CCDP Newsletter: Mt. Pleasant Town Council Forum Next Week

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EAST COOPER DEMOCRATS’ MT. PLEASANT TOWN COUNCIL FORUM

For the East Cooper Democrats’ October monthly meeting, there will be a Mount Pleasant Town Council Candidate Forum next Tuesday, October 26th at 7 PM. The forum will be at Town Hall in the Council Chambers, and in-person attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing. There will also be a virtual option. Please use the buttons below to RSVP.

RSVP TO PARTICIPATE IN PERSON

RSVP TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY


CCDP VIRTUAL OCTOBER MEETING

We will meet virtually for our October county meeting! We will NOT be at North Charleston City Hall. The Zoom information will be sent once you RSVP. We will discuss the plans of CCDP over the next month, including the upcoming Blue Jam. Please RSVP through the button below.

RSVP FOR OCTOBER CCDP MEETING


2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION REMINDER

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.10/22: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)10/29:Isle of Palms City Hall (9 AM-3 PM)

Please use the button below to access scvotes.gov to check your registration, find out more about absentee voting, and see your sample ballot.

ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT ELECTIONS/VOTING


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.

Be sure to buy your ticket through ActBlue, which you can access through the top button below.

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).

BUY BLUE JAM 2021 TICKETS

VOLUNTEER AT BLUE JAM 2021


DACA OUTREACH INITIATIVE

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. 

CLICK HERE TO GET INVOLVED


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!

FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE


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.

OCTOBER OFFICE VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP


HELP SUPPORT CCDP

Supporters like you allow us to keep the CCDP office open, train and support candidates and fund events in the Lowcountry. Please consider donating so that we can continue these efforts.

DONATE TO SUPPORT CCDP AND ELECT DEMOCRATS


Upcoming Events

THU
OCT21
6:30PM
Charleston County Democrats October Meeting

We will meet virtually for our October county meeting! We will NOT be at North Charleston City Hall. The Zoom information will be sent once you RSVP. We will discuss the plans of CCDP over the next month, including the upcoming Blue Jam.

Virtual Meeting

RSVP Here>
SAT
OCT23
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
OCT26
PM
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

.Mount Pleasant Town Hall (In-person attendance limited)To participate in person, sign up here>
To participate virtually, sign up here>
SAT
NOV06
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.

Jenkins Institute for Children

Buy Tickets Here>

Give Back

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.

Lowcountry 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!
-individually-wrapped feminine pads
-individually-wrapped tampons
-individually-wrapped wipes
-individually-wrapped 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.


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 t-shirts, water bottles, Koozies, bags, and pint glasses!

BUY SOME COOL STUFF & SUPPORT CCDP


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