDATEThe South Carolina Democratic Party will hold its state convention virtually May 19-22. This event will be a thrilling virtual gathering of dedicated Democrats from across the Palmetto State. If you are not a delegate, you can still watch the convention via the livestream on SCDP’s Facebook page next Saturday (5/22) starting at 9 AM. There will be a number of exciting details. You can find out more information about the convention through the button below.

Attention Delegates/Alternates: If you want to vote electronically during the convention, you need to go ahead and sign up by next Monday via the form linked here. Otherwise, you will need to phone in for each vote.

SCDP VIRTUAL CONVENTION 2021

SCDP STATE CONVENTION CAUCUS MEETINGS

We also want to encourage anyone who has interest and is able to attend the virtual caucus meetings that are being held via Zoom in connection with the convention. You do not need to be a delegate to attend. These meetings are looking to engage South Carolina Democrats who have an interest in the particular issues. Please click on the caucus name in order to RSVP for that meeting and to receive the Zoom information.

Black Caucus– May 25th at 7:00 PM
Black Women’s Caucus– May 16th at 3:00 PM
Business Caucus– May 18th at 7:00 PM
Disability Caucus– May 23rd at 3:00 PM
Education Caucus– May 18th at 5:30 PM
Environmental Caucus– May 16th at 5:00 PM
Faith Caucus– May 20th at 7:00 PM
Health Care Caucus– May 19th at 5:30 PM
Hispanic Caucus– May 16th at 6:30 PM
Labor/Progressive Caucus– May 21st at 5:30 PM
LGBT Caucus– May 19th at 7:00 PM
Rural Caucus– May 23rd at 6:30 PM
Senior Citizens Caucus– May 17th at 7:00 PM
Single Parent Caucus– May 23rd at 5:00 PMVeterans Caucus– To be scheduled

RATEPAYER PROTECTION ACT

The South Carolina State Senate has introduced S-0344 to enact the “Ratepayer Protection Act.” This bill seeks to tackle the relevant issue of public utilities raising rates, such as for gas, heat, water, etc., during a declared state of emergency. The bill summary reads that it would “require the Public Service Commission to suspend the process by which a public utility seeks a change in rate, roll, rental, charge, or classification during a declared state of emergency.” This bill has bipartisan sponsorship and is currently being considered in committee. Please contact your State Senators and use social media to express support for this important change that can help South Carolinians during the most difficult times.

CCDP PRECINCT ORGANIZATION

If you’re not already a part of your precinct organization and you know you’d like to be, or if you’d like to know what precinct organization is all about, please email Joe Kelly, the new CCDP Precinct Coordinator, at jpksef1963@gmail.com.


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
MAY13
8:30AM
Virtual Coffee with Democrats

Join 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 for a bit longer. There is a new Zoom link that you can access below.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to Access the Zoom >
TUE
MAY25
6:30PM
Sea Island Democrats May Virtual Annual Meeting

Join the Sea Island Democrats for our May Annual 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 communities and our State. The Sea Island Democrats will elect new officers at this month’s meeting. Come network with other Democrats in the area. Use the link below to sign up on Mobilize, and you’ll receive Zoom meeting information.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
TUE
MAY25
PM
East Cooper Democrats May Meeting

Join the East Cooper Democrats for our May meeting! The final 2020 Election numbers are complete. We will hear the analysis and will discuss strategic plans for 2022. We will meet May 25th at 7 PM via Zoom.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >

Give Back

SCDP: READY TO RUN FOR OFFICE?

If you are interested in making a difference in your community, please take time to consider running for office. The South Carolina Democratic Party has put out a form for individuals to express interest in running. You may think that it is too early to start thinking about this, but electoral success will require carefully laid out plans, which in turn require time. You can access the link via the button below.

READY TO RUN FOR OFFICE IN SC

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