CCDP Newsletter: Congressional Redistricting

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SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING

This month, the State Legislature will vote on South Carolina’s US congressional lines. You can use the top button below to view the maps that have been proposed, including the map approved on Monday by the State House Redistricting Ad Hoc Committee.

The Senate Redistricting Subcommittee announced yesterday that it will hold a meeting tomorrow (Thursday, January 13) at 12 PM to discuss two proposed congressional maps. You can view these two maps and information about them through the second button below. You can submit written information or request to testify via Zoom by emailing redistricting@scsenate.gov or calling (803) 212-6634. You can view the meeting at noon tomorrow through the SC State House website (https://www.scstatehouse.gov/).

As has been the case since this process began at the end of last summer, it is vitally important that we have our voices heard as much as possible in the redistricting process. This affects our state and the US Congress for the next decade. We must make our voices heard loud and clear in this moment.

SC HOUSE CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING INFORMATION

SC SENATE CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING PLANS


CCDP EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERIES

The Charleston County Democrats are pleased to announce our new Education and Training Series! Every month on the third Saturday we will offer a different class to help you become a better activist- even if you are just joining the fight. These classes will cover several topics, from canvassing to Votebuilder and so much more! Our first class is “How to Read a Bill and Interact with your Legislators” and will be taught by Representative Spencer Wetmore.

Our second class will be “How to Canvas and Talk to Voters” on February 19th. Register early, because seating is limited! You can register through the buttons below.

RSVP FOR HOW TO READ A BILL & INTERACT W/ YOUR LEGISLATORS

RSVP FOR HOW TO CANVAS & TALK TO VOTERS


CCDP BOOK CLUB
Finally, calling all book enthusiasts and book worms. Come join CCDP’s Diversity & Inclusion Book Club! We are kicking the new year off with discussions about Drew Westen’s novel, The Political Brain! Let’s get together for some great conversation. Feel free to reach out to sampsonerica07@gmail.com for any further questions. You can register through the button below and receive the Zoom information.

RSVP FOR CCDP DIVERSITY & INCLUSION BOOK CLUB


2022 JAMES E. CLYBURN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION OPEN

The James E. Clyburn Fellowship is essential to building the future for South Carolina Democrats, by investing in the rising stars who will go on to lead our state. If you are unfamiliar with the Fellowship, click here to learn more.

SCDP is seeking individuals who are motivated and ready to enter the exciting and fast-paced world of politics. The Clyburn Fellowship offers intensive training sessions for individuals interested in running for political office, campaign management, fundraising and consulting for local, county, and state party political operations. 

Twenty individuals will be selected for the 2022 class. They will meet in-person at the Fowler Center (Democratic Party Headquarters in Columbia) for four weekend sessions (Saturday and half-day Sunday) beginning in February. All participants will be required to wear masks and to have been vaccinated—unless an individual has a medical exception.

The application deadline is January 18th at 5 p.m. Please use the link below to apply.

APPLY FOR CLYBURN FELLOWSHIP 2022


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
JAN13
8:30AM
Coffee with Democrats

Join fellow Democrats virtually for a cup of coffee and great conversation. For the time being, we will be Zoom only, so prepare yourself some coffee/tea and snacks and come have a conversation. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while. Virtual Event:

Access Zoom Here>
SAT
JAN15
10 AM
CCDP Education Series: How to Read a Bill and Interact with your Legislators

CCPD is starting an Education Series to be held the third Saturday of every month (unless rescheduled due to a holiday.) In January, Representative Spencer Wetmore will be teaching us how to read a bill and interact with our legislators effectively. Knowledge is power, and knowing what legislators are proposing and how to fight or support it is essential. We need everyone in the game if we are going to win. Space is limited, so sign up for this class today and stay tuned for additional classes in the near future!

CCDP OfficeRSVP 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>
TUE
JAN25
PM
East Cooper Democrats January Virtual Meeting

Join East Cooper Democrats for our January meeting, as we kick off a strong year with a preview of the 2022 legislative session in Columbia. Joining us will be SCETV’s Gavin Jackson, the host of This Week in South Carolina and the weekly South Carolina Lede podcast. The legislative session begins on January 11th, and Gavin will give us an idea of what we can expect to see from the House and Senate this year. Which bills are being prioritized? How will redistricting affect the makeup of either chamber? What should we be following closely?

You’ll have an opportunity to ask Gavin questions as well, so don’t miss this opportunity to get up to date on what’s going on in Columbia! We’ll also talk about some important things going on in East Cooper and plans for 2022. Virtual Meeting:

RSVP Here>
TUE
JAN25
PM
Diversity & Inclusion Book Club

Calling all book enthusiasts and book worms. Come join CCDP’s Diversity & Inclusion book club! We are kicking the new year off with discussions on Drew Westen’s novel, The Political Brain! Let’s get together for some great conversation. Feel free to reach out to sampsonerica07@gmail.com for any further questions. Virtual Meeting:

RSVP Here>
SAT
FEB19
10:30 AM
CCDP Education Series: How to Canvas and Talk to Voters

CCPD is conducting an Education & Training Series to be held the third Saturday of every month (unless rescheduled due to a holiday.) In February, we will be learning how to effectively canvass (knock doors) and talk to voters convincingly. We will learn and practice various techniques and strategies that will come in handy out in the field. Canvassing is easy and fun when you know how to do it! We need everyone in the game if we are going to win. Space is limited, so sign up for this class today and stay tuned for additional classes in the near future!

CCDP OfficeRSVP 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

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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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