Think about It: Supremes or Super Heroes

Ocassionally, we like to get out of the day-to-day dogfight of politics. To dream big and think big thoughts, ponder grand ideas. Call it “whatifism” but just Think About It. By Eli Valentin,GCDP, Chair As we see the Biden Administration team take shape, I am excited to see the

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A Greenville Democratic summit will set our 2021 course

By Elias “Eli” Valentin II As a former coach, I am a lover of quotes. One of my favorites is from Henry Ford, and he says, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success.” As we look at where we are as a Party here in Greenville, these words must […]

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Representation Matters: If you can see it, you can be it

By Elias ‘Eli’  Valentin IIChair, GCDP One of the beautiful things about celebrating Black History Month is acknowledging the multitude of ways African-Americans have contributed to America’s progress and the larger global community. As we celebrate the history, we must also look to the future

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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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State’s involvement in Texas lawsuit an assault on democracy

Press release responding to South Carolina joining the Texas lawsuit seeking to invalidate the election results in Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. GREENVILLE, SC (Dec. 10, 2020) – The actions of Alan Wilson, SC attorney general, to join a blatantly unconstitutional attempt to

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My Walk with Kamala Harris

By Elias (Eli) ValentinChair, GCDP The first time I met Kamala Devi Harris, affectionately known as KDH inside the campaign trail, was on October 19, 2018 when she came to stump for our Greenville slate for the midterms. This experience would be a precursor of one of the most rewarding, fun,

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Honoring John Lewis: Stay laser-focused on our goals

By Eli ValentinChair, GCDP Experienced animal trainers take a stool with them when they step into a cage with a lion. Why a stool? It tames a lion better than anything, except maybe a tranquilizer gun. When the trainer holds the stool with the legs extended towards the lion’s face, the

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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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