The Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina, along with the SCDP Rural Caucus, and Margaret Sumpter of Hopkins will host 2020 Presidential Candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg today, Monday, September 16, 2019, from 2:20 pm – 3:30 pm at “The Hill” located at 1432 Crosshill Road Hopkins, SC 29061.
The focus of this event is to give the candidate an opportunity to hear first-hand the unique challenges faced by rural African American voters in South Carolina.
This event is a continuation of the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina’s, Welcome to My Hood voter engagement initiative, which is designed to re-engage South Carolina voters who are among the 300,000 who haven’t returned to the polls since President Obama left office.
Johnnie Cordero, Chairman of the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina, said that Trump is in office now because of rural voters. “We in the Democratic party have forgotten about rural voters and if we wish to retake the White House, we must understand and be responsive to the needs of rural America. That is why we are so very pleased to have my good friend and colleague, Tangee Brice Jacobs, partner with us on this event. As Chairwoman of the South Carolina Democratic Rural Caucus, she has been a force in advocating for the state’s rural communities. ”
All local residents and community leaders are encouraged to attend. Members of the press are welcome. Please direct all event inquiries to Michael Bailey, Public Relations Officer for the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina, 803-238-7121 or [email protected]