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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Start a new chapter

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

(Watch) Politics panel at DWGC Virtual Meeting

Jamie Lovegrove, political reporter for the Post and Courier, Brandon Upson, political operative, and Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter joined the Democratic Women of Greenville County on June 8 to discuss a wide-range of issues from Jaime Harrison’s surging campaign to unseat Lindsey Graham to efforts to protect our election in November. Watch the replay here.

Racial justice protests: A beautifully traumatic weekend

By Lee TurnerPresident, DWGC This past weekend was one of those times when I’m reminded of how much I love the spirit of Greenville. The last weekend of May 2020, when all of America, already in the grip of COVID19, was on edge over police brutality and vigilante justice against people of color, when protest […]

The Advocacy Challenge

Call your reps to demand mail-in voting in November So many of us want to make a difference. We have things to say. Issues to stand up for. Wrongs to speak out about. And most of us do that on social media. While that’s a great personal outlet, it does little to sway the opinion […]

Be bolder, work harder, to turn the red tide to blue

By Eli ValentinChair, GCDP Greenville Democrats,  Our collective strength as Democrats comes from our commitment to others, knowing how each of us can have an impact on someone else in our community. I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe by practicing social distancing, washing your hands thoroughly, wearing masks when you […]

A return to the basics

By D. Lee TurnerPresident, TWGC It’s easy to get bogged down in today’s world of diversion and deflection. At times, I find myself paralyzed by confusion until I have a moment of clarity when I remind myself, “Get back to the basics of bridge building and mutual benefit!” It works. Here’s what I mean. When […]

Selecting new county leaders and SCDP convention delegates without convening

By Kate FranchChair, GCDP The biennial precinct reorganization is usually followed by a GCDP convention.  As you know, this year’s convention scheduled for March 30 was postponed due to the current health restrictions.  We are, however, bound by South Carolina election law and SCDP state party rules to conduct some business, namely election of GCDP […]

How to become a delegate to the national convention

Anyone wishing to run for a South Carolina delegate position to the DNC national convention in July must meet the following criteria: Voted in the February 29 presidential preference primary (will be confirmed through the SC Election Commission). Attended their precinct reorganization meeting in person and signed the sign-in form that has been returned to […]

GCDP Chair’s Statement on “Operation Chaos 2020”

Some offshoots of the Republican Party and the Greenville County Tea Party are calling on GOP voters to vote in this weekend’s Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, and to specifically vote for Bernie Sanders. The intent is described perfectly in the name the proponents have given it: Operation Chaos 2020. Here is a statement by GCDP […]

Be the change you want to see: Come to precinct reorganization

Come to precinct reorganization meetings on March 14 and be a change maker in your community. Find your meeting here.

Womens’ March 2020

A relentless, cold rain fell all day, but that didn’t stop several hundred Greenvillians from participating in the 3rd Annual Womens’ March. Watch our video for some inspiration and listen to the remarks of closing speaker former presidential candidate and past governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick on Soundcloud. <