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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We’ve got chapters in Greenville High and Riverside High. Our goal is to have a chapter in every Greenville County high school. Help us do that by getting one started in your school. We are here to help you, but here’s a guide to get you thinking! Download.

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What we’re talking about

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. Through your activism, working your community, and […]

A Greenville Democratic summit will set our 2021 course

By Elias “Eli” Valentin II As a former coach, I am a lover of quotes. One of my favorites is from Henry Ford, and he says, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success.” As we look at where we are as a Party here in Greenville, these words must […]

More precinct leadership needed

By Leigh LearingPrecinct Development Building connections with like-minded voters, and potential voters, throughout Greenville County is a year-round process for the Greenville County Democratic Party.  We should be continually identifying and reaching out to the neighbors in our precinct (or local voting district) who will support the Democratic Party ticket and candidates so that we […]

Democrats Care: We are here to help

Democrats Care (formerly known as the GCDP Huddle) is the service arm of the GCDP that works to improve the lives of the people of Greenville County by listening to, connecting with, and offering labor, expertise, and support for our neighbors. We lend our shoulders, knowledge, and hearts, not just at election time, but all […]

Getting it done in ’21; turning SC blue in ’22

By Stacey Mars Volunteer Coordinator, GCDP Stacey Abrams once said, “We can use our words to fight back against oppression and hate. But we must also channel our words into action.” The last four years have proven that, as a country, we still have a long way to go fighting hate and oppression. But we […]

Being a Black Man Today

A panel of four community advocates, activists, organizers, and businessmen discuss the challenges of trying to advocate for their communities, for social and racial justice, education and more while Being a Black Man Today. Panelists are Kwadjo Campbell, Je’Varus Howard, Derrick Quarrels, and Jonathon Sweeney. Moderator: Eli Valentin, GCDP chair. View Post Prefer to listen […]

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, […]

United we stand in the dawn of a new day

This post first appeared in the DWGC’s monthly publication, The Donkey’s Tale, in February 2021. By Mary WrightPresident, DWGC On a cool, breezy January morning, filled with sunshine and promise, we were witness to a treasured and honored tradition: The constitutional demonstration of our freedom–the peaceful transfer of power to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., […]

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 […]

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