CCDP Newsletter: Monthly Meeting & Education & Training Series

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CCDP FEBRUARY MEETING

Join us for our February monthly meeting! We will meet via Zoom and discuss upcoming precinct reorganization, as well as plans for the rest of this very busy 2022! Please RSVP through the button below to receive the Zoom information.

CCDP EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERIES

The second class of the CCDP Education and Training Series is this Saturday (February 19th) at 10:30 AM! This class is “How to Canvass and Talk to Voters.” These are vital skills as we enter prime election season, so we encourage everyone who is interested and able to try to attend. You can register for the class through the button below if you have not already. 

As a reminder, 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!

THE COURAGE TO RUN & THE WILL TO SERVE

I am sure that as you read these words, an individual or individuals in your life pop into your mind. Whether that’s you, a loved one, your neighbor, or even your mail carrier, we want them to run! CCDP is ready and willing to introduce Charleston and South Carolina to a new group of Democratic leaders.

As you all know, we have elections in November at all levels of government, and filing for all partisan offices is between noon on March 15 and noon on March 30. Our communities need strong leaders who embody the values of the Democratic Party and are willing to fight for what is right. We recognize that it is a daunting prospect to put yourself forward for office, but we know that the Charleston Democratic community is filled with strong leaders who can create positive change in elected office. Furthermore, CCDP is filled with people eager to support these strong leaders’ runs!

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. 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

COULD YOU SPARE SOME STAMPS?

In preparation for the 2022 elections, CCDP is requesting donations of postcard (40-cent) stamps or monetary contributions toward buying more stamps to prepare postcards. Please send any donations to our PO Box address:

CCDP
PO BOX 21422
Charleston, SC 29413


While our priority right now is collecting the stamps, if you have strong, legible handwriting and want to get supplies and write postcards from home, you can contact office@charlestondemocrats.com to find out more information.

Upcoming Events

THU FEB 17 8:30 AM

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
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THU FEB 17 6:30 PM

CCDP February Meeting
Join us for our February monthly meeting! We will meet via Zoom and discuss upcoming precinct reorganization, as well as plans for the rest of this very busy 2022! Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information.
Virtual Event
RSVP Here>
SAT FEB 19 10:30 AM

CCDP Education Series: How to Canvass 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 Office
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TUE FEB 22 7 PM

Diversity and Inclusion Book Club
I am calling all book enthusiasts and book worms. Join CCDP’s Diversity & Inclusion book club! We will discuss chapters three and four of 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 Event
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MON FEB 21 6 PM

James Island Folly Beach February Meeting
We will be finalizing the volunteer activities for the Oyster Roast and welcoming SC House Representative, Spencer Wetmore. Spencer will give us an update on what is going on during this legislative session.
James Island Town Hall
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TUE FEB22 7 PM

West Ashley Democrats Monthly Meeting
Join the West Ashey Democrats February 21 at 7 PM for their monthly Zoom meeting. We will be having two dynamic speakers this month! Amber Allen, former CCDP precinct captain coordinator and co-founder of Make Progress SC, will be joining us to talk about how to get Democrats elected. You may remember Amber as part of the dynamic duo that helped our beloved Sheriff Kristin Graziano get elected or as our resident voter whisperer extraordinaire who teaches new activists how to canvas. Nick Mercer, Principal and Leadership Gifts Manager from the ACLU of South Carolina, will be addressing gerrymandering, redistricting, and what the SC ACLU is doing in terms of litigation against these.

We will also be having additional nominations open and the election for the 2022 officers of the club. It will be a full meeting with lots of good info! Hope to see you all there!
Virtual Event
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TUE FEB 22 6:30 PM

Sea Island Democrats February Meeting
Join the Sea Island Democrats for our February 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 Event
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TUE FEB 22 7 PM
East Cooper Democrats February Meeting
The East Cooper Democrats will hold our February Meeting Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 7 PM. Join us for a discussion on education with Kristin French, CCSD School Board Member, and education advocate Sarah Shad Johnson. We will also discuss precinct reorganization happening in March. Join us in person or on Zoom.
Snowden Community Center
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SUN MAR 13 3 PM

James Island/Folly Beach Democrats 2022 Oyster Roast Fundraiser
We are excited to be able to once again host our March Oyster Roast, which is our primary fundraiser and always a good time for everyone! Of course we will have Bowens Island Restaurant’s famous oysters, and we will also have hot dogs, lots of chili varieties, desserts and the best fried fish and red rice around. In addition, we will have beer, wine and other beverages available to purchase. Several of our 2022 candidates will be attending so this will be a great chance to meet and get to know them.
Bowens Island Restaurant
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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.


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