CCDP Newsletter: Charleston Democrats Night at the Riverdogs

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ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RIVERDOGS

Join us for our annual night at the RiverDogs on Sunday, September 12th, at 4 PM, with unlimited hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, watermelon, tea and lemonade, plus great seats for the big game! Kids 3 and under are free. Seating is limited, so get your tickets today!
 

$5 of each general admission ticket goes to support CCDP.

IMPORTANT INFO:

1) Food service begins at 4:05 PM and concludes at 5:30, so be sure to arrive early.

2) You will get tickets by email from ActBlue. These tickets are NOT accepted at the stadium box office. A volunteer with a CCDP shirts will be at the entrance to the Will Call area and will give you your tickets that are accepted by the box office.

3) We will be seated in “Doby’s Deck.” There is signage that will direct you to this area, but if you have trouble, just ask a member of the stadium staff for assistance.


LEADERSHIP UPDATES & THIS WEEK’S CCDP MEETING

At our next county meeting (this Thursday), we will take up elections for Executive Committee members from the North Charleston 3 and 5 precincts and the SC Executive Committeewoman. Sarah Whitt and Brandon Tollinger are candidates for North Charleston 3 and 5, respectively. Former CCDP chair Colleen Condon has been nominated to fill the vacant SC Executive Committee position. Nominations will also be taken from the floor.

Additionally, we will hear about hurricane preparedness from South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMB) officials and will discuss canvassing efforts, including a canvass this Saturday in North Charleston. Sign up through the button below. Please wear a mask.


SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE UPDATE


Last weekend, Charleston Democrats partnered with Black Lives Matter Charleston, Voices United, Charleston Black Pride, Lowcountry Young Democrats, and Black Girl Magic to giveaway over 250 backpacks full of supplies, as well as uniforms to students, and register voters at 6 community events around Charleston County! We would like to thank you all for your generous financial contributions in raising nearly $2500 and physical donations of school supplies. While we didn’t meet our initial goal this year, we were overjoyed by your incredible show of support without which, we couldn’t have pulled it off.

JIFB DEMS PARTICIPATE IN ADOPT A HIGHWAY CLEANUP


The James Island/Folly Beach Democrats had approximately 18 volunteers during our Adopt a Highway cleanup a few weeks ago. We covered approximately 2 1/2 miles. We cleaned from the entrance of S. Grimball Rd, along Folly Rd to the entrance of Sol Legare Rd. The First Baptist Church of James Island provided bus transportation for our members to and from their vehicles. The Cleanup was a “Total” Success!!


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.


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.


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 AUG 19 8:30 AM
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
Wildflour Pastry
THU AUG 19 6:30 PM
Charleston County Democrats August Meeting
We will again meet in-person in the Council Chambers at North Charleston City Hall for our August county meeting! 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 hear about hurricane preparedness from officials from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) for the City of Charleston and the City of North Charleston. We will also handle the election of new North Charleston precinct officers and to fill the vacancy in the Executive Committee position, as well as discuss our continuing canvassing efforts, including our North Charleston canvass on Saturday, August 21st.

Due to the worsening pandemic, we ask that everyone who attends in person to please wear a mask and distance themselves. North Charleston City Hall Council Chambers
RSVP Here>
SAT AUG 21 10 AM
Vote Where You Live Canvas
Will you help us build up our grassroots in North Charleston? Pastor Thomas Dixon and the North Area Dems need help from around the county to canvass in targeted neighborhoods. We’ll be hanging door-hangers, talking with potential Democratic voters, registering voters, encouraging folks to join the North Area Dems, and inviting everyone we meet to a festive, free-food event the following week. The staging site is TBD. Location TBD
RSVP Here>
TUE AUG 246 PM
East Cooper Democrats August Summer Social
Join the East Cooper Democrats for our last social of the summer on Tuesday, August 24, 6-8 PM at the Westbrook Brewery outside patio. Westbrook Brewery
RSVP Here>

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 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


Contribute


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