Democrats Deliver Environmental Results

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A strong record for the President

President Biden continues to deliver on his climate & environmental pledges as outlined by the National Climate Task Force. The Biden Administration’s goals include:

  • Reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 50% below 2005 levels in 2030
  • Reaching 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035
  • Achieving a net-zero emissions economy by 2050
  • Delivering 40% of the benefits from federal investments in climate and clean energy to disadvantaged communities

Not only is the President setting ambitious goals that are critical for combating climate change, he and Democrats in Congress are delivering on them too:

“Passed in August 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act is the most significant legislation in U.S. history to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen American energy security. It will lower energy costs for households, saving families hundreds of dollars per year on energy bills; create millions of good-paying jobs for American workers through manufacturing of solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles; and deliver a healthy future for our children and grandchildren by cutting pollution and advancing environmental justice. The savings, jobs, and other benefits provided by this legislation will reach communities across the country.

Additionally, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides historic resources for upgrading the power grid, improving public transit and investing in zero-emission transit and school buses, installing a nationwide EV charging network, cleaning up legacy pollution, replacing lead pipes and delivering clean water. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will also strengthen the nation’s resilience and save taxpayer money, helping communities safeguard against extreme weather events, catastrophic wildfires, and other climate-related disasters—which last year caused more than $150 billion in damages from the biggest 20 weather and climate disasters alone.”

It is critical that we, as local Charleston Democrats, recognize and celebrate these critical accomplishments from our elected Democratic leaders. If a voter cares about our protecting our environment or combating climate change, they should be voting Democratic. Too often Lowcountry Republicans are given the benefit of the doubt, gaining support from local environmental groups, because they’ll do the minimum on land conservation and anti-pollution measures – all while doing nothing to address the roots of climate change and enabling climate deniers in state and national leadership.

This Earth Day, lets recommit ourselves to electing leaders, like President Biden, who understand the science and are willing to take bold action to protect our planet.

Learn more about President Biden’s Actions

SCDP State Convention

If you are a delegate or an alternate who realizes that you will be unable to attend, please notify as soon as possible,.

We want to help with carpools. If you need a ride or are willing to provide one, please e-mail or send a text message using the links below or directly to (843) 577-6000. If you have already made a carpool, thanks!

Upcoming Events

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 here

St Paul’s/Hollywood Library> 

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> 

Jim Clyburn’s World Famous Fish Fry

Congressman Jim Clyburn will host his World Famous Fish Fry on Friday, April 28, from 7 – 11 p.m at EdVenture located at 211 Gervais Street in Columbia.  The Fish Fry is free and you can attend both the Blue Palmetto and the Fish Fry. 

EdVenture | 211 Gervais Street, Columbia> 

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, need to be able to get to the convention early enough on Saturday morning to register (before 9) 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> 
THU 8:30 AM Coffee with Democrats

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

Wildflour Pastry>

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