CCDP: Election Day is Approaching

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Help Get Out the Vote Now!

Charleston County Democrats have already contacted thousands of voters, but there is much more work that needs to be done before Early Voting begins on October 24. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can help Get Out the Vote. We strongly need volunteers to knock on doors or leave door hangers for voters, but there is also a need for volunteers to make phone calls, send text messages, or organize campaign materials and voting materials. Click on the button below – we’ll connect you with your local Democratic leader, who will be able to share specific volunteer options for your local community.

Sign Up to Volunteer

The Blue Jamboree is Approaching!

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 a whole bunch of Democrats having a good time!

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. Stay tuned for more information, or buy your ticket by clicking on the button below.

Office Hours Update & Call for Office Workers

The Office will be closed this week from Thursday 9/29 through Monday 10/3 to accommodate whatever might happen with Hurricane Ian. 

The Office will open back up next week:
Tuesday 10/4 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10/5 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
closed on Thursday 10/6
Friday 10/7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and then 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
You are encouraged to call the Office at 843.577.6000 to make sure it is open before scheduling a visit to pick up campaign materials or yard signs.

The CCDP Office hours are limited because we don’t have enough volunteers to keep the Office open for more hours. We need more workers to staff our County office in West Ashley as Election Day approaches. Office workers 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

Update on the South Carolina and Proposed Nationwide Abortion Bans

The South Carolina State House and State Senate have both passed their own versions of a ban on abortion and are curently negotiating over which ban to pass into law. Both legislative chambers agree on providing very limited carveouts to their bans and both completely ban abortion after 12 weeks. The House most recently refused to endorse the Senate’s ban on grounds that the Senate’s ban was not as extreme as its own ban. Negotiations will continue until the two chambers come to a consensus.

Additionally, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has proposed a nationwide ban on abortion after 15 weeks. Individual states like South Carolina would be allowed to pass even more restrictive bans. Senator Graham’s ban does not currently have the votes to pass; however, the US Senate is currently split 50/50 between Democrats and Republicans and a shift of a single seat in the US Senate could allow Republicans to bring abortion bans up for a vote.

Please contact your state and federal representatives to share your opinion about this subject.

Find Your State Representative & Contact Them

Contact Your Federal Senators About Nationwide Abortion Bans

Candidate Highlight: Ellis Roberts

State Legislature, House District 110: Mt Pleasant, Charleston (South of Broad), James Island, West Ashley.

Ellis Roberts is running as a Democrat for SC House 110 and lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Mary, and their four young boys, James, Bert, Jack and Bo along with their dog, Birdie.  Ellis is an attorney and has built a law practice representing people who have needed a voice.  He is invested in the community in which he lives and works and is raising a family.  He wants to see our area represented well at the State House and believes we reach our fullest potential when political gameship gives way to reaching across the aisle and building together for the greater good.

Find Ellis Online:
Website: https://ellisroberts.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertsforhouse/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertsforHouse/
Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/roberts4house

Donate to Ellis Roberts’s Campaign

Candidate Highlight: Lisa Ellis 

State Superintendant of Education

Born and raised in South Carolina, Lisa Ellis has focused her professional impact on empowering students, teachers, and families. Through her career in education, she’s developed innovative ways to engage with and improve the public education experience for South Carolinians for over 20 years. She is also the Founder and a Board Member of SC for Ed, an organization of South Carolina teachers advocating on behalf of students and themselves to put the best teachers in every classroom in the state. 

With a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of Charleston, Lisa holds both a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Columbia College and a Master of Science in Forest Resource Management from Clemson University. Lisa began teaching in 2001 and has since taught English, Leadership, and communications courses to high school and middle school grades. 

Lisa has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and educational professions. She has earned the accolades of Honors Student Teacher of Excellence, Student Council Advisor of the Year, Staff of the Month, Columbia Business League Phenom, and more. She is also a proud CERRA Mentor and member of the Junior League of South Carolina. Advocating for students, teachers, and families is why Lisa has remained so involved with each educational community she serves, and is why she is running to serve as South Carolina Superintendent of Education. 

Find Lisa Online:
Website: http://lisaellisforscschools.org
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellisscschools/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ellisscschools

Donate to Lisa Ellis’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

SUN OCT 21 PM
Turf-Kit Building
We’re supposed to get a giant supply of Democratic literature this week but we need help assembling turf kits for Get Out the Vote efforts. This is easy clerical work, but can you help?CCDP OfficeRSVP Here>
SUN OCT 25 PM
Virtual Meet-and-Greet with Darlene Dunmeyer
Come join the Dunmeyer for School Board campaign for this virtual meet-and-greet with Darlene Dunmeyer, Candidate for Charleston County Consolidated School Board of Trustees, District 8. Darlene will meet with community members from Hollywood, Ravenel, Edisto Beach, Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, parts of James Island and West Ashley that live in District 8. Community members will be able to hear her ideas and vision for District 8 schools.RSVP Here>
TUE OCT 4 5:30PM
Cunningham Rally at the Charleston Pour HouseeJ
oin gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham for a campaign rally on Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Charleston Pour House in Charleston, South Carolina. This event is open to the public and to the press.RSVP Here>
THU OCT 6 5 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 October 6. Learn how you can help mobilize our Democratic neighbors to the polls in Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island.

The East Cooper Democrats are looking for a few volunteers to show up at 4:30 pm and help run the Rally. Hobcaw Brewing CompanyRSVP for the Rally Here>
RSVP to Volunteer at the Rally Here>
MON OCT 10 6:30PM
Lowcountry Young Democrats October Meeting
Join us on October 10 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!RSVP Here>
SAT OCT 22
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 VillageBuy Your Ticket Here>
THU NOV17
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. The physical address is 68 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401If you wish to join via Zoom, please make sure you signup to receive the link. Main Public LibraryRSVP Here>
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
Make Phone Calls to Charleston VotersWe’re calling Charleston County voters to make sure they have a plan to vote for Democrats in November. You can call any day, between 11 and 8, from the comfort of your own home. Or have some friends over and make calls together. It’s up to you!RSVP Here>
UNTIL NOV 8
Volunteer to Get out the Vote! We need to Get Out the Vote NOW! Can you help out? We’ll put you in contact with your local precinct leaders(s), who right now are organizing a postcard-writing campaign. If you’ve never volunteered before, this is a great way to start out. There are options for you to help out at your own home, or you can gather and socialize in other GOTV activities.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 (WebsiteInstagramTwitter;

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 (WebsiteFacebookDonations)
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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