What we do

Our club meets monthly usually during the months of September to May. At these meetings we socialize and discuss various topical issues and plan activities. We also have monthly luncheons with speakers on various topics of interest. We facilitate panel discussions and movies which address issues of concern to us all, such as health care, education and taxation.

During election years, we normally staff an office with volunteers who support Democratic campaigns of various candidates and provide support to the Democratic Party via a call center, door-to-door canvassing in our 'Get Out The Vote' efforts, inviting candidates to speak to our Club and the public, and assist in voter registration.

During the holiday season we hold a Brunch which is usually attended by Democrats from the State and National level. In the summer, our Club picnic provides another opportunity to meet, socialize and listen to candidates.

Upcoming Event(s)

Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-08-12 Friday
Friday Social

Join us for our Friday Social at the 2016 Democratic Office every Friday evening through November 4th. We will be serving fabulous food and drink for those who can make it!

WHEN: 1012 William Hilton Parkway, Suite #8 (Behind Panera Bread on the south end of Hilton Head Island).
WHEN: 5:00-7:00 pm. Friday, August 12, 2016
WHAT: Democratic Club of Beaufort County, South of Broad Friday Social.
This Months Hosts:
Aug 12 - Loretta and Michael Robinson
Aug 19 - Judy Dunning


Latest News

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Campaign Office Now Open

The campaign is getting into high-gear and the HHI/Bluffton Democratic Office is now open on Hilton Head. Stop by for information, to volunteer or for our Friday Socials. Some campaign materials are available for a small donation.

WHERE:1012 William Hilton Parkway, Suite #8. behind Panera Bread.

DIRECTIONS: South on 278 past Wexford Village, BBT Bank and Island Car Wash, the next entrance is to Panera Bread. Look for the American flag on the Panera sign. From the Cross Island Parkway take Arrow Road to Dunnagans Alley, exit 3/4 way around traffic circle, toward Wexford Village. Turn into BBT and Island Car wash, make right onto 278, then 1/2 block to Panera Bread on the right.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday–Friday, 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-2pm. Phone banks 6pm-8pm some evenings.

OFFICE PHONE: 843-715-4158

FRIDAY SOCIALS: Friday evenings 5-7 pm.

VOLUNTEER CONTACT: Luana Graves-Sellars - LMGSellars@gmail.com, 954-770-5826 or 843-342-4831


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Democratic Candidates

Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer—but the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for. For information on Hillarys postions, experience and biography go to HillaryClinton.com

Thomas Dixon is a pastor and community activist, and is running for the office of U.S. Senator to represent South Carolina in Washington D.C. opposing Tim Scott. He was born and raised in the projects of Chicago, but he and his wife of 33 years, Vanessa, have made South Carolina their home since 1985. For years, he has worked tirelessly with community and national organizations for the people of South Carolina. For his experience, biography and his platform, go to his website,dixonforsc.com

Demetri Cherny is a proud progressive and the official candidate in 2016 for the Lowcountry First Congressional District to replace Mark Sanford. For more information, go to chernyforcongress.us


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Become a Member

The Democratic Club is a social club of liberally-minded, progressive-thinking individuals who come together to enjoy each others company, discuss current events and issues and engage in political activity in various ways. We are committed wholly to a transparent, inclusive, and democratic political ideal. We aspire to be accessible and available to those who want to participate in the democratic process, and to new voters, who may have questions or concerns regarding United States of America government mandates. Understanding the interests of all citizens, is a large part of our mission, and we encourage diversity with regards to civil, women, immigrant, and all human rights.

If you would like to become a member, contact Carol Rommel at 843-342-4870. Annual dues are $20 per person and help build our campaign coffers for upcoming elections.


Greeting from President

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Letter

Greeting from President John Giles

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 $20.00 memberships that fund our Club and activities. Please consider joining today.


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What We Believe


Voting Rights

The right to vote is guaranteed for each citizen.

We should provide maximum opportunities for each citizen to vote through accommodations for disabled persons and 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.


Economic Equity

Each willing and able worker should be able to 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 should be competitive, not simply adequate.

Schools achievement should 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 should provide requisite resources.


Health Care

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, over-consumption, and habitat destruction.

Global warming is a major risk to the human and natural world and is acknowledged by the majority of the 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.


Immigration

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 1900s.


Diversity

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.