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Dear SCHSD member,

During this difficult time, we hope you and yours are doing well and staying healthy, mentally and physically. We have exciting news-- our 2020-2021 executive board has been appointed, and we have a lot of exciting plans and events in the works, this month and into the future. Stay tuned for more on our legislative and electoral initiatives and even more virtual events!

On several accounts, the 2020 election will be one of the most vital in recent history. Today, May third, marks six months until the election this fall, and the coronavirus pandemic has made it clearer than ever that we need new leadership in this country. We must work to defeat Donald Trump, flip the Senate, keep the House, and elect Democrats on the state and local levels. During this vital six month time period, we must also act, personally and politically, to keep our communities safe by continuing to social distance until restrictions are lifted and advocating for vote-by-mail measures, in our state's June primary and in the general election. 

Keep reading to meet the members of our new executive board and learn how you can take action this month on the state and national levels. We can't wait to hit the ground running and work with all of you to help promote progressive ideals and get Democrats elected up and down the ballot this fall!

Any questions or suggestions? Contact our chair at kbruner@hsdems.org.

Emily Yi
SCHSD Communications Director
MEET OUR 2020-2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD!
Chair
Kate Bruner
Phone Number: (864) 320-2131
Email: kbruner@hsdems.org
Instagram: @brunerkate
Vice Chair
Dalton Perry
Phone Number: (803) 447-3534
Email: dperry@hsdems.org
Instagram: @daltonperryyyy
Expansion Director
Mackenzie Fisher
Phone Number: (864) 907-9757
Email: mfisher@hsdems.org
Instagram: @mackenziemf4
Communications Director
Emily Yi
Phone Number: (864) 534-0955
Email: eyi@hsdems.org
Instagram: @the.emily.y
Legislative Director
Alex Doyle
Phone Number: (863) 597-2073
Email: adoyle@hsdems.org
Instagram: @alex.doylee
Financial Director
Saanvi Merchant
Phone Number: (864) 202-3500
Email: smerchant@hsdems.org
Instagram: @smerchanttt
Events Director
Jack Stokes
Phone Number: (864) 497-9350
Email: jstokes@hsdems.org
Instagram: @Jack.stokess
This Month's Virtual Events!
We strongly encourage everyone to participate in our weekly virtual events! Even though local chapters can't physically meet and hold events, it's still more important than ever to stay involved and work towards a blue wave this November. You can read more by going to our website, schsdems.org --> Take Action --> Events and Committees. 

Our weekly events this month include:
  • Instagram lives @southcarolinahsdems every Saturday morning at 11 AM. Tune in to listen to our Executive Board members answer questions and talk about upcoming projects and events!
  • Phone-bank trainings and action hours every Tuesday at 6 PM (Remember that our individual and chapter phone-bank competition will run until May 12! Make calls at any time and track your calls at bit.ly/call4SC, and keep an eye on our weekly leaderboards on our Instagram and Facebook!)
  • Finally, don't forget that you can phone-bank at any time (within reasonable hours.) Access links to phone-bank for Kim Nelson and Jaime Harrison at bit.ly/call4SC, (or sign up for a shift with Jaime here,) and let us know if you know of any other SC Democratic candidates running at any level with phone or text banking opportunities!
You can RSVP for all of our virtual events on our Mobilize account here! As always, keep an eye on our social media and our emails throughout the month to stay updated on all the ways you can get involved virtually.
Phone-bank now!
National HSDA Events and Opportunities
In addition to our state-wide events, there are several exciting updates and ways to get involved on the national level this month!
  • Weekly Friday phone-banks! Every Friday at 1:30 PM EST and 6 PM EST, join HSDA for national Zoom phone-banking for key candidates across the country! Sign up here: bit.ly/callwithhsda.
  • TPT podcast! The Progressive Teen, HSDA's official media publication, is launching a podcast! Listen at anchor.fm/tptradio, on Spotify at TPT Radio, or anywhere else you hear podcasts!
  • National Diversity Initiative and new HSDA caucuses! The HSDA Caucus system is intended to give underrepresented communities an amplified voice in HSDA. New caucuses launched recently include the Indigenous Peoples' Caucus, the First Generation Caucus, and the Red State Caucus. If you are a member of these or other marginalized communities and are interested in getting involved in HSDA on a national level, register for an HSDA Caucus here!
Take Action with us on Mobilize!
The SC High School Democrats is excited to introduce our brand new Mobilize America account! This is a great tool to easily RSVP for all of our virtual events (and any virtual events/opportunities offered by our partnered organizations/campaigns). Don't forget to check our Mobilize page regularly to stay up-to-date on ways to get involved!
Take Action with us on Mobilize!
Join an SCHSD Committee!
Want to get more involved in SCHSD and make a difference on the state level? As always, you can still sign up for one of our expansion or legislative committees! Most of the work for these committees is conducted virtually, so they are a great way to get involved from your home!

To read more about what our committees do, click here!

Joining a committee is easy! Just fill out one of the forms below:
Join an Expansion Committee!
Join our Legislative Committee!
Stay tuned for more upcoming events and initiatives from our new executive board! Remember to stay updated on all SCHSD events by following our Facebook (@southcarolinahsdems), Instagram (@southcarolinahsdems), Twitter (@hsdemsSC), and TikTok (@schighschooldems), and remember to visit and share our website at schsdems.org (check out our updated homepage!). Never hesitate to reach out to any member of the executive board with any questions. 

Let’s help turn South Carolina blue!

The 2020-2021 SCHSD Executive Board
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