Let us help you get your shot

There are a lot of vaccine doses out there, but finding one in your area can be a lot of digging around online. Some people give up, others don’t know how to get started. We want to help with that. On weekends from mid-April up to Memorial Day we’ll have volunteers accepting calls

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The time has come to act on guns

This post first appeared in the DWGC’s monthly newsletter, The Donkey’s Tale, in April 2021. By Mary WrightPresident, DWGC The recent gun violence in Atlanta and Denver has reignited much needed discussions about how to prevent these all too common tragedies in America. Today, many

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The battle over voting

By Laura Haight First, the good news. In South Carolina, there have been twice as many bills filed to expand voting rights (15) as there are to restrict them (7). The bad news is the odds are against the expansive bills becoming law. Reducing the number of polling places for municipal

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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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GCDP March 2021 Breakfast

“Our movement is only as strong as the people who show up to take action.” That was Ann Warner, CEO of WREN, tossing down the gauntlet during a powerful and informative presentation on WREN’s (Women’s Rights Empowerment Network) legislative priorities and progress. Ann

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Let’s get pay equity for women this year

By Sharon GarrettGCDP, 2nd Vice Chair January 29, 2021 marked the 12th Anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. It was the first bill to become law in the new president’s term. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law by President John

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GCDP Office Renovation

Anyone who’s visited our office in the past few years know that it’s been showing its age. So this year, with the help of some donors, many volunteers, and a fortuitous negotiation with our landlord, we decided to do some upgrades. New floors (a swap with the landlord for a year of

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Women in Leadership

Four current and former Greenville City Councilwomen come together to discuss what women’s leadership looks like in one of the country’s most up-and-coming cities. Diane Smock, Jil Littlejohn, Lillian Brock Flemming and Dorothy Dowe talked about collaboration vs. competition, 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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