Next Meeting - Don't Miss it!

February 13 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee and Tea

Our Next Exciting Speakers
Ever wonder about fair housing in Hanover?
Ever wonder how a $200 shoplifting offense can not only send offenders to jail, but can mar their record for life?
Don't miss our next meeting on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea where our two speakers will address both of these issues.
 
Brian Koziol, the Director of Research for Housing Opportunites Made Equal of Virgnia (HOME) will talk about the impacts of historical discriminarory housing policy and relate it to Hanover. He has been featured in the Washington Post and his research has been displayed at the Library of Virginia. 
 
Our second speaker, Robert Barnette, HDC member and President of the Hanover Branch NAACP, will talk about ongoing legislative efforts to change Virginia's Felony Grand Larceny threshold. At $200, Virginia's is the lowest in the nation and results not only in jail time, but also, prevents offenders from getting jobs and becoming productive members of society. The Hanover Branch NAACP and other organizations are fighting to get the threshold raised to $1,500.
 
Don't miss this interesting meeting on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea. Find out what's going on in the General Assembly and how you can help.
 
As always, the coffee is on us.

Virginia Democrats Announce Rapid Response Team

VADEMS

Hi Everyone,

Virginia Democrats united behind a strong and effective message will be a key component of victory in 2015, 2016 and beyond. Perhaps as important, we need to make sure that message is heard by as many voters as possible.

To that end, we're asking for your help in our efforts to beef up our ability to engage the media and spread Democrats' message. We're organizing a Rapid Response Team - a group of committed Democrats throughout the commonwealth with a strong social media presence, smart media skills, and a commitment to DPVA values. This Rapid Response Team will be our first line of defense when countering Republican lies and attacks and on the front lines of spreading the positive Democratic message. We will regularly develop talking points, sample social media posts, and other resources for distribution to this group. Additionally, we'll hold trainings on social media best practices and how to engage local media.

If you have media contacts, have a strong social media presence, or hope to build up either, please signup below. Also please spread the word to any other committed Virginia Democrats who may be interested.

Please click here to sign up and be a part of Democrat's rapid response team in Virginia.

Thank you for your interest. This will be an effective tool in ensuring that we are all united behind a single message and that every Democrat in Virginia has the tools for effective communication online, in print, and on air. 

Sincerely,

Stephen Carter

DPVA Communications Director

Coffee is Brewing!

ALL DEMOCRATIC WOMEN ARE WELCOME

We'll be kicking off our fifth year as the Hanover Democratic Women's Coffee Caucus with an afternoon coffee on Sunday, January 10.  Toni Radler will host this get together at 2 p.m. at her home at 309 Hillsway Drive in Ashland.  Coffee and conversation will be flowing freely and Toni is looking forward to welcoming a large group of old and new friends.  

To 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 at night, in 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, or memberships or dues.

To R.S.V.P. or to receive more information and more specific directions, please contact Diane Neergaard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (804) 779-3772.