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Download a  South Carolina Green Party Flyer in PDF form.

This is the official weblog of the South Carolina Green Party, a ballot-qualified party with active chapters in Charleston, Greenville, and Richland Counties.  Many members exist at-large across the state.

Join

South Carolina residents can join existing Green Party chapters or work as at-large members to build local parties in their area.

A check or paypal payment of $25 = one year SCGP dues and supports independent politics in South Carolina.

In order to pay for your membership online, visit the SCGP paypal account here:

If you prefer to pay by check, sent $25 to the SCGP mailbox:

  • South Carolina Green Party, Attn: David Whiteman, Treasurer, P.O. Box 5341, Columbia SC 29250

Membership dues are renewable annually.

Once your membership is processed, you will be encouraged to join the membership discussion forum and participating local groups.

History

The SCGP is a state affiliate of the Green Party of the United States and became a recognized party in the state in 2002. Today, we have a single elected official, Eugene Platt, who serves on the James Island Public Service District.

In 2010, Tom Clements, a Columbia nuclear policy expert working for Friends of the Earth, ran as the SC Green Party nominee for U.S. Senate against Republican Jim DeMint and Democrat Alvin Greene.  Clements was endorsed by the Rock Hill Herald, the National Sierra Club and by the Columbia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO among others.  After a vigorous statewidecampaign, Clements obtained 121,472 votes, 9.22% of the total.

South Carolina is regarded as a politically conservative state, but it is also far more diverse and progressive than generally believed.

We are a small, ballot-qualified party working to broaden political participation in South Carolina.  We offer a route to political participation by progressives, reformers and workers for social justice.

If you wish to support the South Carolina Green Party, please donate, and join the party.

South Carolina Green Party Steering Committee

general email: scgreenpartyinfo@earthlink.net

general phone number: contact Co-Chair Scott West at 347-581-0230

Mary Smith (2016-2018), Charleston, charlestongreens@gmail.com
Scott West, co-chair (2016-2018), Columbia, slwest@gmail.com, 347-581-0230 (cell)
Harold Geddings (2015-2020), giddyiguana@gmail.com
Mike Stewart (2016-2018), Greenville, mike@upstatescgp.org
Bill Kreml (2015-2020), Columbia, billkreml@gmail.com
Bryan Pugh (2015-2020), Orangeburg, legends@sc.rr.com
Thom Taylor
 (2016-2018), Summerville, tours843@aol.com
David Whiteman (2015-2020), Columbia, davidpwhiteman@yahoo.com

Bylaws of the South Carolina Green Party

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SCGP Office Holders

Eugene Platt (elected)
James Island Public Service District

SCGP delegates to Green Party National Committee

David Whiteman (delegate)
William Kreml (delegate)

SCGP members on Green Party national committees

Coordinated Campaign Committee:  vacant
International Committee: vacant
Media Committee:  vacant