CCDP Newsletter: June CCPD Meeting This Week

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JUNE CCDP MEETING IN-PERSON THIS WEEK

As we announced last week, we will be returning to the Council Chambers at North Charleston City Hall for our first in-person county meeting in over a year this Thursday (6/17) at 6:30 PM. As a reminder, for those who have not been vaccinated or do not feel comfortable meeting in-person, we will have a hybrid option so you can still attend the meeting via Zoom. You can receive the Zoom link by RSVPing through the button below.

During this meeting, we will focus on voter registration discussions. We will also hear from our committees, area clubs, as well as the special guest speaker: SC State Senator Mia McLeod, who will join us via Zoom. Senator McLeod recently announced her 2022 campaign for Governor of South Carolina, the first African-American woman to do so. You can RSVP for the event through the button below. We look forward to seeing many of you in person!

RSVP FOR JUNE CCDP MEETING


SEEKING STAMPS!

We are getting busy reaching out to Democrats across the county by door knocking, calling, and by mail. Want to help out but don’t have time to volunteer? Donate some stamps! We need first class stamps for letters and (especially) lots of postcard stamps for our Postcards to Voters campaign!

The office is open each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. If these times do not work, please email madelyne@charlestondemocrats.com to make other arrangements to drop off the stamps.


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
JUN17
8:30AM
Coffee with Democrats

Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee, some of the best baking in Charleston, and great conversation. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while.

We’re going back to Wildflour Pastry and we’re excited, but if it’s too far for you to get there, or if working from home won’t really allow working from Wildflour, there’s still a Zoom link that you can access below. You’ll just have to try not to see what we’re eating!

Wildflour PastryClick here to Access the Zoom >
THU
JUN17
6:30PM
Charleston County Democrats June Meeting

We will have our first in-person county meeting in nearly a year and a half in the Council Chambers at North Charleston City Hall! For those who have not been vaccinated or do not feel comfortable meeting in-person, we will also have a hybrid option, so you can still attend the meeting via Zoom. The Zoom information will be sent once you RSVP.During this meeting, we will focus on voter registration discussions. As we have discussed in past newsletters, we are embarking on a multi-faceted campaign to register and connect with voters across the county in preparation for 2022. We will also hear from our committees and area clubs, as well as from SC State Senator Mia McLeod. We look forward to seeing many of you in person!

North Charleston City Hall Council Chambers (Zoom link also available)

Click 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 >
MON
JUN21
PM
LWV Good Governance Symposium Series Session 5: Election Systems and Voter Representation

This final session will explore how election systems can enhance voter representation. We will start by reviewing South Carolina’s current election systems. We will then examine a number of topics through the lens of Ranked Choice Voting. This includes: open primaries, at-large vs. single member districts, and citizen-led ballot initiatives. Our featured speakers include:Governance of Elections in South CarolinaJohn Simpkins, Constitutional Law Scholar; President, MDCRanked Choice Voting: How Election Systems Enhance Voter Representation: Paula Lee and Dr. Barbara Klein, LWV expertsVirtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >
TUE
JUN22
PM
East Cooper Democrats June SocialSummer social!

We are taking a break from our monthly meeting in June for our first in person event of 2021! Join us Tuesday, June 22nd from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Westbrook Brewery outdoor bar and patio for fellowship and fun! They have a small selection of food plus wine, cocktails, and sodas too! Please sign up to RSVP.

Westbrook BreweryClick here to RSVP >
SAT
JUN26
10AM
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, June 26th, we’ll stage our second canvassing of the post-pandemic era with two underperforming, highly Democratic precincts in North Charleston. The meeting locations will be determined.TBD North Charleston

Click here to RSVP >

Give Back

CCDP OFFICE VOLUNTEERINGOur office is open! We need volunteers to work during office hours. Volunteers will prepare mailings, phone and/or text bank, fill the blessing box, and complete other tasks as needed.

Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Sign up for shifts through the button below!



SIGN UP FOR CCDP OFFICE SHIFTS


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


Contribute

BUY SOME MERCHANDISE TO SUPPORT CCDP!Please support CCDP (and help elect Democrats) by buying one of our brand new t-shirts, water bottles, Koozies, bags, and pint glasses!

BUY SOME COOL STUFF & SUPPORT CCDP


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