District 4

Democratic Women of Spartanburg

Our goals are to:

Educate and advocate for Democratic principles including social and economic equality, voting fairness, education, and the environment by keeping informed on issues, interacting with our legislators and speaking out in the media

Recruit, support and elect more women and women-friendly candidates by taking effective political action and fundraising

Mentor young people, particularly young women and girls by seeking out and being available to them, fostering all aspects of good character and personal success.

Be good to each other, maintain a constructive atmosphere of friendship and fun

In addition to maintaining and strengthening our existing relationships in the community, we hope to:

Collaborate more between the two counties in our district, and with other districts throughout the state. We will keep informed and in contact, share effective strategies, and participate and support each other as much as possible.

Involve more young people.The Young Democrats chapter at Furman University in Greenville County (led by Ben Saul, benjaminsaul@faceboo k.com) was not only voted the best club on campus, it had the huge distinction of being named the best chapter of Young Democrats in the nation in 2012. Spartanburg County is home to USC Upstate, Converse College and Wofford College , Spartanburg Methodist College and Spartanburg Community College . Upstate Young Democrats (led by Megan Arnold, mearnold@me.com) coordinates activities among all the campuses. Our advocacy for education funding. equality, jobs and the environment are certainly compatible with their interests; we hope to offer more activities and support that will involve students.

Involve more people throughout the county.Besides active downtown neighborhoods, Spartanburg County includes the communities of Landrum, Campobello, Gramling, Boiling Springs and Inman to the north; Wellford, Duncan, Lyman, Reidville and in the west, and Roebuck, Moore , Pauline and Woodruff to the south. Greenville County includes the towns of Taylors, Travelers Rest, Greer, Mauldin and Simpsonville.  We hope to offer more visibility in these areas, where liberals (and liberal women in particular) appreciate opportunities to find each other and not feel so “unique.”  We hope to join the county parties hosting local meet-and-greets and participating in festivals, and to collaborate with other community agencies sponsoring beneficial activities like health fairs.

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