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NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
TAKING ACTION NOW!
FEBRUARY EVENING MEETING
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Guest Speaker - Steve Riley,
Hilton Head Town Manager
The Tuesday Evening Monthly Meeting will feature Hilton Head Town Manager, Steve Riley, discussing the referendum that will be voted on by the residents of the Town of Hilton Head in May. The Town Council is proposing to use a tax, which would take the place of the special hurricane assessment Hilton Head taxpayers approved in 2016, to pay for parks, recreation, and arts.
Also, it will be the last time to hear from our Presidential Candidate representatives prior to the SC Presidential Primary on February 29th. All are Welcomed. Please Join Us.
There is no charge for this event. Please join us at Palmetto Electric Coop at 111 Matthews Drive on Hilton Head on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 PM.
BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION
Thursday, March 5 2020
Ruby Lee's South, HHI
Join the Democratic Club South of the Broad to celebrate the publication of Gullah Days: Hilton Head Islanders Before the Bridge 1861-1956 written by Hilton Head natives Thomas C. Barnwell, Jr, Emory Shaw Campbell, and Carolyn Grant. We are hosting a reception for the authors at Ruby Lee's south on Thursday, March 5th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Light appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar as we listen to the authors describe their new book detailing the Gullah culture on Hilton Head.
The history of the Gullah islanders, little celebrated until now, is an amazing American story. Hilton Head Island was one of the first areas liberated by Union troops after Fort Sumter. With plantation owners absent, the society of formerly enslaved Gullah people embarked on the activities of freedom: enlisting in fighting for the Union army; creating the first black-governed community in the South, complete with a police force; and, when formal emancipation arrived, running for office, campaigning, and voting.
Books will be available for purchase at the reception. There is no cost to attend, but in order to get an accurate count of people attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
BI-ANNUAL PRECINCT ORGANIZING MEETING
Saturday, March 21, 2020
The Democratic Club South of the Broad, will hold its Bi-Annual Precinct Organizing Meeting on Saturday, March 21st at the Sonesta Hotel. This is the single most important meeting to attend if you want to be involved with the Democratic leadership in the 2020 Election. In addition to electing Precinct Leaders for all Hilton Head Precincts, attendees will also vote on delegates to the Beaufort County Democratic Convention (and in turn the South Carolina Democratic Convention and even the National Democratic Convention) as well as make a recommendation for policy positions to the National Democratic Platform.
Come learn about our plan to Turn Hilton Head Blue in the 2020 Elections as well as become involved with every aspect of the 2020 elections.
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 - 11:30 AM Meeting
March 21st, 2020
Sonesta Hotel (130 Shipyard Drive)
All Are Welcomed. Everyone is Encouraged to Attend.
Democratic Club Campaign Headquarters
The SOB Democratic Club will not open a local campaign office until we have a Democratic Candidate for President. Until then, we encourage you to contact the campaigns for Jaime Harrison, for the US Senate and Joe Cunningham for US House for volunteer opportunities.
DINING WITH DEMS
WE NEED HOSTS!
We need to start fundraising now for 2020! Dining With Dems is a lot of fun and a very important piece of our fundraising. You can help by volunteering to host a Dining With Dems event at your home. If you are interested, please contact Sally Nicastre at email@example.com for details.
We would really love to host some of these events in Bluffton. If you are one of our Bluffton supporters, we hope you will consider volunteering.
The Beaufort County Politics page includes maps of all relevant electoral districts in Beaufort County as well as a list of all incumbents in most elected positions in the County.
Several months before each election, the League of Women Voters website, VOTE411.COM, assembles excellent information about all candidates in national and local elections. You can compare the candidates' positions on a variety of issues and build a personalized sample ballot.
LOWCOUNTRY LIBERALS SUMMIT
The Democratic Club SOB is a member of the Lowcountry Liberals Summit, a coalition of fourteen local liberal organizations. It is a way for liberal-leaning organizations to meet, get to know one another personally, exchange ideas and seek ways to be involved in mutual areas of interest, activities and action. This summit group has significantly enhanced communication, information sharing and cooperative efforts for action, protests, elections, issues awareness and other outcomes.
One of the many benefits is a combined calendar of events of all liberal events in the area. To see this calendar, go to lowcountryliberals.com
MARCH LUNCHEON MEETING
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Democratic Club - South of the Broad Luncheon will feature guest speaker Melissa Moore, the Women's Rights and Empowerment Network's (WREN) low country representative. She will discuss the recent poll undertaken by WREN and in conjunction with the National Women's Law Center of women and gender-expansive people in order to get a better understanding of their lives, issues and policy concerns as South Carolinians.
Member luncheon tickets are $22 and $27 for non-members. The luncheon will be at the Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head. Check-in begins at 11:30 am. Lunch is served at 12:00 pm.
The reservation deadline Is Thursday, March 5th. We cannot accept payment at the door and we cannot accommodate those without a reservation. You may pay online at the time you make your reservation or send payment to arrive prior to February 6 th to Democratic Club South of Broad at PO Box 23523, Hilton Head SC 29925. Please register online even if you are paying by check.
Membership dues run from January to December. You may pay your dues on-line at the time you make your reservation or mail a check to the address shown above.
About WREN & the Poll:
The online poll surveyed 1,450 South Carolina women and LGBTQ likely voters across all parties and found:
90% SUPPORT increased access to contraception
94% SUPPORT pay equity for women
87% SUPPORT break time and private spaces for pumping milk
WREN, headquartered in Columbia, SC was founded in 2016 and focuses on advancing legislation that promotes women's economic equality. They have been at the forefront of many legislative initiatives in the South Carolina statehouse such as pay equity, paid family and medical leave, increased access to contraception, and ending child marriage.
Please join us to learn the results of WREN's latest poll and how these issues will impact the 2020 elections.