Date: 2015-06-17 Wednesday
On Wednesday June 17th from 4-6 pm.
the Democratic Club of Beaufort
County South of the Broad will
host a fundraiser at Ruby Lee's Soul Food
Restaurant, a local Island favorite, located at 46
Old Wild Horse Road next to the Litter Box.
Cost is $25 per person for appetizers and
a cash bar will be available. Please sign up at our website to help us plan appropriately.
Join us as we welcome our new State Party Executive director Jason Perkey to Beaufort County. We need to replenish our coffers as the primary season is starting early in 2016.
Jason joined the South Carolina Democratic Party as Executive Director in March of 2015. A native of Louisville, KY, Jason comes back to South Carolina having worked on presidential, gubernatorial, congressional, state legislative, and municipal campaigns in Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, and Virginia.
In 2010, Perkey managed one of only two campaigns won by a Democratic candidate over a Republican incumbent in Kentucky, as well as managing one of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee s Essential Top 20 Must Win races.
In 2008, Perkey left his career litigating National Security Whistleblower Protection Act cases in Washington, D.C., and responded to President Barack Obama's call to action by joining the presidential campaign as an organizer in Central Virginia.
Perkey earned a political science degree from Coker College in Hartsville, SC and a law degree from Vermont Law School. In addition to being the SCDP ED, Perkey serves as President of the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors and is a Political Partner for the Truman National Security Project.
John E. Giles, president of The Democratic Club of Beaufort County, South of the
What we stand for
SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS SOUTH OF BROAD BELIEVE:
- The right to vote should be guaranteed for each citizen.
We should provide maximum opportunities for each citizen to vote through accommodations for disabled persons, expansion of voting places and hours, e.g., early voting, county-wide precincts.
Registering to vote and obtaining voter identification should be free and easily understood procedures.
Each willing and able worker should be able to find employment which will pay them a living wage .
- Those truly unable to work should be provided assistance to ensure them a physically secure, healthy life.
Each person is entitled to a free education which will enable them to contribute fully as a citizen.
The quality of the education provided in South Carolina should be competitive, not simply adequate.
Schools achievement should be evaluated against regularly-updated standards to ensure that South Carolina businesses and other institutions are internationally competitive.
Where local resources are lacking to guarantee each child a competitive education,
the state and national community should provide requisite resources.
All citizens have a right to affordable health care. Adequate resources should be provided to ensure that right.
Women have a right to decide whether or not to bear children. Governments should not interfere.
Protection of human health requires government regulation and enforcement through agencies ranging from local health departments to federal agencies such as the FDA, the CDC, and the EPA.
Environment and Climate Change
Our government, and we as individuals, must minimize risks to the environment from human-caused action, including pollution, overconsumption, and habitat destruction.
Global warming is a major risk to the human and natural world that is acknowledged by the overwhelming majority of scientists. Successfully facing this risk requires that we recognize it and join in addressing it.
Our local environment is particularly at risk and we must do all possible to maintain its natural beauty and economic viability.
- We must ensure a pathway to citizenship to those who are here and are willing to work toward economic success and cultural affinity in our state and country, just as we did in the 1800s and early 1900s.
- Each person, regardless of their race, gender, religion, age, and sexual orientation is worthy of respect and should be provided equal protection and opportunity under our laws.
- Judicial and legislative actions should be taken, when necessary, to achieve this goal.
©Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad, March 2015
Date: 2012-08-12 Elections Update
Beaufort County Democratic Party Officers
Effective August 12, 2014
Blaine Lotz Chair
John Glover First Vice-Chair
Irene Goodnight Second Vice-Chair
Gracie Aylmer Third Vice-Chair
Doug Nichols Secretary
Diana Radcliffe Treasurer
Pamela Brandon SCDP Executive Committeewoman
Alan Hollis SCDP Executive Committeeman
Bill Walker Alternate Executive Committeeman
Jimmy Mackey Co-Chair Voter Protection
B.J. McClung-Merritt Co-Chair Voter Protection