CCDP: Happy Holidays!

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The Charleston County Democratic Party wishes you peace and joy this holiday season!

Come March in the Emancipation Proclamation Day Parade!

The Charleston County Democratic Party is looking for volunteers to march in the annual Charleston Emancipation Proclamation Day Parade on Sunday January 1st. The Parade begins at 2:00 pm, but organizers are asking marchers to line up at 11:30 am at Burke High School. CCDP will march to the International African American Museum (near the Aquarium). Please respond to the Mobilize link below to march in the Parade.

You encouraged to come and watch the Parade from the side of the road if you are unable to march with CCDP. 

Charleston’s Emancipation Parade is a tradition dating back to 1866 and celebrates the signing of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to “forever free all slaves in southern states”. The Parade is part of a series of annual events that celebrates the region’s African American heritage and history, and Democrats are encouraged to march with CCDP and enjoy the day’s festivities.

RSVP to March with CCDP at the Jan 1 Parade

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


Project Street Outreach


Project Street Outreach provides homeless Veterans with essential necessities (food, clothes, sleeping bags, etc), and is in need of donations and volunteers. Donations of new or gently used clothing and living necessities are welcome alongside financial contributions, and volunteers are needed to distribute food and clothes, to organize clothing and donated goods, and to help with other administrative needs.

Learn More about Project Street Outreach

My Sister’s House

My Sister’s House has been working to empower survivors of domestic violence in the Charleston area since 1980. The organization provides victims of domestic violence with safe shelter services, counseling and therapy, referrals for permanent housing and employment, and legal advocacy support. They need financial contributions and donations of clothing and accessories for women and childrentra. They train interested volunteers as telephone counselors, court advocates, and outreach ambassadors at the donation center.

Learn More about My Sister’s House

Congratulations, Rep. Jim Clyburn!
US House, District 6

We must remain true to the good that Congressional Democrats have been doing.

From the American Rescue Plan to the Inflation Reduction Act, we’ve been hard at work on behalf of the American people.

We will continue to fight — no matter what.”

— Rep. Jim Clyburn (@ClyburnSC06) November 9, 2022


Contact Rep. Clyburn

Upcoming Events

SUN JAN 1 11:30 AM
Emancipation Proclamation Parade


Join Charleston Dems as we march in the Emancipation Parade. This parade has been celebrated in the City of Charleston since 1866! We will meet at Burke Highschool at 11:30 A.M. and a precise meeting location will be emailed to you after you sign up!

Burke High School>

RSVP Here> 
MON JAN 9 6 PM

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> 
THU Jan 5 8:30 AM

Coffee with Democrats

We’re taking a couple weeks off to spend time with family over the holidays, but we’ll be meeting up again on the first Thursday in January (1/5). We’d encourage you to get a tasty treat from Wildflour Pastry in the meantime, but we hope to see you in 2023!

Wildflour Pastry
TUE JAN 10 6 PM

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> 
MON JAN 16 9 AM

MLK Jr Day Parade

Join Charleston Democrats as we march in the MLK Jr Day Parade! This celebration was one of the first national tributes of its kind. It is the largest MLK Jr celebration in South Carolina and one of Charleston’s longest running events! A precise meeting location will be emailed to you after you sign up at the link below.

RSVP Here> 
THU JAN 26 7 PM

SCDP Labor & Progressive Caucus Monthly Meeting

Are you interested in progressing South Carolina and protecting labor rights? Maybe you are new to the state and want to get involved with pushing for REAL change, but are unsure of how to get involved. Join the SCDP Labor & Progressive Caucus every 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 

RSVP Here>

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 wecare@charlestondemocrats.com to arrange a drop off time.


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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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