CCDP Newsletter: Senate Redistricting Meeting Next Tuesday

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REMINDER: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON REDISTRICTING 

The South Carolina Senate Committee responsible for the redistricting process began their public hearings process, and we want to make sure that, as Democrats, we make our voices heard to push for fairly-drawn districts instead of Republican gerrymanders. Therefore, making your voice heard during this time is the best way to help South Carolina draw fair, equitable districts. Learn more about this process here: https://t.co/m0ONgYD3fX?amp=1

There are a number of ways to make your voice heard: You can email redistricting@scsenate.gov, call (803) 212-6634, or sign-up in person at your local hearing.

The Charleston hearing will take place next Tuesday, August 10th, at 6:30 PM at Trident Technical College, College Center – Building 920 Salon F & G, 7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406.

The redistricting committee has also set up social media accounts to communicate with the public: SC Senate Redistricting on Twitter and SC Senate Redistricting on Facebook.

We must ensure that we do everything possible to push for fair districts because, if we do not make our voices heard now, gerrymandering will mute our voices for the next decade.

Additionally, vaccinated individuals are invited to meet at the CCDP Office (1379 Ashley River Rd) at 5:30 PM to carpool with other vaccinated Democrats. Please sign up through the button below, so we know how many to expect.


CLYBURN FELLOWSHIP 2021

The South Carolina Democratic Party is seeking future Democratic leaders. The fellowship, named after US House Majority Whip and SC-6 Representative James E. Clyburn, seeks dedicated and motivated South Carolinians ready to enter the exciting and fast-paced world of politics. Find out more information here and apply through the button below.


SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Once again, your Charleston County Democratic Party is partnering with Black Lives Matter Charleston and other local organizations to provide much needed backpacks and school supplies to students in the Lowcountry! We are collecting at the drop off locations listed below through next Friday, August 13th. This year, the giveaways will be on Saturday, August 14th, and Sunday, August 15th.

We hope to be able to help 1000 students at multiple locations across the county. Please help us reach that goal by donating supplies at one of our drop off sites or donate online through the button below.

REMINDER: This weekend (8/6-8/8) is also tax-free weekend for anyone who wants to donate school supplies!

Drop Off Locations:
North Charleston:
Change Up Cuts – 5900 Rivers Ave
Condon Family Law – 4840 Chateau Ave

West Ashley: 
CCDP Office – 1379 Ashley River Rd

Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 11 AM-3 PM; Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM

Shrimp and Grits Cafe (Citadel Mall Food Court)- 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd

Downtown: 
Sightsee Shop – 125½ Line St
Eastside Soul Food – 46 America St

Mount Pleasant:
Law Offices of Richard A Hricik PA – 941 Houston Northcutt Blvd #204

Needed Supplies:
Glue Sticks
#2 Pencils
Black/Blue Pens
Colored Pencils
Crayons
Washable Markers
Erasers
Scissors
Tissues
Disinfecting Wipes
3 Ring Binders
Loose Leaf Paper
Pocket Folders
Composition Books
Backpacks


SEEKING STAMPS

We are 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 stamps! Right now, we need postcard stamps to continue our Postcards to Voters campaign.The office is open each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-3, and Saturday from 10-4.

If these times do not work, please email madelyne@charlestondemocrats.com to make other arrangements to drop off the stamps.


Message from the Chair

“Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy.”
— Les BrownIt’s easy to just sit and do nothing about the issues that we’re experiencing in South Carolina. But we’re Democrats and we will do what is hard to make certain that we defend the welfare and interest of everyone in our state. 

We need your time, treasure and talent. We need you donating and knocking on doors. With your help, we will turn this state blue. You can use the button below to donate and help support CCDP and elect Democrats!

Democratically yours,

Greg Perry
Chair of Charleston County Democratic Party

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

TUE AUG 10 6:30 PM
South Carolina Senate Committee on Redistricting Hearing- CharlestonThe South Carolina Senate Committee responsible for redistricting will hold a public hearing on August 10th at Trident Technical College, College Center – Building 920 Salon F & G, 7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406.
This is our opportunity to make our voices heard on the redistricting process in South Carolina.Trident Technical College (7000 Rivers Avenue)
Sign Up Here (Carpool)

Give Back

CCDP OFFICE VOLUNTEERING

Our office is open! We are in need of volunteers to work during office hours. Volunteers will prepare mailings, phone and or text Bank, fill the blessing box and other tasks as needed. But most importantly, we need office volunteers to be in the office during office hours to receive items that are dropped off for our various outreach events. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please plan to be at the office 5 minutes ahead of your shift to get a briefing from the shift before yours.


BLESSING BOX UPDATE

Please consider donating to our CCDP Blessing Box. You can #StockTheBox at any time, or drop off items to the office during office hours or by appointment. Our community members appreciate and depend on our kindness!

A few things to remember when donating food items:

  • Please DO donate non-perishable items that will hold up in the heat
  • Please DO donate small personal care items that will fit in the blessing box
  • Please DO NOT donate any open or expired food items.

Thanks again for your generosity!


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. In addition to the SCDP information that you can access through the button below, here are more resources for women considering a run for office:

Emerge South Carolina
Vote Run Lead


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!


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