CCDP: South Carolina – First in the Nation?

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Will South Carolina be First in the Nation for 2024?

The Democratic National Committee is currently working out the presidential primary calendar for the 2024 election, and President Biden has recommended that South Carolina’s primary election serve as the first contest of the cycle! While South Carolina’s primary election is already one of the earliest, being first in the nation would draw more presidential candidates to the state, bring greater national attention to South Carolina issues, and elevate the voices of voters of color in the primary calendar. The DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee has already approved the change and a vote by the general DNC body will take place later this Winter.

Filing for School Board Special Election Closes December 12

The Charleston County School Board has an opening for the non-partisan seat vacated in District 6 vacated by Erica Cokley after November’s election. Interested candidates must file at the County Board of Elections and Voter Registration in North Charleston by noon on Monday December 12.

Voters in District 6 (West Ashley & North Charleston) will be able to vote on who will fill the seat on Feb 7. 2023.

We are continuing to highlight local charities you can support this holiday season (and afterwards). Whether you are donating time or money, these local charities would appreciate your assistance:

Pet Helpers
 Pet Helpers works to end the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats by giving a safe, loving environment for them until they are adopted, providing the pulic with financial assistance for spay/neuter and emergency medical care, participating in humane education programs and preserving the welfare and rights of animals by pursuing animal cruelty prosecution and initiating animal welfare legislation. Pet Helpers needs financial donations to maintain its animal shelter and pet rescue operations, and requires volunteers to staff its animal operations.

Learn More About Pet Helpers

Charleston Waterkeeper

Charleston Waterkeeper was founded in 2009 to protect and restore Charleston’s waterways through stewardship and data-driven advocacy. They gratefully accept financial donations and have regularly scheduled events for volunteers to get outside and help clean up Charleston waterways.

Learn More about Charleston Waterkeepers

Congratulations, Karen Hollings!
Charleston County Register of Deeds

Honored and humbled to be elected as your next register of deeds. We have a lot of work to do to get the office back on track and operating efficiently for you. I’m ready to get to work.  — Karen Hollings, November 9, 2022

Contact Karen Hollings

Upcoming Events

DEC 12
West Ashley Democrats Meeting

Mark your calendars this upcoming Monday Dec 12 for the monthly meeting of the West Ashley Democrats. The meeting itself will begin at 7:00 pm, but we suggest arriving around 6:30 if you want to order food. We’ll be discussing our direction as a club in 2023 and preparing for the upcoming WA Dems officers elections.

Frothy Beard Brewing CompanyRSVP Here>
James Island Folly Beach New Year Celebration

Let’s celebrate the start of 2023 together! Join us at Famularias for some good food and fellowship.All the Democratic candidates that were on the ballot in November will be invited to join us.Food will be provided, drinks will be on you! Hope to see you there!

Fam’s Brewing Co.RSVP Here>
Coffee with Democrats

Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee and great conversation. At Wildflour Pastry from 8:30-10 AM. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while.

Wildflour Pastry

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!

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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