Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

Hear from the Gubernatorial Campaigns At Our Next Meeting

You don't want to miss the next meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee on Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee and Tea;  we will be hearing from the Northam and Perriello campaigns. Decide between Lt. Gov. Northam and former congressman Perriello as the Democratic choice for Governor before going to the primary polls in June. At stake is picking the best Democratic candidate to go up against the presumed Republican contender Ed Gillespie in November.  

 You'll also get a chance to meet the candidates for the 97th and 55th districts. Come and show your support for Democratic candidate Cori Johnson, who's running as a Democrat for the House of Delegates in the 97th and hear from Morgan Goodman on the progress her campaign is making in the 55th.   

Come prepared to ask questions on Saturday, May 13 at 10am at Ashland Coffee and Tea, don't forget to bring a Democratic friend and as always, the coffee is on us!

Coffee is Brewing!


Coffee Meeting

Don't miss our next Hanover Democratic Women's Coffee on Tuesday morning, May 23, at the home of Ginny Moretz in the Studley area at 10072 Studley Farms Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Representatives of both Lt. Governor Ralph Northam  and former Congressman Tom Perriello, competitors in the June Primary for the right to be our Democratic candidate for governor, will speak with us.  Ginny and her co-hostess Estella Derricott will welcome us at 10 a.m.

For those who don't know, we are 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 so we can better work together. We have no formal programs, membership requirements or dues. 

For more information or to  R.S.V.P, please contact Diane Neergaard at daneergaard@comcast.net or 804-299-2399. 

The Men's Forum

The Men's Forum, A Big Hit The Hanover Democratic Men's Forum has gotten off to a rousing start. The Forum has already included two meetings with 30 to 40 men attending each time. The next Forum will be held at Nelson's home on College Avenue on Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the home of Nelson Vaughan, 209 College Avenue in the heart of Ashland's college district. Patterned after the HDC's very popular women's monthly coffees, these Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.

This month's confirmed speakers will be Morgan Goodman, who is running for 55th District of the House of Delegates and Cori Johnson, who is running for the House of Delegates from the 97th District. (Hanover is split into two house districts. The 55th generally speaking lies to the west of Rt. 301; the 97th generally speaking lies to the east of Rt. 301.) Other speakers may be scheduled as well. So far the Forum has featured a wide range of speakers including Democratic Board of Supervisors member Faye Prichard, Ashland Mayor Jim Foley, Virginia Poverty Law Center's Jay Speer concerning predatory lending, among others.

 RSVP to Nelson at vnvaughan@aol.com or call: cell phone and text messages 201-826-7093; home phone 804-496-6217. Nelson advises: come hungry.

Please Take This Survey

In response to the disastrous outcome of the 2017 election, a group of our members and supporters began sending out weekly e-mails to prompt Hanover Democrats to take action to counter measures undertaken by the Trump administration. The Affordable Care Act, the immigration ban, voting rights, drastic EPA cutbacks, cabinet appointments, the administration's Russian connections and more have been subjects of these weekly emails which have affectionately come to be known as TANs. You see them in your e-mail the first part of each week. The TANs are posted on the HDC website and on Facebook. Now we want to know what you think as TAN wraps up its fourth month of publication.

Please take a minute and send an e-mail to info@hvadems.com to answer the following questions. (Your answers are anonymous.) Please feel free to give open-ended comments.

 * How often do you use TAN action items?

 * Are the TAN items helpful in your advocacy decisions?

 * Are you being as active as you thought you might be after the election?

 * Can TAN better meet your needs?

 * Is there a need for TAN going forward?

 Your feedback will help us as we determine our actions for the coming months.

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; brian.cannon@onevirginia2021.org)

E-Mail Response from Del. Fowler (My responses are in blue.)