CCDP: Volunteer to Turn Out the Vote!

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It’s Not Too Late to Volunteer and Help Get Out the Vote in November

The Charleston County Democratic Party has already started contacting voters leading up to the November 8 election. There are a variety of ways to help Get Out the Vote. We will connect you with your local Democratic leader, who will be able to share specific volunteer options for your local community.

Sign Up to Volunteer

SC Senate Votes to Add Restrictions to Existing Abortion Law

After a contentious debate, the South Carolina Senate voted to reduce the safeguards that women in South Carolina currently enjoy when seeking an abortion. Although a majority of Republicans voted for a complete abortion ban, Democrats and a small minority of Republicans joined together in a filibuster to force lesser restrictions on a woman’s ability to procure an abortion.

The Senate bill (S.1) totally bans abortion as early as 4 weeks into the pregnancy, and only allows exceptions for rape or incest up to 14 weeks into the pregnancy. Fatal fetal abnormalities would need to be diagnosed by two physicians, and doctors performing the abortion would be required to preserve DNA samples from the fetal remains for their local sherriff.

The Senate bill S.1 is now going back to the SC House and can be adopted and signed by the Governor into law. Please contact your state representative to let them know your feelings about the new Senate bill.

Find Your State Representative & Contact Them

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham Proposes Nationwide Abortion Restrictions

Yesterday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham proposed federal restrictions on abortion access. Sen. Graham has introduced a bill that would ban abortion across the entire United States after 15 weeks. Individual states would be permitted to pass even more restrictive bans. Please let both of our Republican US Senators how you feel about nationwide abortion restrictions at the link below.

Contact Our Federal Senators About Nationwide Abortion Bans

We Need Postcard Stamps!

CCDP volunteers have spent countless hours handwriting postcards to potential voters in Charleston county. We need donated postcard stamps (of any amount) to get these postcards to their respective voters.

Please drop off postcard stamps at the CCDP Office on Wednesdays 11:00 – 3:00 pm or Fridays 12:30 – 2:00 pm. It is recommended that you call the Office to confirm the Office Hours that week – we will be expanding office hours as Election Day draws near.

We Need Office Workers!

As Election Day draws near, we need more workers to staff our County office in West Ashley. Office workers answer phones, distribute yard signs, greet walk-in visitors, and conduct other work needed to keep the County party running. Please sign up for a 2-hour shift by clicking on the button below and filling out the Contact Form.

Sign up to Staff the County Office

Our Polling Places Need Poll Workers!

The Charleston County Board of Elections needs Charleston county voters to serve as nonpartisan Poll Workers. Can you help? 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.) The County pays a stipend to every poll worker, and please follow the link below to sign up or learn more. 

Apply to be a Poll Worker

Get Ready for this Year’s Blue Jamboree!

Join thousands of local, state and national Democrats for this year’s Blue Jamboree on Saturday, Oct 22 at the Jenkins Youth & Family Village on Azalea Drive. There will be food, entertainment, shopping, and you can look for more information in a future newsletter.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!Click here to learn more.

Save $10 with Early Bird tickets (until Sept 20!) by clicking on the button below. This annual tradition is a fun way to meet other Democrat volunteers and candidates, and the Blue Jamboree will get you ready to vote on Nov 8!

Buy Early Bird tickets before Sept 20!

Candidate Highlight: JA MooreState Legislature, House District 15: Goose Creek, Hanahan, Moncks Corner and North Charleston

JA Moore is a Lowcountry native, community advocate, and professional chef. His father, the late James A. Moore, was a plant-worker and one of the first African-Americans to serve in the Marine Corps; his mother, Ernestine S. Moore, is an educator and former non-profit executive.During his first term as a state legislator, JA championed bills concerning education reform, predatory lending, clean drinking water and veteran’s rights. He passed a bill in the House to improve mental health resources in schools, a landmark achievement for a freshman representative.With numerous appearances on CNN, MSNBC, CBS and C-SPAN, JA has brought the Lowcountry and District 15 to the forefront of the national conversation and raised awareness about the issues uniquely facing the Charleston area.A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, JA has over 15 years of experience as a chef. His cooking combines traditional soul food with classical and contemporary techniques. JA volunteers his time and talent with the Lowcountry Food Bank, teaching nutrition classes. He is happily married to Victoria Rae Moore, a communications professional. The two have been married for four years and welcomed their firstborn daughter, Mariah, in 2019.

Find JA online:
Website: https://jamooreforsc.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamooreforsc15
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamooreforsc15

Donate to JA Moore’s Campaign

Candidate Highlight: Karen Hollings Charleston County Register of Deeds

Karen Hollings is a solution-oriented professional offering a strong balance between business savvy and creative capabilities with numerous years of experience contributing to advance performance in the Charleston County legal and real estate communities. She has worked for diverse organizations, agencies and businesses in the private and public sectors. With vast experience in real estate and the legal communities, Ms. Hollings’ expertise includes working in the mortgage banking industry, commercial and residential property management, real estate title abstracting, and paralegal positions in the public and private sectors. She has 20+ years of service with Charleston County in the Register of Deeds Office and in the Office of Judge Louis Condon, Master in Equity.

Find Karen online:
Website: https://karenhollings.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100080003149201

Donate to Karen Hollings’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!

Upcoming Events

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 Library

RSVP Here>
FRI
SEP16
5:30PM

Hollywood Postcard Party

Come join Hollywood Democrats as they write out postcards for Democrat candidates. Postcards & stamps will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own postcards, stamps, and address list for a local or state candidate. This is a great opportunity to meet Democrats from across the Lowcountry, enjoy snacks and beverages, share opinions, and do good work to help get candidates elected!
This postcard party will be held at a home in the Royal Harbor subdivision – a short and easy drive from West Ashley. RSVP at the email address below to get the house address.  

RSVP Here>
SAT
SEP17
PM

Lowcountry Young Democrats Game Night

Calling all Lowcountry counties to come to join us for a night of games, music, and refreshments. Come out for some fun and meet some local and state candidates who will be stopping by.

Iron Workers

RSVP Here>
SUN
SEP18
PM

Hollywood Postcard Party

Join Hollywood Democrats for a second postcard party this weekend! Postcards & stamps will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own postcards, stamps, and address list for a local or state candidate. This is a great opportunity to meet Democrats from across the Lowcountry, enjoy snacks and beverages, share opinions, and do good work to help get candidates elected!
This postcard party will be held at a home in the Royal Harbor subdivision – a short and easy drive from West Ashley. RSVP at the email address below to get the house address.  

RSVP Here>
MON
SEP19
PM

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 Library

RSVP Here>
TUE
SEP27
6:30PM

Sea Island Democrats September MeetingJoin the Sea Island Democrats for our September meeting! NOTE: Instead of our regularly scheduled meeting, we will have a Voter Registration Pizza Party 

Be sure to come and 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 Library

RSVP 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

RSVP Here>
THU
SEP29
PM

East Cooper Democrats Get Out the Vote Rally

Join the East Cooper Democrats at Hobcaw Brewing Company to support our candidates, enjoy local brews and foods, and have a great evening together at our Get Out The Vote Rally on September 29. Learn how you can help mobilize our Democratic neighbors to the polls in Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island.

Hobcaw Brewing Company

RSVP Here>
SAT
OCT22
Blue Jamboree

This year at Charleston’s renowned Blue Jamboree, thousands of Democrats will have the opportunity to hear from national keynote speakers, South Carolina gubernatorial and congressional candidates, and many more. Families will have the opportunity to visit Charleston’s top-rated food trucks, enjoy live entertainment and scroll through our acclaimed Blue Jam Village. This once-a-year event is a great opportunity to market your business or organization, all while showing your support.

Jenkins Youth & Family Village

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THU
8:30AM
Coffee with Democrats

Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee and great conversation. Still 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
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: Julie Hallman (WebsiteFacebookDonations)

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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