Preparing for the November Elections

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A Note from County Chairman Greg Perry

The Charleston County Democratic Party has worked hard to meet voters where they are and connect them to the resources they need to register and cast their ballot. We’ve had several voter registration drives, community engagement events, and training and plan to have many more. As we kick off our get out the vote campaign for this year’s midterm election, I must tell you that we are a little short of our goal to fund our efforts to defeat Republicans.

Republicans have made it clear that they plan to continue to chip away at our rights. Unless we unify, they will continue to introduce restrictive laws that harm many of the individuals that live in our state.

I need everyone that believes in our right to vote and that men shouldn’t determine what women do with their bodies to donate today to help us elect more Democrats!

Donate to Elect More Democrats!

Abortion Ban Passes State House Judiciary Committee Vote

Despite compelling argument from Charleston County Rep. Spencer Wetmore and others, the SC House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines yesterday to approve an abortion ban. The bill will now proceed to a vote by the entire House in a few weeks. SC H.5399 bans abortion starting from conception and only a few medical conditions would justify an abortion to protect the mother’s health. There are no other exceptions – not even for rape or incest.

The upcoming few weeks are your last chance to contact your State Representative to share your thoughts on H.5399.

Contact your State Representative

The abortion ban will be voted on by the State House within a few weeks, however, it’s not too early to contact your State Senator before the abortion ban comes up for a likely vote in the State Senate. The link below not only connects you with your State Senator, but it will also provide you with a script to follow if you wish.

Contact your State Senator

Volunteer to Help Get Out the Vote in November

Charleston County Democrats have already started contacting voters leading up to the November 8 election. We need your help to contact potential voters, and there are fortunately a variety of options available for you to volunteer in and make a difference:

Postcards
Can you help with our postcard-writing campaign? We’ll put you in contact with your local neighborhood/precinct leader(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.

Phone Calls
Directly calling voters is a powerful way to connect and ensure that voters have the information they need to vote. Please sign up below if you are interested in calling voters, and this is also an activity you can fit into your own schedule and conduct out of the comfort of your own home.

Volunteer to Help Write Postcards Now

Sign Up to Call Voters

This Week’s Candidate Highlight: Spencer Wetmore

State Legislature, House District 115James Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah & Seabrook Islands, and Johns Island.

In August of 2020, Spencer won a special election to flip a seat long held by Republicans. She won again in November 2020 and has loved representing District 115 ever since.

Spencer began her career in public service as a prosecutor for the Charleston County Solicitor’s Office where she represented the people of South Carolina in criminal cases. In 2014, she brought her legal background and experience in advocacy to the City of Folly Beach where she served as City Administrator until 2020.

She is a graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University Law School.  She lives on Folly Beach with her husband, two wonderful daughters, and two crazy dogs.

Find out more about Rep. Wetmore online!https://spencerwetmore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpencerWetmoreforSChouse/
Instagram: Spencer Wetmore
Twitter: @RepWetmore     

Donate to Rep. Wetmore’s Campaign         

Upcoming Events

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>

AUG23
6:30PM
Sea Island Democrats August MeetingJoin the Sea Island Democrats for our August meeting!

NOTE: This meeting is in-person at the John’s Island Regional Library. 

We will discuss local community outreach and developing a Young Adult/High School Outreach initiative in particular. We will also 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, engage with those living on the Sea Islands, and listen to any local candidates that may be in attendance!

John’s Island Regional LibraryRSVP Here>
TUE
AUG23
PM
East Cooper Democrats August Meeting

Join the East Cooper Democrats for our August meeting on Tuesday the 23rd at 7 pm. We will discuss the GOTV plan to win in the midterm elections. Meet with fellow Democrats East of the Cooper (Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island) and help us organize and reach out to the community. Arrive early for fellowship at 6:30. The meeting starts at 7 pm.

Snowden Community CenterRSVP 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 (WebsiteFacebookDonations)
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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