January 2021 GCDP Breakfast

Clay Middleton, Democratic strategist and member of the Biden Transition Team, joined us for breakfast and discussed turning SC blue, building the Democratic base, and working in our communities. Watch now.

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Finding a new kind of motivation to move our mission forward

By Elias “Eli” Valentin IIChair, GCDP Happy New Year and I hope you all are looking forward to a happy, healthy, and successful 2021. This past year has tested us in so many ways. We are living through our country dealing with a world-wide pandemic, reacting to an economic crisis

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28 Days of Black History

Readers, please note: This is an ongoing project and will be changing hopefully daily. Every February, we celebrate Black History Month with local, state, and national events. This year, we are expanding our vision with Black History activities that can be part of an ongoing educational effort.

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The Puzzle of Politics

Panelists Lawson Wetli of the League of Women Voters, and Rep. Chandra Dillard breakdown the dynamic, the process, and the politics of redistricting. The process that often ends up in gerrymandering takes place every 10 years with new Census data. And this is the year. More Resources Download

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GCDP’s Unsung Heroes of 2020

2020 was a difficult year in many ways. And certainly a tough election cycle with normal methods of campaigning and supporting candidates largely unavailable due to the pandemic. So many people stepped up to help – not only in our elections, but in the campaign for Georgia just recently

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Expansion would improve health, economy in SC

Democrats in the state legislature have introduced resolutions that, if enacted, would put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot in 2022. We asked Dr. Dawn Bingham, a physician, health policy advocate, and former candidate for State Senate for her view. By Dr. Dawn Bingham As a physician, I support

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5 Greenville County women join Emerge Class of 2021

Five Greenville women join 25 other politically and socially active women from across the state who will make up the 2021 Emerge Class. They are: Amber Galea, of Greenville, a media specialist at the Sara Collins Elementary School. Stacey Mars, of Piedmont, volunteer coordinator of the

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I Have A Dream

Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech delivered to the March on Washington in the summer of 1963 is one of the most famous speeches in history. But the signature phrase might never have been used. According to History.Com, Rev. King had debuted the phrase “I have a

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Martin Luther King Day Events in Greenville County

The Martin Luther King holiday was first observed in 1986 – three years after the bill passed and 18 years after Rev. King’s death. The legislation was first proposed just days after the assassination and had a tough road toward approval. After approval, it took another 14 years before

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The advocacy challenge: Fetal Heartbeat bill is back

NOTE: This bill was voted out of committee today (Jan. 21) and is moving to the Senate floor. So it is very important that we take action now. Keep reading. So many of us want to make a difference. We have things to say. Issues to stand up for. Wrongs to speak out about. And […]

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