CCDP Newsletter: Important Voting & Rights Updates

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IMPORTANT VOTING UPDATE

This week we are highlighting an important update regarding voting in the upcoming primaries and the November general election. The Charleston County Board of Elections has sent out postcards like the one above to each voter regarding changes in districts due to redistricting. If you or a voter in your home did not get a postcard from the Board of Elections, you need to contact them at 843-744-8683 or email voterregistration@charlestoncounty.org to check your mailing address. Even if someone in the house got a card and others did not, you still need to contact the Board of Elections. Ask family, friends, and neighbors who are Democrats because this is how they can lose their registration. Each voter should get a card.

If you have moved and have not updated your voter registration, you will be marked as an inactive voter. The Board of Elections will not forward voter information to another address, so you need to update your registration or you will lose it. Oftentimes, the issue is a missing apartment or PO Box number.

FIND INFORMATION ABOUT UPDATING VOTER REGISTRATION

LEAKED SCOTUS DRAFT

In case you missed it: a leaked opinion from the SCOTUS indicates that the court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. This is, essentially, an attack on settled law, legislation that has been the law of the land for a half century

The importance of this decision cannot be overstated. Should Roe be officially overturned, abortion bans in nearly half the states in America will become law. States where laws made no exceptions for rape, incest or even endangering the life of the mother. States that have given rapists parental rights

Should Roe be overturned, abortion will no longer be legal in America, only in certain states. And several of  the anti-abortion laws have built in clauses to prohibit pregnant women from traveling out of state. Think about that. Women who live in Republican held states will have less rights as a citizen than women who live in Democratic states. Recently in Texas, a woman narrowly escaped a murder charge because she ended a pregnancy. Is this the world we want to live in?

Armed with the knowledge of the battle we are about to face, we beg of you, please, to call your legislators. ALL of your legislators (but especially those at the federal level). Get loud and demand they protect women’s rights in this country. And remember, they will not stop with abortion. If settled law is up for grabs, every hard fought right we have earned can be taken away.  Voting rights,  LGBT rights, interracial marriage, birth control, and even fertility treatments… All up for grabs if we don’t stop this madness in its tracks.


FIND LEGISLATORS’ CONTACT INFO

SIGN PLEDGE TO PROTECT CHARLESTON WOMEN’S RIGHTS

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 zach@charlestondemocrats.com! 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 OVERVIEWThe candidate overview has been updated to include state-level candidates!

HELP SUPPORT CCDPSupporters 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!

DONATE TO SUPPORT CCDP AND ELECT DEMOCRATS

Upcoming Events

THU
MAY05
8:30AM
Coffee with Democrats

Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee and great conversation. We will gather in-person at Wildflour Pastry from 8:30-10 AM. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while.

Wildflour Pastry
MON
MAY09
PM
West Ashley Democrats Monthly Meeting

Mark your calendars for the Monday, May 9, 2022 meeting of the West Ashley Democrats, beginning at 7pm. Since our host is so gracious to us, if you are wanting to order their delicious food to thank them, we suggest arriving around 6:30, if possible. Our speakers will be Michelle Brandt, who is running State House District 114 and Michael Miller, who is running for Charleston County Register of Deeds.We look forward to seeing you! A Zoom link will also be available if you are unable to make it in person once you sign up for the event.

Frothy Beard Brewing CompanyRSVP Here>
THU
MAY19
6:30PM
CCDP May Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting! Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information. We will discuss more details in the coming weeks.

Virtual MeetingRSVP Here>
TUE
MAY24
PM
East Cooper Democrats May

MeetingJoin the East Cooper Democrats for our May meeting! Keep an eye out for further details.

Snowden Community CenterRSVP Here>

2022 Candidate Information

2022 CHARLESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

State Level Offices (NEW):
Governor:
Carlton Boyd
Joe Cunningham 
(WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Mia McLeod
Calvin CJ Mack McMillan
William H Cowboy Williams 
(WebsiteDonations)
U.S. Senate:
Catherine Fleming Bruce (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Angela Geter
Krystle Matthews 
(WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Secretary of State: Peggy Butler (WebsiteDonations)(NOMINEE)
State Superintendent of Education:
Dr. Gary Burgess (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Lisa Ellis
Jerry Govan

United States Congress:
SC-1: Dr. Annie Andrews (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
SC-6:
Michael Addison (WebsiteFacebookDonations)
Gregg Marcel Dixon (WebsiteFacebookTwitterDonations)
Majority Whip James “Jim” E. Clyburn (WebsiteInstagram;  FacebookTwitterDonations)

South Carolina State House
15: Representative JA Moore (NOMINEE)
80: Donna Brown Newton (WebsiteFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
109: Representative Deon Tedder (NOMINEE)
110: Ellis Roberts (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
111: Representative Wendell Gilliard (NOMINEE)
112:
Dave Artushin (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Stephen Hilton (WebsiteTwitterDonations)
113: Representative Marvin Pendarvis (NOMINEE)
114: Michelle Brandt (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
115: Representative Spencer Wetmore (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
116: Representative Chardale Murray (NOMINEE)
119: Representative Leon Stavrinakis (NOMINEE)

Charleston County Council:
5: Councilman Teddie Pryor (NOMINEE)
8:
Councilwoman Anna Johnson
Ronald L. Ladson (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Millicent TraeyeMiddleton (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
9: Dylan Tullberg (NOMINEE)

Charleston County Probate Judge:
Tamara Cunningham Curry (WebsiteDonations)
Stephanie Ganaway-Pasley

Charleston County Register of Deeds:
Karen Hollings
Michael Miller

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.

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!

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