Welcome to the York Co. SC Democrats Web Site.
Visit our office at 858 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730 (map). We’ve signed a lease for this space through the November 2014 elections. Already volunteers use the office to organize voter registration, for strategy meetings, and for training. For example, using an inexpensive Vonage phone system several volunteers made campaign calls for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch to support voter turnout for the May 7, 2013 special election in SC Congressional District 1.
We are now campaigning for a monthly contributions from each York County Democratic activists to fund the office rent and utilities. The change Democrats desire will not be free, but we can share the costs! Check out the GIVE page for details.
Call us: (803) 327-4222. See the York County SC Democratic Facebook page.
See pictures on our facebook site from the York County Democratic Party Spring Forward 2013 Celebration on Friday, May 10 at John and Punt Presto’s Historic Rock Hill House (and here for a subset of photos on this site). Click HERE for a list of those who contributed to the York County Spring Forward 2013 fundraiser. Also consider becoming a sustaining contributor by joining the York County Democrats 120+ Club. For members and information go here.
Message from the County Chair
The dogwoods are blooming in York County again, which can only mean one thing: our annual fundraiser, Spring Forward, is right around the corner. I always look forward to spending time with friends, but this year we’ll be celebrating our new energy.
We‘re so proud of congressional candidate Joyce Knott, who put up one heck of a fight against Mick Mulvaney in a district that had just been redrawn to favor him. Columnist Andy Brack called her strong performance one of the surprises of the election season, noting, “The results show that there’s a stronger Democratic base in the 5th…than many may have thought.” We must take that seat back.
Our activists have taken on new roles, acquiring campaign skills that are ordinarily only available to high-dollar candidates. Seniors who were once computer-phobic are using spreadsheets. Shy folks are daring themselves to knock on doors. Busy people are finding time to make telephone calls. More volunteers are learning to leverage social media and tweet a message. New precinct volunteers are fully utilizing our online database. All those newly-acquired skills had a direct effect on our just-past elections. We now know our people-power can help counteract the benefit corporate and out-of-state funds bestow on the opposing party.
Building upon this solid foundation we look forward to the elections this year and in 2014. But hard work and enthusiasm can only go so far. Some things just cost money. We need to step up our game to compete in 2013, 2014, and beyond. Your generous donation will allow us to be prepared.
This year we are holding Spring Forward on May 10 at John and Punt Presto’s historic home in Rock Hill. There will be antipastos, canapés, and drinks. John Spratt, Joyce Knott, Vincent Sheheen and others will be invited to speak briefly. If you would like to be included as a named sponsor on the invitation (or anonymous), we have sponsorships at the following levels:
Benefactor – $5,000 Patron - $ 2,000 Sponsor – $ 1,000
Supporter – $ 750 Associate – $ 500 Donor – $ 250
Friend – $ 100
Please let us know by May 8 if you chose to be a sponsor.
We know Democrats can compete in South Carolina because the things we value—fairness, compassion, respect, and common sense—-matter to South Carolinians. Here in York County, the party is just getting started. Please be a part of it. If you have any questions regarding the event or sponsorship, please call me at 803-327-4222.
Chair, York County Democratic Party