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A campaign for Congress includes months of stumping and speeches, but what I really look forward to between now and the November 8 General Election is engaging voters throughout the Second Congressional District of South Carolina.

You the voter have made it clear that you are frustrated about the political state of things. And you don’t want—nor do you deserve—calculated replies from suits on soapboxes.

You need a candidate who listens to you, who understands you, who connects with you. A candidate who will search tirelessly for the right path in the midst of converging ways. A candidate who isn’t afraid to tackle a controversial issue with you, who will always represent you with integrity.

Elections have almost turned into athletic contests. We boo and cheer candidates and their supporters before anyone can complete a sentence. Let’s stop reacting to one another. Instead, let’s connect. Let’s build on commonalities, and find ways to create opportunities and achieve prosperity even when our political labels don’t match.

I’m running for Congress as a Democratic Party and Green Party fusion candidate. I pledge to lead as your SC Congressional District 2 neighbor. And I can’t wait to connect with you.

To arrange for me to visit your community, please email info@bjorn2run.com or call 803.765.9851.




Saturday, July 9 @ 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – St. Andrews/Irmo Democrats July Breakfast (St. Andrews Park, Room 1 / 920 Beatty Road / Columbia, 29210)

Saturday, July 16 @ 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – USO Day – Give Back to Those Who Sacrifice (McGrady National Guard Training Center / 5411 Leesburg Road / Eastover, 29044)  Note: Local community organizer, Nick Draewell, is asking volunteers to show up in their dungarees, and be prepared to paint, hammer and perform clean up as a way of “giving back” to those already prepared to sacrifice everything for us.  Bjorn for Congress will be there that day, lending a helping hand—or two!  NOTE:  Full names of volunteers must be provided by July 12 in advance of event; email info@bjorn2run.com or call 803.765.9851.

Saturday, July 16 @ 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – POLITICS BY THE POOL FUNDRAISER (Private Residence of Eunice “Tootsie” Holland / 5015 Forest Lake Place / Columbia, 29205)  Note: This event includes a suggested minimum contribution of $25.  Here’s the Facebook Event page as well.

Thursday, July 21 @ 2:00 p.m. – “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” South Carolina Democratic Party 2016 Coordinated Campaign Press Conference (South Carolina State House, north steps {you know, by Geo. Washington’s statue})  Note: In attendance will be SCDP Chair Jaime Harrison, Congressman Clyburn, US Senate Candidate Pastor Thomas Dixon, and all of the other SC Congressional Candidates, including Arik Bjorn.

Saturday, July 23 @ 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Aiken Unity Day (Perry Memorial Park / 720 Abbeville Avenue NE, Aiken 29801)

Thursday, July 28 @ 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) (Join us for this fun online event hosted on the Political Revolution’s Reddit page!)  Here’s the link to the final AMA (Ask Me Anything) transcript!

Sunday, July 31 @ 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Gun Reform Brunch (Rockaways / 2719 Rosewood Drive, Columbia 29205)


Saturday, August 6 @ 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Bjorn’s Birthday Bash at Rockaways (Rockaways / 2719 Rosewood Drive, Columbia 29205)  Note: Join us for Arik’s 43rd birthday bash.  Suggested present:  $43 contribution to “BJORN FOR CONGRESS.”  Please no personal presents.

Saturday, August 13 @ 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – 35th Annual Pelion Peanut Party Parade (Pelion Community Center 29123)  Note: Here’s the Official Event page.

Friday, August 19 @ 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – AN EVENING WITH AMOS HOFFMAN FUNDRAISER (Private Residence of Lucero & Manuel Mesa / 2 Briarberry Road / Columbia, 29223)  Note: This event includes a suggested minimum contribution of $50.  Here’s the Facebook Event page as well.

Saturday, August 27 @ 11:00 a.m. to ALL DAY. – Main Street Latin Fest (1400 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201)  Come visit our Bjorn for Congress Booth!  We’ll have Spanish translations of all our campaign materials!  “Hay una manera mejor!”


Saturday, September 3 @ 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – 27th Annual South Carolina Pride Festival (Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201)  We are both “proud” and humbled that we have been asked to speak at this year’s SC Pride.  (Speech Time TBA.)  Come visit our Bjorn for Congress Booth and register to vote!

Saturday, September 10 @ 7:04 a.m. – South Carolina Blue Brothers Sunrise Press Conference (West End of the old Church Street Bridge / Middle of the Great Pee Dee River / Georgetown, SC 29440 / Google Maps Location)  Click here to read the full press conference announcement.

Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Aiken County Democratic Party 14th Annual Fish Fry (Aiken Electric Cooperative Community Room / 2790 Wagener Road / Aiken, SC 29801)  See link above for purchasing tickets; tickets must be purchased in advance.  Here’s our Facebook Event Page as well.

Saturday, September 17 @ 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Shout Fest (Perry Memorial Park / 720 Abbeville Road / Aiken, SC 29801).  Come visit our campaign and meet the candidate at the Aiken County Democratic Party booth!

Tuesday, September 20 @ 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Bjorn for Congress Fundraiser at Old Mill Brewpub (Old Mill Brewpub / 711 E Main Street / Lexington, SC 29072).  Come meet Arik Bjorn, Candidate for SC Congressional District 2, at Lexington’s Old Mill Brewpub. Event sponsored by Chris Burnette, Joan Guy, Randy Herald & Deborah Simmel. Suggested Contribution: $25 per individual, $40 per couple. Light hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Saturday, September 24 @ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – The Okra Strut Parade (Irmo Community Park / 7507 Eastview Drive / Irmo, SC / 29063)  Note: Here’s the Official Event page.


Friday, October 14 @ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Stuart Andrews & Friends Fundraiser for Bjorn for Congress (Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough Law Firm / Meridian Building / 1320 Main Street, 17th Floor / Columbia, SC / 29201).  Note: Please join Stuart Andrews, Cory Manning, Bill Latham, and Travis Dayhuff at a gathering with friends to benefit the South Carolina 2nd Congressional District Democratic Party candidate, ARIK BJORN, at the office of Nelson, Mullins, Riley, & Scarborough, LLP.  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  Limited space available.

Saturday, October 15 @ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Arik & Hoss Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Spirit Communications Park / 1640 Freed Street / Columbia, SC 29201).  Bjorn for Congress has been invited by the South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to participate in its upcoming 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Columbia, SC.  Thus, we invite folks to check party politics at the door for one morning this October. This is a nonpartisan event–for a critical cause. Join and contribute to Team Arik & Hoss on the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Columbia, SC.

Thursday, October 20 @ 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Aiken Town Hall (Aiken Municipal Auditorium / Aiken City Hall / 214 Park Avenue SW / Aiken, SC / 29801)  Note: The Aiken Municipal Auditorium is located inside Aiken City Hall. However, to enter the Auditorium, go to “The Alley” side of the building.

Saturday, October 22 @ 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Columbia Town Hall (Ramada Columbia Fort Jackson / 1539 Horseshoe Drive / Columbia, SC / 29223)  Note: Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.; the Town Hall begins at 9 a.m.  The cost of breakfast is not provided.

Saturday, October 22 @ 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Bjorn’s Bridgepoint Riverside Fundraiser (Bridgepoint Condominiums / 100 Sunset Boulevard / West Columbia, SC / 29169)  Note: Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Valet Parking provided. Suggested contribution: $25 per guest. Bridgepointe Condominiums is conveniently just over the Gervais Street Bridge from Downtown Columbia and easily accessible via Sunset Blvd. (U.S. 378).

Thursday, October 27 @ 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – “Palmetto Scene” (South Carolina ETV / SCETV) Televised interview with Congressman Joe Wilson (R – SC 2nd District) and Democratic Party/Green Party candidate Arik Bjorn.  The interview will be conducted by Charles Bierbauer, Dean of the College of Mass Communications & Information Studies, at the University of South Carolina and a former CNN Senior Washington Correspondent and ABC News Moscow Bureau Chief. 

Saturday, October 29 @ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Team Bjorn at the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence (Spirit Communications Park / 1640 Freed Street / Columbia, SC 29201).  Join us, and our good friend and Domestic Violence activist, Elizabeth Withey Gray—the Walk’s Grand Marshall—for a decidedly nonpartisan cause the morning of Saturday, October 29.  No cost; just remember to bring your sneakers!


Thursday, November 1 @ 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Bjorn to Perform ‘Talent at Tapps’ GOTV Fundraiser (Tapps Arts Center / 1644 Main Street / Columbia, SC / 29201)  Note: Musical and poetry performances by some of the best artists in the Midlands—plus a special live performance from the Candidate himself!






“There’s a Better Way!”

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