CCDP: A Bipartisan Pass

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Respect for Marriage Act Passed

South Carolina’s U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott voted against a bill aimed at protecting same-sex and interracial marriage rights. However, the Respect for Marriage Act passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday in a 61-36 vote, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats in support of the bill. The Act was signed into law by President Biden yesterday, December 13.

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:

Keep Charleston Beautiful

This organization is a division of the City of North Charleston and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. They aim to “promote a clean and beautiful environment for all Americans”. On August 27, 2022, they have an opportunity for all ages to help at Quarterman Park in the heart of Olde North Charleston. Volunteers can weed, install cardboard, and make the garden look beautiful. Keep North Charleston Beautiful and Keep Charleston Beautiful have many opportunities such as gardening and trash pickup throughout the year.

Charleston Parks Conservancy

This organization has a mission “to inspire the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and together create stunning public spaces and a strong community.” The Charleston Parks Conservancy has volunteer opportunities for planting in their gardens, regular watering events, and more!

Congratulations, Wendell G Gilliard!
SC State House District 111

“Sit back and do nothing! 😱😱 heck no ☝🏽💡

— Rep. Wendell G. Gillliard (@peopleservant) December 3, 2022

Contact Rep. Gilliard

Upcoming Events


James Island Folly Beach New Year Celebration

Let’s celebrate the start of 2023 together! Join us at Famulari’s 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> 

Charleston County Democratic Women January Meeting

We will be meeting at the County Democratic Office and we are not meeting on our normal first Monday of the month due to the New Year’s Holiday. Our guest speaker will be Brandon Upson, the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party Black Caucus.

Social time from 6-6;30; meeting from 6:30-7:30

CCDP Office

RSVP Here> 
THU 8:30 AM

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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The mission of the Charleston County Democratic Party is to educate and encourage participation in the political process by people of all backgrounds who support Democratic principles. Funds garnered from this participation will be used to help elect Democratic candidates and to support Democratic programs.

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