2019 Spratt Issues Conference

Hosting the First in the South primary, South Carolinians have an important opportunity as the early voters determining the policy shaping the Democratic primary. Therefore, we are excited to use this year’s Issues Conference as an opportunity to set the tone in our state’s political conversation. We will have the chance to come together as a party and speak on the obstacles and opportunities we have as SC Democrats.

On the evening before the Spratt Issues Conference, join us for the SCDP Holidazzle. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, a speaking program, and a holiday celebration the night before the 2019 Spratt Issues Conference.

— Friday, December 13, 2019 —
SCDP Holidazzle
Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville, SC
Program: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

— Saturday, December 14, 2019 —
Spratt Issues Conference
Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville, SC
Program: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Find more information at

https://www.sprattissuesconference.com/

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Presidential Candidate & Former Vice President Joe Biden to Hold Town Hall in Greenwood!

The Presidential candidate and former Vice President will be in Greenwood THIS THURSDAY, NOV. 21 at Lander University Legion Hall (806 Calhoun Ave, Greenwood, 29649). Doors open at 6 pm and the event will begin at 6:30 pm.

To register for the event (and you must register to attend), click on the link.

https://www.mobilize.us/joebidensc/event/158712/?fbclid=IwAR1kj9hKth-urU3MyYjYW21UZ3NIBgOpF6eSc6x1P4JRm3JwZ5awlteyGbA

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Call Trump’s Crime What It Is: Bribery

 

 

Eugene Robinson, Columnist Nov 7, 2019 5:03 PM

“Enough with all the Latin. ‘Quid pro quo’ is a namby-pamby, wishy-washy way to describe the crime President Trump clearly committed in his dealings with Ukraine. The correct term is bribery, and the punishment under federal law is up to 15 years in prison…

Federal law states that a public official is guilty of bribery if he or she ‘directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for . . . being influenced in the performance of any official act.'”

To read the rest of this op ed, follow this link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/call-trumps-crime-what-it-is-bribery/2019/11/07/58903c60-01a1-11ea-8501-2a7123a38c58_story.html

 

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From the Desk of the Chair

Hello, Greenwood Democrats:

I cannot contain my enthusiasm after Tuesday’s elections across the country! Kentucky is especially rewarding in that it is Moscow Mitch’s territory. Despite this, Kentucky elected Democrat Andy Beshear over Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. However, in true Republican form the governor refused to concede, just like in North Carolina. It would seem the GOP cannot believe they lost after Trump campaigned for them. Well wake up! People are paying attention, and at this point what is playing out on an international stage is making Americans very nervous (for example, when a foreign country’s leaders are allowed to operate freely inside the borders of America).

Let’s hear it for Virginia! This is a state that has been on my radar since the election of its first black Governor, Douglas Wilder, who served from 1990 – 1994. Virginia FLIPPED both the Senate and the House of Delegates. I was suspicious sometime back when the now sitting Governor Ralph Northam just seemed to out of nowhere have an old picture of him in black face surface, his Lt. Governor just happened to have some female accusers come forth with allegations of misconduct, and even the third guy had some allegations, as well. The Republican Party cannot win by following this President, and they are not above using any means necessary, and I do mean any.

Democrats, it is only 362 days before the November 3rd, 2020, Presidential election. There will also be city, county, state and Federal elections. The elections last Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, are a GREAT indicator of how the country is thinking and feeling. We cannot be complacent. I also do not think you are satisfied with the direction our country or our state are traveling in. We have some serious issues right here in South Carolina. We need Affordable Health Care in this state, and we need it yesterday. We need safe buses for our children to travel on, not used ones from other states. We need safe, paved roads to travel, higher wages for educators, a well-funded retirement system that is not threatening to run out of money, livable wages, and I could go on for about five more paragraphs, but I don’t want you to stop reading. The question I am asking is of those of you who tell me when we meet that you get our information online. What are you waiting on to get involved? We are all busy, but this is about our well-being here in South Carolina. If we don’t get up and get out there like these states that have shown us how it’s done, we will have to spend another four years waiting on someone else to do what we could have done for ourselves.

We must FLIP the SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSE !!! YES WE CAN !!! JUST LIKE VIRGINIA. Republicans have been running things down there for over THIRTY YEARS (30+), and what do they have to show us, the people they work for? Nothing but power grabs and an opportunity to move into a greater position of a judgeship or college board, or even Ambassadorship. What about the people who sent you there no matter the level of government or the Party? WE THE PEOPLE deserve and demand accountability, and we are watching with PINK SLIPS IN HAND. COME JOIN US! WE NEED EACH OTHER.

I spoke with Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ South Carolina Political Director Elias Valentin II this morning. If anyone would like to attend the event on Monday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day, please follow this link to register https://www.mobilize.us/kamalaforsc/event/151752/. Everyone is welcome to attend, but a special welcome is being extended to veterans. Doors open at 12:15. Senator Harris is scheduled to speak at 12:45. Please come a little early, as a security check may be necessary.

Charles Lewis
Chair, GWCDP

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Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris to Come to Greenwood!

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS TO COMMEMORATE VETERAN’S DAY IN GREENWOOD!

Senator Harris will hold a conversation with veterans in Greenwood where Harris will discuss her record of fighting for justice for all Americans and her plans as President to fight for economic justice, health care justice, and justice for veterans, among others.

The event is open to all, but a special welcome is being extended to veterans.

Doors open at 12:15, and the estimated speaking time for Senator Harris is 12:45.

To Register for the event, go to:

https://www.mobilize.us/kamalaforsc/event/151752/

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