CCDP: Protect our Rights in South Carolina

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Your Rights are Being Voted Away! 

Yesterday on Tuesday evening, the South Carolina State House passed an abortion ban (H. 5399). The abortion ban goes to the State Senate next. Please contact your State Senator to let them know how you feel about having a person’s bodily autonomy legislated by somebody else. 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

Poll Workers Needed!

Fair and impartial voting this November requires qualified citizens to work at the polling locations in a neutral and non-partisan role. A shortage of Poll Workers results in a dysfunctional voting process that discourages people from voting and participating in our democracy. Can you help by working as a Poll Worker in Charleston County? Workers have to be South Carolina registered voters and complete training beforehand (16- and 17-year-olds are also welcome to apply to work at voting locations.) Please follow the link below to sign up or learn more. 

Apply to be a Poll Worker

It’s Not Too Late to Volunteer and 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 call potential voters and make a difference. Directly calling voters is a powerful way to connect and ensure that voters have the information they need to vote. This is a flexible activity that you can fit into your own schedule and conduct out of the comfort of your own home.  Please sign up below if you are interested.

Sign Up to Call Voters

South Carolina Democrats are Looking for Interns

Are you interested in gaining experience with the State Democratic Party (SCDP)? The SCDP is looking for development and fundraising, political outreach, and communications. Please click on the link below to learn more about applying as an intern for SCDP.

Learn More about Interning for the SCDP

Candidate Highlight: David Artushin

State Legislature, House District 112: Mt Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, IOP

From Dave:

I am not a political insider. I am a proud husband, father, businessman, Christian, and South Carolinian. I am running to represent South Carolina House District 112 because I believe in putting family first. We love East Cooper because of the strong sense of community, strong Christian values, and outdoor lifestyle that makes this a special place to call home. If elected to the State House, I pledge that I will support bipartisan efforts to do what’s best for South Carolina. I will support legislation to improve our state’s infrastructure, solve traffic congestion, support our K-12 public schools, conserve our coastal areas, and reject any effort to bring offshore drilling to our state. No longer shall we be divided, but instead learn to work together, love thy neighbor, and build a better tomorrow for all South Carolinians.

Find Dave online:
Instagram: @vote4davesc
Twitter: @vote4davesc

Donate to Dave Artushin’s Campaign

Candidate Highlight: Councilman Teddie Pryor

Charleston County Council for District 5North Charleston

Born in Charleston, Councilman Teddie Pryor, Sr. has represented District 5 on the Charleston County Council since 2004. Previously, Councilman Pryor served as Tourism Coordinator and Project Manager for the City of North Charleston, and he owns Pryor’s Towing and Radiator.

On County Council, Councilman Pryor seeks to control taxes and fees, improve infrastructure, and create more civic spaces for young people as well as the elderly. While serving on several Council committees, Councilman Pryor has also been involved with the North Charleston High School Booster Club and as Deacon at the Evening of Prayer Ministry. He is married with three adult children and three wonderful grandchildren.

Email Councilman Pryor

Candidate Highlight: Councilwoman Anna Johnson 

Charleston County Council for District 8James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, Ravenel, Hollywood, Edisto Beach

The Honorable Anna B. Johnson was first elected as a Charleston County Councilwoman in 2010, having been reelected twice since. She has focused on improving roads and drainage in the county, promoting economic development, preserving the character of the  Sea Islands, and improving recreational opportunities in the area. Councilwoman Johnson presently serves on several Council Committees: Housing, Finance, Planning/Public Works, and Rural Transportation Management Association/ Tri-County Link. She is also a member of First Baptist Church, James Island and is the proud mother of two grown children.

Find Anna Online:

Donate to Councilwoman Johnson’s Campaign

Help CCDP Elect Democrats this November

Charleston County Democrats are working hard to protect our rights now, leading up to the election on November 8, and afterward. However, they need our help to connect voters with the resources required. Please contribute so that Charleston County Democrats can continue to work for our community. 

Donate to Elect More Democrats!

 Literature “Drop” Kit Building

We need 6 volunteers to help construct “kits” for a literature drop in West Ashley. It’s mostly clerical type work, assembling materials for each “turf”, and should take about an hour to an hour-and-a-half. Please sign up below. 
CCDP OfficeRSVP Here>
SEP 10
 Literature Dropoff in West Ashley

We’re going to drop off Get Out the Vote postcards and other literature to known Democrats in two precincts in West Ashley. Can you help us deliver these materials door-to-door? We’ll fan out in teams of two or more, and each team will reach about 50 doors. It should take about two hours beginning to end.

The staging site for this event is TBD.
 RSVP Here>
Charleston County Democratic Women – September Meeting

Our September 12th meeting is all about the Charleston County School Board candidates. We will briefly take care of club business starting at 6 PM and each candidate will have a chance for an introduction speech.

Please join us at the CCDP office and feel free to bring your dinner or snacks or your favorite beverage.CCDP OfficeRSVP Here>
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>
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>
James Island Folly Beach September Meeting

Join us at the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library where our guest speaker will be Ellis Roberts, Democratic candidate for SC State House 110, which now covers a portion of James Island.We will hear about his campaign and learn how we can help get him elected to represent all of us!Feel free to bring your dinner, snacks or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Baxter-Patrick James Island LibraryRSVP Here>
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 LibraryRSVP Here>
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


State Level Offices:
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)

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: Julie Hallman

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 to arrange a drop off time.



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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