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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, as well as 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!

Help Us Fight For Your Right

This is not new, but so many laws have defaulted after the repeal of Roe v. Wade by our Supreme Court. As a reminder, despite compelling argument from Charleston County Rep. Spencer Wetmore and others, the SC House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to approve an abortion ban. Though it may be considered cliche, your voice and votes matter. Please ensure you have a say in who you pay when your taxes are due. You get to have input on this and the upcoming few weeks are your last chance to contact your State Representative to share your thoughts on H.5399.

Contact your State Representative

Help Us Fight For Your Right

This is not new, but so many laws have defaulted after the repeal of Roe v. Wade by our Supreme Court. As a reminder, despite compelling argument from Charleston County Rep. Spencer Wetmore and others, the SC House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to approve an abortion ban. Though it may be considered cliche, your voice and votes matter. Please ensure you have a say in who you pay when your taxes are due. You get to have input on this and the upcoming few weeks are your last chance to contact your State Representative to share your thoughts on H.5399.

Contact your State Representative

It’s still 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

It’s Not Too Late to 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

Candidate Highlight: Deon Tedder

State Legislature, House District 109North Charleston (along Dorchester Ave) in Charleston & Dorchester counties

Deon has spent much of his life in public service. While in college,  he worked in the office of the late Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, where he assisted on the Health, Education, Labor & Pension (HELP) Committee. As a law student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, he advocated for the underserved by serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for Richland County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA).​

Deon also represented indigent clients in courtroom proceedings in Magistrate Court through the University of South Carolina’s Criminal Law Practice Clinic. He served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable L. Casey Manning in Columbia, South Carolina, which allowed him to gain a unique understanding of legal matters from both sides of the aisle.

Deon graduated from Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina. He attended South Carolina State University where he graduated from the Honors College, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Political Science in May 2012. 

Find out more about Rep. Tedder online!https://www.deontedder.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deonteddersc/
Twitter: @deon_tedder

Donate to Rep. Deon Tedder’s Campaign

Candidate Highlight: Julie HallmanCharleston County Council for District 9James Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah & Seabrook Islands, Downtown Charleston, and Johns Island

Julie moved to James Island when she purchased her home with her husband Todd in the Woodland Shores area. Realizing the importance of property ownership and how it can provide financial as well as emotional stability for families, she made the decision to transition into a real estate career to help people and families find their dream homes in the tri-county area. With their help, she has built a strong business countywide. Julie strongly believes that home ownership should be equitably available to ALL and more affordable. 

Julie is a progressive environmentalist who stands for Community Protection from flooding, traffic congestion, and unsafe roadways, Controlling Development and County Collaboration with other local governments to address challenges relating to sea level rise and climate change. Julie Hallman has a degree in English from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA

Contact Julie to learn more and offer support!

Contact Julie

Upcoming Events

MON
AUG29
6:0PM
McClellanville, Awendaw, and Christ Church  Precinct Meeting

We will have a very important precinct meeting Monday, August 29 at 6:00 at Buckshot’s. Please note that three precincts meet together on fourth Mondays when an election is scheduled. The precincts are Awendaw, Christ Church, and McClellanville.

Buckshot’s
MON
SEP12
6:30PM
Lowcountry Young Democrats September MeetingJoin 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>
THU
SEP15
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>
WED
SEP28
6:30PM
St. Paul Club Meeting

The St. Paul Democrats will meet at the Hollywood St. Paul’s Library in Hollywood, on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 pm.

St. Paul Library
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;

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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