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  • 28 Jul 2021 12:01 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    Join us on Zoom and Facebook live this Thursday, July 29th at 5:30pm to hear from Senator Margie Bright Matthews on the redistricting committee and public hearing process prior to our 8/4 county hearing. Mary Ann Bromley, LWV Redistricting Committee chair and Chris DeVries, BCDP Treasurer will be moderating the event.

    Participants will be able to ask questions in the chat boxes of Zoom or Facebook.

    The links for Zoom and Mobilize account are below. We are going live exactly at 530pm, so we invite Zoom participants to join 5 minutes early (5:25pm).

    Mobilize link:

    Zoom link:

    Topic: Redistricting Forum with Senator Matthews
    Time: Jul 29, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 861 7331 7251
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  • 15 Jul 2021 6:28 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    278 Corridor Project/July 22 SCDOT Open House & Public Hearing
    Location: Island Recreation Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926
    SCDOT will hold an open house from 2-6 p.m. to present information and address questions about its "Recommended Preferred Alternative," with a public hearing beginning at 6 p.m. Information on the proposed alternative and the public hearing is found on the SCDOT project website at In order to speak at the public hearing, sign up is required on the website by July 21. Written public input may be made on the same SCDOT website until August 22 and SCDOT is required to respond to each written comment.

    Submitted by: Patsy Brison 

  • 19 Jun 2021 1:02 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez


    In concert with Black Votes Matter (BVM), Sun City Indivisible and Lowcountry Indivisible, we are supporting the Freedom Ride for Voting Rights which will take place across the South beginning on June 19 and culminate in a rally in Washington, DC on June 26.
    BVM’s Freedom Rides for Voting Rights continues the tradition of the original Freedom Rides as more than 40 states consider legislation to restrict voting rights.  

    The Freedom Ride event will be at the State House (1100 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29208) in Columbia, SC on Tuesday, June 22 from 2 to 4 PM.  If you are interested in participating in the event, we are coordinating carpools that will leave the Hardeeville area from the Walmart parking lot at 10:15 AM.  Look for the American flag by the corner closest to the gas station.  Bring signs saying “Protect Voting Rights” as well as water and snacks.
    Contact Jerry Whalen or Pam Reading-Smith for more information and to schedule your participation.  Please put Freedom Ride in the subject line.

    Click here for more information on the Freedom Ride and Black Votes Matter:

  • 10 Jun 2021 1:59 PM | Lauri Mitchell

    To All Democrats:


    Exciting plans are underway.  As you know, by statute, we reorganize the Precincts every two years - but we are starting early this election season to be up and running at the start of 2022.   We already have 2 Democratic candidates running for US Senate and 3 Democratic candidates running for SC Governor (time for Gov. McMaster to retire).


    To kick off - the BCDP is hosting a Virtual Precinct Training Session specifically geared to the Hilton Head precincts (such as covering how to organize gated communities, etc.).   We urge all of those interesting in preparing for the 2022 elections to attend - and please pass on this opportunity to anyone you think might be interested.  Membership in the SOB Club is not required to be part of a precinct team.


    If you are interested in attending this training - please RVSP to: and you will be sent a Zoom link.   


    We need all of you - please plan to attend.


  • 8 Jun 2021 11:56 AM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    Lowcountry Indivisible (LCI) is pleased to invite members of all other Beaufort County liberal organizations to attend our monthly meetings, now held via ZOOM on June 12.


    This meeting will focus on a detailed analysis of the 2020 election data for Beaufort and Jasper Counties and strategies for increasing voter participation going forward.  

    Email to RSVP.

  • 4 Jun 2021 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    In 2022, there will be many opportunities to run for political offices. The Beaufort County Democratic Party is offering a series of training opportunities for those interested in running for elected office. 

    This first session (offered on 3 different dates) will answer some of the most asked questions about running for office such as what positions in the state, county, and towns are up for election in 2022 and what should you know to make an informed decision about running for office. This training is also useful for those who are interested in working on a campaign or getting further involved with elections. This “nuts and bolts” session will include reviewing a checklist of how to prepare for announcing a run for political office as well as ample time for questions and answers.


    This Session will be offered on the following dates: 
    (All Classes are Virtual and will be by Zoom)

    Sat, Jun 5, 10:00am–11:30am EDT
    Wed, Jun 23, 11:30am–1:00pm EDT
    Wed, Jul 7, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm EDT 

    Sign Up Here to Register for one of these sessions: 

    or contact us at

    Topics Covered in What You Need To Know About Running for Office in Beaufort County

    • What positions are up for election in 2022 (State, County, and municipalities) and what are the requirements for each office?
    • What should I consider before making a decision to run for political office?
    •  How should I determine what office I want to run for?
    • How do I register my campaign and make it official?
    • Check List of To Do’s before you announce your candidacy.
    • Starting to develop your messaging, organizing volunteers, and creating a campaign budget.
    • Calculating your win number (the number of votes to need to win).
    • How much money do I need to raise?
    • Resources For Candidates in Beaufort County

    Submitted by:  Chris deVries

  • 20 May 2021 6:50 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    Community Conversations with Alex Brown Returns This Friday, May 21 at 5:00pm with New Town Manager, Marc Orlando

    Alex Brown, Ward 1 Town Council member is continuing his series of Community Conversations this Friday, May 21 at 5:00 pm at the Sailing and Rowing Center Park on Squire Pope Road. As you may know, Alex has scheduled several of these conversations to bring important topics and decision-makers directly to you. Marc Orlando, our new Town Manager, will be his guest this Friday. 

    The topics that Marc will address include:

    • Impacts of upcoming 278 Corridor Construction
    • Unique Ward 1 issues: historic overlay district, exodus of working folks due to low wages and inadequate housing, perpetuation of Gullah-Geechee culture
    • Long-term challenges to our residents’ quality of life
    • Priorities in implementing Our Plan opportunities

    There will be time to raise any questions and concerns you may have. Please join Community Conversations with Alex Brown as he welcomes Marc Orlando.

    As always, COIN appreciates your active involvement in these issues. 

    Risa Sreden Prince and Patsy Brison

    Co-founders of the Coalition of Island Neighbors


  • 17 May 2021 9:48 AM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head is currently conducting its 2021-22 membership campaign. Many Liberal Ladies are members but if you are new to the area or not already a member, consider joining.

    For just $125, you are provided 14 Friday morning presentations by world class leaders in their disciplines. John Bolton, (yes, that John Bolton) opens in October with a presentation followed by an impressive line up of presenters. For the complete list, click here:

    In addition to the Friday morning speaker series, there is a fall book club (one book over 3 -4 sessions) and a winter 8 week small discussion series. Usually, three evening sessions are offered as well. I have participated in all and found them very valuable.

    All for $125! They intend to resume in person meetings in \October at First Presbyterian Church and sessions will also be live streamed. As always, the speaker is recorded and posted on their website if you miss the presentation.

    For membership information click here….

    Full website is worth exploring. Hope to see you there.

    Any questions? contact Lynn Cordy

  • 3 May 2021 10:41 PM | Lauri Mitchell

    The Virtual Run for South Carolina Native Trees will act as a public fundraiser to acquire funds for the needed gardening supplies of the project so that 500 trees can be grown and planted principally in Beaufort County.  From increased residential/commercial development as well as past hurricanes, coastal South Carolina has been losing many trees.  The loss of trees has caused the displacement of animals often leading to road kill, poor air quality, destroyed habitats, and diminished natural beauty.  In an effort to restore the lost trees, the Environmental Club at USCB is starting a tree planting initiative to have 500 South Carolina native trees planted by 2022.  Some of the coastal native trees we are working with include:

        1. Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
        2. Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
        3. Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)
        4. Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
        5. Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)

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