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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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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Timmons, Duncan must face consequences for sedition

Statement from Elias “Eli” Valentin II, chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party. As Greenville’s two US Representatives – William Timmons (SC-4) and Jeff Duncan (SC-3) – prepare to violate their newly taken oaths of office and vote not to count the results of the 2020

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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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The security of your absentee ballot

By Laura Haight We have all heard it. The constant railing against mail-in voting, the fear-mongering about rigged elections, massive fraud, and, of course, the efforts by the administration to hog-tie the Postal Service at a critical time. All at the same time that Democrats are trying hard to

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Mail-in voting in November can’t wait

This is the second month of our new feature: The Advocacy Challenge. The challenge, however, remains the same: Reach out to your state elected officials to demand mail-in voting for all in November.  The issue: After passing legislation in May that permitted the use of a “state of emergency”

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GCDP May Breakfast

Voter protection was on the table at the May breakfast where Shaundra Young Scott, the SCDP’s voter protection director, was the guest speaker at the May breakfast. Voter protection, mail-in voting and strategies for November’s hotly contested election were discussed. Also on tap

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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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