CCDP Newsletter: County Meetings & Books!

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FIRST MONTHLY MEETING OF 2022

This Thursday (1/20), we will have our first monthly CCDP meeting of 2022. This will launch us into a busy year, in which we will continue to fight to turn South Carolina blue. We will meet virtually at 6:30 PM and will hear from representatives from the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council.

Please RSVP through the button below to receive the Zoom information.

CCDP BOOK CLUB

Calling all book enthusiasts and book worms! CCDP’s Diversity & Inclusion Book Club will be having our first meeting next Tuesday (1/25) at 7 PM! 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

SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING

This month, the State Legislature will vote on South Carolina’s US congressional lines. Thank you to everyone who testified via Zoom or via email for the Senate Redistricting Subcommittee meeting last Thursday. We made our voices heard and hopefully the Senators will listen. You can use the buttons below to view the maps that have been proposed.

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! Thank you to everyone who came to our first class this past weekend!

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

THU JAN 20 6:30 PM
CCDP Monthly Meeting (Virtual)Join us for our first monthly meeting of 2022! We will meet via Zoom to discuss our plans for the year as we prepare for a busy 2022. We will also hear from speakers from the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information.
Virtual Meeting
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TUE JAN 25 6:30 PM
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.
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TUE JAN 25 7 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
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TUE JAN 25 7 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
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SAT FEB 19 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!
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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


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