Message from The Chair
Is It Bad Yet?
Some good Democrats are holding back wanting to give President Trump a chance, saying they will wait until it gets bad before taking action. Some are waiting to put their Don’t blame me bumper stickers on their cars until it gets bad. Ok, so is it bad yet? Day one—Inauguration Day, Trump had all references to global warming removed from the White House website. Is it bad yet? He’s put a total gag order on the Energy department, cancelling public appearances, conferences, any messaging, and even eliminating records on global warming. Is it bad yet? Day one, Trump’s inaugural speech was the most divisive inaugural speech ever. Is it bad yet?
Take Action Now—The Next Step in our Blueprint Forward.
Don’t miss the next meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee on Saturday, February 11 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea. Some of the most important speakers of the year will be spotlighted—that’s you, our members and guests. We want to hear what actions you have taken in our new Take Action Now campaign to stop the destructive Trump agenda…both on the local and national level. Phone calls? Lobbying in the Virginia General Assembly? Letter, e-mail or signed a petition? March on Washington, rally in Richmond? Called a friend to come to a meeting or coffee? These are all important actions. Please contact email@example.com and let us know in a few words what you have done. We’ll see you Saturday, Bring a Democratic friend. By the end of the meeting on February 11 at 10 a.m., all of us will be able to say we are participants in Take Action Now!
As always, the coffee is on us.
Women's Coffee on February 23, 7 p.m.
ALL DEMOCRATIC WOMEN ARE WELCOME
Don't miss our February Democratic Women's Coffee on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in Mechanicsville at the home of Sonya Arrington on 7110 Kella Way. Come for warm fellowship with other like-minded women.
The Coffee Caucus is a growing group of Democratic women of all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know and inspire one another. We have no formal programs, membership requirements or dues.
For more information or to R.S.V.P, please contact Diane Neergaard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-299-2399.
Del. Fowler, You Got It All Wrong!
From Brian Cannon
Many of you have recently gotten an e-mail from Del. Buddy Fowler, your member of the House of Delegates, concerning our request that he support a more equitable process of redistricting. I want to thank you for petitioning him and while we are grateful he wrote a response, much of his response is either factually incorrect or misses the point. You deserve better information than that. And so I have written in responses to correct the Delegate's misinformation and also to equip you— and those who care about reform— with the right information and talking points to handle these common misconceptions. My responses are in blue.
Please feel free to email or call me if you have questions. (804.240.9933; email@example.com)
E-Mail Response from Del. Fowler (My responses are in blue.)