At the GWCDP Breakfast Meeting on Saturday, Aug 4, the main guest speaker was Evvie Harmon, a lifelong resident of South Carolina with an impressive resume of activism in a traditionally conservative state.
Evvie was one of the original co-founders of the national Women’s March in 2017. How did a young woman from Greenville, SC end up getting involved in one of the largest organized global movements in history?
“I acted,” she answered. “Instead of just saying ‘Oh, that’s cool,’ say ‘What can I do?'”
She started by created a Facebook page for the South Carolina Women’s March event, which turned out to be the first such page in the nation. Soon, she found herself tapped to be the Global Coordinator for Sister Marches around the world.
Read “Meet the Women Who Are Making the Women’s March on Washington Happen“.
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2018 GENERAL ELECTION VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
- Registration by Mail: Any voter registration by mail application that is postmarked Tuesday, October 9 or earlier will be accepted.
- Online Voter Registration: Any online voter registration application submitted by Sunday, October 7 will be accepted (application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., October 7).
- Applications submitted by fax or email: Any faxed or emailed application received by county voter registration offices by Sunday, October 7 will be accepted (application must be received by 11:59 p.m., October 7).
- In-person applications at county voter registration offices: Voters must register in person no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, unless county board holds weekend hours (check locally).
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Evvie Harmon, our guest speaker at Saturday’s Breakfast meeting, shared with us her efforts to get over 90,000 postcards out to Democratic leaning voters across the state who haven’t voted in the past few years. This type of grass roots campaign is a critical part of electing James Smith as Governor of SC.
The Greenwood County Democratic Party is rising to the challenge to be one of the leading counties in the state to help in this endeavor. A group of Precinct Leaders gathered at the library this evening to hold a “postcard party”, knocking out almost 100 cards alone.
Here’s how you can participate.
1. Sign up as a volunteer using this online form. You can choose to host a party, join someone else’s party nearby or just go solo. Evvie will directly respond to you within a few days with instructions and possibly even a list of name and addresses, depending on what you sign up for.
2. Gather materials.
- Postcard stamps can be acquired from the post office for 35 cents each. You can also purchase postcards with the postage pre-stamped
- Postcards can be standard index cards. You can also by sheets of perforated postcards at Amazon (or Office Depot in Greenwood) for $10 for a package of 200 postcards.
- Pens, highlighters, markers, crayons, stickers and anything else to make a postcard stand out.
3. Write those postcards! In addition to the addresses, Evvie will provide you the message to write on the back of the card. If you purchase the perforated sheets, you can even print out the message. But a personal touch is needed – so we at least recommend handwriting the addresses and a “Dear XXX” on the back.
If you have any questions, e-mail us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you. We will also be having similar postcard endeavors for other candidates as well, so let’s get writing!
The kids may now be on vacation but June is a
Busy month for Democrats!
In this Newsletter:
- Fish & Dogs FUNdraiser
- Upcoming events
- Last Saturday’s Breakfast Meeting notes
Fish & Dogs fundraiser update
The big day is THIS SATURDAY! In addition to ticket purchases, we could use help with the following items still:
- Large tents to shelter our cooks and other workers
- Food items, especially baked beans trays, bottled water, can soda, small chips bags and desserts.
- Volunteers to help with setup, cleanup, and other activities. The more the merrier!
Please contact Claude Wright (992.7087) or Karen Bright (992.1822) if you can offer assistance on any of these items.
Tickets will be available at the entrance, but any purchases in advance would be helpful in defraying the costs of the food purchases. Thank you!
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