Yesterday, during a “Build Back Better” bus tour stop in Columbia, South Carolina, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison announced that the South Carolina Democratic Party will receive the very first initial grant in the DNC’s newly-created “Red State Fund” and “I Will Vote” initiative. This grant will provide $100,000 to the South Carolina Democratic Party to fund voter registration efforts ahead of the 2022 midterms.
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The Post and Courier: National Democrats invest $100K in SC voter registration as Jaime Harrison takes helm
COLUMBIA — In his first public event back in his home state of South Carolina since becoming chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Jaime Harrison announced Aug. 13 that the party will be giving S.C. Democrats $100,000 to boost their efforts to register new voters.
“Folks are out there who believe in our message, but we’ve got to spend the time and the money to reach them and to get them registered to vote,” Harrison said in a news conference outside S.C. Democratic Party headquarters. “Building a movement takes time and it takes hard work, and the DNC is in this for the long haul.”
Associated Press: South Carolina gets $100k from DNC for voter registration
The first-ever “Red State Fund” grant will provide the state’s Democratic party with resources to hire staff and get people registered across South Carolina, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison announced Friday.
The grant is just the beginning of the investments the DNC will make in state parties, accompanying other efforts to build out infrastructure related to voter registration and protection, Harrison said.
“The South is changing,” said Harrison, an Orangeburg native who led the South Carolina Democrats until 2017. “We need to make sure that we’re doing the work to get those people registered to vote, to educate those folks, to mobilize them, and then get them to the polls and protect their votes when they get there.”
WACH Fox 57: Jaime Harrison announces fund grant for state voter registration
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison announced Friday that the South Carolina Democratic Party will receive a fund grant to increase the state’s voter registration.
During his “Build Back Better” bus tour, Harrison, a former S.C. Senate Candidate stopped in Columbia to meet with other state Democrats and announce the first “Red State Fund” that will give the state’s Democratic Party $100,000.
ABC Columbia: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison announces SC Democratic Party will receive grant to fund voter registration efforts
Friday, the “Build Back Better” bus tour stopped in Columbia, South Carolina. During this stop, Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison announced that the South Carolina Democratic Party will receive the first grant in the DNC’s “Red State Fund.” Officials say this grant will provide $100,000 to fund voter registration efforts ahead of the midterm election in 2022.
WCBD: SC to receive $100K grant for voter registration efforts
Jaime Harrison on Friday announced that South Carolina will be the first state to receive a $100,000 grant as part of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) “Red State Fund” and “I will Vote” initiative.
The money will be given to the SC Democratic Party “to fund voter registration efforts ahead of the 2022 midterms.”
“While Republicans are going to egregious lengths to keep people from voting, the investment we are making today will help more people in the state of South Carolina register to vote so that they can make their voices heard,” Harrison said.