2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION REMINDER
In the next 20 days, Charleston County voters have another opportunity to make their voices heard on the municipal level. November 2nd is Election Day, but do not forget that you may be able to vote early through a mail-in absentee ballot or through in-person absentee voting.
In order to vote via mail-in absentee ballot, you must print, sign, and return an application to receive a ballot, which you can then mail back or return it in person at the Charleston County Board of Elections (4367 Headquarters Rd). We recommend that, if you choose to vote by mail, you should call the Board of Elections at (843) 744-8683 as soon as you can to ensure that you have plenty of time to go through the process.
You can vote via in-person absentee at the Charleston County of Board of Elections between 8:30 AM and 5 PM Monday-Friday until Monday, November 1st, or at one of the Charleston County Board of Elections’ Satellite Voting Unit (SVU) events. As with voting via mail-in absentee ballot, you must meet the qualifications for voting absentee. Any voter, regardless of municipality, may vote at the SVU.
10/18: James Island Rec Center (9 AM-3 PM)
10/20: Mt. Pleasant Wando Library (9 AM-3 PM)
10/22: Seabrook Island Town Hall (9 AM-3 PM)
10/25: Bees Ferry West Ashley Library (9 AM-3 PM)
10/27: Arthur W. Christopher City Gymnasium (9 AM-3 PM)
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 (slots are limited though).
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.
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.
|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 RestaurantRSVP Here>
|Folly Road Adopt-a-HighwayI|
t 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 TeeterRSVP Here>
|East Cooper Democrats Mount Pleasant Town Council Candidate Forum|
The East Cooper Democrats are hosting a candidate forum for Mount Pleasant Town Council on Tuesday October 26th at 7pm. The forum will be held at Town Hall in Council Chambers, but in person attendance will be limited. There will also be a virtual option. We will hear from the candidates on the issues that matter to you the most.
Submit potential questions for our forum to email@example.com by Friday 10/15 for consideration. Mount Pleasant Town Hall (In-person attendance limited)
|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
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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