We will have a social hour and candidate speeches from those running for YDSC office on Friday. Elections will be held via electronic ballot this year.
 
We will have our business portion, awards ceremony, breakout sessions/training, we will hear from candidates seeking office in South Carolina and we will have election announcements on Saturday.
Please see below for important updates about: Registering for Convention, Sponsorship, Chapter Chartering process, filing to run for a position on the Executive Board how to submit amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.
This Convention is the time to re-energize the Young Democrats of South Carolina and work towards our 2020 Vision. Convention news, including programming, will always be updated here.
The Young Democrats of South Carolina will hold our 2020 State Convention on Friday, July 24, 2020 through Saturday July 25, 2020 via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

2020 YDSC State Convention Digital Booklet

YDSC Executive Board Elections

Candidates List

President

Jeni Atchley, Lowcountry Young Democrats

First Vice President

Charles Fricke, Young Democrats of the Central Midlands

Second Vice President

Kevin Eckert, Sumter-Clarendon Young Democrats

Ebony Clemmons, Lowcountry Young Democrats

Secretary

Lucas Cumbee, Lowcountry Young Democrats

Shadae Boakye-Yiadom, Young Democrats of Greenville County

Treasurer

Micah Jenkins, Young Democrats of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens County

Ebony Clemmons, Lowcountry Young Democrats

National Committee Members (pick 2)

Phillip Ford, Orangeburg Calhoun Young Democrats

Cody Burke, Young Democrats of Greenville County

Breanna Spaulding, Young Democrats of the Central Midlands

Samantha Fons, Young Democrats of Greenville County

In order to vote in the 2020 YDSC Elections, you must meet two requirements: ​

  1. Be in a approved chapter membership roster

  2. Be registered for the 2020 Convention

Convention Schedule of Events

Friday, July 24, 2020

 

7:00   PM                    Welcoming Remarks

7:10   PM                    Call for Nominations & Candidate Speeches

9:10   PM                    YDSC Virtual Social Begins

                                    Special Presentation from the YDSC Caucuses

                                    Caucus Cocktails!

10:00 PM                    YDSC Election Ballot Opens via Electronic Ballot

Saturday, July 24, 2020

 

9:00 AM                      Welcome and Call to Order

                                    Invocation by Bishop John H. Wright, Jr.

 

9:05 AM                      Business Meeting of the 2020 YDSC Annual Convention

                                     Appointment of Convention Officers

                                     Executive Board, Chapter Chair, & Caucus Chair Reports

                                    Acceptance of the Officer Reports

                                    Session on Constitutional and Bylaw Amendments

 

11:30 AM                    Awards Ceremony & Luncheon *will be live streamed*

 

12:25 PM                   Convention Resumes on closed Zoom Link

                                   Remarks from guest speakers

                                   Candidates include: Majority Whip Clyburn, Jaime

                                   Harrison, Kim Nelson, Adair Boroughs, Melissa Watson,

                                   Scott Thorpe, Moe Brown, Melissa N. Watson (Emerge), SC

                                   Democratic Women, College Democrats, High School

                                   Democrats of SC

 

2:25 PM                      Breakout Sessions/Training/Panels

 2:30 PM                     1A-How to Use Basecamp to Mobilize Your Chapter

 

                                    2A-SC Voter Protection Unit Panel with the SC 

                                           Voter Protection Unit

                                    Shaundra Young Scott, Director 

                                    Eli Valentin, Deputy Director 

                                    Ryan Robidoux, Voter Protection Hotline Manger

                                    Philisea Matthews, Voter Protection Organizer

                                    Moderator: Lauren Brown, Lowcountry Young Democrats

                                   Treasurer and SCDP Communications Director

                                   

3:20 PM                     1B - Chapter Building and Growth

                                   Isaac Wilson, Member of Young Democrats of Florence                                               County, candidate for SC House District 63 and Past YDA 

                                       Southeast Region Deputy Director

                                   Ra Shad Frazier-Gaines, YDSC National Committee

                                       Member, Co-Founder Amplify Action, and Founder of the

                                       Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of America

 

                                    2B - Campaigning During COVID-19

                                    Rep. Krystle Matthews SC House 117

                                    Kim Nelson candidate for SC-04

                                    Heather Bauer Dughaish  fmr. Candidate for SC House 75

                                    Sam Skardon SC State Senate 41

                                    Moe Brown candidate for SC-05

                                    Moderator: Bre Spaulding, Chair Young Democrats of the

                                          Central Midlands

 

4:05 PM                    C- Black Lives Matter Panel

                                  Moderator: Jazz Johnson, Former SC Deputy Field Director 

                                      at Bernie Sanders for President 2020, Former State

                                      Coordinator at Black Voters Matter

                                  Malalah Waller, Vice Chair of the Orangeburg Calhoun

                                      Young Democrats, graduate and Adjunct Professor at

                                      HBCU, Claflin University, Co-owner of Political firm in 

                                      Orangeburg, SC

                                   Chelsea Johnson, McCormick County School District

                                       Elementary Teacher, M.ED Candidate, Educational

                                       Leadership, Rural Area Black Lives Matter Activist
                                   Sydney Kesler, Community Organizer with EDF Action

                                       Charleston, Co-Creator of the Black Liberation Fund in                                             Charleston, SC

                                   Dr. Jermaine Johnson- YDSC Black Caucus Chair, Vice Chair

                                        of the Young Democrats of the Central Midlands and

                                        Candidate for SC House 80

                                    Brandon Upson- Founder and Executive Director at

                                        Amplify Action, a nonprofit organization that cultivates

                                        the civic and political engagement of Black and African

                                        American men in the Southeastern region.

 

5:00 PM                      Election Results Announced *will be live streamed*

                                    Acceptance Speeches and Swearing in of officers

                                    Closing Remarks

Our convention would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Our goal is to raise $5,000 in 2020 to continue to grow YDSC's membership and ensure we win elections in 2020 and beyond. 

 

2020 VISIONARY

  • Donate $20.20 for 2020

  • Name will be printed in the Digital Convention Program 

 

PATRON: $100 AND LESS

  • Name will be printed in the Digital Convention Program 

  • Name will be announced during the Convention as a 2020 Sponsor

 

FRIEND: $101-$249

  • Name will be printed in the Digital Convention Program 

  • Name will be announced during the Convention as a 2020 Sponsor

  • 1 Complimentary Convention Registration

 

SILVER SPONSOR: $250-$499

  • ¼ Page Advertisement in Digital Convention Program

  • Name will be announced during the Convention as a 2020 Sponsor

  • 2 Complimentary Convention Registrations

 

GOLD SPONSOR: $500-$749

  • ½ Page Advertisement in the Digital Convention Program 

  • Name will be announced during the Convention as a 2020 Sponsor

  • 2 Complimentary Convention Registrations

  • Recognition from the microphone during the Convention

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $750-$999

  • ½ Page Advertisement in the Digital Convention Program 

  • 4 Complimentary Convention Registrations

  • Name will be announced during the Convention as a 2020 Sponsor

  • Speaking privileges during the Welcome Address on Saturday

  • Name and logo will receive premium placement on YDSC website

 

PALMETTO (LUNCHEON/AWARDS) SPONSOR: $1,000-$1,499

  • Full page Advertisement in Digital Convention Booklet

  • Name will be announced during the Convention as a 2020 Sponsor

  • Speaking privileges at the Luncheon (Awards Ceremony)

  • Name and logo placement on all Awards Ceremony materials

  • Name and logo will receive premium placement on YDSC website

  • Thank you recognition on all YDSC social media outlets and from local chapters throughout the state

 

CRESCENT (CONVENTION) SPONSOR: $1,500 AND ABOVE

  • 5 Registrations to the Convention

  • Full Page (back cover) Advertisement in Digital Convention Booklet

  • Logo Placement on Banner

  • Name and logo placed on all Digital Convention Material

  • Name will be announced during the Convention as a 2020 Sponsor

  • Premium placement of name and logo on YDSC website

  • Speaking privileges during the business meeting

  • Thank you recognition on all YDSC social media outlets and from local chapters throughout the state

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