Beaufort County Democratic Party
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The BCDP is looking for volunteers to serve as precinct officers, candidates interested in running for office, people to host fundraisers, among other activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the link above and tell us about your interest area. Thank you.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Demand Fair Redistricting for Beaufort County
ACTION ALERT: Your Input on Redistricting is Critical to Pressure SC Senators to draw fair maps that ensure equal representation in our area.
Please sign up to testify at the SC Senate hearing on August 4th (in person or virtually) by emailing: email@example.com.
Oral comments should be no more than 3 minutes, although you can submit a longer written statement for the record.
The hearing will be held August 4, 2021, 6:30 p.m. - Auditorium in MacLean Hall at Technical College of the Lowcountry 921 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort, SC 29902
Everyone should testify – if you are in a neighborhood that should be kept together; if you live in a precinct that should be contained in a single legislative district, if there is any gerrymandering in your area that has the effect of minimizing the vote of any group of people (i.e., Democrats), please consider presenting oral testimony to the SC Senate Subcommittee on Redistricting. You can sign on to other people’s testimony as well so that the testimony presented represents a group of people with a common interest.
The SC Senate has scheduled hearings with very little notice in hopes that people won’t be organized to testify. Don’t let this happen. The SC Senate is also holding the hearings before the Census releases its data with the population increases/shifts that they will use to draw the new district maps. Show the Senate that we insist that redistricting take place to ensure maximum public input and demand that the electoral maps be drawn in a fair and equitable manner to benefit all votes of South Carolina.
Help Us Get Ready for 2022
We are building our infrastructure and outreach so we are prepared for the upcoming 2022 Elections. In South Carolina, all state elective offices are up for election (Governor, etc.) as well as challenges to Sen. Tim Scott's seat and reclaiming our Congressional seat. But, most importantly we are planning data-driven expansive campaigns for our local candidates to increase the number of Democrats in the State House and the County Council.
We have seen the consequences of the 2020 elections with Republicans gaining a supermajority in the State Senate on our state's policies. in a span of a few short months, the Republicans have passed bills to ban abortion, relax gun laws, discriminate against members of the LGBT community, and consider dangerous anti-environmental legislation.
It is time to fight back by mounting competitive political challenges to all of the incumbent Republicans. Please help us in our efforts by contributing to the BCDP today
Join a Democratic Club in Your Area
There are four membership clubs in the Beaufort County Democratic Party that facilitate Democrats and those interested in Democratic politics to meet on a regular basis, be educated by engaging speakers, and participate in social activities.
To find out more about these Clubs, their activities, and how to join as a member, please click the appropriate link below. Each Club maintains its own membership e-mail list, Facebook page, and website separate from the BCDP. The Presidents of each of these clubs participate as active members of the Executive Committee of the BCDP.
Please note that there is NO membership fee or requirement to be involved with a Democratic Club in order to be active with the Beaufort County Democratic Party (BCDP).
Most Clubs are meeting via Zoom at this time.
Democratic Club - North of the Broad
Meeting: 3rd Thursday of the Month at 7:00 PM
NOB has started in-person (outside) meetings as follows:
Thursday, June 17th - 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, July 15th - 6:30-8:00 PM
Place: Washington Street Park at the corner of Washington Street and Newcastle Street in Beaufort
Bluffton Democratic Club
Meeting:: 1st Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 PM
The Club is on hiatus until September when regular programming will resume.
Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m
For more information on the local Democratic Clubs:
Democratic Candidates Announce for 2022 Election
Start Planning For 2022
It is not too soon to start thinking about the 2022 mid-term elections. How would like to participate - as a candidate, as a precinct leader, as a volunteer? Whatever role you play - it will be critical to continuing making Democratic inroads in Beaufort County.
The BCDP has convened a Candidate Recruitment Committee with representatives from every region from the County to identify candidates who want to run for office in 2022. In addition, the BCDP Training Committee is holding 90-minute sessions on What You Need to Know About Running for Office in Beaufort County.
There are many elected positions open in 2022. We encourage everyone to consider whether this is a path they would like to pursue. Link here for a list of elected positions that currently have Republican incumbents that will be up for election in November 2022.
Madam Vice-President and Madam Speaker
Beaufort County at the SCDP Convention - June 2019