CCDP Newsletter: Precinct Reorganization 2022

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CCDP PRECINCT REORGANIZATION 2022

As last week’s newsletter introduced, later this month, we will have our biannual precinct reorganization. It will occur virtually via Zoom on Saturday, March 26th, in conjunction with our county convention. This event is the first step toward choosing precinct leadership for each precinct in the county, and precinct leadership is vital for organizing successfully for the 2022 elections. Please fill out the survey below by Thursday, March 24th, to sign up for precinct positions and to indicate interest in the contactless county convention


TELL SENS. GRAHAM & SCOTT TO SUPPORT JUDGE JACKSON

Last Friday, President Joe Biden made the historic decision to nominate a respected jurist and former public defender, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, to fill the vacancy of the US Supreme Court created by Justice Stephen Breyer’s announced retirement. This nomination makes Judge Jackson the first African-American woman nominated to our nation’s highest court, a milestone that has taken far too long to occur, but must be celebrated nonetheless. Judge Jackson served as an editor on the Harvard Law Review, clerked for Justice Breyer, and has served on the federal judiciary for nearly nine years, currently serving on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. This historic nomination has received backing not just from Democrats, activists, and liberal groups, but also from prominent conservative legal voices, who have fully endorsed the nomination and highlighted Judge Jackson’s immense qualifications.

We want to encourage each and every one of you to email and call our two US Senators, Lindsey Graham (who voted to confirm Judge Jackson to the DC Circuit less than a year ago) and Tim Scott, to urge them to support the confirmation of Judge Jackson to the US Supreme Court.

Below you can find their information and basic sample emails. Please do not just copy and paste these samples emails. Make at least a small change early and another late in the letter. Identifying yourself by precinct is a good way to let them know you’re an informed voter. It’s on your voter registration card or at scvotes.org at “Check My Voter Registration.” Also, feel free to respond to this newsletter with any questions about urging support of this historic nomination.

Senator Lindsey Graham- (202) 224-5972
https://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact-form

Senator Graham:
I support President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Please swiftly confirm the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. 
Because you recently voted to confirm her appointment to the Court of Appeals, you have every reason to do so again.  
Sincerely,
[NAME]
South Carolina Voter 

Senator Tim Scott- (202) 224-6121
https://www.scott.senate.gov/contact/email-me

Senator Scott:
I support President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Please swiftly confirm the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. 
Sincerely,
[NAME]
South Carolina Voter 

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 Mar 3 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


Access Zoom Here>


Sun Mar 13 3pm

J

ames 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 alaways 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


Buy Tickets Here>


Tue Mar 15 6pm

CDW March Meeting

Charleston County Democratic Women (CCDW) will meet on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 6 PM at the Bowens Island Restaurant. At this meeting, we will be voting in the slate that was formed and appointed to go forward with CCDW business. There will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to be considered for any of the executive positions, such as President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, and 1st Chair. 

There is a $20 yearly fee to become a member. In order to serve and vote on all matters of the CCDW business, one must become a member.


Bowens Island Restaurant


RSVP Here>


Sat Mar 19 10:30 am

CDP Education Series: Tools of the Trade: Votebuilder, Mobilize, & Minivan

CCPD is conducting an Education & Training Series to be held the third Saturday of every month (unless rescheduled due to a holiday.)

CCDP is excited to announce our third monthly Education & Training class of 2022- Tools of the Trade: Votebuilder, Mobilize & Minivan!

Attendees will learn how to use these tools to find Democrats, invite them to events and talk to voters where they are!

Due to COVID restrictions, space is limited, so sign up for this class today (PLEASE do not sign up if you don’t intend to come.) Masks and vaccines are required. Stay tuned for additional classes in the near future!


CCDP Office


RSVP Here>


Tue Mar 22nd 7pm

East Cooper Democrats March Meeting

Join the East Cooper Democrats for our March meeting on Tuesday, March 22nd, at 7 PM. More details to come!


Location TBA


RSVP Here>


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



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,

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!

  • 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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