A message from SCDP First Vice Chair Kaye Koonce:
Dear South Carolina Democrats:
I am so pleased and proud of all nine of our caucuses for the work they have done in these first two years of existence! We know from much of the polling and research that using internal caucuses is a key way to reach unengaged Democrats—and folks who SHOULD be Democrats—another way to grow our party!
Goals for the SCDP caucuses include:
- reaching out to South Carolinians who don’t realize that it’s the Democratic Party, not the Republican Party, which best represents their interests
- enabling Democrats to communicate and network in statewide and regional settings on a regular basis
- providing leadership, service and networking opportunities for young Democrats and activists and folks who are underrepresented in our party.
- offering Democratic constituencies a vehicle to focus on issues and policy development to improve South Carolina.
Chairman Harrison has asked me to serve as Chairwoman of an ad hoc group–the Council of Caucus Chairs. I am excited about doing just that-to facilitate the Caucus Chairs as the caucuses continue to organize, agitate and educate, to quote Susan B Anthony. We will meet at least twice a year and maybe quarterly.
You can contact the Caucus Chairs or Co-Chairs (listed below) if you are interested in being involved in a caucus. We need your ideas, energy and action!
Please also remember we also have three other affiliated organizations which are long standing partners of the SCDP: the SC Democratic Women’s Council, the SC Young Democrats and the SC College Democrats. You can get info on each of these organizations here.
Thanks for all you do!