From staff reports
Women’s rights are on the ballot — and so are a record-number of women if you’re a Beaufort County voter. That’s the message the Beaufort County Democratic Party will rally around when the local party’s Blue Bash Get Out The Vote celebration Sunday at Oyster Factory Park takes on a pink tinge.
That’s because most if not all of the candidates expected to speak at the event are women, which party officials say is appropriate at a time when stripping women’s health care rights is a perpetual hot topic in the state legislature.
“Women’s rights are on the ballot, plain and simple, and we are thrilled to have some incredible women on the Democratic ticket,” BCDP Chair Kathleen Hughes said. “We are inspired by these strong, qualified women who have stepped up to offer South Carolina voters an alternative on the ballot and example of the dedication it will take to continue the fight for women’s rights and equality for all, regardless of their gender identity.”
Democratic nominees Tally Casey (S.C. Lt. Gov.), Lisa Ellis (S.C. Superintendent of Education), Rosemounda “Peggy” Butler (S.C. Secretary of State), Dr. Annie Andrews (U.S. House District 1), Barb Nash (S.C. House District 124), Marilyn Harris (Beaufort County Council District 2), and Cathy McClellan (Beaufort County Council District 11) are scheduled to speak along with S.C. Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson and other candidates, elected officials and supporters.
The rally is scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Oyster Factory Park on the May River in Bluffton and will feature food trucks and music by DJ O.J. Driessen.
“The Democratic Party is the party of the people, so we wanted to put forward a positive, family-friendly environment where our loyal supporters can come together and get excited for one of the most important elections of our lifetimes and undecided voters who want to hear more about our candidates also feel welcome,” Hughes said. “We look forward to a great afternoon celebrating women and democracy.”
Want to Go?
Who: Beaufort County Democratic Party
What: Blue Bash Get Out The Vote Rally
When: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9
Where: Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton
Notes: The event will feature food trucks and music by DJ O.J. Driessen