Convention Recap: Energy + engagement = electoral success

By Elias ‘Eli’ ValentinChair, GCDP The South Carolina Democratic Party held the 2021 Convention between May 19 and May 22. During the biannual meeting of the Party, we added planks to our platform, amended Rules to our State Bylaws, and elected the Leadership of our State Party. This crucial

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The Briefing: What are SC leaders thinking??

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 17 edition. Read the full newsletter | subscribe and never

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Call for justice for Jamal Sutherland

 By Kwadjo Campbell,Chair, Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus “If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then

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Being a Black Woman Today

We had a dynamic conversation with five Black women representing a variety of personal and professional experiences. Their paths were often different but the undercurrents of their experiences were decidedly similar. It was a powerful and energetic event filled with positivism and shared

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The power of our precincts

By Elias ‘Eli’ ValentinGCDP. Chair We often talk about the power of precincts and the need for Democrats to organize in their own communities. As we continue to build the necessary infrastructure we know we need as a Democratic party, we need YOUR support in this critical effort.

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Legislative priorities drag state back not forward

By Mike Roosevelt As the 2021 legislative session began in January, Republicans in the South Carolina statehouse faced a dilemma: Should they use their large majorities in both the Senate (30-16) and House (81-43) to pass unpopular bills that return the state to the late 19th century, or go

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April 2021 Donors

Thank you to those who donated to the GCDP in April. We are grateful for your support. Recurring Donors Leila Aziz, Phil Beckwith, Christina Belge, Kathleen Bitsura, Ruth Burley, David Cross, Cynthia Gibson, Cindy Henry, John Hester, Woodrow Hill, Kinard Johnson, Nadia Land-Greene, Janet

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Joe Cunningham kicks off 46-county campaign in Greenville

Former congressman and now gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham choose Greenville as the first stop on his 46-county campaign. Speaking to a crowd of Democrats at Gather GVL hungry for a win as well as savoring the opportunity to be together in person, Cunningham delivered remarks for about

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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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SC Resists Free Money for Medicaid Expansion

By Roxanne Cordonier At first glance, expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sounds like a no-brainer fiscally. Now the Biden administration is sweetening the pot by offering expanded federal coverage to South Carolina and 11 other states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas,

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