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Statement from SCDP Chair, Trav Robertson, Jr. on Five Year Anniversary of Removal the Confederate Battle Flag

Statement from SCDP Chair, Trav Robertson, Jr. on Five Year Anniversary of Removal the Confederate Battle Flag “Today we reflect on the fifth anniversary of the Legislature’s decision to remove the Confederate Battle flag from the Statehouse grounds. A powerful example of what South Carolinians can achieve when we come together in service of a […]

Introducing: Dr. Dawn Bingham, Candidate for SC Senate District 12

Introducing: Dr. Dawn Bingham, Candidate for SC Senate District 12

Meet Dr. Dawn Bingham.

Dr. Dawn Bingham is an OB/GYN, a mother of 4, a professor, and a community leader. She is running in South Carolina Senate District 12 which includes Greenville & Spartanburg Counties.

 I know access to healthcare, the quality of education, economic opportunity, and safety affect the health of a family and community far more than anything I can do at the hospital or around my kitchen table. Decisions about these fundamental needs are made at the statehouse, and impact each of our lives every single day.”

Why SC voters should elect Dr. Bingham to LEAD in District 12:

  • Leadership – Dr. Bingham is an experienced leader, serving her church community and as an educator of future medical doctors
  • Advocacy – Dr. Bingham is a  dedicated public health professional, who has spent decades supporting and defending her patients rights to safe and affordable healthcare
  • Expertise – If elected, Dr. Bingham will be the only physician serving in the South Carolina Senate. Her authoritative voice on health policy matters is needed now more than ever as South Carolina faces the novel coronavirus
  • Decision Making – With her front-line experience as a medical professional, Dr. Bingham can be trusted to make quick and informed decisions on behalf of her constituents

 

SCDP needs YOU to help us elect Dr. Dawn Bingham and turn the South Carolina Senate blue! 

Click here to learn more about Dawn Bingham’s campaign for South Carolina Senate and how you can get involved.

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Introducing: Dr. Dawn Bingham, Candidate for SC Senate District 12

SCDP Approved Events July 6-12

SCDP Approved Events July 6-12

Many of you are looking for ways to get involved with the Party. Please review our weekly listing of candidate events, volunteer opportunities.

All events listed are virtual or online unless otherwise noted. Thank you in advance for wearing your mask and keeping our friends and neighbors safe.

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Monday, July 6

Catawba Virtual Text Bank 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. During the COVID-19 quarantine it’s important now more than ever before to work to elect democrats up and down the ticket. 2020 is an important election year! Join us with fellow Catawba residents in Lancaster, York and surrounding counties to help text voters and build our team as well as get the message out about our exciting U.S Senate race and other important races here in South Carolina. If you’ve never done a text bank, don’t worry we will help train you on what you need to be successful. We look forward to working with you to build a winning team in South Carolina. Sign Up.

 

SC House Sketch -Along 7 PM. Denise Waldrep is running for SC House District 13 in Greenwood County. Your contribution of any amount serves as an RSVP to her virtual ‘Sketch-Along’ fundraiser series. Sign Up.

 

Tuesday, July 7

Tell Them Tuesday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 130 South Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Join us every Tuesday! Sign Up.

Virtual Townhall on COVID-16:00 PM. Presented by the South Carolina Legislative Black Causus, Representative Patricia M. Henegan in partnership with MUSC. RSVP to dowens.sclbc@gmail.com to attend or submit questions.

 

Wednesday, July 8

Young Democrats of SC Environmental Caucus July Meeting 6:30 PM. Join the Young Democrats of South Carolina Environmental Caucus for our July meeting. We look forward to seeing everyone and talking about the future plan for the caucus. Sign Up.

Thursday, July 9

Faith Caucus and Healthcare Caucus: “Stopping COVID-19” 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. The Faith Caucus and Healthcare Caucus present “Faith and Health During COVID-19” Featuring Faith Caucus Chairman Bishop John Wright, Health Caucus Chairman Carlton Boyd, MHA, Ph D, Dr. Anthony Thompson, Jr., Trav Robertson, Organizer, Tiffany James and special guest World Health Organization Advisor, Yaneer Bar Yam. To view live, visit the SCDP Facebook Page. Sign Up.

Jaime Harrison Campaign Volunteer Happy Hour 5:00 PM. Join Team Jaime for a biweekly virtual volunteer happy hour with our digital organizer Emily L.! We’ll use this time to get to know each other, talk about the campaign, and hang out! Sign Up.

 

Lexington County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Sign Up.

Mental Health Matters- Senior Mental Health 11:30 AM-12:00 PM. Did you know that approximately one in five older adults in the US experiences a mental illness, substance use disorder, or both? Talking about healthy aging is important and it includes mental health as well. Join us on July 9 at 11:30 AM to talk about mental health in senior adults! Sign Up.

Friday, July 10

SCDP Communications Training for Party Leaders 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Meet the SCDP Communications, Media, and Research team. Ask Questions on setting up events, zoom calls, working with the party, and learn more about tools and resources we can make available for your use. Sign Up.

 

The Parmley Report 1:00 PM. Join SCDP Executive Director, Jay Parmley for updates and news from the party. Watch on SCDP Facebook Live.

 

Young Democrats of Sumter Rechartering Meeting 7:00 PM. We are holding our Virtual Rechartering Meeting on Friday July 10, 2020. The agenda will include voting on a new Constitution/ Bylaws and voting on chapter officers! Sign Up.

 

Saturday, July 11

Our Revolution, SC Monthly Meeting 10:00AM. Featuring activists, Omar Muhammad,  Reverend Leo Woodberry, Steven Grumbine, and Michelle Deatrick, Chair of the DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis.  Sign Up.

A Statewide Song For Elijah McClain March for Justice 10:00 AM -1:00 PM. Join Black Lives Matter- SC for a musical dedication and march for justice for Elijah McClain. Sign Up.

Young Democrats of SC LGBTQ+ Caucus 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Join the Young Democrats of South Carolina LGBTQ+ Caucus for the monthly meeting. Sign Up.

Young Democrats of Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Meeting 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Join the Anderson, Oconee, Pickens Young Democrats for a special zoom meeting. If you are under the age of 40 and live in the counties, please consider joining YD of AOP. In our last meeting, we elected provisional officers. We will be working on putting together our chartering packet to officially become a chartered chapter of the Young Democrats of South Carolina. Sign Up.

 

*Save the Date *

Peninsula Democrats July Mtg: It’s Hurricane Szn As we all do our best to stay safe in the spread of COVID-19, it’s officially hurricane season in the Lowcountry. Join us for a conversation with Shannon Scaff, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Charleston on how you can be ready and prepared this hurricane szn! Sign Up.

West Ashley Club Monthly Meeting 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Come meet your fellow West Ashley Democrats and hear what is going on! Ed Sutton, candidate for SC House 114, will be speaking to the club about his platform and campaign. Other guest speaker announcements to come soon! November is coming, it’s time to get to work! We look forward to seeing you there! (This is a virtual event). Sign Up.

 

Want your upcoming event listed in our weekly e-mail blast? Submit your virtual or socially distant community event here and we will spread the word.

 

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Meet Senator Karl Allen

Meet Senator Karl Allen

Meet Senator Karl Allen

Karl Allen is a  roll up your sleeves, trailblazer, visionary leader with a proven track record of success in Columbia.  Senator Allen represents District 7 – Greenville County. Whether it’s championing the rights and dignity of senior citizens, promoting education, economic development for District 7 such as the Gateway Project, improving the criminal justice system pioneering a national model of reform and rehabilitation, or sitting on the powerful finance committee, Senator Allen’s voice in Columbia is one of reason, compassion, empathy, and action. 

Key Accomplishments

  • Legislation that prohibits the disconnection of power to special needs customers during winter months of those who file a health certificate
  • Passed his funeral bill making it S.C. law that an inmate who is not a security risk must be allowed to attend immediate family funerals or visit in a terminal illness
  • Secured funds for District 7 for much-needed road expansion projects, repairs, maintenance, and other transportation-related issues and legislation. He serves on the Policy Coordinating Committee for the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study
  • Supported legislation for the appropriation of funds for the state Covid-19 health response
  • Sponsored legislation to raise teachers’ salaries and pulled the Palmetto State from the 40th percentile to 20th among teacher salaries in the Southeast

People in their golden years needed a voice for Medicaid funding, utility payments versus medicine, feeble, good people…constituents I wanted to represent. Senior citizens have been a major driving force for me because of the quilt of my grandmother instilled in me the equity of all people.

 

With your support we can re-elect Senator Allen and turn the South Carolina Senate blue. Click here to learn more about Karl Allen’s campaign for South Carolina Senate and how you can get involved.

 

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Meet the Democratic Leader of the State Senate Nikki Setzler

Meet the Democratic Leader of the State Senate Nikki Setzler

The run-off elections are over, and we are excited about our entire Democratic ticket! We are pleased to introduce you to our Democratic candidates for the General Assembly.  We begin with the Democratic nominee for the State Senate.

Meet the Democratic Leader of the State Senate Nikki Setzler.

A family man, small businessman and reformer. Setzler is known for being an effective leader with a dedicated career of public service. He represents District 26 in the South Carolina State Senate which includes Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington, and Saluda Counties. 

Valuing compromise over partisan politics, Seltzer is willing to work across party lines as a reform-minded leader to get things done and make a real difference. 

Recent Accomplishments

  • Setzler advocated for increased access to vote-my-mail due to the looming COVID-19 pandemic by sponsoring relevant legislation
  • Pushed for free COVID-19 testing that was implemented in West Columbia, Swansea, and Salley
  • Co-sponsored amendment to increase LIFE and Palmetto Fellows scholarships to lower costs of students pursuing an education degree
  • Various West Columbia River District projects including securing a grant to provide wayfinding signs 

With your support we can re-elect Senator Setzler and turn the South Carolina Senate blue. Click here to learn more about Nikki Setzler’s campaign for South Carolina Senate and how you can get involved.

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