CCDP: Blue Jamboree Saturday!

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More Great Speakers for Next Weekend’s Blue Jamboree!

We are excited to announce more of the featured speakers for the Blue Jamboree next Saturday, Oct 22. We’ll also have the DNC Bus at the event!

There is still time to become a sponsor or get a table in the Blue Jam Village!Click here for more info.

Hosted at the Jenkins Youth & Family Village in North Charleston, the Blue Jamboree provides gorgeous views of the Ashley River and the companionship of Democrats from throughout the Lowcountry. This is the place to go to learn more about volunteering for local candidates, to find opportunities to assist voters, or to simply become inspired to vote this Election.

Click here for more general info about the Blue Jamboree, or buy your ticket now at the link below!

Blue Jamboree Tickets

Can You Bring Literature to the Masses?

The Election is coming. We’re looking for volunteers to go door to door (in contactless fashion) to drop off campaign literature. Although we will be doing this in all parts of Charleston, we will be focusing on neighborhoods where we need to get out the vote. It’s a great thing to do with your family and friends to help elect Democrats in the Charleston area.

Charleston County Lit-Drop

Can You Bring Literature to the Masses?

The Election is coming. We’re looking for volunteers to go door to door (in contactless fashion) to drop off campaign literature. Although we will be doing this in all parts of Charleston, we will be focusing on neighborhoods where we need to get out the vote. It’s a great thing to do with your family and friends to help elect Democrats in the Charleston area.

Charleston County Lit-Drop

Don’t Forget Early Voting:

Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov 8. You can avoid some of the lines during South Carolina’s Early Voting period.

Early Voting will be offered:
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, Oct 24 – Saturday, Oct 29
Monday, Oct 31 – Saturday, Nov 5
No Sundays and Closed on Monday, Nov 7

Early Voting will be available at a limited number of locations throughout Charleston County:

You will need to bring your photo ID with you; however, now you no longer need to provide a reason to vote early. Voting early will allow you to bypass the longer lines on Election Day (Nov 8), mobile voting is available at each location, you are allowed to early vote at the most convenient location for yourself, and voting early is highly encouraged for everybody!

You can contact the Charleston Board of Elections with any questions.

CCDP Office Hours

Be sure to stop by the Charleston County Democratic Party Office in West Ashley to pick up a yard sign or learn more about volunteering before Election Day. The Office is open:

Tuesdays 12:30 to 3:00 pm
Wednesdays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursdays 2:30 to 6:00 pm
Fridays 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Candidate Highlight: Leon StavrinakisState Legislature, House District 119Charleston

Leon was born in Charleston, attended Orange Grove Elementary School, and graduated from Middleton High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
He has served in the General Assembly since 2007. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of Charleston County Council and as a local prosecutor.
First elected to the legislature with the support of Republicans, Democrats and Independents, Leon has earned a reputation as being a bipartisan problem-solver, and a fiscally-responsible leader. He has repeatedly voted against tax hikes – demanding efficiency and eliminating waste. He repeatedly cut income, property, and sales taxes, while still making critical investments in our roads, neighborhoods, and schools. Leon’s experience includes helping to secure the funding for I-526 and the Ravenel Bridge.
Leon and his wife Anne live in West Ashley. They have three children, Clara Anne, Emmanuel, and Emma.
Find Leon Online:

Donate to Leon’s Campaign

Candidate Highlight: Dr. Annie Andrews
US House, District 1: Monks Corner, Awendaw, Kiawah, Edisto, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Jamestown, Bomeau… 

Dr. Annie Andrews is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston and has been a pediatrician at MUSC since 2009. She cares for children and adolescents from all over the Lowcountry at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. There she also developed and directed the Advocacy Curriculum for the Department of Pediatrics.

She is a gun violence prevention researcher and community advocate working to reduce the frequency of pediatric firearm injuries with a focus on secure storage counseling and gun safety education in the community.  She is an active volunteer with Moms Demand Action, the largest grassroots gun violence prevention organization in the country.  She is a frequent invited speaker at Children’s Hospitals and Medical Schools across the country on topics related to child health advocacy and gun violence prevention.  She is a member of the South Carolina chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Charleston County Medical Society. She serves on the Charleston County Medical Society School Health Committee which advises the Charleston County School District on matters related to child health. She is an appointed member of the City of Charleston Mayor’s Health and Wellness Committee and a member of the Fall Lowcountry cohort of the Furman University Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative.  

She received her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and went on to complete her residency training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

She is married to Dr. Charlie Andrews, a Neurological Critical Care doctor at the Medical University of South Carolina. They have three incredible kids – Gracie, Henry, and Evelyn. They reside in Mount Pleasant.

Find Dr. Andrews Online:

Donate to Dr. Andrew’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

WED OCT19 7:30PM
Annie Andrews Debate Watch PartyJoin other Democrats to cheer on and watch Dr. Annie Andrews debate Republican Nancy Mace for the US House seat in District 1 at Hobcaw Brewing Company.

Democrat Annie Andrews lives in Mt Pleasant, has practiced as a pediatrician at MUSC since 2009, and has conducted extensive research and advocacy around gun violence and other issues impacting Lowcountry families. Republican Nancy Mace lives on Daniel Island and worked as a consultant and in the SC House before being elected as the Representative for the US 1st House District. Hobcaw Brewing CompanyRSVP Here> 
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> 
East Cooper Democrats October Meeting
It’s time to take action to help Get Out The Vote on November 8! Join us for our October meeting and pick up door hangers that list our Democratic nominees, where to vote, and when to vote for them. Joe Kelly, CCDP Area Precinct Coordinator, will provide you with everything you need to get started. We will also discuss phone and text banking opportunities between now and the election. Snowden Community CenterRSVP Here> 
WED OCT26 6:30PM
Governor’s Debate 
Democrat and Joe Cunningham will be debating Republican Henry McMaster on Wednesday Oct 26 at 7:00 pm.

Joe Cunningham is a lawyer and former engineer who served as the Representative from the Charleston-based US 1st Congressional District. Henry McMaster is a lawyer and has served as governor of South Carolina since 2017. 

Be sure to watch the debate on SC ETV, or catch a livestream of the debate on or SC ETV’s Facebook and YouTube channel. 
THU OCT27 6:30PM
Young Democrats: October Monthly Meeting 
Join us on October 27 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> 
State Superintendent of Education Debate 
Democrat Lisa Ellis will be debating Republican Ellen Weaver on Nov 2 at 6:30 pm.

Lisa Ellis has been teaching middle- and high-school students since 2001, founded SC for Ed, and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Science degrees in fields related to education. Ellen Weaver works at a conservative think tank, holds a Bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to education, and has promised to complete a Master’s degree that she recently started.

Holding a Master’s degree is a legal requirement for the job of Superintendent.

Be sure to watch the debate on SC ETV, or catch a Livestream of the debate on or SC ETV’s Facebook and YouTube channels. 
THU NOV17 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. 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
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>
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


State Level Offices:
Joe Cunningham (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)

U.S. Senate:
Krystle Matthews (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)

Secretary of State: 
Rosemounda “Peggy” Butler (WebsiteFacebookTwitterDonations)

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 (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 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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