Tickets for the Wednesday, April 19 Blue Moon Bash featuring U.S. Congressman Donald McEachin will go on sale at the March meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee. You will be getting an invitation in the mail to hear Congressman McEachin tell us what's happening behind the lines. The Blue Moon Bash on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center will feature a cash bar and buffet. Don't miss this most popular event of the year. Proceeds from the Blue Moon Bash support local, state and national candidates.
Men's Meetings Start This March
The first monthly gathering of Hanover Democratic Men will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 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 monthly women's coffees, these gatherings, or Men's Forums, will provide an opportunity for Democratic men to meet, hear interesting speakers, talk politics and socialize. "The monthly Men's Forums will be a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominantly Republican county. The monthly committee meetings are great, but you just don't have the opportunity to talk and get to know one another in the more formal meeting atmosphere. So please join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.," noted Nelson. A native of Ashland, Nelson has been a hard-working Democrat since he was a student at Randolph Macon College in the 60s and has even served as a town mayor in New Jersey. He is launching the first of the forums, with the thought that other Democratic men throughout the county will take turns holding the meetings at their homes. Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize. RSVP to Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: cell phone and text messages 201-826-7093; home phone 804-496-6217.
Coffee is Brewing!
ALL DEMOCRATIC WOMEN ARE WELCOME
It's time for another morning Coffee and June Bohrer will be our hostess for our March Coffee. June will welcome us to her home on Thursday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at 9396 Blakeridge Avenue, Mechanicsville . We are a growing and welcoming 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 or memberships or dues. To R.S.V.P. or to receive more information, please contact Diane Neergaard at email@example.com.
Fascinating Look At 2017 General Assembly; State Senator & Conservation Leader Spoke on March 11 to the Hanover Democratic Committee.
State Senator Jennifer McClellan and the Executive Director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Michael Town, were the guest speakers at the last meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee on March 11.
Sen. McClellan's first stent as a senator was stellar; she was on the forefront of fighting off bills infringing on free speech and voting rights. Here is the link to the 2017 session highlights that Sen. Jennifer McClellan distributed at the meeting.
Town, who has been active in Virginia's environmental community for 22 years, discussed the 2017 General Assembly session's impact on energy, water quality and land conservation. Among Virginia LCV’s biggest legislative fights this year was the organization’s successful opposition to bills that would have allowed oil and gas drillers to keep secret the chemical cocktail they use during fracking operations. Virginia LCV was also instrumental in working to pass coal ash legislation that holds Dominion Power accountable by requiring full, site-by-site assessments of their coal ash facilities, and revealing any ongoing pollution or contamination issues, which in turn will help guide the long-term closure process.
Our Signs...Your Words...Our Message to Washington
At last, we Democrats have something to say on big signs throughout the county. And, these are your words, written on post cards that were mailed to the White House and to Congressman Wittman's office. Most focus on the Affordable Care Act...one on the EPA.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org)
E-Mail Response from Del. Fowler (My responses are in blue.)