Organization efforts moving forward in South Carolina
Draft Biden 2016â€™s executive director, Will Pierce, will be attending the South Carolina Democratic Convention this upcoming Saturday, April 25, as well as the Jefferson-Jackson dinner the night before. Draft Biden 2016 is organized to draft the Vice President into the 2016 Presidential race.
â€œIâ€™m thrilled to attend and to meet some of our South Carolina supporters in person,â€ Pierce said. â€œThe groundswell of support weâ€™re seeing for the Vice President is beyond encouraging.â€
South Carolina is one of the three key states Draft Biden 2016 is concentrating efforts on. They plan to open field offices in each state and place a team on the ground to organize volunteer mobilization and voter outreach.
â€œWeâ€™ve hit the ground running building up support in these key states and now itâ€™s just a matter of plugging in the various pieces,â€ Pierce continued. â€œItâ€™s hard to overestimate how important South Carolina is to our efforts. We really want to build a great structure for the Vice President there.â€
The South Carolina Democratic Convention will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Center in Columbia on April 25. The Jefferson-Jackson dinner is also at the Columbia Metropolitan Center on April 24. The South Carolina primary for the 2016 Democratic nomination is tentatively scheduled for February 13, 2016.