The NAACP has tons of ideas, but needs our hands

By Kate Franch Are we at the tipping point?  Are Americans finally willing to fully embrace and engage in the work of creating a truly equal, equitable, and just country?  Millions of us have taken to the street to emphatically say yes.  I can’t help but wonder what the crowds

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What do you know about your precinct?

Greenville County has 151 precincts. Each has around 2,100 registered voters and each is unique. South Carolina state election law mandates that both political parties reorganize their party leadership every two years.  Democrats’ reorganization falls in the even years, so we just had ours

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DNC training helps volunteers and activists expand skills

By Mary Wright The coronavirus crisis has plunged us all into a global health crisis and an economic downturn. It has dramatically redefined what a normal life means.  So, what do we do in times like this, when we do not know where to start and what to do?  Truth is, every crisis,

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Racial justice protests: A beautifully traumatic weekend

By Lee TurnerPresident, DWGC This past weekend was one of those times when I’m reminded of how much I love the spirit of Greenville. The last weekend of May 2020, when all of America, already in the grip of COVID19, was on edge over police brutality and vigilante justice against people of

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The Advocacy Challenge

Call your reps to demand mail-in voting in November 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 most of us do that on social media. While that’s a great personal outlet, it does little to sway the opinion […]

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Be bolder, work harder, to turn the red tide to blue

By Eli ValentinChair, GCDP Greenville Democrats,  Our collective strength as Democrats comes from our commitment to others, knowing how each of us can have an impact on someone else in our community. I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe by practicing social distancing,

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A return to the basics

By D. Lee TurnerPresident, TWGC It’s easy to get bogged down in today’s world of diversion and deflection. At times, I find myself paralyzed by confusion until I have a moment of clarity when I remind myself, “Get back to the basics of bridge building and mutual benefit!” It works. Here’s what

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5 Greenville women make Emerge Class of 2020

Emerge SC has named its largest and most diverse class of future leaders for 2020. We are thrilled to have five Greenville women in this group. They are: Sarah Dant, Bajeyah Eaddy, Timicia Grant, Amanda McDougald Scott, and Mary Wright. We also want to add a shout out to the two Spartanburg

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