Obama Accomplishments

Feel free to send your comments to John Giles at President: John Giles president@scdemclub.com

Telephone number: 843-689-3006

 

President Obama has upheld his promises to the country, and followed through on initiatives despite antagonistic efforts to block his progressive new bills and laws. We Democrats are proud to note how he has pursued his goals diligently, even in the face of irrational bipartisanship on all fronts.

He brought to the White House, an agenda that benefits all Americans, and followed through on his promises even while waging a second-term election campaign that succeeded despite the opposition's ungrounded, unsubstantiated accusations against his character, his background, and misrepresentation of simple facts and statistics. President Obama has stood tall and unblinking and we Democrats could not have envisioned, or asked for, a more competent, classy American leader, if we had scripted this fairytale ourselves.

Let us use this page to outline and reinforce this remarkable man's program and accomplishments, so you can better defend his credibility and commitment over cocktails and dinner with friends and family who may have differing views from ours. An informed argument has a much more positive, and lasting effect on our opposition than if we are to engage in negative barbs, laced with unresearched statistics based on digitally enhanced photographs, posters, and hysterical comments that lead nowhere, and do no good for either side of the political spectrum.

Please read on for more details on how we as a people have benefited from this man's service to his country.

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Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-03-12
James Alexander

The Democratic Club South of Broad will hold their monthly luncheon meeting March 12 at noon at The Golf Club of Indigo Run.

​Our distinguished guest lecturer, James Edward Alexander, will deliver a presentation on Sectarianism in the Middle East.Mr. Alexander testifies on the topic for the World Affairs Council known as the Great Decisions discussions. He is also an accomplished author of four books which reflect the journey of human discovery from the eyes of both children and adults, an air force veteran of 20 years, and a distinguished member of the California Bar Association.

Sectarianism in the middle east is a critical issue for all Democrats and Republicans to understand. Our goal in offering this educational presentation by James Alexander is designed to give Lowcountry residents a baseline understanding of the formation of the states and the issues so that we can move forward as informed voters.

​Please join us for this informative and newsworthy informative session. Reservations are required and may be made at the club's website,

http://www.scdemclub.com/Reservations/

 before midnight March 10. Lunch is $20.00. Contact John Giles at 843-684-3006 for more information.


Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-03-12
James Alexander

The Democratic Club South of Broad will hold their monthly luncheon meeting March 12 at noon at The Golf Club of Indigo Run.

​Our distinguished guest lecturer, James Edward Alexander, will deliver a presentation on Sectarianism in the Middle East.Mr. Alexander testifies on the topic for the World Affairs Council known as the Great Decisions discussions. He is also an accomplished author of four books which reflect the journey of human discovery from the eyes of both children and adults, an air force veteran of 20 years, and a distinguished member of the California Bar Association.

Sectarianism in the middle east is a critical issue for all Democrats and Republicans to understand. Our goal in offering this educational presentation by James Alexander is designed to give Lowcountry residents a baseline understanding of the formation of the states and the issues so that we can move forward as informed voters.

​Please join us for this informative and newsworthy informative session. Reservations are required and may be made at the club's website,

http://www.scdemclub.com/Reservations/

 before midnight March 10. Lunch is $20.00. Contact John Giles at 843-684-3006 for more information.


Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-02-26
What we stand for

We, South Carolina Democrats, stand for:

Voting Rights

  •  The right to vote is guaranteed for each citizen.
  •  Maximum opportunities exist for each citizen to vote through accommodations for disabled persons and expansion of voting places and opportunity, e.g., early voting, county-wide precincts.
  •  Free, easily understood procedures are available for registering to vote and obtaining required voter identification.

Economic Equity

  •  Each willing and able worker can find employment which will pay them a living wage .
  •  Those who are truly unable to work will be provided assistance to ensure them a physically secure, healthy life.

Education

  •  Each person is entitled to a free education which will enable them to contribute fully as a citizen.
  •  The quality of an education provided in South Carolina will be competitive, not simply adequate.
  •  The adequacy of our schools will be evaluated against regularly-updated standards which ensure that South Carolina businesses and other institutions are internationally competitive.
  •  Where local resources are lacking to guarantee each child a competitive education, the wider state and national community will provide requisite resources.

Health Care

  •  All citizens have a right of access to affordable health care and adequate resources must be provided to ensure that right.
  •  Women have a right to decide whether to – or whether not to – bear children and governments should not interfere with their choices.
  •  Protection of human health requires government regulation and enforcement including 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 and is acknowledged by the majority of the scientific community. 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.

Immigration

  •  Just as in the 1800s and early 1900s, 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.

Diversity

  •  Each person, regardless of their race, gender, religion, age, and sexual orientation is worthy of respect and will be provided equal protection and opportunity under our laws.
  •  We support all forms of inclusion and support judicial and legislative actions to achieve this goal.

Obama in 2012 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


Greeting from President

Obama in 2012 Date: 2014-12-12 Tuesday
Letter

Welcome to the Democratic Club South of the Broad web page. We are a liberal-minded group that gather (socially) to foster ideas for the better good of all. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon and in the evening respectively. Please join us when you are able and check this website for updates for programs and speakers.

During 2015 we have much to do to prepare for the 2016 election. Democrats need to help our legislatures to pass comprehensive immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, and keep the affordable care act in place. We can assist through letter-writing campaigns to our congressional representatives and newspapers as well as through other informational and educational activities.

We will continue with efforts to register voters, invite informed speakers for our luncheons and evening meetings, and participate in other outreach programs in our community.

We hope to establish some standing committees to work on specific issues and we would love to hear your suggestions and hope that you will volunteer to participate as well.

Thank you for your continued support. It is the 15.00 memberships that fund our Club and activities. Please consider joining today.