The Charleston County Democratic Party had a great time marching in the annual Charleston MLK Jr Parade on Monday! We had a lot of fun walking through the community and look forward to spreading the Democrat presence at next year’s parade.
SC Supreme Court Justice is Retiring
The only female member of the SC Supreme Court, Justice Kaye Hearn, retired last month. The state legislature is selecting a replacement for her seat that will serve on the SC Supreme Court until 2032. The SC Supreme Court recently made headlines for ruling (in a majority opinion written by Justice Hearn) that the State Legislature’s 6-week abortion ban violated the right to privacy guaranteed by the state constitution. Kaye Hearn’s vacancy leaves the SC Supreme Court with no female justices.
On Feb 1 all members of the SC state House and Senate will vote on a replacement for the state Supreme Court seat. Two female candidates recently dropped out, leaving a male candidate as the only remaining option. You are encouraged to contact your state Representative and Senator if you are concerned by the lack of female candidates. You are also welcome to encourage them to select a Justice to the Supreme Court that can speak to the experience of women and the diversity of our state.
Learn How the Inflation Reduction Act Can Impact You
Last year’s Inflation Reduction Act passed in Washington D.C., and it is written to lower energy costs and help strengthen the clean-energy and manufacturing sectors of the American economy. While much of the landmark legislation is national in scope, we wanted to make Charleston County residents aware of how the Inflation Reduction Act can help you or your family save on utility bills, buy an electric vehicle or energy-saving appliance, and benefit from other environmentally and economically friendly opportunities.
Join Democrats Across The State
SCDP has adopted new membership guidelines for their caucuses. You must fill out the form linked below to be counted as an official caucus member. You can join as many caucuses as you’d like. This is a great way to get involved with like-minded democrats throughout the state!
To reach out to caucus chairs with specific questions visit this link: https://scdp.org/our-party/scdp-caucuses
|TUE JAN 24 7 PM|
East Cooper Democrats January Meeting
It’s a new year and time to elect our new leadership team for 2023! We’ll discuss leadership team duties at the January meeting and form a nominating committee.
Snowden Community Center
|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
|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.
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 panty liners
Thanks again for your generosity!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop off time.
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