CCDP Newsletter: 1st Vice Chair Nominations & Office Updates

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OPEN 1ST VICE CHAIR POSITION

As we mentioned in our county meeting on 8/19, CCDP is now accepting nominations for 1st Vice Chair at our next meeting on Thursday, September 30th. Please email intern@charlestondemocrats.com if you would like to nominate someone for this position. 

OFFICE UPDATES

Change in Office Hours
Due to COVID-19, our office hours are limited. We will be open on Wednesdays only from 11 AM-3 PM until further notice. However, we still need volunteers to cover these shifts, so please sign up for the month of September through the button below.

SIGN UP FOR SEPTEMBER OFFICE SHIFTS

Blessing Box Donations Needed!


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 Blessing Box items:

  • DO donate non-perishable items that will hold up in the heat
    • example: canned vegetables and meats/fish, sauces in jars, boxes of rice or pasta
    • protip: donate items that don’t require milk/butter/oil to prepare, get cans with pop-tops that don’t require can openers
  • DO donate small personal care items that will fit in the blessing box
    • example toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant,
  • DO NOT donate any open or expired items.

Homeless Period Project Supplies Needed!


Did you know that our volunteers build period packs in support of the Homeless Period Project? The project provides pre-made kits for homeless shelters and nurse’s offices at Title IX schools in the Lowcountry. These items are a luxury to homeless women and girls and many are forced to choose between hygiene and food. Please consider donating the following items so we can continue to support this amazing project!
-feminine pads
-tampons
-individually wrapped wipes
-panty liners

Thanks again for your generosity!

Our office has limited public hours due to COVID, but if you are dropping off donations, you can email wecare@charlestondemocrats.com or call (843) 577-6000 to arrange a drop off time.

ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RIVERDOGS: LAST CHANCE TO BUY TICKETS

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.

This is the LAST WEEK to buy tickets, so act now!

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 shirt 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.

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY

COVID-19 VACCINE

As we continue to see case numbers and hospitalizations rise in South Carolina and across the country, we want to do everything we can to protect our communities. Therefore, we want to ensure that we provide resources to help people who have not already been vaccinated against COVID-19 to find a nearby place to get the vaccine, which you can do through the button below.

We cannot stress enough that we must not give up the fight against the virus. And getting vaccinated is a vital part of that fight!

FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES

At our 8/19 meeting, we heard from Daniel Flessas from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) about hurricane preparedness. These resources are especially important given the effects of Hurricane Ida we saw in Louisiana this past Sunday. Here are some important resources that Mr. Flessas shared with us: 

Charleston County Hurricane Preparedness Guide: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/files/hurricane-guides/Hurricane-Guide-Color-Full-Size.pdf?v=351

South Carolina Emergency Management Division Hurricane Guide:
https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/publications/hurricane-guide/

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Family Emergency Communication Plan:
https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2021-04/family-emergency-communication-plan.pdf

More FEMA Hurricane Preparedness documents: https://www.ready.gov/collection/hurricane-documents

Charleston County Citizen Alert Sign-Up: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611698#/signup

City of Charleston Hurricane Page:  
https://www.charleston-sc.gov/974/Hurricane-Information
 

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 Wednesday from 11-3.

If this time does not work, please email madelyne@charlestondemocrats.com to make other arrangements to drop off the stamps.

DONATE TO SUPPORT CCDP AND ELECT DEMOCRATS

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
SEP02
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.

Wildflour Pastry
TUE
SEP28
6:30PM
Sea Island Democrats September Virtual Meeting

Join the Sea Island Democrats for our September meeting! Be sure to come learn how you can get involved as we work to register voters and engage with those living on the Sea Islands! Also, come and network with other Democrats in the area. Sign up on Mobilize and you’ll receive Zoom meeting information.Virtual Meeting (via Zoom)

RSVP Here>
SAT
OCT09
6:45AM
Volunteers for the Avondale 5K

The Avondale 5K, benefitting the Charles Webb Center, is looking for volunteers to help man the race route on October 9th. Volunteers will need to be at Triangle Char and Bar (828 Savannah Hwy, West Ashley) at 6:45 AM. The job is to make sure folks follow the route and don’t veer off the course and to encourage them as they run/walk by. Volunteers should be done by 11 and are invited to the after-Race Party & Awards.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Evelyn Turner at eturner@dsncc.com. Please share with your friends and coworkers. 

For more information about the Charles Webb Center you can click here. For more information about the Avondale 5K race, you can click here.

Triangle Char and Bar

Give Back

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

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!


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