The year we’ve been waiting for is here. Are we ready?

By Kate FranchGCDP Chair 2020.  It’s here.  Happy New Year!  Will it be a happy BLUE year? We are already off to a momentous start with an impeachment trial on tap, the abrupt breakdown of relations in the Middle East, and a local special election for sheriff.  2020 promises

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Putting the spin on it: Polish your messaging game

There are many words and many ways to say the same things. But choosing the right words – to inspire, engage, or activate voters – that’s an art. If you’re a candidate planning to – or hoping to – run for office, or someone interested in working on a campaign in a

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A great win for 2019; A building block for 2020

Congratulations to Dorothy Dowe, councilwoman-elect at-large, and Ken Gibson, councilman-elect in District 3, for victories that flipped the GOP-stronghold City Council to a Democrat majority. Hard work, community-focused candidates, hundreds of volunteers, and relentless voter engagement paid

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The road to turning the Upstate blue starts Nov. 5

By Kate FranchChair, GCDP “We matter.”  That was my response when a local reporter asked why Greenville would be the site of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to South Carolina earlier this month.  Democratic Party leadership greatly appreciates the faithful commitment of our true-blue

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Local or national, politics is not a spectator sport

Candidate development coordinator Amanda McDougald Scott delivered these remarks at the GCDP September breakfast. By Amanda McDougald Scott Given the events this week, and the enormous responsibility we have from now until February 29, 2020, and then until November 2020, I want to briefly talk

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