Honoring 50 years of working together

Democratic Women build on commitment to cooperation, unity, fairness, and empowerment

Some of the founders of Democratic Women of Greenville County at the anniversary celebration.

Democratic Women of Greenville County have been working toward building better, stronger communities for 50 years. South Carolina leaders attended the October celebration with national political leaders including Jesse Jackson, Joe Biden, and Nancy Pelosi, sending video messages of congratulations.

The message from speakers and attendees was a strong affirmation of the role the group has played in our community and our state. And the importance of continuing the work with even greater passion, just as a committed group of women came together in 1967 in a time of great unrest and turbulence, to stand together and work for change. Read more about the anniversary dinner.

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About us

We are an active and diverse group of women and men. Our objectives are:

  • To support the principles of the Democratic Party;
  • To initiate and carry out programs and projects on behalf of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party’s candidates; and
  • To promote Democratic women to become actively involved in our community, to serve in leadership positions in the county, state, and national Democratic Party, and to serve as candidates for elective office.

Our meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Visit the GCDP Events Calendar for our upcoming lunches and other events. Annual dues are $25; members receive our monthly newsletter, The Donkey’s Tale.

Visit our lending library at Greenville County Democratic Party Headquarters to borrow books about politics, current and historical figures and events, and other topics.


  • President: Lee Turner
  • 1st VP for programs: Gaybriel Gibson
  • 2nd VP for membership: Ruth Todd
  • Secretary is Lucille Herwald
  • Treasurer is Peggy Schotsch

Contact us

Email us at demwomen@greenvilledemocrats.com, or call 864.232.5531 or join us on Facebook.

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