MEET TWO NOMINEES FOR STATE HOUSE
This week, we are featuring two nominees for State House seats: Donna Brown Newton (HD-80) and Ellis Roberts (HD-110). Donna Brown Newton is a candidate for SC House District 80 and is a lifetime resident of Mt. Pleasant, where her family has lived for five generations. She has received her BS in Business Management. She is a single mother of four adult children and seven grandchildren. She has always been involved with seeking equal rights and equality for all, starting from the age of 14 with her first Civil Rights march in the 1969 Nurses Strike. She has the passion that it takes to be a viable candidate for the SC Statehouse. She is also the former chair of the East Cooper Democratic Club, which focuses on the issues that affect the residents of East Cooper.
Ellis Roberts is running as a Democrat for SC House 110 and lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Mary, and their four young boys, James, Bert, Jack and Bo along with their dog, Birdie. Ellis is an attorney and has built a law practice representing people who have needed a voice. He is invested in the community in which he lives and works and is raising a family. He wants to see our area represented well at the State House and believes we reach our fullest potential when political gameship gives way to reaching across the aisle and building together for the greater good.
MEMBERS OF THE NEWSLETTER TEAM NEEDEDThe saying goes that “all good things must come to an end,” and my tenure leading this newsletter is no exception. In June, I will be moving away from Charleston, which means that CCDP is need of new people to help run the newsletter! If you are interested, please reply to this email or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! I will show the new team the ropes, so do not worry about being thrown in blindly. I look forward to the future leadership of this newsletter!
2022 CANDIDATE OVERVIEW
The candidate overview has been updated to include state-level candidates!
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. With the 2022 election just months away, it is more important than ever to make sure we have the resources we need to succeed!
|Coffee with Democrats|
Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee and great conversation. We are returning to gathering in-person this week at Wildflour Pastry from 8:30-10 AM. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while.
|CCDP April Meeting|
Join us for our monthly meeting tomorrow! We will discuss the upcoming election efforts as we get closer to the June primaries. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information.
|Vote Where You Live DriveI|
t’s time to get back out and build up our Democratic base of voters! Please join us as we knock on doors in the North Area for voter registration and issue canvassing. On Saturday, April 23rd, we’ll gather at 10am, and we’ll be done before noon. We will be joined by State Rep. JA Moore. Once you sign up, we’ll send further details. All canvassers will be in teams of two. If you’ve never done this before, no worries! We’ll pair you with an experienced canvasser.
2225 Greenridge Rd. RSVP Here>
|Sea Island Democrats April Meeting|
Join the Sea Island Democrats for our April meeting at Tattooed Moose on Johns Island! We will hear directly from candidates and strategize on how we can mobilize in our communities ahead of the upcoming election. Be sure to come learn how you can get involved as we work to register voters and engage with those living on the Sea Islands! Following the meeting, we will have our first social with LIVE music!
Tattooed Moose (Johns Island)RSVP Here>
|East Cooper Democrats April Social|
Join the East Cooper Democrats on April 28, 2022, for our April Social! We are kicking off the 2022 election year, and many of our candidates will be joining us. This event will be a great way to get to know them better before the June primary. Burgers, beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Join us for brews, food, and fellowship with your Democratic neighbors!
Hobcaw Brewing Company RSVP Here>
2022 Candidate Information
2022 CHARLESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
State Level Offices (NEW):
Joe Cunningham (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Calvin CJ Mack McMillan
William H. Williams
Catherine Fleming Bruce (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Krystle Matthews (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Secretary of State: Peggy Butler (Website; Donations)(NOMINEE)
State Superintendent of Education:
Dr. Gary Burgess (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
United States Congress:
SC-1: Dr. Annie Andrews (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)(NOMINEE)
Michael Addison (Website; Facebook; Donations)
Gregg Marcel Dixon (Website; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Majority Whip James “Jim” E. Clyburn (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
South Carolina State House
15: Representative JA Moore (NOMINEE)
80: Donna Brown Newton (Website; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)(NOMINEE)
109: Representative Deon Tedder (NOMINEE)
110: Ellis Roberts (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)(NOMINEE)
111: Representative Wendell Gilliard (NOMINEE)
Dave Artushin (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Stephen Hilton (Website; Twitter; Donations)
113: Representative Marvin Pendarvis (NOMINEE)
114: Michelle Brandt (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)(NOMINEE)
115: Representative Spencer Wetmore (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)(NOMINEE)
116: Representative Chardale Murray (NOMINEE)
119: Representative Leon Stavrinakis (NOMINEE)
Charleston County Council:
5: Councilman Teddie Pryor (NOMINEE)
Councilwoman Anna Johnson
Ronald L. Ladson (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Millicent Traeye Middleton (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
9: Dylan Tullberg (NOMINEE)
Charleston County Probate Judge:
Tamara Cunningham Curry (Website; Donations)
Charleston County Register of Deeds:
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 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 email@example.com to arrange a drop-off time.
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