CCDP Newsletter: County Convention This Saturday

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PRECINCT REORG & COUNTY CONVENTION THIS SATURDAY

The form for our biannual precinct reorganization, which can be accessed through the button below, will close at 10 AM tomorrow, Thursday, March 24th. This is the opportunity to sign up for precinct positions and indicate interest in our contactless county convention, as well as express interest in serving as a delegate to the State Convention. The county convention will be held on Saturday, March 26th, at 10 AM via Zoom.

PRECINCT/COUNTY CONVENTION SIGN-UP


2022 CANDIDATE FILING HAS BEGUNFiling for all partisan offices in the state of South Carolina for the 2022 elections has begun. It goes through March 30th at noon. This period is vital to our efforts over the next months. We remind all of you that if you or anyone you know is ready to make a difference in your community and run for office, do not hesitate to reach out!

You can see who has filed through the button below. This information is updated daily.

SC 2022 CANDIDATE FILING TRACKER


FIGHTING ANTI-TRUTH BILLS IN SC LEGISLATURE

With the SC State Legislature currently in session, many Republicans have been pushing anti-truth bills in an attempt to control and distort our education process. There is an organized movement to defeat these bills on the committee level, as Republicans lack a solid consensus. However, to ensure that these anti-truth bills fail, we need people to flood the public comments.

Please visit https://www.protruthsc.org and https://www.naacpldf.org/sc-protruth/ to make your voice heard and ensure that truth prevails in South Carolina!


TELL SENS. GRAHAM & SCOTT TO SUPPORT JUDGE JACKSON

With the Senate Judiciary hearings beginning this week, we want to remind you to urge our Senators to support the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

President Joe Biden has 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.

DONATE TO SUPPORT CCDP AND ELECT DEMOCRATS


Upcoming Events

TUE
APR05
6:30PM
Lowcountry Young Democrats April Meeting

Join the Lowcountry Dems for our monthly meeting. We are committed to electing Democrats up and down the ballot.If you are eager to get involved but aren’t sure where to start, hop on the meeting. All are welcomed and encouraged!Our meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm!

Virtual Meeting RSVP Here>

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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.

Filing for partisan offices in South Carolina has begun and closes at noon on March 30th. 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

READY TO RUN FOR OFFICE IN SC


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.


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 CCD


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