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

A Call to Action on Voting Rights

By Mary Wright President, DWGC The right to vote is an American right. Kamala Harris recently stated, “When we cast a ballot, we not only decide our leaders. We determine our future.” After a historic turnout at the 2020 elections, we now face a real threat to our democracy – we are witnessing unprecedented attacks […]

2 Greenville Dems head to DC protest

On Monday, August 2, Rev. Susie Smith and Jalen Elrod will join hundreds of activists in a March on Washington, D.C. This march is part of the Poor People’s Campaign’s Moral Monday’s protests that are taking place around the country and will culminate next March in a massive March on DC. The Monday march brings […]

Education and empowerment top GCDBC agenda

By Whitney Wright Vice Chair, Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus In March 2021, the Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus hosted a virtual forum entitled, ‘Black Girl Magic: Greenville.’ During this event, Moderator and then-GCDBC Secretary Whitney Wright interviewed featured panelists on issues that are most pressing to black women today. Panelists included Dr. Sarina Brown […]

Dem Women: Diverse, dedicated, and dynamic

By Mary WrightPresident, Democratic Women of Greenville County As I began this year as your president, I gathered a vibrant team of women to serve as chairs on our board. The DWGC is currently run by a group of deeply passionate and wildly talented women. This team has enabled us to advocate, volunteer, network, give […]

Young Dems build foundations for an active election season

By Kirsten PruittChair, Young Democrats of Greenville County The past few months have been a crazy blur for the Young Democrats of Greenville County. I was appointed Interim Chair back in February, and officially elected on April 7. We’ve been busy since then. At the April 7 election Derrick Quarles was elected 1st Vice Chair, […]

Advocacy organizations in the Upstate

Now that we are out of the house – at least for the moment – you might be looking for some things to do. Lots of activist and advocacy groups in Greenville need your help from donating, to subscribing, to volunteering. This is just a partial list and we will keep adding to it. Compiled […]

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 […]