Dear Fellow Charleston Democrats,
I’m Sam Skardon and last week I was honored to be elected Chair of the Charleston County Democratic Party. I have worked on campaigns of great Democrats like then-Senator Barack Obama, served on the staff of Congressman John Lewis, and have been a candidate for office myself. I deeply believe that the only path to progress in South Carolina is a strong and successful Charleston County Democratic Party.
However, we have a lot of work to do. In 2020 Charleston County voted for President Biden by a 56-43% margin but Republicans still have majorities on our County Council and in our State Legislative Delegation. They hold half our county-wide offices, and a majority of Charleston County residents are represented by a Republican in Congress. My goals as your Chair are:
- A Democratic majority on Charleston County Council
- A Democratic majority in Charleston County’s State Legislative Delegation
- Democrats elected to all county-wide elected offices
- Charleston County once again being represented by two strong Democrats in Congress from the 1st and 6th Congressional Districts
These goals aren’t just about winning elections, they’re about creating progress and delivering results for our community. If we’re ever going to have great public schools in South Carolina, if we’re ever going to expand Medicaid or protect women’s reproductive freedom, if we’re ever going to build an economy where hard-working families can earn living wages and build wealth; Charleston County Democrats must accomplish those goals. So, how can you help us do that?
1. I ask you to make a recurring monthly contribution of $10, $25, or $50 so we can build the infrastructure of our party. That will cover costs like having an office, purchasing tools we need to operate in a professional manner, and will enable us to maintain a year-round presence so we’re not only reaching out to voters immediately before an election.
2. We need a strong base of volunteers who can support our events, voter registration efforts, and promote the Democratic slate in every corner of Charleston County. I need you to sign up now as a volunteer so we can become a highly-trained and well-oiled machine long before its time to turn voters out in the next election.
I can’t do this work alone. That’s why we’re so lucky to have three exceptional Vice Chairs who were elected with me: Danielle Vinson, Sagid Elhillali, and Sydney Van Bulck. We also know we can’t do this alone. We need you to join us. So, again, if you do nothing else, please make a recurring monthly contribution and sign up to volunteer with us. I’m excited to get to work with each of you and thank you for your trust.
|West Ashley Democrats April Meeting|
Join us as we work to support West Ashley Democrats running for office. We have had some great speakers in the last couple of months giving us great ideas! Let’s get together and strategize!Our meeting will begin at 7:00 pm, but we suggest arriving around 6:30 if you want to order food.We look forward to seeing you!
RSVP Here>Frothy Beard Brewing>
|James Island/Folly Beach Democrats: Folly Rd Cleanup|
Got a few hours to spare? Join us to help pick-up litter along our adopted piece of Folly Road. We will have all the necessary equipment available.
RSVP Here>Folly Rd Harris Teeter>
|James Island/Folly Beach April Meeting|
We are excited to have Sam Skardon, newly elected Charleston County Democratic Chairman as our guest speaker. Come hear about his vision for the local party!Please note we will be meeting at the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library. Social time at 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30.Feel free to bring your dinner or a snack and non-alcoholic beverages (the library’s rule, not ours)
RSVP Here>Baxter-Patrick James Island Library>
|St Pauls Democrats April Meeting|
Join the St Pauls Democrats Club for their monthly meeting on Wednesday April 26 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the St. Paul’s/Hollywood Library in Hollywood.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call or text Eric B. Grant at 843-224-4817, or Rev. John Alston at 843-514-1433.
You can also join the meeting over video or conference call via Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 875 2758 5645
|Blue Palmetto – Bling or Jeans|
Join Democrats across South Carolina for the South Carolina Democratic Party’s premier annual fundraising event.
Enjoy a fun evening. Dress up or come casual. You won’t want to miss this year’s Blue Palmetto – Bling or Jeans!
RSVP Here>Moore Building, SC State Fairgrounds>
|SCDP State Convention|
The South Carolina Democratic Party’s State Convention will be held in Columbia on Saturday, April 29th at the State Fairgrounds. Delegates from each county in the state will meet to organize and elect SCDP officers, and must be able to get to the convention early enough on Saturday morning to register (before 8:30) and stay until all voting is complete.
Any Democrat is also welcome to attend the SCDP State Convention as a non-voting citizen. The State Convention has several festivities surrounding it: many people go early on Friday to attend the Blue Palmetto Dinner and/or Congressman Clyburn’s Fish Fry. There is no fee to attend the Convention, but delegates and visitors are responsible for their own food and travel expenses.
Everybody is encouraged to put the SCDP State Convention on their calendar now! SC State Fairgrounds>
|Coffee with Democrats|
Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee and great conversation on Thursdays.at Wildflour Pastry from 8:30-10 AM. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while.
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