- Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 16:44
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Toni Radler is running for Delegate!
We have an exciting candidate for the House of Delegates from the 55th District-- HDC member, long time Hanover resident and community activist, Toni Radler is going to be our next Delegate to the House of Representatives! Her opponent, Buddy Fowler, has served as John Cox's legislative aide. In that capacity, he has some explaining to do. Vaginal ultrasound, personhood amendment, a vote against the Transportation Bill...the list is long.
It is because of the extreme actions of the last two sessions of the Virginia General Assembly that Toni decided to run for the 55th district seat. "Our politicians have drifted so far afield from representing us that it’s time for people like me to step forward and give voters a sensible choice and a real voice. The real issues—job creation, economic development, and education—have taken a backseat to extreme issues being pushed by Cuccinelli ideologues. We've got to restore common sense to government. To do this, we need to elect leaders who will address the issues most relevant to the citizens in the 55th District."
Toni's campaign jumped into full gear with the launch of her website, www.toniradler.com and a successful initial fundraising appeal. Toni will be speaking at the Blue Moon Bash tonight along with Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
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- Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 18:10
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Democratic Primary is June 11th
After Ken Cuccinelli II (R) remade the attorney general’s job into a platform for launching attacks on abortion, climate-change science and the Obama administration’s health-care law, it will be nice to see one of our candidates win back the job.
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- Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 18:16
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Coffee is Brewing
Dr. Therese May will host our Hanover Democratic Women's June coffee on Wednesday June 26 at 7 p.m. at her home in the Chickahominy District where Toni Radler, our candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates' District 55 seat (and one of our regular "coffee" participants), promises to be with us. Toni's fledgling campaign is gaining excitement daily so we'll be catching up with her campaign news as well as with what's going on with our ever growing "coffee" group.
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- Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 19:04
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Monthly Two Cents Worth
In June of 1970, the nation’s first parade commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots – the uprising between New York City youth and police officers following a raid of the Stonewall Inn - a popular gay bar located in Greenwich Village. The uprising helped shine a light on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement. A year later, activists celebrated the uprising with the “Christopher Street Gay Liberation” march. Since then, annual gay pride parades have become a tradition in dozens of cities worldwide. In 2011, President Obama was the first sitting president to support LGBT Americans by officially designating June as LGBT Pride Month.
As a LGBT activist for almost 30 years, I felt very moved when Obama used the word “gay” as a reference to sexual orientation in his inaugural address – this was a historical first. It was a significant liberation moment because he declared the movement for LGBT equality to be part of the pantheon of America’s great civil rights struggles. He said, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” the president said. “For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well.”