Our November meeting is Wednesday, November 20, 6:30pm, at Earth Fare.  We will be in the cafe – please join us!



We will not have a monthly meeting so that members can attend the Bill McKibben lecture at Physician’s Auditorium.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 16, 6pm, Physician’s Auditorium
“The Climate Heats Up” by Bill McKibben of


Thursday, October 17, 7pm, ILA Hall
Join us for a fun evening with political satirist and troubadour Dave Lippman.

Veteran satirical songster Dave Lippman is fired up, with Wild Bill Bailout firing back, over healthcare, climate scare and War in Who Knows Where. This show has delighted and terrified audiences throughout the Free World, and in some pretty cheap places as well. Attendance is optional but strongly suggested.

Dave Lippman has toured from San Francisco to Sydney, from Boston to Berlin, from the Midwest to the Mideast. Utah Phillips said of Lippman, “God that man can talk! What a great writer!” “Viciously funny,” said the Guardian. “Lippman is a national treasure,” countered the L.A. Herald-Examiner.

Lippman has been performing his brand of musical comedy for over 30 years. His most notorious CD is I Hate Wal-Mart; his most recent is Food, Clothing, & Glaciers.

Visit for audio and video samples of the show.

This event is free.


Saturday – Sunday, Oct 19-20, Penn Center
SC Progressive Network fall retreat

Space is filling fast! View the schedule and register at 09/03/register-now-for-network-retreat-at-penn-center-oct-19-20/


Monday, October 21, 7pm, Stern Center Ballroom, CofC
“The Meaning of Matthew” with Judy Shepard

Judy Shepard will discus her son Matthew and what each of us can do to Erase Hate.

In 1998, Judy Shepard lost her son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Speaking from a mother’s perspective, she has made the prevention of hate crimes the focus of her efforts. She will share her thoughts on what we can do as individuals and communities to make this world a more accepting place for everyone, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression.


Tuesday, October 22, 7pm, ILA Hall
South Carolina Progressive Network Charleston Chapter monthly meeting

This meeting has been rescheduled from Monday in order to allow members to attend the Judy Shepard lecture.


Saturday, November 2, 10:30am, in front of Emanuel AME Church, corner of 5th Ave and St Andrews Blvd

Adopt a Highway trash pickup.

Our September meeting is Wednesday, Sept 18, 6:30pm.  We will have the meeting at BARNES & NOBLE, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd in West Ashley (on the corner of Ashley River Rd).  Note that this is a different location!

Bring a friend and join us!

Our next monthly meeting is Wednesday, July 17, 6:30pm at Earth Fare in the South Windermere Plaza.  We will be in the cafe – please join us (and bring a friend!)


Upcoming local and Green events

Saturday, July 20, 11:00am, Marion Square

Rally for Trayvon Martin

More info will be posted soon. 


Monday, July 22, 7:00pm, ILA Hall

Monthly meeting of SC Progressive Network, Charleston Chapter

All progressives are invited!

This meeting was rescheduled from July 13 so that members could participate in a Trayvon Martin vigil.


Tuesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30pm, Bon Securs – St Francis Hospital, 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr, First floor room mall #1

Medicare’s 48th birthday party and Healthcare For All meeting

RSVP by Sunday, July 28 to Marta T. Hampton, MD at or 843-509-0012


Saturday, August 3, 9:00am, King St

Charleston Pride Parade

South Carolina Green Party is marching in the parade!  All Greens are invited to march with us!

Saturday, August 3, 12:00pm, Brittlebank Park

Charleston Pride Festival


Saturday, August 3, 7:00pm, Greater Park Circle Film Society

“God Loves Uganda”

This documentary film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity, and the dangers of mixing religion and politics.

Sponsored by the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry and the Alliance For Full Acceptance


Monday, August 5, 7:00pm, ILA Hall

Monthly meeting of Carolina Alliance for Fair Employment, Charleston Chapter

All are invited!


Thursday, August 8, 6:00 – 9:00pm, Mad River Grill

Party 4 a Purpose, fundraiser for Carolina Alliance for Fair Employment

$5 at the door gets you a free drink and CAFE gets to keep the $5!  Plus, raffle and more!


Saturday, Sept 7, 10:30am, 5th Ave (Maryville)

Adopt a Highway trash pickup.

Charleston Green Party sponsors this route!


Every Friday, 6:00 – 9:00pm, location varies – see link

Drinking Liberally

Drinking Liberally is a non-partisan social group where left-leaning (and those of us who are in full-blown tilt) can discuss news and politics.

All are welcome – this is NOT a Dem-only group!

Our February meeting is Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 pm, at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd.  Look for us in the cafe!


Announcement of SC Green Party Special Convention, 3/9/2013

The South Carolina Green Party will hold a special convention for the purpose of nominating our candidate for the May 7 special election for the US House of Representatives District 1.  The convention will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road in Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.

(Accommodations available at the Masters Inn, 300 Wingo Way, Mt Pleasant, $58.)

Following the convention there will be a business meeting of the South Carolina Green Party Steering Committee.

Contact or or if you have questions or need a ride!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 16, 6:30pm at Earth Fare in the South Windermere Plaza on Folly Road Blvd.  We will be planning for the upcoming special Congressional election so bring a friend or two and join us!
SC Progressive Network Charleston Chapter meeting
Monday, Jan 14, 7pm, ILA Hall
Join fellow Charleston area progresssives to discuss strategies and plans for this new year of advocacy and activism for social justice in SC. The Charleston chapter of the SC Progressive Network will meet on Monday, January 14, at 7 pm, in the ILA Hall on Morrison Drive. Meet, greet, network, and build solidarity among Lowcountry Progressives!
Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup
Saturday, Feb 2, 10:30am
The Charleston Green Party has adopted 5th Avenue and adjoining streets in Maryville/Ashleyville as part of the Adopt a Highway project.  Our next pickup will be Saturday, February 2.  We meet in front of the Emanuel AME Church at 10:30am.
Seismic Airgun Event Charleston
Tuesday, Feb 5, noon, Marion Square
Imagine if a jet plane flew over your head every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for weeks at a time.

Seismic airgun testing is used to find deep pockets of oil in the sea floor and is step one toward offshore drilling in the Atlantic.  A jet plane is just a small taste of the disruptive and deafening impact that seismic airgun testing will have on marine life if we don’t take action now.   The proposed seismic airgun testing for the Atlantic is projected to disturb and injure up to 138,500 dolphins and whales.  After seismic testing in Peru earlier this year, hundreds of dolphins washed up dead on the shores often with blood in their ears.  The decibels produced by seismic airgun blasts are loud enough to kill a human and for marine life the stakes are too high.

The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to make a decision in 2013, so join us to send a clear message: NO seismic airgun testing in the Atlantic!  Join Oceana Tuesday, February 5th at Marion Square in Charleston for a press conference and demonstration urging the Department of the Interior to reject seismic airgun testing in the Atlantic!   We will hold a press conference followed by a mock-seismic airgun test demonstration for 15 minutes using noise-makers to simulate the seismic testing proposed in the Atlantic that will occur every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for days to weeks at a time.

Contact: Katie Parrish, Oceana,, or at (239) 537-9507

Please come and voice your opposition to seismic airgun testing! 
– Sue
I Approve this Message
Movie trailer and info
Many of us were interviewed by Braxton Williams for his documentary on the struggles faced by third party candidates against the duopoly machine.  Braxton has shared some links and asked us to help spread the word!
We should have a full trailer by February.

Congratulations to Theresa Klapperich, Charleston Green Party member and treasurer, who is our newest member of the SC Green Party Steering Committee!

Do you have cable?  Watch for advertising in support of Dr. Jill Stein on MSNBC, CNN, and HLN starting today!

Lots happening in October!  Please attend one or more of these upcoming events!

Candidate forum for State House 114, Mon Oct 15, 7:00pm, Old St. Andrews Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road (West Ashley)
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women
This is a 2-part debate: Charleston County district 6 and State House 114

Come see Green Party candidate Larry Carter Center face off against petition candidate John Steinberger (tea party and Fair Tax advocate)  for State House 114.  Bobby Harrell has so far refused to debate – what is he afraid of?


Charleston GP meeting, Wed Oct 17, 6:30pm, Earth Fare
This is a special meeting!

Film maker Braxton Williams is making a documentary on the struggles of third party candidates in a two party-controlled system.   The main focus of the film is Libertarian candidate for CD-1, Keith Blandford.  Braxton will be at our meeting to interview Greens, as we are facing the same obstacles.

In addition, Dr. Bill Kreml will be visiting us from Columbia to share info on an advertising blitz and accompanying ground work for Jill Stein.  Ads started today (if anyone has cable, please watch for them on MSNBC, CNN, and HLN).

State House 115 Candidate Forum, Thursday, October 25.7 pm at the Town Hall of James Island

Sponsored by the James Island Messenger

Come support petition candidate Carol Tempel as she faces off against Republican Peter McCoy.  Send your questions to:

Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup, Sat Nov 3, 10:30am, meet at the corner of 5th Ave and St Andrews Blvd in front of the Emanuel AME Church

This is our last pickup of 2012.  Invite your friends!  We need a good turnout in order to cover our entire assigned route.

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