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Please Help Distribute Supplies to Lowcountry Students

The Charleston County Democratic Party has been asking Democrats to donate school supplies for Lowcountry students, and Democrats have stepped up! Now, CCDP will be partnering with local groups this Saturday August 13 to hand backpacks and supplies out to children.

We need help handing out supplies! Please sign up at the link below to volunteer to hand out supplies this Saturday August 13, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. 

There will be a number of distribution sites in North Charleston and Peninsular Charleston on Saturday. Please sign up by following the link below, and you will be contacted later this week to confirm your desired location.

LOCATIONS:

Northwoods Mall – 2150 Northwoods Blvd, North Charleston, 29406
Top Choice Barbershop– 1740 East Montague Ave, North Charleston, 29405
Change Up Cuts Barbershop – 5900 Rivers Ave Suite D-4, North Charleston, 29406
Gadsden Green Homes – 6 Allway St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Robert Mills Manor – 83 Beaufain St, Charleston, 29401

Sign Up to Hand Out Supplies to Children

Write Postcards to Help Get Out the Vote in November

Voting for the midterm elections takes place in early November, but the essential work of organizing and reaching out to other voters must take place well before November or even October. Getting out the vote for November is a massive operation that is starting now!

Can you help with our postcard-writing campaign?We’ll put you in contact with your local neighborhood/precinct leaders(s), and they will provide materials and instructions for this essential element of encouraging people to vote. Writing postcards is an easy way to start out if you’ve never volunteered before, and can be done at your own pace and scheduling. These postcards can be done in your free time at home, or you can gather and socialize in a local postcard-writing party.

We are going to need volunteers for a variety of other activities in the following months as well.

If you’re a precinct leader and are already in our CCDP Precinct Leaders Google Group, there’s no need to sign up. Otherwise, please follow the link below to sign up.

Volunteer to Help Write Postcards Now

We Also Need Help Calling Voters!

Directly calling voters is a powerful way to connect and ensure that voters have the information they need to vote in the midterm elections. CCDP is also starting to organize phone banks in conjunction with our postcard-writing campaign. Please sign up below if you are interested in calling voters to make them aware of Democratic candidates and to provide information on voting. This is also an activity that you can do from the comfort of your own home, and making phone calls can fit in to your own schedule. 

Sign Up to Call Voters

Applications for 2022-2023 SC Emerge are Open

Are you a woman interested in running for office at some point in the future? Over the past five years, Emerge has trained 113 Democratic women to run for office in South Carolina and currently has over eleven women up and down the ballot for the 2022 midterm elections. 

Emerge’s signature program spans over six months and trains women in the tools and skills needed to successfully run for office. Applications are open and you can sign up to begin the process through the button below.

Application for the Emerge Signature Program

Riverdogs Baseball is this Sunday!

Don’t forget to dress for the weather and bring your appetite for Sunday’s Riverdogs game! Food and companionship starts at 4:00 pm and the game itself starts at 5:05 pm. Ticket holders should have already received their tickets, but concerns or questions can be directed to Brandi Matherly at brandi@charlestondemocrats.com. There are unfortunately no tickets remaining to buy for this Sunday’s game, but we’ll likely have more baseball in the future!

Donate to Help Support CCDP

We try to advertise our events in this newsletter and online, but there are many additional activities that the CCDP engages in to elect local Democrats and support our community. Please consider donating to help keep the CCDP office open, train and support candidates and fund events in the Lowcountry. 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

SAT
AUG13
PM
School Supply Distribution

Charleston County Democrats have stepped up and provided school supplies for Lowcountry students. Now we need help distributing those supplies: we are looking for volunteers to help distribute supplies on Saturday, August 13th from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.We have various locations in North Charleston and Peninsular Charleston that need volunteers. Someone will reach out to confirm your desired location once you sign up.
Please sign up below. You will be contacted this week to confirm your desired distribution location.

Sign Up Here>
SUN
AUG14
PM
CCDP Night at the Riverdogs!

Don’t forget to dress for the weather and bring your appetite for Sunday’s Riverdogs game! Food and companionship starts at 4:00 pm in the Dolby Deck and the game itself starts at 5:05 pm. Tickets are unfortunately sold out for this Sunday’s game, but we’ll likely have more baseball in the future!

Joe Riley Stadium>
MON
AUG15
PM
James Island Folly Beach August Meeting

Join us at the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library on Monday, August 15th!Spencer Wetmore will be there to discuss the strategy for the Get Out the Vote Campaign for all the precincts in her district (SC 115).We have also invited all the candidates in our local non-partisan Charleston County School Board and JI PSD races. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know the candidates!Please feel free to bring your dinner or snacks as well as any Non-alcoholic beverages (library rules, not ours!).

Baxter-Patrick James Island  Public LibraryRSVP Here>
THU
AUG18
6:30PM
CCDP Monthly Meeting

We are back to meeting in person! If you would like to attend this month’s meeting in person, please meet us Downtown at the Charleston County Main Public Library. We will meet in the library’s auditorium.If you wish to join via Zoom, please make sure you RSVP to receive the link.

Charleston County Main Public LibraryRSVP Here>
MON
SEP12
6:30PM
Lowcountry Young Democrats September Meeting

Join us on Monday September 12 at 6:30 pm for our monthly meeting via Zoom. Register to receive the link in your email.

All Democrats from Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties are welcome, and those under age 40 can be official members.

Let’s get Democrats elected up and down the ballot! Be sure you RSVP to receive the link.

RSVP Here>
UNTIL
NOV 8
Volunteer to Get out the Vote

!It’s time to start reminding Democrats that they need to vote in this midterm election. Do you want to help out? We’ll put you in contact with your local precinct leaders(s), who right now are organizing a postcard-writing campaign.We need your help! If you’ve never volunteered before, this is a great way to start out. You can do it at home or you can gather and socialize in postcard-writing parties.

RSVP Here>

2022 Candidate Information

2022 CHARLESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

State Level Offices:
Governor:
Joe Cunningham (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)

U.S. Senate:
Krystle Matthews (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)

Secretary of State: Peggy Butler (WebsiteDonations)

State Superintendent of Education:
Lisa Ellis (WebsiteInstagramTwitterDonations)


United States Congress:
SC-1: Dr. Annie Andrews (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)

SC-6:
Majority Whip James “Jim” E. Clyburn (WebsiteInstagram;  FacebookTwitterDonations)

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

Charleston County Council:
5: Councilman Teddie Pryor (Facebook)
8: Councilwoman Anna Johnson (WebsiteFacebook;

9: Dylan Tullberg

Charleston County Probate Judge:
Tamara Cunningham Curry (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)

Charleston County Register of Deeds:
Karen Hollings (WebsiteDonations)

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!

BUY SOME COOL STUFF & SUPPORT CCDP


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