CCDP Newsletter: Happy Holidays!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

We know it does not feel quite like December outside, but it is the holiday season. No matter what you celebrate, CCDP wishes you a happy holidays! We will not have a newsletter for the next two weeks, so, by the time you hear from us next, it will be 2022!

If you want to socialize with fellow Dems during this holiday season, please join us this Friday evening for our Winter Social at Frothy Beard Brewing Company. You can RSVP through the button below!

RSVP FOR CCDP WINTER SOCIAL


SOUTH CAROLINA REDISTRICTING

The State House and State Senate passed the state legislative maps, and Governor McMaster signed them.

However, consideration of the US House map has likely been delayed until the start of the regular session in January. Please review the maps below.

VIEW US HOUSE DRAFT MAP

VIEW NEW SC HOUSE MAP

VIEW NEW SC SENATE MAP


STATE LEGISLATURE PREFILED BILLS

It’s that time again! Time for our State House and Senate members to prefile bills. Prefiling is the process where a bill is introduced and sometimes referred to the appropriate committee prior to the start of the legislative session. So far this year, State House members have prefiled 74 bills, and State Senate members have prefiled 71. Legislators prefile bills to help show the public what their priorities are as they head into the legislative session. This is your earliest chance to voice your opposition to those bills that don’t agree with your vision of the direction the state should head in. These bills are formal legislative proposals which allow for legislators to co-sponsor the bill or opponents to build opposition to it. Bills prefiled before the official start of the legislative session will not move within the legislature until the first day of session, which is January 11, 2022. Prefiled bills from the legislators can be found here: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sessphp/prefil21.phpWe urge you browse through the prefiled bills and educate yourself on what our legislators will be trying to accomplish this year.

This is the time for action! Call or write your legislators and let them know how you feel about their bills. We must let them know that we are watching and willing to get loud against bad bills and in favor of good ones. If you don’t know who your legislators are, you can look them up here: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/legislatorssearch.php

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

FRI
DEC17
PM
Charleston County Democrats Winter Holiday Social

Once again it’s that time of year! Let’s gather together and share some good cheer! There’ll be spirits and food so bring your good mood and let’s have some fun together!

Frothy Beard Brewing CompanyRSVP Here>
SAT
DEC18
12 PM
CCDP at the 2022 YWCA MLK Parade

The annual MLK Parade hosted by YWCA of Greater Charleston is once again going virtual for 2022. The parade will be recorded on Saturday, December 18, and the Charleston County Democratic Party is encouraging anyone who is able and willing to walk with us to do so!Details on exactly where and when to meet will be sent before the event.More details at https://www.ywcagc.org/mlk-celebration.htmlHampton Park

RSVP Here>
TUE
JAN25
6:30PM
Sea Island Democrats January Virtual Meeting

Join the Sea Island Democrats for our January meeting as we get fired up for the 2022 election! Be sure to come hear directly from candidates and 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

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 weather
    • 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 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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