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Change to November 2019 Meeting

Horry County Democratic Party The Horry County Democratic Party Executive Committee voted to implement a rule change that will allow us to elect county party officers in odd numbered years. Based on that vote I asked delegates to the 2018 county convention to attend a Special County Convention in November 2019, so that they could […]

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By V. Susan Hutchinson October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States. Domestic violence affects people from all walks of life and makes no distinction between race, gender, religion, culture or social status. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, passed in 1994, included a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which […]

Impeachment and Trump’s Economy

By Rick Patelunas Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has dismissed the impeachment inquiry into President Trump as a “silly gotcha game.” That’s quite an understatement given his boss’s assessment. Trump called the inquiry a coup and later said it would lead to civil war. He warned about the economic consequences if impeachment moves forward, “If […]

Donald J. Trump vs. The Bill of Rights

By V. Susan Hutchinson A Donald Trump type presidency was a potential reality when the newly drafted Constitution was sent to the states for approval. There were some states who wouldn’t approve without protection for the people from a more centralized government. Because of their perseverance, it is the Bill of Rights that will eventually […]

Robertson: Horry, Black Voters Key to 2020

By Bob Gatty Horry County and the turnout of African American voters throughout the state will be the key to Democrats carrying South Carolina in 2020, predicts state Democratic Party Chairman Trav Robertson. “There is something happening in South Carolina,” declared Robertson as he addressed the sold-out 2019 HCDP SHORE Dinner Sept. 28. “I’m here […]

SHORE Dinner to Support HCDP 2020 Campaign

By Bob Gatty Democrats from across Horry County and beyond jammed the Bay Watch Resort and Conference Center ballroom Saturday night, Sept. 28, to help raise money for the upcoming 2020 election campaign, an election that HCDP Chair Don Kohn has described as “the most consequential in the history of our country.” Rallied by Kohn, […]

The Lindsey Graham ‘Nothing Burger’

By Don Kohn Sen. Lindsey Graham has become a leader in President Trump’s impeachment defense and one of his first salvos is a Sept. 25 tweet labeling as a “nothing burger” the whistleblower complaint saying that Trump tried to convince his counterpart in Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Essentially, the whistleblower accused […]

Rise Up! Take a Stand!

By Bob Gatty. As the nation faces the prospect of potentially divisive Trump impeachment proceedings, the importance of Democrats rising up and taking a stand on behalf of everyday Americans and South Carolinians becomes ever more evident. That is exactly what HCDP has been doing with its “Take a Stand” marketing campaign, which will become […]

Gun Sense Action Committee at Galivants Ferry Stump

The Gun Sense Action Committee, with a booth at the Galivants Ferry Stump on Sept. 16, had a very successful presence at the event, reports committee chair Henry Garbelman. “We utilized our new feather banner as well as our standard banner, had new business cards, handouts, and a sign-up sheet with our new logo,” he […]