Empowered, engaged, and activated

Democratic Women build on 52 years of commitment to the community

2021-23 DWGC Leadership

  • President: Mary Wright
  • 1st VP: Adriene Atkinson
  • 2nd VP: Timicia Grant
  • Secretary: Lucille Herwald
  • Treasurer: Peggy Schotsch

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 the second Monday of each month at noon. Because of COVID, we are having monthly Zoom meetings. Once regular activities can resume, our meetings may be lunches or dinners, so check the GCDP Events Calendar for current dates and times of DWGC events. Lunch is $17; $20 at the door, if available. Reservations and payment can be made online.

Join us and be part of the change you want to see

We welcome all new members. We are a big tent and have a lot of room. Annual dues are $25; members receive our monthly newsletter, The Donkey’s Tale. You can sign up for membership and pay your dues online. Dues are paid annually in January.

Join us and be a part of engaging and activating Democratic women across the Upstate during this pivotal time.

Posts and event coverage

Dem Women kicks off new year with unity

The Democratic Women of Greenville County’s February virtual meeting brought together the diversity of the Democratic Party with a call for working together toward our common goal: Getting Democrats elected. Among the speakers were the five Greenville women admitted to the Emerge 2021 class, Eli Valentin, chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party; Camden Johnson, […]

5 Greenville County women join Emerge Class of 2021

Five Greenville women join 25 other politically and socially active women from across the state who will make up the 2021 Emerge Class. They are: Amber Galea, of Greenville, a media specialist at the Sara Collins Elementary School. Stacey Mars, of Piedmont, volunteer coordinator of the Greenville County Democratic Party. And also one of our […]

Join Operation Georgia Blue

Just a month remains for us to make a difference in the outcome in Georgia’s Senate runoff races. Join us to work together, or find opportunities to do calls or texts from home. Let’s be part of getting this done.

Georgia Runoff: How Greenville Dems are pitching in

We asked the leadership of several Democratic organizations in the Upstate how they were organizing their members to help Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win the two Senate seats, and secure a Democratic majority in the US Senate. Here’s what they told us. Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus Kwadjo Campbell, Chair The key to […]

A conversation with Dr. Dawn Bingham

Dr. Dawn Bingham is an OB-GYN, an advocate for women’s healthcare, a community activist and a candidate for State Senate District 12. We sat down with her to talk about healthcare in South Carolina, particularly with the death knell for the Affordable Care Act looming in the Supreme Court, and another conservative justice poised to […]

Thinking of running for office? Here’s some advice from women who’ve been there.

By Erin D. Basinger The thought of running for political office can be daunting. Fundraising, debates, canvassing, phone banking, and other rites of passage on the campaign trail hardly come naturally to most people. Yet, the need for qualified candidates abounds. Emerge applications for Class of 2021 are now open, deadline Sept. 1. Don’t miss […]