CCDP Newsletter: Blue Jam 2021 Tickets On Sale

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BLUE JAM 2021 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

This year Charleston’s renowned Blue Jamboree is returning in person! This is CCDP’s signature event, and this year, we will gather together for this exciting event on Saturday, November 6th, from 12 PM to 4 PM at the Jenkins Institute for Children.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from national keynote speakers, South Carolina U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial hopefuls. With Charleston being in the heart of the Lowcountry, Blue Jamboree brings in crowds from all across the state. Families will have the opportunity to visit Charleston’s top rated food trucks, enjoy live entertainment and stroll through our acclaimed Blue Jam Village.

There will also be unique 2021 shopping, stunning views of the Ashley River, and the best selfie spot in South Carolina.

Be sure to buy your ticket through ActBlue, which you can access through the top button below. There is a special discounted price for the next two days, so make sure to act now!

You can use the bottom button below to sign up to volunteer at the Blue Jam! We are going to need help before, during, and after the Blue Jam, so if you’re ready to volunteer please sign up for a slot.


DACA OUTREACH INITIATIVE

DACA United SC teamed up with SC Appleseed for a DACA Outreach Project (check out the website for more information about the project). We will be making calls to voters who are pro-DACA or lean toward DACA, asking for their views on DACA, and requesting they reach out to their legislators. We will host a virtual phone bank to knock out as many calls as possible together. The volunteers will be calling people from Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, and Dorchester counties.

If volunteers can’t participate in the phone bank, they can do calls in their free time, and we will send the materials they need. We will host a training for volunteers, and provide training materials. We are working to finalize a date for the training, but we will announce the date once it is finalized. If interested, please fill out the Google form through the button below, and the organizers will be in contact with you. 


COVID-19 VACCINE

As case numbers continue to be high in South 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!


OFFICE VOLUNTEERS FOR OCTOBER

We need volunteers to staff the CCDP Office during our Wednesday office hours during the month of October. Please use the button below to sign up.


Upcoming Events

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
MON OCT 11 7 PM
West Ashley Democrats October Meeting
Please join us at our (virtual) monthly meeting!
This month, Rep. Krystle Matthews will be joining us as a guest speaker. Rep. Matthews has been serving in the SC House representing the 117th District since 2018. Since 2008, she has worked at Boeing as an engineer. She is a single mother of five children and will be working to oust Tim Scott in 2022.Please come and bring your questions for Rep Matthews!
Virtual Meeting
RSVP Here>
MON OCT 18 6 PMJ
James Island Folly Beach October Meeting
Bring your dinner and drinks and join us on October 18th at Bowen’s Island. We have invited the two candidates for Charleston City Council District 12 to join us to discuss their campaigns. (The election is on Nov 2!) We will also be hearing from Stewart Weinberg on the City of Charleston’s Climate Action Plan. Bowen’s Island Restaurant
RSVP Here>
SAT OCT 23 9 AM
Folly Road Adopt-a-Highway
It is time to once again help clean up our adopted piece of Folly Road. We will meet at the Harris Teeter at 1985 Folly Road and pick up trash until we reach S. Grimball Rd. Bags, gloves, grabbers and transportation back to the Harris Teeter will be provided.
Harris Teeter
RSVP Here>
TUE OCT 26 7 PM
East Cooper Democrats Mount Pleasant Town Council Candidate Forum
The East Cooper Democrats are hosting a candidate forum for Mount Pleasant Town Council for our October Meeting. We are still in the planning process, so more details will follow soon! We will hear from the candidates on the issues that matter to you the most.
Virtual Event
RSVP Here>
SAT NOV 06 12 PM 2021
Blue Jamboree
This year Charleston’s renowned Blue Jamboree is returning in person! You’ll have the opportunity to hear from national keynote speakers, South Carolina U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial hopefuls. With Charleston being in the heart of the Lowcountry, Blue Jamboree brings in crowds from all across the state. Families will have the opportunity to visit Charleston’s top rated food trucks, enjoy live entertainment and stroll through our acclaimed Blue Jam Village.

Get your tickets at actblue.com/donate/bluejam2021ticketJenkins Institute for Children
RSVP Here>

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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


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