CCDP Newsletter: Post-Blue Jam Updates

7 mins read

BLUE JAM 2021

Thank you to everyone who came to the Blue Jam this past Saturday. We appreciate the dedication and passion of our Democratic community. We are especially thankful to all of the volunteers who were willing to pivot from outdoors to indoors. We had an excellent turnout given the last minute changes, and we are so grateful to our incredible speakers. As many of our speakers pointed out on Saturday, Democrats had a HUGE victory with the passage of the infrastructure bill. While Blue Jam may have played out differently than we planned, it still was an outstanding way to bring together the Charleston Democratic community.


ELECTION 2022 UPDATES

In addition to the incredible candidate speeches at Blue Jam, there have been a number of Election 2022 updates this week.
First, SC-1 gained another candidate in MUSC pediatrician, Dr. Annie Andrews.

Secondly, the South Carolina State House and State Senate released draft maps for redistricting. Please take a look at these draft maps through the buttons below.


CCDP DATA COUNCIL IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS 

CCDP is looking for new members for the Data Council team to start before the end of the year. This is a group of 8-10 people interested in analyzing data, strategizing and figuring out the best way to use the data we have available to get candidates elected. It is a great way to learn more about politics if you have the interest and prepare yourself for futures roles on political campaigns or in leadership as well as to make connections with local politicians and leaders. This is not a data entry team. Some skills that would be helpful are Excel, Mapping (especially ARCGIS), Data Reporting, Presentation skills, Statistical Modeling. If you have prior experience in this political area and/or leadership experience there may be opportunities for leadership on the team in 2022, but if you just have interest in these areas there may be a role for you. Please contact Jeff Ransel (jeff@charlestondemocrats.com), Rob Daniel (rob@charlestondemocrats.com) or Ryan Wright (ryan@charlestondemocrats.com)


NOVEMBER OFFICE HOURS

Our office is open! We are in need of volunteers to work during office hours. Volunteers will prepare mailings, phone and/or text Bank, fill the blessing box, build Homeless Period Project packs and other tasks as needed. 

Due to COVID-19, our office hours are limited. We will be open on Wednesdays only from 11-3 until further notice. You can sign up to volunteer through the button below.


Upcoming Events

THU NOV 18 6:30 PM November 2021
CCDP Monthly Meeting
Join us for our last monthly meeting of the year! We’ll do a wrap up of the fabulous Blue Jamboree 2021, the data team will talk about redistricting and what the new maps will mean for your district, and we will have a special guest speaker. Since our regular meeting place has been closed for the remainder of the year, we will meet virtually this time.
Virtual Meeting
RSVP 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


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!


DemCast is an advocacy-based 501(c)4 nonprofit. We have made the decision to build a media site free of outside influence. There are no ads. We do not get paid for clicks. If you appreciate our content, please consider a small monthly donation.


The mission of the Charleston County Democratic Party is to educate and encourage participation in the political process by people of all backgrounds who support Democratic principles. Funds garnered from this participation will be used to help elect Democratic candidates and to support Democratic programs.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

Want better roads, safer bridges or faster internet? Invest in infrastructure.

Next Story

What Floridians Are Seeing: Florida Stands To Massively Benefit From Infrastructure Investment While Marco Rubio Puts His Political Agenda Ahead Of Fixing Roads And Bridges

Latest from South Carolina

%d bloggers like this: