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.


Janine D’Souza, President

Kritika Sethi, Vice President

Harper Uhlemann, Sam Barnhart, Social Media

Ellie Joye, Communications

Sam Dobson, Parliamentarian

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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

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. <

What you need to know about the Democratic Primary Election

The Democratic Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee voting in person is available for voters who meet one of 16 very broad criteria. Everyone over 65 is eligible to vote early. Absentee voting in person is at County Square, 301 University Ridge, Greenville. Enter […]

5 Greenville women make Emerge Class of 2020

Emerge SC has named its largest and most diverse class of future leaders for 2020. We are thrilled to have five Greenville women in this group. They are: Sarah Dant, Bajeyah Eaddy, Timicia Grant, Amanda McDougald Scott, and Mary Wright. We also want to add a shout out to the two Spartanburg members of the […]

Make a difference by getting involved with your local precinct

By Laura Haight On March 14, Democrats across the county will converge in libraries, schools, and community centers to reconnect, reorganize, and select new precinct leaders. Precincts are the smallest geographic political unit. Each one represents a group of about 2,000 residents and neighbors. There are 151 of them in Greenville County – the largest […]

Paul Guy wants greater citizen involvement in sheriff’s office

By ROXANNE CORDONIER Former Greenville County Sheriff’s Officer Sergeant Paul Guy is the only Democrat running for sheriff and will face off on March 10 against Hobart Lewis.  Guy wants to be the “people’s Sheriff,” vowing greater transparency and community involvement. He pledges to create a Citizen Review Board to hold the Sheriff’s office accountable. […]

The year we’ve been waiting for is here. Are we ready?

By Kate FranchGCDP Chair 2020.  It’s here.  Happy New Year!  Will it be a happy BLUE year? We are already off to a momentous start with an impeachment trial on tap, the abrupt breakdown of relations in the Middle East, and a local special election for sheriff.  2020 promises to be an exciting, probably exasperating […]