New state party chair to be elected at SCDP Convention

By Elias “Eli” ValantinChair, GCDP The South Carolina Democratic Party Convention is taking place May 19th through May 22nd. Due to the coronavirus and the implications of a large crowd gathering indoors, this year’s convention is again virtual. This process is an essential element

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Spotlight on elections at April breakfast

What’s on every Democrat’s mind right now? Voting rights protection and getting more candidate’s elected. Election Director Conway Belangia answered questions about legislation currently under consideration in the Legislature. And Brett Bursey, exec director of the SC

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More precinct leadership needed

By Leigh LearingPrecinct Development Building connections with like-minded voters, and potential voters, throughout Greenville County is a year-round process for the Greenville County Democratic Party.  We should be continually identifying and reaching out to the neighbors in our precinct

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Getting it done in ’21; turning SC blue in ’22

By Stacey Mars Volunteer Coordinator, GCDP Stacey Abrams once said, “We can use our words to fight back against oppression and hate. But we must also channel our words into action.” The last four years have proven that, as a country, we still have a long way to go fighting hate and oppression.

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Being a Black Man Today

A panel of four community advocates, activists, organizers, and businessmen discuss the challenges of trying to advocate for their communities, for social and racial justice, education and more while Being a Black Man Today. Panelists are Kwadjo Campbell, Je’Varus Howard, Derrick

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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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Georgia Runoff: How Greenville Dems are pitching in

We asked the leadership of several Democratic organizations in the Upstate how they were organizing their members to help Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win the two Senate seats, and secure a Democratic majority in the US Senate. Here’s what they told us. Greenville County Democratic

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County Council candidates make their case

It was the GCDP’s last monthly meeting before Election Day and we focused on our County Council candidates. Hear incumbent Ennis Fant (Dist 25), candidates Samantha Wallace (Dist. 22), Amanda McDougald Scott (Dist 24), and Will Morin (Dist 27) talk about their campaigns and what they are

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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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