This Saturday July 27th, Democrats from across the state will gather to launch the new community-service initiative “SC Democrats Care” and celebrate the opening of the new state party headquarters in downtown Columbia. SC Democrats Care is a community-service effort created by newly-elected Chairman Jaime Harrison designed to allow democrats to demonstrate Party principles through actions.
Congressman Jim Clyburn and State Senator and 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Vincent Sheheen will join Chairman Harrison and the two statewide co-chairs of SC Democrats Care for the launch.
“It is important that we not only talk about politics, but also demonstrate our beliefs through our deeds,” said Chairman Harrison. “As Democrats, we believe in coming together to help people and move our state forward. SC Democrats Care is just another way that we will embrace and act on our ideals, and work to improve our state beginning in our local communities.”
As part of the Democratic Party’s commitment to improving public education, the first SC Democrats Care initiative will be a school supplies drive throughout the month of August. Local democratic groups will collect supplies for teachers and students in their communities as part of the back to school efforts. Event attendees are being encouraged to bring school supplies and new clothing to donate. Information about drop-off sites and other events throughout the state will be available next week at http://www.scdp.org/sc-dems-care.
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