CCDP Newsletter: SCDP Convention

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SCDP STATE CONVENTION THIS WEEK

The South Carolina Democratic Party will hold its state convention virtually this week. 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 on Saturday (5/22) starting at 9 AM. There will be a number of exciting speakers. You can find out more information about the convention through the button below.

Attention Delegates/Alternates: If you have not received a complete packet of information in the mail within the last week or so, please get in touch with Mimi Dias through email at office@chsdems.com or via phone at 843-577-6000 as soon as possible. Additionally, if you did not register to vote by email, 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. Here are the remaining caucus meetings and times.

Black Caucus– May 25th at 7:00 PM

Disability Caucus– May 23rd at 3:00 PM

Faith Caucus– May 20th at 7:00 PM

Health Care Caucus– May 19th at 5:30 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

Single Parent Caucus– May 23rd at 5:00 PM

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.

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
MAY20
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 monthly meeting on May 25th, 7 pm via zoom. The numbers are complete, and we will hear the final analysis of the 2020 election from Jeff Ransel, CCDP Director of Analytics. Greg Perry, our new CCDP chair, will join us to talk about his visions for the county, and Joe Kelly, CCDP Precinct Coordinator, will discuss plans to identify and register new voters this summer. And as always, we will talk about local issues affecting East Cooper. See you there!

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
SAT
MAY29
AM
Voter Registration Drive

Are you ready do here in Charleston what Stacey Abrams did in Georgia? Let’s put on our walking shoes, grab our clipboards, and start registering voters. If you can give us a few hours on Saturday morning, May 29th, we’ll start own voter revolution with two underperforming, highly Democratic precincts—one in West Ashley and the other on the Peninsula.

CCDP OfficeClick here to RSVP >
MON
JUN21
PM
James Island/Folly Beach Democrats — Welcome Back!

Come join us at Bowen’s Island for our first in-person event in ages! We will be gathering outside, no agenda except to visit and reconnect.Bring your own picnic and beverages! Come join us for a safe, relaxing evening!

Bowens Island RestaurantClick 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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