4th of July: Honor their service with our actions

Every two weeks, the GCDP publishes an update on activities in the Upstate, Columbia and Washington that are of interest to Greenville Democrats. Each briefing leads off with an opening salvo that sets the tone. This is from the July 5 edition. Read the full Briefing | subscribe and never miss

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Veterans and Politics: A Second Thursday Conversation

Upstate veterans – Hao Wu and Shantell Smith – share their stories on post-military life, the support structure for vets in Greenville, and how they turned transitioned their military service into community service. Watch the replay or listen to the audiocast.

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Thank you, May and June donors

Looks like we messed up last month and did not publish the May donor list. Our bad. Thank you to all our donors who make GCDP’s work possible. May Donors RECURRING Leila Aziz, Phil Beckwith, Christina Belge, Kathleen Bitsura, Ruth Burley, David Cross, Cynthia Gibson, Cindy Henry, John

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Advocating for LGBTQ+ Rights

Phil Ford of the Alliance for Full Acceptance has been advocating for LGBTQ+ rights for years, taking on the SC Legislature head on. He is a frequent speaker offer testimony on legislation. Watch the replay or listen to the audiocast.

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VP Harris brings vaccination push to recalcitrant Greenville

Every two weeks, the GCDP publishes an update on activities in the Upstate, Columbia and Washington that are of interest to Greenville Democrats. Each briefing leads off with an opening salvo that sets the tone. This is from the June 21 edition. Read the full newsletter | subscribe and never

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Being Proud

We celebrated Pride Month with a panel representing South Carolina’s growing LGBTQ+ population. Jarrod Wiggins, Greenville activist, advocate, political organizer and founder of the Podmetto Politics podcast; Pat Patterson, theater professor, and LGBTQ activists known for raising

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Juneteenth Perspectives

Juneteenth – the 19th of June – has been celebrated as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. And now a federal holiday. It’s the day African Americans learned that they had been freed by Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. It took two years for news of emancipation to reach

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Young Dems kick it up a notch – in person

By Kirsten PruittChair, Young Democrats of Greenville County Recently, the Young Democrats of Greenville County held our first in-person meeting since March of 2020, and it was such a good feeling to be back together again.  My board and I felt that since the CDC has lifted the mask requirement

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The Briefing: Profiles in Courage Rise When They Are Needed

  Every two weeks, the GCDP publishes an update on activities in the Upstate, Columbia and Washington that are of interest to Greenville Democrats. Each briefing leads off with an opening salvo that sets the tone. This is from the May 31 edition. Read the full newsletter | subscribe and

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Breaking down voting bills in state legislature

By Jeanmarie TankersleyGCDP, Voter Protection Chair Voting laws across the nation have been a topic of great public interest and debate since the November 2020 election.  In South Carolina, a number of bills relating to voting were introduced this past session.  None of the proposed laws

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