March Virtual Breakfast Meeting

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GWCDP Newsletter Feb 28, 2021

In this Newsletter:

  • Message from the Chair
  • GWCDP News
  • Our Community
  • Running for Office
  • News & Noteworthy
  • Upcoming Events

When I first decided to run for Chair of the GWCDP, I took some considerable time to reflect on my motives for pursuing it and what my vision would be for the Party should I win.

I sketched out the visual logo to the right to help me focus on the four main ways in which we achieve our ultimate goal:

Make our city, county, state, and country a better place by electing Democratic candidates that share our core values of governance. 

One day, I will take the opportunity to detail out the plan I drew up in those early days, but it goes without saying that the Coronavirus lockdown threw a major wrench into them!

One of the areas I’m very proud to say we’ve beaten all expectations falls under the PARTICIPATION heading: Being more visible in the community, serving our neighbors in various capacities, and living the motto “Democrats Care!”.

With our new Community Care Movement under the leadership of Wanda Moore, we’ve been absolutely knocking it out of the park – and we’re getting noticed for it! Below, you will find a number of different examples in the past few months where we’ve been out in the community making a difference.

You can help this movement continue and grow in two ways: Volunteer and Donate! We need people to help adopt a highway and keep it clean, spend time with local children, and visit our elderly citizens. We utilize a portion of your generous donations to deliver pizzas to COVID healthcare workers and to help equip our city youth football league.

Please help us continue to be a force of positive change in Greenwood County, SC year-round and not just during election cycles!


GWCDP News

At our last Breakfast Meeting, Dr. Matthew Logan spent time with us to discuss how the COVID pandemic affected Greenwood County and how the vaccination rollout is making a difference.

As a small token of thanks to Dr. Matthew Logan and the countless healthcare workers that have fought so hard to keep Greenwood County safe and healthy during the COVID pandemic, we delivered over a dozen hot pizzas on a cold rainy day to two vaccination centers. We can never thank you enough for what you’ve endured on our behalf!


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Newsletter for Feb 14, 2021

In this Newsletter:

  • Message from the Chair
  • Candidate Updates
  • GWCDP News
  • Our Community
  • News & Noteworthy
  • Upcoming Events

Message from the Chair

Yes, a bunch of Republican Senators just went on the record saying it’s perfectly A-OK for a sitting US President to incite a mob attack on our nation’s Capitol. To be honest, there’s already so much that’s been said on that subject, I don’t think I can add any new insight or perspective. History will remember it for what it was.

Instead, I’d rather share that I’m actually feeling quite hopeful and optimistic about our future! Below, you will read about our Volunteer of the Month, Tammy Sampson. It is my view that our most precious resource in the Greenwood County Democratic Party are the volunteers. Without people like Tammy who play a role in spreading the Democratic way, we’re no more than a social club – and social clubs simply do not change the world!

As Dr. Robert Saul shared with us at our last Virtual Breakfast Meeting, everyone can play a part, no matter how big or small. Dr. Saul works to improve the community through his words and published books and letters. Tammy played her part out on the streets distributing signs and driving neighbors to the polls. 

In this newsletter, you will see many other examples of those volunteers who are making a difference one conversation, one distributed meal, one educational seminar, one poem at a time. YOU can get involved in your special way as well. Help edit a video, design a brochure, write some postcards, stuff envelopes, share a post on Facebook, represent a voting precinct, or even run for office!

If you are curious about how to get started, join me at my first ever Virtual Office Hour this Monday, Feb. 15 at 6 pm. You can connect via Zoom or call in on your phone (312) 626 6799, Meeting ID: 815 2263 4736. I truly look forward to hearing from you!


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Newsletter for Feb 3, 2021

In this Newsletter:

  • Message from the Chair
  • GWCDP News
  • News & Noteworthy
  • Upcoming Events

Message from the Chair

Preparing for our monthly Virtual Breakfast Meetings is one of my favorite activites as your Chair. Some months, it is a challenge to acquire guests and produce segments of interest and value to you.

Then sometimes, like this upcoming Saturday, I am absolutely blessed with an abundance of speakers bringing valuable and timely content.

Dr. Mathew Logan will be talking about the COVID vaccine, discussing its safety, effectiveness, and availability. If you have any questions for Dr. Logan, please e-mail us at info@gwdcountydems.org by no later than 9 am on Friday, Feb 5.

We were also very fortunate to get the time of Dr. Robert Saul, an absolute treasure from Greenwood County, whose recent book “Conscious Parenting” contains a surprising and timely take on a subject that’s very relevant to our activities as a political party.

As a new Chair, I’ve been very fortunate to have made friends with other Chairs throughout the state. We’ll have an interesting and occasionally humorous roundtable with Timika Wilson of Union County and Angela Geter of Spartanburg County to get their take on Party organization and activism.

We will have a quick SC Legislative update from former candidate Dense Waldrep, commentary about the proposed SC State budget from our Treasurer, George Swindell, and of course GWCDP updates including the announcement of our Volunteer of the Month!

To get information on how to join in, please sign up via Mobilize. This service also send you e-mail reminders as the event draws close.

Of course, if you are not able to make it, all of the sessions will be available on our YouTube channel after the Breakfast Meeting. But if you join live, you will have the joy of being able to leave comments and converse with other Democrats during the broadcast!

Thank you, and I hope to see you there!


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