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 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!


The Greenwood County Democratic Party sends our deepest sympathies to Elaine Gentry on the passing of her sonTony.

Elaine is a former Chairperson of the GWCDP. She and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our Community

Self Regional Healthcare has established a fairly straightforward online form for South Carolinians who are 1A individuals and those 70+ years old and older to request a COVID vaccine appointment. 

They have also set up a dedicated phone line for the same purpose: 
 (864) 725-3555 

Starting Monday of next week, individuals 65 and older will be eligible! Please tune in to our interview with Dr. Matt Logan at the upcoming Virtual Breakfast Meeting to learn more details.

DHEC has also expanded its COVID information hotline in the past week. The new phone line


was launched with 240 operators. It will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, and is meant to help people searching for information about vaccine providers.
The “Care Line” will still be in operation as well. That number:


is to help “with general questions about COVID-19, testing, or who need to schedule an appointment at a DHEC health department for SC STRONG appointments, family planning, well-child check-ups, WIC services, HIV/STD screening, and other health department services.”

News & Noteworthy

Did you see Councilwoman Edith Childs’s powerful commentary on the so-called “Fetal Heartbeat” bill last week?

If not, definitely take a few minutes to read “A reality check on women’s rights“.

Upcoming Events 

See our Calendar Page for these and other upcoming events.
The Story of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
Thu Feb 4
5:30 pm

Virtual Breakfast Meeting
Sat, Feb 6
9 am – 10:30 am
Sign up via Mobilize

SC Humanities Electoral Initiative
Lessons from November: Who voted, who didn’t, and why does it matter?
Mon, Feb 8
5:30 pm

SCDP 2021 Citizen Advocacy Training Series
Hear from Lawmakers: Making a Difference
Thu. Feb 11
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

GWCDP Search & Support Committee
Thu. Feb 11
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

School Board Candidate Filing opens
Districts 51 & 52
Tue, Feb 16
12:00 pm
Greenwood County Calendar

GWD County Council
Tue, Feb 16
5:30 pm
Greenwood Public Library
Watch on YouTube

GWCDP Executive Committee
Thu, Feb 18
6 pm

Greenwood City Council
Mon, Feb 22
5:30 pm
Municipal Building
520 Monument St., Room 2012
Watch on FB Live
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