We are a voice for our generation

High School Democrats of Greenville County is a political organization that serves as an entry point to Democratic politics for youth activists across the upstate. We advance the ideals and objectives of the GCDP, engage fellow students to become active, and work to elect Democratic candidates to public office.

As part of the national association – High School Democrats of America – we are part of a vast network of resources and chapters. We aim to provide a powerful and collective voice for politically-active high school students. We are entirely student run and dedicated members from all walks of life have the chance to open new doors through their involvement in projects and events.


Kritika Sethi, President

Elle Joye, Vice President

Harper Uhlemann, Expansion Director

Sam Barnhart, Communications

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What we’re talking about

Timmons, Duncan must face consequences for sedition

Statement from Elias “Eli” Valentin II, chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party. As Greenville’s two US Representatives – William Timmons (SC-4) and Jeff Duncan (SC-3) – prepare to violate their newly taken oaths of office and vote not to count the results of the 2020 election, it’s worth remembering a few things. There have […]

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.

State’s involvement in Texas lawsuit an assault on democracy

Press release responding to South Carolina joining the Texas lawsuit seeking to invalidate the election results in Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. GREENVILLE, SC (Dec. 10, 2020) – The actions of Alan Wilson, SC attorney general, to join a blatantly unconstitutional attempt to invalidate the presidential election in four states, should be appalling to all […]

Organizing for Georgia

GCDP leaders had a call with Democratic leaders in Georgia to discuss the ways we can best support their efforts to put Dev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the US Senate. We’ll have some group plans coming up, but there’s plenty here to help individuals who want to help find a way, such as […]

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 […]

Election 2020: By The Numbers

By Jeanmarie TankersleyGCDP, Voter Protection Chair This election, there were 362,653 registered voters in Greenville County and 71.65 percent of them turned out to vote.  In 2016, we had 312,676 registered voters and a 69.5 percent voter turnout.  That’s an impressive 49,977 new voters in Greenville County over four years.  This year we saw significant […]

Change comes to South Carolina when we stop hoping for it and start voting for it

By Elias ‘Eli’ ValentinChair, Greenville County Democratic Party This fall, the Greenville chapter of the League of Women Voters invited candidates running in contested races for State House, State Senate, and County Council to participate in moderated forums against their opponents. Democratic candidates accepted. Every Republican declined to participate, save one County Council candidate. That […]

Republicans have excuses and blame for SC’s problems, Democrats have solutions

For the past eight weeks, we’ve been exploring the results delivered by the Republican-controlled political leadership of our state. Those results are – in a word – awful. And yet we continue to elect these same people year after year after year. Although national politics holds our attention in this election, it is state and […]

County Council candidates make their case

It was the GCDP’s last monthly meeting before Election Day and we focused on our County Council candidates. Hear incumbent Ennis Fant (Dist 25), candidates Samantha Wallace (Dist. 22), Amanda McDougald Scott (Dist 24), and Will Morin (Dist 27) talk about their campaigns and what they are doing to get out the vote! There’s still […]

State’s “ruthless” public health policy leaves our state vulnerable, unequal

By Laura Haight Few issues are as important to South Carolinians as affordable, quality healthcare. That was true in normal times but is even more obvious now when we are engulfed in a pandemic. Unfortunately, South Carolina ranks somewhere between poor and middling in this area. US News and World Report puts SC at 36th […]